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Let’s Do It Together

When I was a kid, my parents were part of a local Grange, an organization that advocates for rural America and agriculture. Ours was called the Emma Grange. Member benefits included savings by buying farm items cooperatively and social events. I don’t remember much about the buying co-op but I do remember the Saturday night square dances once a month. When I was younger, I couldn’t wait for intermission when the kids were allowed to slide on the powdered wooden dance floor. As I got older, my neighbor Tony and I were allowed to join in on some of the square dances. Oh, I love those memories!

Fedco Seed Catalog

Fedco Seed Catalog

So today I am reviewing the Fedco Seeds (Wareville, Maine) catalog which happens to offer group ordering. More on that later.

The catalog comes in two colors, black and white. No glossy photos but they do offer cool black and white drawings. You can order online or by mail.

Fedco has five divisions, Seeds, Moose Tubers, Organic Growers Supply, Trees and Bulbs and an interesting company history. They conveniently offer an extensive list of all their organic seed in the first few pages. Most seeds are offered in quantities from 2 oz to 50 lbs. If you are interested in flowers or herbs, you won’t be disappointed with the large selection. The Moose Tubers division offers seed potatoes, onion sets, and sunchokes.
The Organic Growers Supply division offers grasses, grains, legumes, and clover seed. They have a nice selection of organic soil amendments, fertilizers, pest control, beneficial insects, tools, and growers supplies. At the end is a fun book section with titles like “The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age”.IMG_0313

Now, about that group ordering. Mrs. Farmer Dave has a group account at Fedco Seeds and can receive nice discounts depending on the amount. If you are interested in ordering seeds together with others in the Ann Arbor area, come to the Seed Ordering event on January 30th at 7 pm.

If you don’t live in the area, think about starting your own seed ordering group.