Fall 2013 Newsletter
summer has come to an end and with it another busy gardening season. Here
on our farm we are wrapping up the 2013 harvest and we will (hopefully) be
tilling soil and sowing cover crops this coming week.
haven't already done so, there is still time in many locations to get your cover
crops planted and your gardens put to bed for the winter. Cover crops help
to prevent winter erosion as well as to maintain and improve your soil's
fertility. You can find seeds by
Speaking of harvest, we are very excited about some of the "new" (old) varieties
that we will be offering for the 2014 gardening season. Some are old
family heirlooms whose protection and public introduction are at the core of our
Many of you planted fall gardens in the later part of the summer. For
some, this was your first time.
Drop us an email and let us know what kinds of things you are enjoying out of
your "off season" gardens.
With harvest just now being completed,
it will be several weeks before we finish cleaning, testing and
knowing what we will have available. Check the "New
for 2014" category on our website on occasion. We add
items there as they are made ready for purchase. We also tend to
announce each item, as they are added to inventory, on our
as well as our Twitter
feed. I encourage and invite you to "Like Us" and / or
Other News - Here is a quick listing of
what has been going on around the farm and at Victory Seed Company since the
As mentioned, the end of a good harvest has been
We are working on finishing up the conversion and
expansion of an old cattle "loafing barn" into an equipment shed. Summers
on the farm always include some form of new construction or the maintenance of
As we start the process of preparing the harvested
seeds for sale, I will be organizing research notes and documentation and will
start writing the history and descriptions used on the product web pages and in
the upcoming catalog.
At the end of the summer, two of our staff headed
back to school full-time - Our daughter-in-law was accepted into a physical
therapist program and our friend Patricia (who is also our daughter's
mother-in-law) was accepted into a medical assistant program. We will miss
their daily presence here on the farm, are thankful for their many contributions
over the years, and wish them the best of success in their new careers!
If you are just getting to know us,
and as a reminder to our longtime supporters, you can check
to keep better connected with what we are up to here at the Victory Seed
Until next time, gardening
success to you,
Victory Seed Company
Current Promotional Opportunity
2013 Season Close-Out Special . . .
At the end of every season we end up with extra
inventory that is packaged for the current year. What we haven't sold by
the time that we switch over to the upcoming year, we donate though
In spite of conflicting news to the contrary,
times still seem to be tough for most of us. So we have decided to hold
one last special discount offer for the year in the form of a season close-out
special. So while supplies last, take 10% off all seed packets labeled for
the 2013 season.
Please be assured that we do not sell "bad" seeds.
We test our seed lots multiple times throughout the year (a task just recently
completed) and discard any that do not meet or exceed standards.
Additionally, instructions for how to properly store seeds until next season
will be included with your order.
Enter 2013close to earn 10% off of your
next order. For instructions on how to use the coupon code,
This offer is good while inventory lasts and expires at midnight PST on November
DO forward this
email offer to
all of your gardening friends and family. Your word-of-mouth
recommendations help promote
our seed variety preservation work
and is our primary form of advertising. Thank you!
Share Your Experience and Make Our Site Better
- Although your orders are what keep our bills paid and directly support our
seed variety preservation work,
there are other ways that you can help.
For example, if you garden with
Victory Seeds®, you can make the site more useful to
everyone by sharing pictures, your experiences and writing a review.
Reviewing a variety is simple.
Just revisit the variety's product page and look for the following link [
Review this item].
You can even earn 25
Victory Points™ for each review that is approved!
For more ideas on ways to help that not only don't
cost you money but may even earn you store credit, visit our
support opportunity page at
www.vintageveggies.com/support.html. We really do appreciate
you taking the time to do this.
Victory Points™ Program
Get Rewarded When You Shop!
the last newsletter I introduced our new customer rewards program, Victory
Points™. This is just another way for us to thank you for choosing to
support our seed variety preservation work by using our Victory Seeds®
in your gardens.
There is nothing special that you need to do to join or enroll
or subscribe. Simply log into your customer account every time you shop
and automatically earn Victory Points™.
one Victory Point™
$1 you spend.
One caveat is that paying with PayPal
circumvents our user account system. By design, PayPal keeps its accounts
separate so if you choose to log into your PayPal account to complete your
purchase, you will not be logging into your Victory Seed Company account and
therefore will not earn Victory Points™.
About Our Work - If you
have read our mission statement,
you know that we do not exist as an organization to simply sell seeds. We sell
seeds to fund our plant variety preservation work and to keep rare, heirloom and
open-pollinated varieties available to home gardeners. We are a little
different from other
seed companies in this way. Thank you for your continued support.