Heirloom and Heritage Preservation Project
The Heritage and Heirloom Preservation Project promotes heirloom and heritage products through signage at farmer stands and incorporation into all GCM programs.
Green City Market works with its Market vendors to help preserve and promote heirloom varieties of vegetables and fruits and heritage breeds of animals – the foods our ancestors enjoyed for centuries. Over decades these products have adapted to local environmental conditions and are often better able to withstand disease and harsh environmental conditions than their genetically engineered relations. Preserving them preserves the biodiversity of our food supply. Look for the large “H” sign around the Market that designates an heirloom variety of fruit or vegetable or a heritage variety of animal. Visit The Edible Gardens in the Zoo and see the plant that provides the fruit or vegetable as it grows. Sample different heirloom products during our monthly Savor the Seasons tasting sessions and check out the weekly chef demonstrations for ways to enjoy these products throughout the season.