Glorious Heirloom Fruits and Vegetables

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Glorious Heirloom Fruits and Vegetables

December 2009/January 2010

With its 2010 calendar filled with garden-fresh recipes and vibrant photos, the Seed Savers Exchange provides an elegant celebration of garden diversity.

Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2010, the Seed Savers Exchange is a nonprofit network of gardeners dedicated to preserving and sharing heirloom seeds. Since 1975, Exchange members have passed on approximately 1 million samples of rare seeds to other gardeners.

The organization permanently maintains several thousand endangered vegetable varieties on its 890-acre Heritage Farm in Decorah, Iowa, and the bounty of the Exchange’s seed preservation efforts lives in countless gardens, kitchens and markets across the country.

You can support the Seed Savers Exchange by becoming a member, or by purchasing one of its splendid 2010 calendars, which feature elegant photos of heirloom fruits, vegetables and flowers, as well as mouthwatering, garden-fresh recipes. This celebration of garden diversity makes a perfect holiday gift. 2010 calendars are $13.95 each and are available at the Seed Savers Exchange website, or by calling 563-382-5990. (The heirloom varieties featured here are also available from the Seed Savers Exchange.)

Enjoy this exclusive sampling of recipes from previous Seed Savers Exchange calendars, featuring photos by edible-landscaping expert Rosalind Creasy.

Apple Salad with Pecorino Romano
Braised Eggplant Stuffed with Garlic
Braised Rainbow Chard
Corn Bread
Eggplant Parmesan Gratin
Honeydew Melon with Toasted Peanuts and Southeast Asian Herbs
Nectarine and Raspberry Streusel
Prizewinner Green Beans with Tomatoes and Herbs
Simple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cherries and Nuts