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Rosa Bianca Eggplant

Grown on the farm, this white and purple Italian heirloom (Sicily 1860), has rich mild flesh, without any bitterness. A taste test best! The fruit can weigh up to 4lbs! The original seeds are from Heritage Harvest Seeds, MB.

 

$4.00
Taiwanese Eggplant Ping Tung

Grown on the farm, this paler skinned, highly productive Taiwanese eggplant is disease resistant and produces alot of fruit. Seeds from Hawthorn farms, ON.

$4.00
Genovese Basil

Genovese Basil (Ocimum Basilicum) is also known as Sweet Basil and originally comes from Genoa, Savona and Imperia. It is the preferred basil in cooking pesto (from the word pestâ which literally means to crush) and Genoese sauce is a mix of pestâ basil, olive oil, parmesan & sardinian pecorino cheese, pine nuts, salt and garlic. The people of Italy have been using this basil since the 16th century.

$4.00
Italian large leaf basil

We really love this easy to grow basil in our garden.  A lot tougher than Genovese basil, it is a taller plant with more leaves and flowers, and what we find less maintenance.  It really stuck out as a great fine herb to have and we use it in our pesto making.  A wonderful herb that will give you a whole whack of seed if you let a couple of flower heads follow their natural full cycle. Original seeds William Dam, ON.

 

$4.00
Sacred Basil

Sacred Basil is one of our farm favorites.  We use it in our herbal medicine chest for it’s calming effects.  Most importantly, I love using it as my ground cover / green manure as it takes up a whole bed and outperforms the weeds.

$4.00
Cylindra Beets

A well known heirloom beet, this long, delicious & red beet will provide a lot of veg for your time and energy invested.   Originally from Denmark Europe in 1880, arriving in the US circa 1900, the cylindra beet is an easy to slice and easy to eat beet!

$4.00
Chioggia Heirloom Beets

Chioggia originated from the Venetian fishing town on Bassano Italy. Unique and beautiful candy-striped beetAlternating rings of dark red and white make this variety a popular choice for specialty markets.

$4.00
Early Tall Top Wonder Beet

The Early Tall Top Wonder beet is a short season compact sweet beet that will not disappoint.  Easy to grow, delicious as a root as well as a leafy green this little root is filled to the brim with minerals and vitamins.

The beet finds its origins from Southern Europe and Babylon and has gone in and out of popularity throughout the ages.  Present day, 20% of the sugars produced in the world come from beets, and most of that is produced in Poland.

$4.00
Touchstone Gold Heirloom Beets

Grown on the farm, we love the sweet and earthy flesh of this beet.

Newer variety bred by Alf Christianson Seed Company WA USA.

$4.00
Shanghai Green Bok Choy

Bok choy has been cultivated for centuries in China. It has played as vital role in cuisines as well as traditional Chinese medicine.  We love this delicious plant as it is able to grow in many of our varying weather conditions.

$4.00
Yellow Pacific Beauty Calendula

Beautiful yellow flowers that were such a sight to see on our farm.  We loved how they stood out from the rest and put a smile on our face.  Easy to produce and really good for your body and soil health, it was a no brainer for us to offer this seed to you, our beloved customers.

$4.00
Orange Calendula Pacific Beauty

This beautiful medicinal plant is not only good for human health but also for the incredibly micro-biological health of the soil.  It attracts pollinators, and easily reseeds itself every year.  We love using it teas (mixed with sage) or to help clean out infected cuts (soaking your finger or cut in a cooled down calendula tea).

$4.00
Strawberry Blonde Calendula

This beautiful medicinal plant is not only good for human health but also for the health of the soil.  It attracts pollinators, and easily reseeds itself every year.  We love using it teas (mixed with sage) or to help clean out infected cuts (soaking your finger or cut in a cooled down calendula tea).

$4.00
German Chamomile

Grown on the farm, this perennial herbal flower starts blooming early and flowers abundantly throughout the season. Harvest and make a soothing tea or tincture. We love making poultices and soaks to heal our farming cuts and wounds.  Also safe for our kids, we use it for many family apothecary applications.

$4.00
Empress of India Heirloom Dwarf Nasturtium

Grown on the farm, this compact bush nasturtium is small but packs a punch. You can eat all parts of this plant including the seeds. Great for small gardens or balconies.  We love this plant as we can eat all parts of it – seeds, leaves and flowers.

$4.00
Dolciva Carrot

Great sweet flavor, juicy crunch, long storage life.  Slightly tapered roots have good uniformity, bright orange color and strong, healthy tops.

Produced on the farm, this Swiss nantes carrot variety is easy to grow and resistant to the Alternaria alternata fungi. Le Noyau and Ferme Cadet Roussel are adapting this variety to our climate.

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Yellowstone Carrot

Grown on the farm, this huge carrot is a great storage root. Leave in the

ground until after the first frost, as that will leave more sugar in the root.

$4.00
Bachelor Button blue flowers

The bluest of blue and pinkest of pink flowers in nature, these bachelor buttons are a must in any garden.  I originally knew nothing about them but when I started seed saving my grandmother, Donna Macleod asked me if I had her favorite flowers, bachelor buttons.  I can see why she loves them.  Easy to grow, love the challenge of tough soils these flowers are great as border or fill in plants for any garden.  The origins of the plant are hard to pin down but there are traces of bachelor buttons in the tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt.

