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Food Diversity

Why it is Important to Save Food Variety
101 Reasons to Preserve Food

101 Reasons to Preserve Food

“Why do you preserve food, albeit can, dehydrate, ferment or freeze?”  This is the question I posed to several of my social media groups. I was blessed with a massive response.  The list below comes from the passionate comments of 100’s folks that are part of Rebel...

Grit Magazine Covers the Ivan Tomato

Grit Magazine Covers the Ivan Tomato

Grit Magazine Supporters Rock Grit Magazine was kind enough to run our story in this summer’s edition.  This resulted in a wonderful showing of support through seed sales, phone calls, letters and sharing.  I had no idea that this would happen and was so thrilled and...

We’ve Got it: The 2018 Lineup

We’ve Got it: The 2018 Lineup

Oh Boy, we are growing some great plants.  We are going to offer some amazing heirlooms that you will not be able to find elsewhere.  We worked hard to create a line up that covered all the bases from the best high yield local heirlooms to hard to find ethnic...

Markets Where You Can Find US

Markets Where You Can Find US

Victory Gardeners - Ivan Tomato Rescue Project will be at the following Markets The Columbia Farmers Market  ARC 1701 West Ash, Columbia MO Saturday 8am-12pm April 15 2017- May 20th 2017     Baker Creek Planting Festival 2278 Baker Creek Road, Mansfield, MO...

Waste Not Want Not – Can It

Waste Not Want Not – Can It

Over the last couple of years I have worked towards a concept of less waste of food. I made the commitment to use what I have, well.  This sounds easy, however as an avid gardener I have a lot of food that matures in fits and starts.   I also like to make rather...

Learning to make Sauerkraut, Farmer Dan

Learning to make Sauerkraut, Farmer Dan

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending one of Farmer Dan’s famous sauerkraut classes.    It was held at the newly restored Grand Station in Hartsburg Missouri. Now as you may know, I am a bit obsessed with canning and preserving food.  I grow many things in my...

Seed Satyagrapha (End Seed Slavery)

Seed Satyagrapha (End Seed Slavery)

The efforts to control and own the rights to seeds has been going on for some time and is often headed by the big seed and pesticide industry.  In recent months we have seen some kinks in the armor of such forces with decreased profits and even lay offs by the giant...

Food Diversity and Why it is Important

Food Diversity and Why it is Important

Why do we care about food diversity?  Why are we bothering to put all this energy and money into saving a tomato?  So what if the Ivan is no more? Why is this so important? According to the international Development Research Center out of Canada here are some things...

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