The farmers of Hudson Valley Seed Co are committed to growing organically, sourcing locally and sustainably, and preserving crop diversity by selecting unique, rare, and hard-to-find varieties. Every seed in their catalog is open pollinated, many are heirloom and organic, and they are never GMO. They were one of the first companies to sign the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI), and will remain committed to their values of sustainability to the last. They believe that a seed is more than meets the eye: it is a time capsule telling tales of the plants, crops, and people that came before us, and they work with a range of artists as diverse as our seeds to pass those stories down to present and future gardeners.
The Dwarf Tomato Project, a cooperative plant breeding venture between growers in the United States and Australia, has produced loads of new varieties in recent years. We adore this one for its small, tasty, gorgeously pale-colored fruit and the plants’ solid stature and disease resistance.