All of our vegetables varieties are open-pollinated, and the seeds were organically-grown. Everything here will thrive in the Pacific Northwest, and most of it will do well elsewhere. In our seed-saving we have been selecting for winter-hardiness, drought tolerance, shape, size, color, and — of course — flavor! It has been suggested that we are not really farmers, but actually very picky cooks driven to hoe and field out of desperation for decent ingredients for our cutting board. We will neither confirm nor deny this.

Matching Results: Vegetables

Alexanders Ancient Parsley – seed packet

Alexanders Ancient Parsley – seed packet$2.99

(Petroselinum alexandrinum or Smyrnium olusatrum) Biennial or short-lived perennial in the Umbel Family, native to the Mediterranean. Rare. We are thrilled to be offering this selection! Also called “Black Lovage” because of color of seeds. Shiny compound leaves form clump first year, remain evergreen through winter in milder climates such as the Pacific NW. Umbels […]

Amaranth, Crimson

Amaranth, Crimson$2.99 Sold Out

(Amaranthus sp.) Annual in the Amaranthaceae Family. “Amaranth” is of Greek origin and means “unfading flower”. This variety has maroon foliage, red inflorescences, and tiny black seeds. 4-5 ft. tall. Ornamentally striking. Leaves are harvested for salads or as a “summer spinach”. The seeds are eaten as a grain. Cultivation & harvesting suggestions: Warm-weather plant. Sow seeds […]

Arugula – seed packet

Arugula – seed packet$2.99

(Eruca sativa) Annual in the Brassica Family, native to Eurasia. A gourmet favorite in Mediterranean cooking. Flavor described as “nutty”. Flowers are also edible, making an exquisite garnish on cooked dishes. Leaves grow 6-8” long, with lovely, waved serrations. 3-5′ high when flowering. Blossoms creamy white with dark veins, like fairy wings in Victorian art. […]

Beets, White

Beets, White$2.99

(Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris) Biennial in the Goosefoot Family. We originally acquired this heirloom variety from Baker Creek Seeds. Sweeter than the colored beet varieties. Sizes up well without getting woody. An excellent addition to a winter root bake, or you could try making an albino borcht. Greens are also edible — after all, Chard […]

Cardoon – seed packet

Cardoon – seed packet$2.99 Sold Out

(Cynara cardunculus ) Perennial in the Thistle Tribe of the Aster Family, native to Eurasia. Close relative of the artichoke, which it resembles closely. Clump of giant, white-stalked, grey-green serrated leaves gives rise to tall (5-7 ft) flower stalks topped with striking purple blossoms, beloved of bumble bees. Highly ornamental in a decidedly goth way. […]

Chard, “White Halford” – seed packet

Chard, “White Halford” – seed packet$3.49

(Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla) Biennial in the Amaranth Family, native to Eurasia. Produces bright green foliage with white stalks. An in-house cross of a couple Chard varieties, including the famous “Fordhook”, which shows in the wide, flat, ribbon-like stalks of some of the plants. This batch of seed may produce a few non-white chards. Second-year […]

Chard, Stumptown Coffee™ blend – seed packet

Chard, Stumptown Coffee™ blend – seed packet$3.49

(Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. Probatis) Biennial in the Goosefoot Family. In our breeding experiments, we have been attempting to select for orange-colored stalks.  At this stage in the project, we are getting reds and yellows, too.  This is called the “Stumptown Coffee blend” because we only harvested from our breeding patch for the awesome […]

Chickweed – seed packet

Chickweed – seed packet$2.99

(Stellaria medea) Annual in the Pink Family, cosmopolitan in distribution. Bright green ground-cover with small, white star-shaped flowers (hence the name “Stellaria”). Dies back entirely in hot, dry weather; is forgotten by July. An excellent Spring Tonic food: make a salad of Chickweed, Dandelion, Plantago and Wild Cress when nothing else is around. Fall-sprouted plants […]

Chicory, Italian Heirloom Dandelion mix – seed packet

Chicory, Italian Heirloom Dandelion mix – seed packet$2.99

(Cicorium intybus) Annual or biennial in the Aster Family, native to Eurasia. This mix of Italian heirloom chicories features a variety of attractive dandelion-shaped foliage, ranging from the smooth-edged to the deeply-serrated, with red, green or white ribs. The sturdy tap roots are used as a coffee-additive. Charming flowers are “chicory” blue (like the crayon). […]

