harvesting for the hungry


5th Annual Heirloom Seed Sale
Mar 15, 2013 by greenejs

Faith Feeds|Glean Kentucky will host its fifth annual heirloom seed sale on Saturday, March 23, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Woodland Christian Church, 530 E. High St., in  Lexington, Ky. More than 90 varieties of vegetable and flower seeds, including a selection of locally grown varieties, will be available for gardeners to purchase. Seed packs will cost $3 each.

Locally grown seeds were produced by Faith Feeds’ InFeed gardens and by Berries on Bryan Station, Lexington-area community-supported-agriculture farm. Locally grown varieties include:

Catalog Pic 2013


  • Black Ruffle tomato
  • Chocolate Stripe tomato
  • New Big Dwarf tomato
  • Peach Blow Crossing tomato
  • Peach Blow Sutton tomato
  • Roughwood Golden tomato
  • Stickless Wonder beans
  • Fish peppers

Other new varieties this year include:

  • Orange Russian tomato
  • Costoluto Genovese tomato
  • Roughwood Golden tomato
  • Black Beauty zucchini
  • Marigold Gem, miniature flower
  • Borage
  • Serrano pepper

InFeed garden coordinator Bob McKinley will be available during the event to advise shoppers on seed selections and answer gardeners’ questions about the upcoming garden season. John Walker, director of the Your Edible Garden series, will also be providing seed-starting demonstrations throughout the day. Also joining Faith Feeds for the sale will be Seedleaf, CLUCK, and Master Gardeners.

This year, Faith Feeds aims to raise more than $3,000 to support its gleaning efforts. Gleaning is the process of gathering excess food from farms and markets that would otherwise be thrown away and donating it to hungry populations. In the three years since the organization’s inception, Faith Feeds has gleaned more than 195,000 pounds of fresh, local produce to give to emergency food agencies, providing nearly 16,000 meals for Lexington’s hungry.

Heirloom Seed Sale 2013 Catalog


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