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Organic Tea, Homegrown by Heroes & History of Beets
One of the joys of what we do is introducing you to things we truly enjoy. Tea is one of those, but not just any tea.
Most tea sold in stores today is much the same as the commercial tomatoes we love to hate - a commodity product designed to fill a market niche with no connection to either the grower or the consumer.
Rishi Teas only offers the highest quality Certified Fair Trade and Organicloose leaf teas, fresh each season, direct from tea gardens around the world. They work hand in hand with families of skilled artisans who have been making traditional teas and herbs for generations, allowing them to produce rare and exclusive teas that offer an unmatched level of freshness. When you open your first sealed pouch of Rishi Tea, you will understand as the fragrance envelopes you!
We are happy to work with and introduce you to this small, dedicated company that has as one of its core goals a revitalizing cup of tea. OurOrganic tea offerings include a few traditional handcrafted teas along with some new herbal blendings that should excite your palate.
Homegrown by Heroes
Many of you that have been with us for awhile know that we are a Veteran owned and run business - 75% of Terroir Seeds are veterans: Allan and Eileen were Air Force during the Vietnam conflict and Stephen was Navy during the Persian Gulf.
We have consistently supported and encouraged programs that helped veterans old and new transition into agriculture. Farmer Veteran Coalition is one of many such extremely beneficial programs that we've gotten behind and encouraged fellow vets to get involved with.
We are extremely pleased to announce that Terroir Seeds is now certified as a Homegrown by Heroes company - the first seed company of any size to be certified as being owned and run by veterans. Our goal is to use this award to reach out to more veterans that want to enter agriculture and help them with the transition.
As one person commented on the returning veterans wanting to become farmers,
"These men and women have done the single hardest thing possible in serving their country; they've written a blank check payable up to and including their lives. Now they've finished their service and want to do the second hardest thing possible - grow food. We need to help them however possible and not stand in their way!"
History of Beets
Did you know that beets weren't always the deep red we are familiar with, but that characteristic was selected for and bred into them in the 1700's? Lighter red existed much earlier than that, but not in the blood-red shades we know today.
Make sure to read the History of Beetsfor the full story! Don't forget to try both recipes at the end of today's article.
From the soil to the seed to the food you eat - we'll help you grow your best garden!
"We believe in a world of healthy soil, seed, food and people. Everyone has a fundamental need for vibrant food and health, which are closely linked.
We work to achieve this by challenging and changing conventional gardening thinking, providing successful and unique methods and techniques while inspiring the power of choice and action for the individual."
Stephen and Cindy Scott
Terroir Seeds | Underwood Gardens