Seed Companies

A partial list of seed suppliers for organic, heirloom, open pollinated seed

  1. Fruition Seeds – organic, non-GMO, heirloom, safe seed pledge, local, open pollinated
  2. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds – non-hybrid, non-GMO, non-treated, non-patented, heirloom, pen pollinated
  3. Territorial Seed Company – F1, open pollinated, safe seed pledge, certified organic
  4. Johnny’s Selected Seeds – F1, open pollinated, heirloom, certified organic, safe seed pledge,
  5. Seed Savers – open pollinated, heirloom, organic, untreated, non-GMO varieties, safe seed pledge
  6. Annie’s Heirloom Seeds – open pollinated, non-GMO, heirloom
  7. Seeds of Change – organic, non-GMO, heirloom
  8. High Mowing Organic Seeds – organic, Vermont organic, non-GMO, heirloom, non-GMO verified, heirloom, safe seed pledge
  9. Sustainable Seed Company – certified organic, heirloom, open pollinated

GMOs and Why We Should Care.

This article helped me form my opinion of GMOs

Of all the magazines I read I like Acres USA the most. It is an eco-agriculture publication that, at least to me, presents a balanced outlook on GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and sustainable agriculture. While I read Mother Earth and a host of web sites/blogs, they often leave me with a taste of sensationalism or “out of the mainstream” editorial.

Yes, I get a lot of information from these sources but as a former advertising and PR executive I know how easy it is to manipulate opinion. Given enough time and money a good PR firm can eventually make anyone believe the sky is green and the grass is blue. It sounds like hyperbole on my part but I see it everyday and have lived it. Read more

TV Chef

We now pause for a rant from our sponsor

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Having trained as a chef, worked the line, and now managing restaurants I feel a certain amount of responsibility to the professional cooking world. The life of a professional anything in a restaurant is not easy. There are long hours, typically 10 to 14, six or seven days per week and seventy to eighty hour weeks are common. The pay is not glamorous or extravagant. There may be plenty of six figure Food TV hosts but there are precious few six-figure Chefs.

Restaurants are tremendously difficult places to work in. That goes for FOH as well as BOH. Family life is almost non-existent and if you have children you rarely see them off to bed If you are married it can be rocky. The suicide rate may be highest among dentists but I’ll bet the divorce rate of restaurant professionals is off the charts. It takes a special person to be married to a restaurant professional.

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