Campaign to save the D. Landreth Seed Company

Purchase a catalog for $5 and help save the oldest seed company in the U.S. Just when we are ramping up to use heirloom and open pollinated seeds for our produce, one of the few companies that offers open such seeds is in trouble.┬áThe overuse of hybrid and genetically modified seeds is dangerous for the environment and for our health. D. Landreth Seed Company, seller of heirloom seeds, is the fifth oldest continuously run company in this country. It was founded in 1784 in New Freedom, Pennsylvania. George Washington bought his seeds there! Barbara and Peter Melera bought the company in 2003 in an effort to reclaim it as a viable business and to support a worthy cause. She borrowed capital and unfortunately, her creditor recently called in her loan for $250,000. This is not a good time for small businesses. In order to keep this historic business from bankruptcy, the company is asking folks to pay $5 for their next catalog, which they are having printed in the US (instead of China which would cost 1/4 of the price). They will be printing only the amount of catalogs ordered in this campaign. To order a catalog and help this company through a rough spot – click here To make a contribution (scroll down to ChipIn) – click here


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Campaign to save the D. Landreth Seed Company — 3 Comments

  1. the original email says that they will only be printing as many as are ordered…mayhaps there is a deadline to order one and after that they will be printed…maybe for 2012 spring?

  2. So we ordered a copy of the catalog; we’ll see what they have to offer. I wish them the best as they work to keep the company going.

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