Monday, January 23, 2012

I Forgot I Had This One!

I got a comment from one of The Herb Companion readers on Facebook the other day about this catalog from Landreths' from New Freedom, PA.  Their catalog is $5.00, but it is very well done with the 2009-2011 catalog cover taken from an original 1884 cover.  The firm was founded by David Landreth in 1784 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  As it says in the catalog, "he chose Pennsylvania because people appeared to have more free time there, and Philadelphia was the center of wealth and sophistication in the United States."  Can't go against that decision!  I forgot that I purchased it at the Mother Earth News Fair in 2010.

The D. Landreth Seed Company is the fifth oldest corporation in America.  As a small American company, Landreth is doing whatever it can to help support jobs for Americans.  For customers purchasing $50 or more, they will refund the price of the catalog.  Better check on the website and see if that is still possible.  They have the African American Heritage Collection, seeds for the patio gardener and a children's garden collection.  They also have heirloom and classic vegetable, flower and herb seeds.  They have about a page and a half of herb seeds.  Lots of basil choices, cumin, fenugreek and purslane (One of my new favorites since Jekka was in town.)  So check them out.  I still need to get into my seed stash and figure out what to order!  So check them out and help them keep Americans employed.

Really mild here (50's) with rainstorms and I know the south keeps getting hammered.  It is almost the end of January!  We did have snow the other day.  We have just forgotten about that entirely!  Hope you all are safe and dry tonight.  Talk to you later.

2 comments:

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Uh oh, another one, but this looks GREAT! Thanks for the tip. Usually the companies send these out to members of GWA, but I haven't seen it.

Sending warm hugs across the miles,

Sharon

lemonverbenalady said...

Hi Sharon, I know I can get you in trouble! Hope you are feeling better! We're (Bonnie and me) going to see Kathleen in February and March. Hope the weather isn't snowy. Keep your fingers crossed! Hi to Jeff. xxoo Nancy