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I’ll Be Wandering the National Heirloom Exposition This Thursday!

I'll be wandering the National Heirloom Exposition this Thursday!

Hi friends! I am pretty psyched to confirm this — I’ll be making my way up north to the National Heirloom Exposition in Santa Rosa this Thursday, September 11!

I’ve wanted to go to this expo for a few years now. It’s put on by the great people at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds (where I get most of my seeds) and has grown to become quite an impressive event since their first in 2011 — the “world’s pure food fair,” as they call it.

What will you find there? Thousands (!!!) of varieties of fruits and vegetables on display (their tower o’ squash is infamous!), plant nurseries and seed purveyors, poultry and livestock exhibits, biodynamic demonstration gardens, natural food vendors and farmers’ market, an exhibit hall with hundreds of vendors, and a full line-up of speakers speaking on a range of topics from food politics to urban gardening. And tons, tons more (literally… you’ll find me geeking out at the giant pumpkin contest).

With so much to see and do, I’ll be there when the doors open. If you see me wandering around the fairgrounds, feel free to walk up and introduce yourself!

If you’re a current or potential sponsor, partner, or other business hoping to connect, drop me an email or a tweet before or during the event. I would love to meet in person and put some faces to the names I know!

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I'm a plant lover, passionate road-tripper, and cookbook author whose expert advice and bestselling books have been featured in TIME, Outside, HGTV, and Food & Wine. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook is my latest book. Garden Betty is where I write about modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring—all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more »


  • Ria
    September 8, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Wow! Being a California native now transplanted to the Missouri Ozarks I never grasped how precious Baker Seeds would be to those who don’t see them as just another neighbor. If there is anything I can do to help you out with your gardening fix please let me know. They are just down the road from us.

    • Linda Ly
      September 8, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      Thank you for the offer! And it sounds like you live in an idyllic place. 🙂 Baker Creek has been a supporter of Garden Betty since the early days, so I gotta give those guys some love. Though they’re not the only company focused on open-pollinated heirloom seeds, they’re one of the most politically active and aware, which I appreciate.

  • Bren
    September 8, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Looking forward to your shares … I hope you share lots of photos of the beautiful heirloom veggies!

    • Linda Ly
      September 8, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      My Instagram might explode! 😉


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