Appalachian Seeds - Welcome!
|We were delighted to be at Meredith College March 13, 2012 for a convocation featuring Bill Landis and the premiere of his new film Seeds. Appalachian Seeds is proud to be part of this project.|
|Appalachian Seeds Farm and Nursery received a 2012 grant from the Appalachian Botanical Alliance!|
We are a small, family farm producing certified organic heirloom tomato seeds and plants, eclectic medicinal and culinary herbs, and a diverse selection of heirloom vegetable plants.
We have been growing many heirloom tomato varieties since 1998. Our specialty has always been heirloom tomato seeds and heirloom tomato plants. (see list of tomatoes we grow on the family farm, with pictures and descriptions) Our work with heirloom tomatoes has been featured in Southern Living magazine (May 1999, Timeless Tomatoes), Back Home magazine (Mar/Apr 2002, Grow "Real" Tomatoes) and Blue Ridge Country magazine (July 2004, Meet Mr. Tomato) among others.
Today we offer many unique and unusual open-pollinated, annual and perennial flowers, culinary and medicinal herbs, and gourmet vegetables (see availability list with descriptions). In addition we are now growing a diverse selection of edible landscape plants including elderberry, blueberries, grapes, and figs in 1 gal containers.
We mainly sell our plants to regional garden centers and organically-minded stores like the Hendersonville Community Coop and French Broad Food Coop, Earth Fare, B.B. Barnes in Arden, Villagers in west Asheville, Roots and Fruits Market and Mellie Mac's Garden Shack in Black Mountain, Fletcher Valley Natural Foods in Fletcher, along with heirloom tomato seeds and heirloom tomato plants on our website. See bedding plants and tomatoes. We are also at the Organic Growers School in March, NC Herb Festival, the first weekend in May each year, and Growin' in the Mountains at the end of April both at the WNC Farmers Market in Asheville, NC.
PLEASE NOTE: Our heirloom tomato plants are NOT available at Jesse Israel Garden Center this year.