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Abenaki Hardwick Ground Cherry

An Abenaki ground cherry variety from Vermont from Fred Wiseman’s project – Seeds of Renewal.

They are small bright yellow fruits, almost orange, which hide in an “envelope” whose texture looks a bit like paper. The physalis are part of the same family as the tomatoes.   Ground cherries have a very fine and delicate taste, sweet and at the same time tart.

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Kale Lacinato

A deep blue and grey kale that has its origins in Italy 1800s.  Very easy to grow in the garden and it is both edible and ornamental.

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Osaka Purple Mustard

Osaka purple mustard is an heirloom mustard from China and has been part of their cooking for thousands of years.  A staple in their diet, it was soon adopted by neighbouring countries like Japan and soon spread across the world.  A spicy little leaf, you will not be left indifferent to its incorporation into your salads and stir fries.  Not only that, but it looks really spectacular in the garden with its deep purple and green hues.

$4.00
Red Russian Kale

Bright purple stems and slate green, deeply lobed foliage. Leaves are tender, smooth and very sweet compared to other kales.

$4.00
Ruby Streaks Mustard

I just love the name of this mustard.  Ruby Streaks makes me think of the Wizard of Oz and Dorothy.  I am having a hard time finding out the history of this particular plant, but rest assured, I will continue to be a detective and find it.  What I do know is that it ressembles mizuna brassica leaves but is best planted in early spring and late summer as it does bolt in hot summer weather.

 

$4.00
Vates Blue Kale

A super easy Kale to grow, the vates blue is one of our favorite Kales to use in dehydrated chips because of how well it holds the yummy sauces we put on it.

$4.00
Golden Acre Cabbage

A german heirloom (1920) this compact early producing cabbage is perfect for slaws, salads, stir fries & soups.  3-5lbs.

$4.00
Penobscot pumpkin

The Penobscot is a gifted seed from Fred Wiseman and the Seeds of renewal project in Vermont.  It is similar to a zucchini in the way it grows around the crown base of the plant.  The summer squash is delicious in pies and soups and really goes well with any spice that you add to it, almost magnifying the flavour.  Very rare and delicious plant.

$5.00
Volovski Macedonian Pumpkin

These are the most interesting and versatile pumpkins we sell.  They have a delicious flesh that is nutty and bright orange/yellow.  The shell or skin of the pumpkin is almost a gourd like bowl so you can harvest the flesh and then use the bowl afterwards.  But the piece de resistance is that the seeds are naked seeds.  They can be eaten immediately because they don’t have a protective shell around the actual seed.  So yummy and a treat in the garden, you will need to stop yourself from planting it everywhere!

This seed was selected by Will Bonsall from the Scattered Seeds project and shared with Le Noyau farms.  Will has shared that the original seeds are from Macedonia, however, he is still doing research on the specific origins of the seeds.  We will keep you posted.

$4.00
Lemon Cucumber

Grown on the farm, we love this perfectly round and very fresh tasting cucumber. This cucumber was introduced to the US in 1894. The original seeds are from Les Jardins de l’Écoumène, QC.

gives them a decided advantage over the common kind.”
(Source 1894 catalog of Samuel Wilson)
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Kaiser Alexander Emperor Cucumbers

Very rare and delicious cucumber.  We were gifted this seed at the OSA conference in 2018 and have been growing it ever since.  It is a great pickling cucumber that can be harvested at 4-6″, however this is not the surprise that we love so much.  Let this fruit mature until the flesh is yellow and brown and harvest to discover a delightful white flesh inside that tastes like a mix between cucumber and melon.  This firm and sweet fleshed cucumber is said to originate with the Kaiser of Russia, Alexander, who delighted in it’s flavour (mix between cucumber and melon) and texture.

We can’t get enough of it!

$4.00
Marketmore 76 Cucumber

An interesting cucumbers to grow for all gardeners, especially for those without a greenhouse.  This variety is resistant to downy mildew.

$4.00
Chicago Pickling cucumber

Grown on the farm, this heirloom pickling cucumber (1888) was bred by DM Ferry of Detroit, Michigan. Easy to grow, great for balconies.

$4.00
Straight 8 Cucumber

An heirloom cucumber from 1935 that grows up to 8″ that grows really fast and well.  This fruit is thick from one end of the cucumber to the other and therefore makes a great slicing cucumber.

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Suyo Long Cucumber

Grown on the farm, this Chinese cucumber (100 BCE) was gifted to us by expert gardener, incredible chef and wild forager Louise Godin, Frelighsburg Qc. Nice thick flesh and there are not too many seeds.

$4.00
California Orange Poppy

The California orange poppy, belonging to the Papaveraceae family, grows wild throughout California, and became the state flower in 1903.

Grown on the farm, we are pleasantly surprised at how well this grows in Stanbridge East.

$4.00
Cleome spider flower

This is a seed that I picked up at the OSA conference in Oregon in 2016.  I really love the colours and height of this plant.  You can see it from far far away.  It attracts bees and is really good to partner up with tall plants such as sunflowers.

$4.00
Phacelia Flower (Blue Tansy)

This was a gift from my friend Carole Dansereau and André Forte who are ecological gardeners.  They offer activities in the local elementary school in Notre-Dame de Stanbridge.  A beautiful annual flower that is used as a green manure as well as a pollinator plant.  This plant flowers all season long so it is a great source of nectar for the bees.  The plant originally comes from the deserts of the Southwest US / Northern Mexico / Turtle Island.

