Slow Food Indy, the local chapter of Slow Food USA (learn more at www.slowfoodindy.com and www.slowfoodusa.org), will be at the Indy Winter Farmers Market (IWFM) offering heirloom seeds from Seed Savers Exchange, as well as seeds that have been collected and saved by local growers.
10 a.m. - Guest speakers will be present to share information about the value of heirloom seeds, the fun of including them in your garden, and how to save your own seeds.
Interested individuals are invited to bring their favorite heirloom seeds collected from their own garden, and all are welcome to listen to the speakers and buy heirloom seeds to take home for this year’s garden.
I have been looking forward to this event for months now. Even if you don't have your own garden, the world of heirloom vegetables is one well worth exploring. The expansive variety of tomatoes, beans, squash, lettuces, cucumbers, eggplants, peppers, broccoli, etc. is greater than you can imagine until you start thumbing the pages of heirloom seed catalogues yourself. Certainly no grocery store produce section even begins to hint at the possibilities of what there is grow.
Hope to see you there!