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Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds now available

From: James
Sent on: Thursday, February 18, 2010 4:11 PM
WE ARE NOW SELLING BAKER CREEK HEIRLOOM SEEDS at our indoor farmers' market at 200 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, open every Saturday from 9-2.

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds offers one of the largest selections of heirloom seeds in the U.S. with over 1000 varieties of tasty vegetables, fragrant flowers, and spicy herbs. Owner Jere Gettle founded the company in 1998 to promote and preserve our agricultural and culinary heritage. He collects many ethnic varieties each year through his extensive travels. Their varieties can be found in many major gardens, including Monticello Living History Farms, Colonial Williamsburg and the St. Louis Botanic Gardens.

CAPRA COLINA FARM IS STILL SELLING NAVAJO-CHURRO LAMB AT MARKET. Brought into New Mexico?s Rio Grande Valley by the Spanish explorers in the 16th Century, the Navajo-Churro sheep breed is North America?s earliest domesticated farm animal. They are descendants of the ancient Iberian breed, the Churra.

Shop at our farmers' market on Saturdays. Find out what you are eating and get to know the people who grow your food.

MORE CHICKS FOR SALE This Saturday, February 20, 2010. Farmers Gina and Eric (and their two lovely children) will be back selling young chicks. Gina will provide a handout filled with advice on how to raise these sweet and fun birds.

Available will be a variety of heavy-set layers, i.e. fat and fluffy birds with laid-back temperaments, which are good egg-layers and which are perfect for backyard farmers with children. These include Rhode Island Reds, Buff Orpingtons, Plymouth Barred Rocks and Araucanas.

And don?t forget that Denver Urban Homesteading sells chicken coops, organic chicken feed, oyster shell, diatomaceous earth and we host classes in a variety of homesteading skills, including how to raise backyard chickens. Our next class for raising backyard chickens is Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 2:30PM and the teacher is an experienced urban backyard chicken farmer. Check our website for more details and consider some of our other classes such as raising backyard goats, backyard fish farming, raising herbs and mushrooms, worm composting, extending the season with cold frames, permaculture, identifying edible weeds and even slaughtering chickens.

VISIT US AT or become a Fan on Facebook to receive regular market updates:!/pages/Denver-CO/Denver-Urban-Homesteading/[masked]?ref=mf

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