$4.50
Sussex Flax

Such a beauty in the garden.  I love how it sways in the wind with its green and blue/purple colours.  I obtained this seed when I was in Oregon at the OSA conference and had no clue how incredible they would be in the garden.  A good source of omega oils, flax is also a natural phytoestrogen.

 

$4.00
Santo Coriander

Grown on the farm, we love this versatile fine herb in latin, asian and indian cooking. It is a great pollinator plant that attracts all sorts of insects and thrives in half shade. A very easy fine herb to produce, you will be able to go and pick it all season long.  Save some flowers to be able to collect seeds for replanting or cooking.

$4.00
Iroquois Crookneck Squash

This beautiful and delicious squash is the ancestor of the well known butternut squash.  It still packs a delicious punch and is very versatile in the kitchen.  Either when you are making soup, casseroles or salads, you can include this wonderful squash.

Grown on the farm, we received this original seed from Stephen McComber (Kahnawake – Silverbear Arts)

 

$4.00
Zeppelin Delicata squash

Most squash is said to have originated here in North America / Turtle Island.  This variety is said to have popped up in the USA around 1891.  We love this squash.  Really easy to grow and such a delight to eat, we simply slice the thin skinned squash about 3/4″, drizzle with oil and some salt and bake.  Take them out and then eat!

$4.00
Musquée de Provence

Grown on the farm, this French heirloom (1880) is a heavily lobbed squash that is delicious and easy to produce. Great for soups. 10-15lbs. Original seeds from Bavicchi seeds in Italy.

$4.00
Musquée de Provence Squash

Known for its deeply ridged, flat shape, this late maturing pumpkin is popular both for its decorative qualities and its long storage ability. When mature, the skin has a rich tan shade and the flesh is sweet. Usually grows from from 5-10 lbs. (Source everwilde.com)

$4.00
New England Pie Pumpkin (Small Sugar)

An Heirloom pumpkin from New England also know as ‘Small Sugar’ from the 1863.  I got this from our friends at Fedco seeds, a wonderful company in Maine, where Heron Breen is in charge of many of the squash breeding project.

$4.50
Costata Romanesco Zucchini

Grown on the farm, we love this delicious nutty tasting heirloom cocozelle type squash from Rome, Italy. A prolific grower that is shaped like a star!

$4.00
Echinacea

We find the Echinacea flower so beautiful and this is why we grow it.  It attracts butterflies with their big and beautiful flower and they are perennial!  Easy peasy.  The flowers, leaves and roots are medicinal but you have to wait a couple of years before harvesting the roots.  This plant is a local heirloom variety.

A great pollinator and worth having around, the echinacea will always come back!

$4.00
Bloomsdale Longstanding Heirloom Spinach

Very cold-hardy dark green leaves with heavily savoyed texture. For early spring and fall; good cold soil emergence but a tendency to bolt in the heat.

$4.00
Red Mohawk Corn

Mohawk Red can be used as a flour corn in soups, casseroles and cereal.  This is a corn gifted to me from Uncle Bear Gilles who is Innu and living in Québec.

$4.00
Black Panther Endamame

Produced on our farm, this Japanese heirloom soy was revived by Jack Algier from Stone Barns Center. Easy to grow, it gives a huge harvest.

$4.00
Goldrush yellow wax bean

A nice crisp yellow wax bean that has proven itself time and time again in gardens and on farmers market stands.

This sweet heirloom bush bean is a farmer’s basket favorite. Bred in 1977 by Asgrow Seed Company, it is resistant to mosaic virus.

$4.00
Provider Bush Bean

A great addition to the garden.  An incredibly productive string bean plant that often needs support when the plant is full of 7″ pods.   Easy to grow and adapts to many soils this bean will not disappoint the small garden or the market garden.  Introduced in 1965 by horticulturist Dr. Hoffman of the U.S. Vegetable Laboratory in South Carolina

$4.00
Seneca Cornstalk beans (Colorado River Bean)

Extremely productive climbing dry bean, this beige and deep red speckled seed is a delight in the on your plate.  Small seed that is very tasty and versatile for the recipes in the kitchen that will not disappoint any gardener willing to try a new bean in their garden.  Seeds given to me by Stephen McComber Mohawk Seed saver from Kahnawake.

$4.00
Soldier Bean

Grown on the farm, this dry Abenaki bush bean is from Fred Wiseman in Vermont and the Seeds of Renewal project. Perfect for baked beans recipes.

$4.00
Abenaki Vermont Cranberry bean - climbing

Growing to 6 feet/2 metres this pole bean is a dependable producer of large, heavy, round, deep red beans that look like a ripe cranberry and have a rich full-bodied flavour.    They go really well in baked beans and are a staple in Maine baked bean recipes.  This is a disputed bean as many Indigenous communities claim it to be originally from their villages.  I received this bean from Fred Wiseman, Abenaki from Vermont and so rightfully named it Vermont Abenaki Cranberry bean.

$4.00
Haricots Black Nightfall
These heavily productive vines will need support, but your harvest will be worth it.  ALOT of snacking beans as well as a generous amount of dried beans made this bean a winner in our gardens this year.  Growing up to 5-7′ the 5″ pods that house 4-6 beans each.  I got this variety from Rebecca Ivanoff at a seed swap in London Ontario at a EFAO conference. 
$4.00
Goose Gullet Bean

Grown on the farm, this Acadian heirloom is very productive and easy to grow. The seeds were shared to us by Janice Brant from the village of Tyendenaga and the Kenhteke Seed Sanctuary 

The story is that these beans were found in the gullet of a downed Canadian goose.  Who found that and how they got in their gullet is another story.

