Aug 2

Fruition Seed Co.

According to Mapquest, I had arrived at my destination. As far as I could tell, I was in the middle of nowhere. I had been teaching at Breathe Yoga in Pittsford, New York, and had decided to act on the advice of a friend and check out Fruition Seed. I was assured that it would be a worthwhile trip, but I didn’t yet know why. With no cell service and nothing but the rolling hills of western New York in every direction, I continued blindly along the dirt road (the old-fashioned way, without GPS!). Around a bend, up and over a hill, until off in the distance I spotted a barn where I could hopefully ask for directions. I was barely out of my car when Petra walked out of the barn and welcomed me to Fruition Seed. Destination reached.

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Immediately, I sensed that there was something special about this place. Aside from the inherent simplicity and beauty of the area, it was clear that everything Petra and Matthew touched was done so with great care and with high value for the land and their community. They were kind and excited to share their story. And the more I learned about their farming history, partnering with Cornell, and creating this sustainable seed business, the more impressed I was.

Inside their unassuming barn, the display of seeds encompassed everything from my favorite heirloom tomatoes to abundant organic legumes, grains, herbs and flowers. There were varieties I’d never been able to find and others I’d never heard of! It was a little late to purchase seeds for this year’s garden, but I picked a few unusual varieties to plant next year, and vowed to order from Fruition the next time I was in need. That opportunity came just this morning when an email from Fruition arrived to tell me that garlic starts could be ordered for fall. Done!

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As it turned out, my visit ended up coinciding with the very last day of their seedling sale, so the pickings were slim. But what I received instead was invaluable inspiration, a priceless resource for my own gardens, and two new friends and visionaries to add to our clean food community. Please check them out online (or in person in Naples, NY) and join me in supporting their important work.

Eat Clean Live Well!

Terry Walters

 

 

 

 

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