greenhorns seeds!

posted January 19, 2010

We grew Spotted Trout Lettuce last summer on our little farm, and saved the seeds – now you can buy them from our friends at Hudson Valley Seed Library.

Celebrate the Greenhorns!
Library Pack : Grown by Smithereen Farm
Eligible for Membership Deal
$2.75 / $2.25 for members

These seeds came from Smithereen Farm, home of Severine von Tscharner Fleming and her young farmer activism organization The Greenhorns. In addition to conferences, handbooks, and resources for beginning farmers, Severine has been working on a documentary film that explores the lives of America’s young farming community — its spirit, practices, and needs.

“As the nation experiences a groundswell of interest in sustainable lifestyles, we see the promising beginnings of an agricultural revival. Young farmers’ efforts feed us safe food, conserve valuable land, and reconstitute communities split apart by strip malls. It is the film makers’s hope that by broadcasting the stories and voices of these young farmers, we can build the case for those considering a career in agriculture — to embolden them, to entice them, and to recruit them into farming. Our mission, as a small grass-roots nonprofit based in the Hudson Valley of New York, is to support, promote and recruit young farmers in America.”

Each of these limited edition packs comes with a special Greenhorns sticker. A percentage of the proceeds from sales of this variety support the organization. Learn more about The Greenhorns here.

250 seeds per pack.