$4.00
Cherokee Trail of Tears bean

Also known as Cherokee Black, the variety is good as both a snap and a dry bean; when mature, the greenish-purple 6” pods encase shiny jet-black seeds. This bean was shared with Seed Savers Exchange by the late Dr. John Wyche of Hugo, Oklahoma. His Cherokee ancestors carried this bean over the Trail of Tears, the infamous winter death march from the Smoky Mountains to Oklahoma (1838-39) that left a trail of 4,000 graves. Pole (source : Seed savers exchange)

$4.00
Dolloff Beans

These cute, almost lima shaped beans need a trellis to grow or they will crawl all over the ground.  The pods are large with 5-6 beans inside.  They take the whole season to grow but will provide you with an abundance of seeds when fully grown.  Abenaki heritage bean from Vermont, this bean is perfectly suited for Quebec as long as you get it in the ground in early May.

 

$4.00
Hidatsa Red 1/2 climbing bean

Hidatsa Red is a very productive half climbing bean that can reach up to 4′ .  Usually producing 5-7 small seeds per pod, the Hidatsa bean makes for good salads and soups.  They are not as big as say the iroquois cornbread but they do pack a nice nutty punch.  The history behind the seed is that they come from the Dakota people near the Missouri river.  Le Noyau will make it a priority to communicate with the community and find out more about it’s history and the women who worked to save the seed for so many generations.

$5.00
Jacobs Cattle Bean

Grown on the farm, this is a dry Abenaki bush bean from Fred Wiseman in Vermont and the Seeds of Renewal. Great for baked bean recipes as it holds it shape after long cooking.

It is such a beauty to look at and it grows so incredibly well in this region so for us it is a must in the garden.

$4.00
Kahnawake Pole beans

A delicious pole bean from Kahnawake.  What makes this bean so amazing is that it can be eaten off the vine all season long, even as the seeds are swelling in the pod.  It is also very tasty when it is a dried bean.

These beans will climb and climb if given the trellis to do so.  Great to cover a wall!

 

$4.00
King of the Early Bean

A lovely, spotted red baking bean, “King” ripens early and then expands to several times its original size when soaked. Often used in chili, refried beans, baked beans, soups and salads.     Like a Jacob’s cattle bean.

Grown on the farm, this is a great dry Abenaki bush bean from Fred Wiseman in Vermont and the Seeds of Renewal project.

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Maxibel Heirloom Bush Bean

A perfect extra long stringless filet. Dark green bush bean averages a very straight 7”. Slender, firm texture with excellent flavour. Beans hold well on plants. High yields.

Produced on the farm, this very fine and long bush bean pod is delicious and easy to grow. Resistance to Anthracnose and bean common mosaic.

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Norridgewock Abenaki Heirloom bean

Abenaki pole bean that ressembles a red and white yin yang symbol.  This seed was generously donated to Le Noyau from Fred Wiseman and the Seeds of Renewal project in Vermont.  This bean takes the whole season to grow so make sure you get it in the ground early and you will ensure a bountiful harvest.

$4.00
Haricots Pepa de Zapallo (Tiger Eye)

Originally from Chile and Argentina this bean produced really well in Southern Quebec.  Rich tasting and about the size of a kidney bean, they are such a beauty to look at.

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Robin Egg beans

This is a very productive, sweet and easy to grow climbing bean.   It will need a trellis or something to grow on, as it loves to climb.  At home, we love to eat this bean in salads and as a flour substitute for brownies and other treats.

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Soisson Green pole bean

A very productive vine that reached the top of my 6′ trellis and fell over the other side as well.  A French heirloom that are delicious in Cassoulet meals – slow cooked meals.

 

$4.00
Tene Beans

Produced on the farm, this marrowfat type heirloom bean has its roots in Grand Manan NB from the Locke family (1920). Great in soups & curries.

$4.00
Yellow Eye Bean

When cooked, this beautiful and versatile bean plumps and has a smooth, almost creamy texture. High in protein, complex carbohydrates, and dietary fiber, yellow eye beans are also an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, particularly Vitamin A and iron.

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Apricot Peach Strawflowers

This beautiful dried flower keeps its colour for a very long time after it has been harvested.  It is originally a perennial from Australia that acts as an annual here in Quebec.  Really a pleasure to have in our garden and on our table, full of color.

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Speckled Amish Bibb lettuce

The story behind this lettuce is that it originates with the mennonites from the Eastern parts of the US, in Pennsylvania.  It also goes by the name of Golden spotted because of how deeply rich its almost maroon spots are on the leaves.

The original seeds are from Fedco Seeds, Maine.

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Antares Oak leaf lettuce

Antares Oak Leaf Lettuce is very mild and has quite green and pink leaves that are beautiful in the garden.  A slow bolting lettuce, the Antares is even compact during July.  This variety was developed by Frank Morton by crossing Salad bowl and Rouge d’Hiver lettuce.

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Amarante Hopi Red

Grown on the farm, this edible seed is a hopi variety that is used as a dye. Filled with protein and iron, it is a great replacement for spinach. Original Seeds, Snake River Coop.

