Living Seed Catalog

Last week I spent some time at the National Heirloom Expo.  Each year they have large, detailed displays of  squash, tomatoes, peppers, and melons.  All organized by varieties, its like a living seed catalog.

The exhibition hall

The exhibition hall in all its unfocused glory 😉

As a farmer you spend a lot of time looking at seed catalogs flipping through pages of descriptions or studying the images of various crop varieties online.  But nothing compares to being able to see the varieties in person.  To see the exact shade of color, size, and texture for each variety, really helps to determine if it’s a variety I would want to grow.

My farm's display received a 2nd place ribbon

My farm’s display received a 2nd place ribbon

Even though I won’t be working on next year’s crop plan for a few more months I’m already thinking about new varieties to add to the mix.

There was music too! The Baker Family Band

There was music too!
The Baker Family Band

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