From the Taste of Seeds of Change flyer:
Throughout history, human beings have used thousands of plant species for food, many of which have also been domesticated. Today only 150 plant species are cultivated, 12 of which provide approximately 75 percent of our food and four of which produce over half of the food we eat. This involution has increased the vulnerability of agriculture and impoverished the human diet. As a result, many local crops that have traditionally been important for feeding the poorest sectors of society are now underutilized or neglected.
-Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations
This morning, our farm hosted a “Taste of Seeds of Change”, a field day that allows farmers, chefs, gardeners and consumers to sample different Seeds of Change varieties, to see them growing in the field, and to ask farming questions.
This seed company has been growing organic seeds for twenty years. Though we do also buy lots from High Mowing Seeds, from Johnny’s and from other smaller companies, Seeds of Change currently has “the largest number and variety of commercially available seed.”
They did a wonderful job organizing this field day. All of the varieties (and there are many) that we grow from them were listed in a hand-out that was given to each visitor. It gave a thorough description of each plant. The recipes that were included in the folders they distributed were enticing. I’ll post them here as I try them.