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Really Red Deer Tongue Lettuce

This beautiful almost 90% red/maroon lettuce is truly a spectacular gem in the garden.  Pointed leaves resembling the ears of a deer, this lettuce does not disappoint.  I was surprised at how sweet and tender the leaves stay even when it has been growing in the garden for a while.

Slow to bolt and gorgeous in a salad, you will want to try out this amazing nutty flavoured lettuce in your garden!

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Laitue Romaine Olga

Romaine type lettuce that is very cold hardy. This variety was bred by the amazing Frank Morton from Wild Garden Seeds.

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Rouge d'Hiver Lettuce

Grown on the farm, this red and green French heirloom lettuce (1800) is great for cold climates. The leaves are sweet and tough.


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Samara Lettuce

This Russian Heirloom lettuce has been said to originate from the Volga River in the town of Samara.  A delicious well rounded head of lettuce, the leaves are green with pink hues.  The lettuce seems to be able to tolerate a little bit of heat and takes a little bit longer to bolt than other varieties of lettuce we have had in the garden.

 

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Trout Lettuce

Austrian heirloom romaine lettuce, this is a speckled variety that has a nice buttery flavor and thick leaves.

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Dakota Black Popcorn

Dakota Black popcorn has a rich and crunchy flavour.  This variety was developed at the Podolls of Prairie Road Organic Farms in North Dakota.   We bought this variety from Hawthorne Farms in Ontario.  Thank you Kim!

$4.00
Tom Thumb Popcorn

Yellow dwarf popcorn that is easy to produce.  The original seed is supposed to historically be Abenaki.  This variety was improved upon by professor E. Meader at the University of New Hampshire.

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Blue Eye African Daisy - Arctotis Venusta

An heirloom variety from South Africa, this perennial is a great addition to your garden.  I love the blue center that makes me think of a beautiful blue eye.  They grow really well in dry and difficult places so it is a great addition to a garden, especially is tough to grow places.

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Sensation Mix Cosmos Flower

Pollinators love this plant.  The flowers can bloom twice in one season – at the beginning and at the end.

Grown on the farm, we love this incredi- ble heirloom (1930) pollinator flower that attracts all sorts of insects. The flower is edible and will reseed itself.

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Le Noyau Mesclun Mix

A mix of various lettuces, kales, arugulas and mustards, this spicy mix is a great addition to a softer salad leaf! A mix of seeds grown on our and other farms.

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Lemonbalm

Grown on the farm, this is probably our most used pollinator plant in the garden. A must in our herbal apothecary, it calms a nervous immune system. Perennial plant, so choose its spot in the garden wisely.

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Emerald Gem Melon

Grown on the farm, this heirloom melon is from William Voorhees of Benzie County, Michigan. and was popularized by Burpees seed in Penssylvania (1870). Musky, delicious and sweet. The original seeds are from High Mowing, VT.

$4.00
Moon & Stars Watermelon

Moon and stars shined  this summer in our garden.  Big juicy watermelons, with thin skin and alot of fruit!  My biggest melon was 28lbs and my smallest was 20lbs.  The originally seed comes from the Peter Henderson seed company of New York in 1926.   Gardeners stopped growing it for decades and it was reintroduced in 1981 by Merle Van Doren of Macon, Missouri. Merle shared it with the seed savers exchange .

My good friend Janice Brant from Tyendenaga shared the original seeds with me.

In 2019 I was happy to visit the Kenhteke seed sanctuary in Tyendenaga, and Janice shared alot of seed knowledge and stories.  Nia:wen Kowa Janice.

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Rocky Ford Melon

Grown on the farm, this Colorado heirloom (1890),organic honey dew type melon is quite delicious and easy to grow. Originally developed and bred by George Washington Swink.

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Mizuna

A delicious bitter mustard green that has its origins in Japan.  A common ingredient in Asian cooking, Mizuna is finally getting its day in the sun by making its way onto many plates in various recipes.

$4.00
Purple Top Turnip

A white turnip that is easy to grow and has a great light taste.  A real gem to produce on our farm, and so easy to harvest the seeds.  The root vegetable is an heirloom from either India or Europe, this is the current debate.  It is part of the brassica family.

We love making fries with this vegetable.  Don’t cook it too long or they get too soft!

Grown at the farm, this US heirloom (1880) root vegetable is another partnership project with Cadet Roussel farms in Mont-Saint Grégoire, Qc. We are adapting it fully to our climate. Crispy and fresh, this is a great storing vegetable.

$4.00
Jasmin scented Nicotinia

Originally from South America, this plant is a gem to have in the garden as it releases its incredible smell all afternoon and into dusk.  The flowers attract moths and this is how pollinisation happens.  Very easy to grow and a beautiful addition to your garden.

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Dakota Tears onion

This is a variety that was bred by David Podoll in 1980 from Prairie Road Organic farm.

$4.00
Rossa Di Milano Heirloom Onion

A seed grown on our farm, Rossa Di Milano (Cipolla ramata di Milano) is very sweet and easy to grow Italian heirloom from Lombardy Italy.

$4.00
Absinthe (blue tansy)

Known for it’s intoxicating alcohol it is extremely potent on both your liver and garden!

It is a plant that helps to keep away certain parasites and my friend Patrice Fortier from La Société des plantes told me to put it at the end of my seed beds to support my plants.

