|Bing image of Henry Fields Seeds & Nursery, 5200 Schenley Place, Greendale, Indiana|
I’ll be taking stock and placing my seed orders very soon. I thought it might be a useful service to post some information about the companies from which I primarily buy vegetable seed. The series is titled “May I recommend: ____ ?” I started with one of my favorite sources for melons and more, New Hope Seed Company. [Disclaimer: I am a customer of the companies I’ll post about. Nothing more.] There are others. What they have in common is that– at least as far as I’ve been able to ascertain– they are privately owned “family” businesses. This is not to say they are all small, but they are not BAD big.
Thinking about this, I was reminded of something that happened several years ago which led me to do some fairly thorough research on ownership of seed companies. Someone told me that Henry Fields Seeds & Nursery, “a household name for all your… since 1892,” was located in Greendale, IN, which was on our way to a range we liked. I thought, even if the nursery weren’t open to the public, I’d be able to see from afar what a commercial nursery looked like. Did I ever. This led me to do some digging around.
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