January 3, 2024

Let’s Chat w/ Jere Gettle, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

We’re kicking off the year with a seedy conversation! We’re sitting down to chat with Jere Gettle, owner of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, America’s largest heirloom seed supplier!

Episode Guest

Episode Guest

Jere Gettle started Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company when he was 17 years old, with $100 and a tote bin full of heirloom seeds he had grown on his family’s homestead in the Missouri Ozarks. Today Baker Creek is North America’s largest heirloom seed company, offering about 1,000 varieties of heirloom seeds from around the world. Though the company has grown from a teenager’s hobby to a thriving global business, Jere’s passion for heirlooms, gardening, healthy eating, community, and self-sufficiency remains at the heart of the business and serves to inspire others.
Learn more about Jere’s work and shop for seeds at www.rareseeds.com

We’re kicking off the year with a seedy conversation! We’re sitting down to chat with Jere Gettle, owner of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, America’s largest heirloom seed supplier!
We talk about Jere’s gardens and his favorite things to grow, what it’s like living at the Baker Creek village and some his favorite offerings from the 2024 Whole Seeds Catalog!

We also dig into how Baker Creek can offer hundreds of heirloom varieties from around the world – while honoring the people, places and cultures that these seeds call home. You don’t want to miss this conversation!

Before the interview, Bevin shares his thoughts on a recent article in the winter edition of Edible Wow Magazine. On page 39, author Courtney Burk has written an amazing article on the many ways that we can enjoy eating squash… and not just the flesh of the fruit! Burk interviews a handful of farmers and chefs that share insights on eating squash flesh, skin and leaves. But what this article fails to mention is how easy it is to press a decadently delicious oil from the squash seeds!

You can find an Edible magazine for your region at https://www.ediblecommunities.com/

Learn more about how to press your own seed and nut oils at home with Bevin’s book The Complete Guide to Seed & Nut Oils. Its available on the Small House website and also on Amazon.

We’re launching our new Herb Co-op, an exclusive offering for members of our Patreon community!

Members will enjoy wholesale prices on bulk organic herbs and spices including black/green teas, flowers, roots & more! As a member of our community, you can enjoy the benefits of buying quality herbs by the ounce at special discount prices! Check it out and sign up today! https://www.patreon.com/smallhousefarm

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