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Borage (Starflower)

We love this plant.  A lovely blue star flower on top of a delicious cucumber tasting plant.  A medicinal plant known for it’s healthy skin properties, it is a must in our garden.  Easy to grow and often reseeds itself, you will be happy to have this ally in your garden.

 

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Evening Primrose

This Mexican heirloom plant has its origins as long as 70,000 years ago, and sports beautiful yellow bell shaped flowers.  Indigenous Mayans used to eat the roots and leaves and this plant is still being used in natural herbal medicinal practices.  This bi-annual is hardy and will reseed itself continually.  It loves to grow in fields and abandoned spaces.

$4.50
Jérusalem or Malta Cross flower

These seeds came from my dear mother in-law Ginette Pélissier who took it from her mothers Clémence Chouinard’s garden years before.  I was gifted the very same plant when she sold her house and no longer could care for the plant.  It has been a very generous plant that seems to grow really well in full sun as well as half shade.  The flower has its history steeped in religion and the Middle East.

$5.00
Motherwort

To the dismay of some of my landlords, I have transplanted and travelled this plant every time I have moved.  Dismay because it is a perennial that does take up space, but what a perennial it is.  A pollinator plant that attracts all sorts of friendly insects, motherwort is also a medicinal plant that helps with palpitations and monthly moon time living.

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Mullein

Grown on the farm, this edible wild bi-annual flower was here when we arrived in Stanbridge East, Qc. We love this plant for our herbal apothecary in teas and maceration in oil (lung and ear infections).

$4.00
Pink Musk Mallow

Grown on the farm, this perennial european heirloom is the national flower of Nova Scotia. We love this medicinal root in our herbal apothecary. Used as a mucilage for our toughest coughs and inflammation.

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Tall Orange Marigold

This beautiful tall marigold is such a pleasure to have in our garden.  I personally love the smell of this flower, it calms and grounds me.  It is said to have originated with the Aztec but there are also naturalized versions of these flowers in North Africa from what I have been able find in my research.

These flowers are great companion plants as they attract pollinators galore, and repulse other pesky insects like aphids and underground nuisances like unwanted nematodes.  They are great companion plants for most of your garden vegetables, but they particularly help tomatoes and peppers.  Be mindful where you put this variety though because they are really tall and can shade out your plants.

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Italian Flat leaf parsley

Parsley is rich in vitamins and minerals. Mature plants that reach 6-8’’ have more vitamin C than an orange. The taste is rich and robust and keeps its flavor during cooking. We love it in Putanesca pasta.

 

Parsley is a biannual plant that is very rustic and can be harvested all year round if it is properly protected from the elements. Parsley prefers rich fertile soil that is well drained and humid and can be placed in full or half-sun.

 

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Sugar Snap Pea

They are considered one of the oldest crops and have provided humans with nutrition and sustenance since before civilization as we know it. The wider opinion is that they were originally from Central Asia or the Middle East.

Grown on the farm, these extremely productive snap peas were bred by Dr. Calvin Lamborn in Utah (1960). Juicy pods that are easy to harvest.

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Biquinho Brazilian Hot pepper

A really cute mini hot pepper that ranges in the 1000 scoville taste it is a sweet little addition to your meals.  Easy to grow and does well in a pot, this Brazilian pepper is also known as the Little Beak pepper.

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Ring of Fire Hot Pepper

A little compact hot pepper (15,000 scoville) plant that gives at least 20-30 fruits.    This plant was really easy to grow and has the greatest name, as it makes me think of Johnny Cash.

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Carouby de Mausanne Pea

Carouby de Mausanne pea is a delicious chinese style snap pea that is crunchy and sweet.  I obtained the seeds from Will Bonsall in Maine from the Scattered Seeds project.

This seed is said to originate from Mausanne near Avignon in Southern France.  An easy to grow snap pea with beautiful flowers it will charm anyone who sees it.  These peas a delicious harvested when they are very young and tender, but what makes them exceptional is that they retain their crunchy sweetness when they grow and do not get all tough and full of fibre when they are closer to the end of the season.

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Elberta pea

This pea is a very versatile pea.  High in protein and low in calories, you will find that you can use the elberta pea in multiple situations from animal feed to delicious soups, stews, salads and rice dishes.

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Faim de Gourmet pea

Fin de Gourmet pea has been shared with Le Noyau from the Scattered Seeds project that is run by Will Bonsall in Maine.  A thin and sweet pea!

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Fondant de Viscerat Pea

Produced on the farm, this pea comes to us from Will Bonsall in Franklin, Maine and the Scattered Seeds project that he runs.  There is very little information on this pea and we are working on researching more and more clarity on the roots of this plant.

 

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Gastro Maple pea

This pea is a very versatile pea.  High in protein and low in calories, you will find that you can use the maple pea in multiple situations from animal feed to delicious soups, stews, salads and rice dishes.

It is a pea that is more known in the middle east and is used in fruit salads there.  The origins of this pea are said to be from Lancashire England.

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Golden California Wonder Heirloom Peppers

The pepper is native to Central and South America, An American favorite since the 1920s. Popular since the 1920s, this is the golden version of the red California Wonder.

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NUMEX 6-4 pepper

Grown on the farm, this new and adapted variety from the University of New Mexico is from the heirloom hot pepper 6-4 and is very very productive. It is a hot pepper with a sweet twist to it. We got the original seeds from Stephen McComber, seed grower from Kahnawake (Silverbear Arts).

