Folks Farm & Seed

Folks Farm and Seed is a small, ecologically-minded farm based in Fort Collins. Their mission is to grow top quality produce from regionally adapted, open pollinated seeds that they either save themselves or purchase from local growers. By using bioregional adaptation, they grow plants that are better suited to Northern Colorado’s climate. This helps to limit water usage, nutrient use, and breeds a more resilient food system.

Fort Collins Nursery is now carrying a great selection of bioregionally adapted seed from Folks Farm & Seed including the following varieties. 

Yellow Woman Dry Bean

Phaseolus vulgaris

  • Bush bean, does not need support
  • Creamy texture with rich flavor profile
  • Heirloom variety
  • 100 days to harvest
  • Harvest when pod is fully dry
  • 95% germination rate

Australe Lettuce

Lactuca sativa

  • Somewhere between a butterhead and little gem variety
  • Beautiful, red tinged leaves with incredible texture
  • Highly productive with great consistency
  • Suited to 9” spacing
  • 50 Days to harvest
  • 98% germination rate

Tarahumara Sunflower

Helianthus annuus

  • Towering 7-10 feet tall
  • Single-head sunflowers with white seeds
  • Have long been grown as a staple food crop in Mexico by the Tarahumara Indigenous peoples
  • 90 days to harvest
  • 70% germination rate

Tomatillo Verde

Physalis philadephica

  • Bushy plants
  • Produce tons of green tomatillos through the season
  • Two plants required for pollination
  • Delicious additions to salsas
  • 60 Days to harvest
  • Harvest when fruit is golf ball sized
  • 90% germination rate

Originally published on February 4th, 2020.