Cilantro/Coriander, “Santo” – seed packet

Cilantro/Coriander, “Santo” – seed packet$2.99

(Coriandrum sativum) Annual in the Umbel Family, native to the Mediterranean. A beloved plant around the world. The greens, “Cilantro”, are popular in many cuisines, including Mexican and Thai. The seeds are the spice, “Coriander”, used in Indian dishes. Easy to grow. Overwinters in mild climates, or with protection. Bees love the white flowers. “Santo” known […]

Dandylion – seed packet

Dandylion – seed packet$2.99 Sold Out

(Taraxacum officinales) Perennial in the Aster Family, cosmopolitan in distribution. Rosette of long narrow leaves, 6-18” in radius, with flowering stalks 6-18” tall. One of the single most useful plants on Earth: Edible greens provide food during the late Winter/early Spring hunger-gap; roots are a detoxifier of the liver that make a fine coffee-additive/substitute when […]

Kale, “Sweet-n-Ugly” – seed packet

Kale, “Sweet-n-Ugly” – seed packet$2.99

(Brassica oleracea and B. napus) Annual or short-lived perennial in the Brassica Family. In 2011, we planted a Kale bed with a bunch of varieties in it, including Blue Scotch, Lacinato, our own “Famous” Kale/Collards cross, and the legendary Sutherlin. This is what came out of it: something Sweet, but Ugly. After the record low frost […]

Kale, “Famous” Kale/Collards Cross – seed packet

Kale, “Famous” Kale/Collards Cross – seed packet$2.99

(Brassica oleracea) Biennial or short-lived perennial in the Brassica Family, descended from Wild Cabbage native to Europe. Bred in-house for winter-hardiness, pest-resistance, and drought-tolerance. A “survival green” created over multiple-seasons by allowing Kales (mostly Lacinato with some Scotch) to cross with Collards (specifically, “Herman’s”, from a farmer in Gaston, Oregon). Our plants have regularly survived […]

Lambsquarters – seed packet

Lambsquarters – seed packet$2.99

(Chenopodium album) Annual in the Goosefoot Family, native to Europe. Wild-form of quinoa. 3-6′ when flowering. What we call a “Summer Spinach” because the greens can be used in the place of Spinach in any recipe and it thrives in hot weather when Spinach bolts. We have not tried to eat the seeds, so cannot […]

Lettuce Mix, Lobelia’s Verdance – seed packet

Lettuce Mix, Lobelia’s Verdance – seed packet$3.49

(Lactuca sativa) Annual in the Aster Family, native to Eurasia. Lettuce was first cultivated by the ancient Egyptians. A mix of green romaine and butterhead lettuces, with a sprinkle of Ruby leaf lettuce. We have been growing this mix out since our urban farming days in Portland, Oregon, for its winter hardiness and aesthetic qualities. […]

Lettuce, Flashy Trout Back – seed packet

Lettuce, Flashy Trout Back – seed packet$2.99

(Lactuca sativa) Annual in the Aster Family, native to Eurasia. Lettuce was first cultivated by the ancient Egyptians. Well-known, reliable Romaine lettuce. Green with splashy red flecks. Originally named “Forellenschluss”, which is German for “speckled like a trout’s back”. Planting suggestions: Average garden soil is sufficient. Full sun to part shade. Direct-sow around the Final […]

Lettuce, Tango – seed packet

Lettuce, Tango – seed packet$2.99

(Lactuca sativa ) Annual in the Aster Family, native to Eurasia. Lettuce was first cultivated by the ancient Egyptians. Frilly green leaf lettuce forming tight rosettes. Bolts quickly in Summer, so seed repeatedly for continuous harvest. Planting suggestions: Average garden soil is sufficient. Full sun to part shade. Direct-sow around the Final Frost, and for […]

Magentaspreen

Magentaspreen$2.99

(Chenopodium giganteum) Annual in the Goosefoot Family, native to India. Mostly green foliage is magenta at the leaf base and stem. What we call a “Summer Spinach” because the greens can be used in the place of Spinach in any recipe and it thrives in hot weather when Spinach bolts. No irrigation needed. Self-sows enthusiastically. […]