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Hungarian Hot Wax Pepper

Introduced into Europe around the 16th century, it was quickly adopted by Hungarian kitchens and introduced into their cooking. A hot picking pepper from Hungary at (5,000-10,000 SHU), has compact plants that produce alot of fruit and are great for cold/short season growing.

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6 & 4 New Mexico Pepper

Grown on the farm, this heirloom hot pepper from New Mexico is very very productive. It is a hot pepper with a sweet twist to it. We got the original seeds from Stephen McComber, seed grower from Kahnawake.

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Jimmy Nardello pepper

A delicious sweet frying.  The seeds come from Mr. Jimmy Nardello who got them from his mother.  She has brought them with her when she immigrated from the Basilica region in Southern Italy.

We feel so lucky to finally have discovered what the difference between a frying pepper and a sweet pepper is.  Such an incredibly rich taste and a must try for anyone wanting to deepen their Italian cuisine experience.

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Sweet Chocolat Pepper

Sweet chocolat is a nice round thick walled pepper that is green then turns to a nice purple brown color, hence the name.  The plant is very generous with its fruit and very little work is required to maintain the plant.

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Sweet Salsa Pepper

A great thick walled fruit that grows great cone shaped stuffing peppers. Super sweet flesh and is a pimiento variety, originating from South America, like most peppers and chilis. Also known as the lipstick pepper.

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White Necked Miyashige Daikon Radish

The daikon radish is such a treat for us in the winter.  We love this long storage root vegetable that is a well known variety to people in Japan and now loved by Quebecers here.

long white carrot looking roots 5-8″ that are delicious in salads and in fermentations.

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French Breakfast Heirloom Radish

Grown on the farm, this sweet and spicy radish is a farm and client favorite. Easy to grow, our friend Stephen McComber throws some seed in with his squash plants to protect from insect predators.

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Black Radish

Black radish is one of the staples in our home over the winter.  It grows super fast without much hassle and stores for a very long time in our fridge.  No need for some fancy cold storage space to keep these.  We love to grate the root vegetable and mix it with other roots and lettuces to keep us nice and healthy throughout the winter months.  We feel good about it being a local veg in the month of April.

Good for digestion and helps to cleanse the liver, the black radish grows to about 5″ round and fits perfectly into your veg drawer in the fridge.  We love to just cast the seeds out, water away and watch them grow with very little maintenance.  Great for kids gardens as they don’t need to work too hard to get a crop out of it.

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Cherry Belle Radish

A really easy radish the grow.  Don’t be discouraged by it’s tiny size, it packs a punch.  This delicious red and white radish is good in salads, we love to grate the root vegetable and mix it with other roots and lettuces to keep us nice and healthy throughout the winter months.

Great for kids gardens as they don’t need to work too hard to get a crop out of it.

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Red Kuri Winter Squash

This delicious Heirloom squash (1920) has the blue hubbard as its genetic ancestor. The sweet and musky flesh is great for roasting and soups. 3-8lbs.

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Esmee Arugula

Grown on the farm, this perennial arugula is very productive and has delicious spicy and nutty flavored leaves that produce all season long. Harvest early for sweeter taste.

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Arugula Sylvetta

Grown on the farm, this perennial arugula is very productive and has delicious spicy and nutty flavored leaves that produce all season long. Harvest early for sweeter taste.

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Rutabaga Joan

This rutabaga is renowned for its flavour and texture, smooth and easy to cook with.  It goes well in casseroles, soups and as a side dish, mashed!  The origins of this root vegetable are not quite clear.  It seems that is may be a natural hybrid between the wild cabbage and the wild turnip in Northern Europe.  It likes cold climates so the running theory is that it is from Sweden or the Scandinavian regions.

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Rapini Spring Raab

The flavor of rapini is nutty, bitter, and pungent. Grown on the farm, this Italian brocolini heirloom is so easy to grow and eat. The mildly bitter taste goes really well with olive oil, onions, garlic and a splash of lemon!

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Straight Eight Heirloom Cucumber

This heirloom, All-America Selections winner is a cuke for all seasons. Pick when 8″ long for top flavor.

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Common Thyme

A farm favorite, we grow our thyme with our strawberries and they both thrive together. An heirloom from the Mediterranean area, this variety was developed in Germany. We use it in for cooking and in teas for winter time.

 

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Oregano (Wild Marjoram)

A farm favorite, we grow our perennial oregano with our raspberries abd use it in our cooking and in teas for winter

coughs. The plant can take up alot of space so chose your spot well. The original plant came from Diane Choinière, QC.

 

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Tokyo Bekana

Also known as Chinese cabbage, Tokyo Bekana is similar to lettuce but has a crunchy, fresh and mildly bitter taste to it that goes well in stir fry and salads.

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Black Sea Man Beefsteak Tomato

This Russian heirloom beefsteak tomato is one of the most delicious tomatoes we grew this year.  It is from the black tomato family and probably one of the best black tomato we grow.

It grew with very little water and produced a ridiculous amount of fruit that is set on a determinate plant.

A full rich tasting tomato, you are not going to be disappointed.

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Hillbilly potato leaf

This heirloom tomato can be traced by to Virginia circa 1800s.  Very tasty, plump and not too many seeds.  I got these seeds from my new friend Jason Lahue.  A tomato and pepper enthusiast who shared his seeds and his love of these plants with me.  

