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From Farm to Table: Support your local Farmers Market

In celebration of National Farmers Market Week we present an image from our Nursery Seed Catalog Collection.

Peter Henderson & Co.  1888

From local family farms of early California settlers to collections describing farming technology, climate, natural environment, and crop productivity, Special Collections holds a wealth of materials that focus on the role of agriculture in California and the United States. Some notable collections include the Ferry-Morse Seed Company Archives, the Nursery and Seed Catalog Collection, and the F. Hal Higgins Collection. As the above image illustrates the Nursery and Seed Catalog Collection contains hundreds of colorful drawings of early vegetable and flower varieties.  A field of research awaiting the harvest.

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