Growing for Sow True Seed

This is just a quick update of something special that happened at Taylor’s Tiny Farm this past year – we started growing for Sow True Seed, an open-pollinated seed company based in Asheville, North Carolina.

I came to learn about Sow True while working for the North Carolina Outward Bound School. I accompanied our lovely chef to Sow True to buy plant starts for the kitchen garden at the school. My interest in seed saving grew as I flipped through their catalog, which was rich with advice for growing and saving seed as well as yummy descriptions of different garden foods.

Zoom ahead to winter of last year. I was perusing Sow True’s website for new seeds and came across their grower application, which I promptly completed and submitted. I was ecstatic to be selected to help grow out one of their recently acquired seed varieties, the Six Nation Iroquois Bush Bean.

It was a fun bean to grow, although I was a bit stressed to growing for someone besides myself. Thankfully, beans are easy and it went well enough that I will be growing for Sow True again next year. Also, I got paid.

Do you know what that means?

We are officially a farm.

For real though, not just because I named the blog that.