I think that by now, we’ve all heard of an heirloom tomato.
But did you know that cucumbers, squash, carrots, dark greens, and lettuce, just to name a few, are also available in heirloom varieties?
So What is An Heirloom ?
Heirlooms are any vegetable cultivar that has been grown for a certain length of time being preserved by a family or group for many generations. Heirlooms, unlike hybrids, are always open-pollinated, and will come true to seed.
Why Use Heirlooms?
A taste of the past and a connection to our heritage
Preserve their genetic traits for future use. When old varieties of food crops are not maintained, the gene pool grows smaller and smaller. This may lead to increased disease and pest problems.
J.R. Organics not only grows several varieties of heirloom tomatoes, but also lettuce, beets, turnips, radishes and much, much more.
Join our CSA today and start getting a box filled with heirloom fruits and vegetables.