I have a one-acre garden, and believe me, it's enough! :D For tomatoes, I like TomatoFest, a family operation in California. Fantastic heirlooms. I also order many seeds from Johnny's Seeds and from FedCo. You can find both in a google search. I avoid companies that sell very many Monsanto seeds, such as those from Seminis. Johnny's does sell a few dozen Semini's varieties, but I just pay attention to what they are and buy others. Johnny's has hundreds if not thousands of varieties. And their catalogue is fantastic -- if you have questions about how to plant/how much to plant/yield, etc., they cover it.
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CASAGRANDMA, try LocalHarvest.org You can buy directly from the farmers, you can select local producers only, and they have some seed growers among their many farmers. I've gotten a number of wonderful things through their site (including finding the farmer who sold me my 50 pounds of hard winter wheat this year)
Haven't received any catalogs as yet. Haven't heard of either of those. Wanting to buy local organic as much as possible for this next year, but not sure where as yet. Any ideas out there - I'm in Oregon's Willamette Valley foothills.
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Haven't gotten mine yet, but I love Vermont Bean Seed. I get the Totally Tomatoes catalog, but I've never ordered from them - I'm addicted to Tomato Growers Supply for my heirloom tomatoes. When I lived in Chicago, I was part of a community garden, and we had a February soup potluck every year where we would share a meal and look at each others' catalogs - I wish I could find such a group near where I live now. Anybody in western Mass or Connecticut?
I have ordered from Totally Tomatoes nunerous times. Many years ago they were among the first to offer a good selection of heirloom varieties, like Black Krim and Ananas Noire, my favorites. In the past few years I found those varieties in other catalogs; but the plants just didn't seem to have the same hardiness or taste as those from Totally Tomatoes so I'll be ordering from them again this year.
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I think I have received them, the Totally tomatoes was a bit overwhelming with all the choices. The Vermont Bean is the one that is done in black and white news print, right? I like the pretty pictures so I haven't ordered from either, though I am sure you can't go wrong
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Wow! Last week I received my first 2012 seed catalogs in the mail! One from Vermont Bean Seed Company and one from Totally Tomatoes! I've never received any from these companies before and I'm interested in buying since I love both tomatoes and beans. I'm already thinking about what to plant in 2012! Anyone ever order from these catalogs before?
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