Category Archives: Growing Italian

Franchi Seed Trials: Part 1

As the new owners of Seeds from Italy, we have committed to growing every variety of seeds we sell. That’s a lot of plants, and it will probably take us several years to trial them all. Luckily, winter doesn’t stop us because we are able to grow year-round in our three unheated hoophouses. In our first winter of growing Franchi seeds, we have been harvesting a steady supply of delicious vegetables. Here are photos we took on Christmas Day 2011 after we picked from the hoophouse and field.

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Braised Rapa, Scuplit Greens, & Sweet Italian Sausage Crostini

Portions: 6 Ingredients: Sweet Italian Sausage 1 link Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVO) 3/4 C Onions, small dice 1/2 C Garlic 1 lg. clove

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2012 Catalog

SFI catalog – webedition

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Bill’s Newsletter Archives

Many people requested we archive the newsletters that Bill used to send out. While many of the issues are inevitably still caught up in the jumble of the new business, we’ve managed to find some of the issues.  As we discover more of the issues, we will make them available here too. Bill’s Seeds from Italy Newsletter Archives Volume 1, issue 2 Volume 1, issue 3 Volume 8, issue 1 Volume 8, issue 2 Volume 9, issue 1 Volume 10, issue 1 Recipes from Volume 2

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Retail Racks

Seeds from Italy now offers a retail rack program for independent garden centers, Italian markets, farm stores, gift shops, and other retailers. Click on the link below to view and print a 10-page brochure about our retail racks.   Seeds from Italy Retail Rack Brochure 2012  

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Order form

SFI order form

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How to grow garlic

Download complete instructions for planting and growing garlic.


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