“Butters” Garlic Seed (softneck)
Price: $21.50
Availability: out of season

    Sold in 1/2 pound increments.
    It’s true. There’s an heirloom variety of softneck garlic named after our very own MaryJane Butters (softneck means it does not produce a scape, making it ideal for weaving into garlic braids). It’s a rare variety that she slowly brought back into disease-free production over the course of 20 years. From 60 different varieties that she conducted field trials on, this one was in a standout league of its own—truly remarkable. It stores well into spring without sprouting, peels super easy, and each individual bulb is large and amazing to work with when cooking, plus it’s packed with flavor. It was originally found in the outback of Germany by Rich Hannan, the director of the Western Region U.S. Department of Agriculture Germ Plasma Bank, located right next door to us in Pullman, Washington. There truly is no finer softneck garlic than “Butters.”

    This is a Project F.A.R.M. (First-class American Rural Made) product.

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    “MaryJane” Garlic Seed (hardneck)
    Price: $21.50
    Availability: out of season

      Sold in 1/2 pound increments. 
      It’s true. There’s an heirloom variety of hardneck garlic named after our very own MaryJane (hardneck means it produces a scape). It’s a rare variety that she slowly brought back into disease-free production over the course of 20 years. From 60 different varieties that she conducted field trials on, this one was in a standout league of its own—truly remarkable. It stores well into spring without sprouting, peels super easy, and each individual bulb is large and amazing to work with when cooking, plus it’s packed with flavor. It was originally found in the outback of the Soviet Union by Rich Hannan, the director of the Western Region U.S. Department of Agriculture Germ Plasma Bank, located right next door to us in Pullman, Washington. There truly is no finer hardneck garlic than “MaryJane.”

      This is a Project F.A.R.M. (First-class American Rural Made) product.

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      Sweet Lena Iris Rhizomes
      Price: $15.00
      Availability: available

        “It is very rare to come across an iris as sweet smelling as my Sweet Lena,” says Martin Holland, cultivator of our special fragrant iris. Sweet Lena, or Pallida Androfertila, is known to have the strongest sweet violet fragrance. It is blue/lavender with white trim, 24–28 inches tall, and often carries 5–7 blooms on one stem. Named for his mother, Martin multiplied the six irises she gave him until he had about 40,000, and sold them for 30 years. When he retired from iris farming at age 83, his stock of iris came to us. Read more about Martin Holland. Sweet Lenas are hardy, they adapt to most climates, and they are easy to grow.

        This is a Project F.A.R.M. (First-class American Rural Made) product.

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