Clarifying a few seed-related facts in article

Editor,

Thanks so much to The Record for helping spread the word about Deep Harvest Seeds. We very quickly crammed Evan Thompson, a wonderful local reporter, with a lot of new info.

This may have led to a couple slight errors in the article we’d like to correct. First, we’d like to point out that Adaptive Seeds in Sweet Home, Ore., and Uprising Seeds in Bellingham, also grow a majority of their seeds themselves, buying the rest from a tight network of regional, organic seed farmers. These amazing companies provide much of the inspiration for our own venture.

Second, we didn’t grow every variety in our catalog, but rather bought a few from Uprising and Adaptive, namely the Scarlett Nantes Carrot, Black Swan Poppy and Standby Cilantro. It’s very common for seed companies to broker most or all of the seeds they sell.

However, a recent growth of smaller, regional, farmer-owner seed companies that grow the majority of their own seed represents a departure from this rule.

We apologize for the confusion in our interview. Thanks to Evan and everyone in the community for being so supportive of our farm and new online enterprise.

Annie Jesperson and

Nathaniel Talbot

Freeland

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