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Lia Babitch and Ian Robb are co-managers of Turtle Tree Seed in Copake, New York. Part of a Camphill Village, their non-profit seed company grows and sells 100% open-pollinated non-GMO vegetable, herb and flower seeds, all grown using biodynamic and organic practices. They grow several dozen varieties on their farm in Copake and redistribute seed from other Biodynamic seed growers from around the country. Fruition Seeds sources only seeds that were grown on their farm in Copake.

Lia grew up on a biodynamic farm in Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, PA. Her formal learning about saving seeds was at Stormy Hall Seeds in Camphill Village Botton in Danby, Yorkshire, UK. Upon returning to the US, she took John Navazio's course on Organic Seed Saving, and became the Seed Garden Manager and Co-General Manager at Turtle Tree Seed where she was trained by the founders, Beth and Nathan Corymb. This is her fourth season at Turtle Tree Seed, where she continues to learn from and love her work.

See below for all of the varieties we offer grown by our friends at Turtle Tree!


Organic New York Hardy Mache

As delectable as it is hardy. We are always thrilled to have this mild, aromatic green in February!


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Organic Piracicaba Broccoli Organic Piracicaba Broccoli

Extraordinary flavor is why we grow Piracicaba.


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Organic Boothby Blonde Cucumber

HEIRLOOM  Six-inch ivory fruits are sweet and tender, the essence of Summer!


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Organic Giant Swiss Snow Pea Organic Giant Swiss Snow Pea

HEIRLOOM Exceptionally long & sweet snow peas.



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Organic Lemon Balm Organic Lemon Balm

HEIRLOOM An edible, vigorous & easy to grow perennial.


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Organic Winter Density Lettuce Organic Winter Density Lettuce

Fruition's staff favorite in 2014! Melt in your mouth with super crunchy midribs.


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Organic Butterflay Spinach Organic Butterflay Spinach

Melt-in-your-mouth, semi-savoy & super cold-hardy.


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