Mustard Greens, “Elephant Ear” – seed packet

Mustard Greens, “Elephant Ear” – seed packet$2.99

(Brassica juncea) Annual in the Brassica Family, native to Asia. A quick-growing Asian cultivar acquired from a Japanese farmer friend. We call it “Elephant Ear” because of its roundish, slightly wrinkled leaves; our farmer friend didn’t have an English name for it. Spicy like wasabi. Eat raw or steam only very lightly to retain the […]

Mustard Greens, “Green Wave” – seed packet

Mustard Greens, “Green Wave” – seed packet$2.99

(Brassica juncea) Annual in the Brassica Family, native to Asia. Quick-growing plants produce frilly-edged greens with spicy wasabi flavor. Eat raw or steam only very lightly to retain the delightful aromatics. Flavor gets stronger with age, especially after flowering starts, when only the most rugged palate can tolerate the heat. Yes, that’s a dare! Planting […]

Mustard Greens, “Osaka River” – seed packet

Mustard Greens, “Osaka River” – seed packet$3.49

(Brassica juncea) Annual in the Brassica Family, native to Asia. Our in-house selection from a years-long project of crossing Green Wave and Purple Osaka mustards. Purple-tinged veins create riparian patterns on bright green, smooth-edged foliage. Spicy wasabi flavor. Market-growers might appreciate this attractive mustard at their stands. Planting suggestions: Average garden soil sufficient; will tolerate […]

Orach, Ruby – seed packet

Orach, Ruby – seed packet$2.99

(Atriplex hortensis) Annual in the Goosefoot Family. Attractive purplish-red leaves go well in a salad mix. Flavor is slightly astringent, as this plant contains oxalic acid, which should not be over-eaten. Can also be cooked (which destroys the oxalic acid) and take the place of spinach in any recipe. We first discovered this plant when […]

Parsley, Flat Leaf – seed packet

Parsley, Flat Leaf – seed packet$2.99 Sold Out

(Petroselinum crispum var. Italica) Biennial in the Umbel Family, native to the Mediterranean. Also known as, “Italian” parsley. Popular. Makes clump of powerfully flavorful greens first year, blooms and sets seeds second year. Seeds are a cooking spice. Roots used in soups. Pollinator attractor. Drought-tolerant once established. Planting suggestions: Regular garden soils sufficient; can tolerate […]

Parsnip, “Poorhouse” – seed packet

Parsnip, “Poorhouse” – seed packet$2.99

(Pastinaca sativa) Biennial or short-lived perennial in the Umbel Family. This original variety is the result of a breeding project started in 2005. We have crossed at least six varieties, selecting for drought-tolerance, winter-hardiness, large size, straightness, and taste. An excellent food for the money-poor (like us farmers), due to its hardiness, nutrition and flavor. Cultivation […]

Pepper, Long Thin Cayenne – seed packet

Pepper, Long Thin Cayenne – seed packet$3.49

(Capsicum annuum) Annual in the Nightshade Family, native to South America. Bushy plants 24-36” tall bear dozens of fruits. Well-known for spiciness: 30,000-50,000 units on the Scoville hotness scale. The hotter the pepper, the better it does in cooler climates. Popular in many cuisines. Added to hot chocolate drinks by indigenous people in the Americas. […]

Pigweed Amaranth – seed packet

Pigweed Amaranth – seed packet$2.99

(Amaranthus palmeri) Annual in the Amaranth Family, native to Eurasia, now common in cultivated areas across North America. Red-stemmed, green-leafed, to 4′ tall when flowering. Closely related to cultivated Amaranth grain. What we call a “Summer Spinach” because the greens can be used in the place of Spinach in any recipe and it thrives in […]

Pole Bean, Garafal Oro – seed packet

Pole Bean, Garafal Oro – seed packet$3.49

(Phaseolis vulgaris) Annual in the Legume Family, originally from the Americas. Adopted lovingly by the Italians, who developed this green Romano-type. For fresh-eating, cooking, canning and freezing. Can be dry-farmed. Flowers attract hummingbirds! We acquired this variety from Franchi Sementi and have been adapting it to the NW. Planting suggestions: Regular garden soil sufficient. Full sun. Provide trellis. […]