Friday, May 2, 2008
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
Jeremiah Baker started from a very young age admiring and gardening unique plants in his garden. His passion soon turned into seed swaps and selling. In 1998 he started his own seed company Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds offering over 70 varieties of seeds. Today he has over 1200 varieties of heirloom seeds for sale. Jeremiah and his seeds are widely known across Missouri to producers who grow heirloom varieties.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds is hosting its 8th Annual Spring Planting Festival, May 4 & 5 from 10am - 7pm in Mansfield, where more than 5000 gardeners will gather for the largest heritage gardening event!
The Festival is held at Jeremiah's farm, near Mansfield, MO. Go to Mansfield and follow the signs. He is offering free tent and RV camping; no need to register. There are also hotels in the local area. Some food is available at the festival. Admission: $4.00 per person, pay at the event. Children 14 and under are free.
So, if you have an interest in the old varieties with unique shapes, color and flavor you may want to make it a point to stop in at the Festival. If you can't make it, check out Jeremiah's catalog at http://rareseeds.com/