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Help Save Heirloom Seeds, Buy a Catalog Now

Oct 24, 2011

“To put it simply—these are good people with a small, historic business, selling important products during difficult times.” — Ricki Carroll

Campaign to Save D. Landreth Seed Company:
Purchase a catalog for $5 and help save the oldest seed company in the U.S.

The oldest seed company in the nation, D. Landreth Seed Company, is in danger of closing. This seller of heirloom seeds was founded in 1784 in New Freedom, Pennsylvania — even George Washington bought his seeds there! Barbara and Peter Melera bought the company in 2003 in an effort to reclaim it as a viable business, and to support a worthy cause. She borrowed capital and, unfortunately, her creditor recently called in her loan.

In order to keep this historic business from bankruptcy, the company is asking folks to pay $5 for their next catalog. They will be printing only the number of catalogs ordered in this campaign. If they can sell 225,000 catalogs, they will be able to pay their creditors and continue their business!

To order a catalog and help this company through a rough spot, or to make a contribution:

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