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Pink Berkeley Tomato

Grown on the farm, this green & pink beefsteak has a tye die look and a great rick taste. Bred by Brad Gates, California Bay. Original seeds from Brenda Goudreault, Qc

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Black Cherry Tomato

These cute little 1.5″ cherry tomatoes are a joy to have in the garden.  They produce a ridiculous abundance of fruit and that you have to add a trellis to or they will take over your garden.  This is a variety was developed by Vince Sapp in Florida

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Chadwick Cherry Tomato

These tomatoes are both juicy and prolific. The sweet flavor of the tiny (1.5″) round fruits is considered by some to be the best flavor of medium-sized cherry tomatoes. Great for just popping in the mouth or for salads.

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Frosted Green Doctor Cherry Tomato

These tomatoes are both firm and prolific. The sweet flavour of the tiny (1.5″) long fruits is considered by some to ressemble that of a green grape.  We had a hard time keeping up with the amount of tomatoes that this plant was producing.  Great for just popping in the mouth or for salads.

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Cosmonaut Volkov tomato

Prolific and juicy beefsteak tomato.  This compact fruit looks more like a slicing tomato than a beefsteak tomato.  Originally from the Ukraine.  The story behind this tomato is that it comes from the Garden of Mikhailovich Maslov who gave the name Cosmonaut Volkov after his astronaut friend Vladislav Volkov who died as he was in re-entry to earth on his first trip from the earth station in orbit.  Now that is true friendship.

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Mortgage Lifter beefsteak tomato

There are 2 stories that are surrounding this tomato.

It is said that William Estler from Barboursville, West Virginia first developed this variety by crossing and stabilizing 6 different varieties of tomatoes.  He then grew out the tomatoes, sold 6000 of them at 1$ a pop and was able to pay the mortgage on his greenhouse in the 1920s.

The second story is that in 1940, M.C. Byles of Logan West Virginia registers the ‘Radiator Charlie Mortgage Lifter tomato.’  This is another strain from the same family as the original Mortgage Lifter tomato.

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Valencia Heirloom Tomato

Grown on the farm, this perfect orange slicer is an acidic, sweet, firm, meaty and delicious heirloom tomato from Maine USA.

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Yellow Pear Heirloom Tomato

A European heirloom favorite (1805), this pear shaped cherry produces an abundant amount of sweet, juicy and low acid fruit. Children love it and eat them up faster than they can mature.

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Early annie Tomato

Early Annie tomatoes are great producing plants that come up earlier than most other tomatoes during the summer and they seem to be one of our customer favorites.

 

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Forme de Coeur Tomato

A very cute heart shaped tomato, this plant produces very steady and constantly throughout the season.  It is at risk of extinction and is a Quebec heirloom variety.  Good to harvest as they mature and firm.

 

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White Currant Cherry tomato

These tomatoes are both juicy and prolific.   The sweet and soft flavor.  A very early setting fruit, we were surprised by how firm and velvety this tomato stayed even after harvesting.  Does not get pasty.

Grown on the farm, it was our taste test winner in 2019. The Original seeds are from Gabriel Beaulieu, Qc/BE.

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Reisenstraube Cherry Tomato

Really prolific cherry tomato plant that kept on giving many many tomatoes.  A lot of multi-layered flowers.   A German heirloom that came to the U.S. in 1850 and landed in Pennsylvania.

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Reumberto Roma Tomato

This is an heirloom tomato from Italy.  A long roma tomato that is squared on the sides, it is bursting with flavour.  It is a really good tomato to use in canning and sauces.

It is said that this tomato was  gifted to the king Umberto I di Savoia, king of Italie when he was visiting Naples Italy in 1878.

This is tomato is also known as the “Fiascone” tomato and is said to be the ancestor to the San Marzano tomato that is so well known for it’s flavour.

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Sweet Candy Icicle tomato

This variety was developed by Brad Gates from Wild Boar farms.  It was a real beauty in the garden as it stuck out with its green, apricot and yellow colours.

It is a sweet, savory and mildly acidic tomato that allows it to be versatile a variety of dishes from sauces to salads.  Kids love them too!

 

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Lemon Queen Heirloom Sunflower

Grown on the farm, we originally discovered this sunflower from Tom Stearns at High Mowing Seeds, VT. Beautiful lemon colored petals. Best variety to feed birds due to the small seed size.

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Lebanese Za'atar

 

These Lebanese za’atar seeds were gifted to me by Owen Bridge from Annapolis seeds in Nova Scotia and they grew very well here in Stanbridge East.  This plant was gifted to Owen from his good friend Niki Jabboour.  This plant botanically ressembles summer savory.  We have been drinking it in a tea over the winter season to keep our bodies strong.  Almost tastes like a mix between oregano and hyssop.

Za’atar is a mix of a variety of herbs and spices used in Middle Eastern cooking, often on breads and pizzas.

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California Giant Zinnias

This California heirloom dates back to 1919 or 1926, there are some debates about this fact. They love heat and will bloom all summer long. They bloom more when you cut them so go ahead, decorate your home with lovely zinnias.

Grown on the farm, this Mexican heirloom attracts monarch butterflies! The edible flowers last all season and are a show stopper each time. The original seeds are from West Coast Seeds, BC.

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Pink Senorita Zinnia

Grown on the farm, we were really impressed with the beauty and stand out nature of these pink flowers.

They are easy to grow and we did not water them once this season. The original seeds were from Rare Seeds, Missouri.

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