It is said “we are what we eat,” and while our government agencies continue to soften rules and regulations that determine the quality and nutrition of our food supply, it is time for us to take matters into our own hands. We need to make GMO-free, chemical-free, nutritional food our top priority—grow as much as we can ourselves from seeds—while purchasing the remainder from sustainable growers at our local farmers’ markets.
More and more people are realizing that the conventional Big Food industry is filling our supermarkets with processed foods, low in the nutrition our bodies need and laced with sugar and chemical additives that lead to chronic diseases and obesity. The corporate lobbyists are now aiming to expand their influence into the rapidly rising profits of the “organic” food industry, so they are seeking more control of that sector as well.
The only way we can overcome this political-corporate marriage that’s aiming to control our food supply is to not purchase their products, so our best action is to grow our own food sustainably from seeds and locally sourced sustainable food that we can’t grow ourselves. Seeds ‘n Such aims to be your GMO-free seed source, and our 2018 vegetable and flower seed catalog has been greatly expanded to include 88 pages of seeds and gardening supplies. Our Owner J. Wayne Hilton signed this “Safe Seed Pledge”—“Always Untreated and No GMO! We promise that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants. We further warrant that all our seeds are untreated.”
We begin mailing these Spring 2018 catalogs Friday, Nov. 17, as well as launching our improved website at SeedsNSuch.com for the fastest customer service possible. If you already are Seeds ‘n Such customers, you should receive your copy by mail soon. If you would like to join us as a new customer, please go to our website and fill out a catalog request, and browse our site for the latest in seeds, gardening supplies and cultural information.
As you will see, we have considerably expanded the flower and herb seed sections. Many of these are certainly edible as well, but they are important as attractors of beneficial insects and pollinators. About a third of our food supply is due to pollination by the honeybee alone, so you can see why it is important to plant pollinator attractor plants around the borders and even among the fruit and vegetable crops to insure that we get the best yields possible and are of the highest nutritional quality.
We have also added a Farm & Field Seeds Section, which includes quite a diverse collection of cover crops, such as a number of clovers, buckwheat, a perennial pasture mix and even sunflowers. The majority of these crops are also excellent pollinator attractors, are essential in regenerating soil life and most add nutrients back to the soil that are accessible to the plant for vigorous growth and a nutritious product.
As you plan your 2018 home garden, utilize the catalog information on seed varieties and all these special cultural practices to produce chemical-free, GMO-free, nutritious food that will provide nature’s medicine for your family’s health. If you have questions, please contact us and we will help you decide on the proper garden plan that works for you.