Heirloom vegetable and fruit seeds are in high demand by home gardeners because they produce some of the most interesting, unique and great tasting food. As you enjoy heirloom tomatoes, peppers, squash, eggplant, melons and other garden favorites, a little knowledge will help you preserve some of their seeds for planting next year. If you participate in a seed sharing club or even the new Seed to Seed Library at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library, the time is ripe to start saving your favorites for replenishing next year’s stocks.
Join Millstone Farm on Saturday, August 27 from 1-4 for a farm tour with Master Farm Annie Farrell and hands-on instruction in seed saving from two members of the Hudson Valley Seed Library. You’ll also be making fresh tomato salsa, so bring a cutting board and knife, plus a container for any leftovers. Please wear flat shoes, a hat and sunscreen and bring a water bottle. Reservations are recommended. Please call Farah at 203-834-2605.