our permaculture farming enterprise, located within our small upper midwest community’s city limits, will offer produce from “niche” crops… enticing consumers to try something new!
Do they taste any different?
Heirloom fruits and vegetables add variety and diversity to the table. Big Food only produces a few varieties of fruits and vegetables; if a disease or infestation were to hit, we’d be in trouble. So this is one reason to plant heirloom crops. Another is to add some color and vibrance to the dinner table.
There may be slight variations in how these crops taste, just like with any other crops. Some may be more sweet, some more tart. But there are thousands of varieties of fruits and veggies that are rarely planted and deserve a chance, such as these rad purple potatoes:
Rareseeds.com is a good source for heirloom seeds.
I like how all of these 11-17 year olds are just going to school with vampires and werewolves and giant spiders and vicious three-headed dogs in their backyard, yet they need a permission slip with an iron-clad parent/guardian signature to go have a harmless butterbeer at the nearby wizarding village.