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

More in Letters to the Editor

Letter: Cast vote for Janet St. Clair for Island County commissioner

Editor, This fall’s election is offering us an experienced, committed, engaging, people-oriented… Continue reading

Letter:Shout out to local restaurants for being very child-friendly

Editor, I wanted to take a moment to thank all the restaurants… Continue reading

Letter:A story of ‘adventure’ with WhidbeyHeath referral

Editor, This may amuse other Whidbey residents who’ve dealt with WhidbeyHealth. A… Continue reading

Letter: Drunk driving laws in state need to be reviewed, improved

Editor, I don’t write letters normally, and here I am with the… Continue reading

Letter: Contrast between Trump, Obama could not be any greater

Editor, During the first weekend of September we witnessed a memorial service… Continue reading

Letter: Reasons to elect Janet St. Clair as commissioner

Editor, I’m voting for Janet St. Clair for Island County commissioner 3.… Continue reading

Letter: Buyers beware of the listed property descriptions online

Editor, Talk about ‘caveat emptor.’ I recently submitted a complaint to the… Continue reading

Letter: Ultimate Frisbee a safer sport than football — switch it out

Editor, I read with pleasure the article last week about local Whidbey… Continue reading

Letter: The loud ‘sound of freedom’ drowns out everything else

Editor, It’s 6 p.m. A gorgeous, warm, late summer evening. But we… Continue reading

Letter: Striving to provide the best in recreation programs, parks

Editor, We write this letter to thank the South Whidbey community for… Continue reading

Letter: Restoration project needs experts who’ve walked beach

Editor, Small fish were jumping by the dozens in the Hidden Beach… Continue reading

Letter: Administration spouts lies, nonsense; vote in November

Editor, “Truth isn’t truth.” Come on, Giuliani, what kind of baloney is… Continue reading