GMO labeling poses a significant threat to the commercial food industry’s profits, and they are fighting back.
About Stephen Scott
Stephen Scott is co-owner of Terroir Seeds, a family owned and operated heirloom seed company that focuses on the "Cycle of Terroir"- from the soil, to the seed, to the food you eat; providing heirloom seeds, education and information for all phases of the cycle.
Entries by Stephen Scott
Coffee grounds are great for soil, providing minerals and energy to decomposing microbes, buffering soil pH and feeding earthworms.
Food prices are expected to increase due to the worst drought in more than 50 years with more than 26 states in natural-disaster status.
The USDA completely deregulated GMO sugar beets for unrestricted planting in the US. Is your sugar safe, with 95% sugar beets already GMO?
Controversy surrounds “Has Organic Been Oversized?”. It’s not about organic agriculture, but organic certification. Don’t be confused!
Heirloom tomatoes retain the flavor that have been bred out of commercial varieties over the past 70 years, new research shows.
The upcoming GMO labeling vote in California is shaping up to be a huge fight for both sides, with battle lines clearly drawn.
Ferry Morse was recently sold and almost half of the employees were immediately laid off with a 60 day lump-sum severance pay.
An interview with Dr. Vandana Shiva on the history of genetically modified seeds and actual GMO production versus what was promised.
Fall and Winter Gardening Season, Slow Food Terra Madre Update, Growing Milkweed for the Monarch Butterfly, Please Share Your Garden Photos and Reviews & Upcoming events and shows
Milk, in surprisingly small amounts, can make multiple significant positive impacts on the health and productivity of your entire garden.
Terroir Seeds recently helped coordinate a milkweed growing project to benefit the Monarch butterfly. Here’s the full story!
FarmPlate is a revolutionary online community using technology to connect producers of local food with eaters everywhere.
The Organic food sector is a very profitable business for Big Food and Big Ag. Who controls the Organic Standards, and what do they mean?
Community Supported Fisheries lets you know where your fish and seafood comes from, how it was harvested and pays the fishermen directly.
Nathan Winters winds up deeply in love with sustainable farming and a new relationship with food after a 4300 mile bike trip across America.
The local food movement is a new model of finding ways to make it profitable for both the farmer and consumer through small scale farming.
2012 Slow Food Terra Madre, Home Garden Bug Solution, Overlooked Benefits of Home Gardening & Heirloom Seeds and The Native Garden
We are honored to be selected as part of 200 US delegates to the 2012 Slow Food Terra Madre in Turin, Italy October 25-29, 2012.
Heirloom seeds and native plants can create beneficial relationships providing more positive results than either one could alone.
Home gardening offers many benefits, some you can hold and eat along with many others that you can’t. See these overlooked blessings.
Here’s a recipe we’ve found to be effective in dealing with unwanted insects and other bugs in your garden in a non-toxic way.
Succession planting is attracting home gardeners who discover much more production possible from their current garden without chemicals.
Finding and picking perfectly ripe heirloom vegetables or fruit requires the engagement all of your senses. Read on as we show you how!
Hortopita Spring Greens & Feta Pie, We Now Take PayPal!, FarmPlate & Heirloom Corn History
Heirloom corn has a richness and depth of flavor that can’t be forgotten. We share a bit of history on heirloom sweet corn from 1884.
Hortopita is a savory pie that is stuffed with horta, or edible spring greens and feta cheese between filo pastry sheets.
Tasty Tomatoes Guide, Seed Packet Wedding Favors, Heirloom Tomato Growing Tips & Home Gardening As Therapy
Home gardening can be one of the best therapeutic activities available. Regain your sanity with your hands in the soil.
The heirloom tomato has seen a meteoric rise over the past few years. We share tips to get the best out of your heirloom tomato plants!
Heirloom peas have a much longer history than most people realize, feeding mankind since before the Stone age.
The movie “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” and your heirloom garden are more closely related than you thought!
The History of Heirloom Peas, “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” and Your Heirloom Garden, 5 Overlooked Varieties You Should Know About & “Hungry for Change”
Successful heirloom seed starting at home can be simple and easy using the proven techniques we show you in this new article and video.
Membership Program, Ancient Sicilian Farmhouse Wheat and Lentil Soup, Spring Garden Soil Elixer & Heirloom Seed Starting Made Easy
Zuppa Di Grano e Lenticchie or Catanian Wheat and Lentil Soup is an ancient farm soup that is enjoying a resurgence in its home country of Sicily.
Raising backyard chickens is becoming increasingly popular, no matter where you live. Growing heirloom vegetables is the best way to feed them well.
New Varieties Just In!, Heirloom Gardening for Backyard Chickens, Our Top 10 Best Sellers
Successful Heirloom Seed Starting for the Home Gardener, Burgundy Cockscomb – Celosia cristata, Seed Starting Media For the Home Gardener & French Sorrel or “Lemonade in a Leaf”
Good seed starting media is essential for healthy strong transplants for the home gardener. We show the different elements for a great seed starting media.
French sorrel is known as “lemonade leaf” and has been prized for its nutritional and culinary qualities for centuries. In many climates it will nativize.
A look at a successful small scale heirloom seed starting setup. We show you the components used, how they work together and how you can create your own!
Planning and Planting Your Spring Garden, Dijon Roasted Beets, Szechuan Buttons or Toothache Plant & Organic Food Production Can Feed the World
Szechuan Buttons – a hot culinary trend for the tingling buzz they bring to your lips and tongue. Expensive to buy; easy to grow your own!
Dijon Roasted Heirloom Beets is a wonderful recipe for bringing out the rich earthy sweetness of heirloom beets from your home garden.
Here’s 11 great home garden planning ideas, along with several tools to help your heirloom seeds do their best in your home garden this year.
Our thoughts on Barry Estabrooks’ December 2011 article in The Atlantic on local organic agriculture and feeding the world.
Sopa de Tomate con Albóndigas, Free Seed has Returned!, What Are Heirloom Seeds?, Where Did My Favorite Heirloom Seeds Go? & “The Dirty Life- A Memoir of Farming, Food and Love” by Kristen Kimball
Why does your favorite heirloom seed varieties disappear from the catalog or website, sometimes reappearing and sometimes not? We show you some reasons!
Discussion of the origins and benefits of heirloom seeds along with the differences between heirloom, hybrid and GMO seeds.