Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Comstock Ferre & Co.






Comstock Ferre & Co. in Wethersfield is the country's oldest continuously operating seed store.
They have a dazzling array of seed packs for heritage vegetables.


Irina is the store's manager.

21 comments:

VP said...

I am not crazy about seeds, but I will surely find something I like...

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

All of our shops like this have gone out of business, replaced by modern Garden Centres which have a wide range of stock - but, in my experience, never what you actually want.

Kate said...

Since I am not a successful gardener, I nonetheless adore seed catalogues and stores. Wishful thinking? I did manage a handful of cherry tomatoes this season, tho.

Birdman said...

Love that building image. What do seed stores do in the fall?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Heritage seeds should always be sold out of a building that looks like this Jack :)

Luis Gomez said...

Love these shots Jack.

Sharon Anck said...

When I was visiting my sister in Missouri we stumbled on the a place very much like this. It was really off the beaten path so it was a surprise to find it where we did. The shelves inside had a huge array of all kinds of seeds for all kinds of vegetables. It's nice to know these places exist.

Sylvia K said...

I do love this building for a seed store!! Now how unique it that!! It is indeed nice to know that places like this exist -- somewhere!! Another great one for the day, Jack! Having fun yet? I just bet you are!

Halcyon said...

I love the look of the building! Although I don't have a garden, it looks like a fun place to explore. :)

William Kendall said...

The building has a lot of character.

Malyss said...

She seems so Young to be a manager . I like the old building , and I remember the special smell of this kind of store , someone in my family had one when I was a kid .

Kay said...

Very appealing place...it looks pretty irresistible. And the beet seeds remind me that I'm overdue to try planting a fall crop.

RedPat said...

I love the old building, Jack!

cieldequimper said...

For a second I thought what are Garrots?

So what are you planting? I'm sure Irina helped you choose...

jennyfreckles said...

Doing some gardening then? I like the way they stock beetroot under the carrots sign. So sad that there are few of these places left.

Taken For Granted said...

Looks like a great resource and the manager is cute too. Isn't it a bit late in the season to be thinking of seed? Thanks for the book suggestion. Will check it out.

Randy said...

I would love to visit that store.

Virginia said...

Love the old wooden bins and the outside mmmmmmmmmmmmm, love that old brick.
V

EG CameraGirl said...

What a neat place to purchase seeds. Sure beats the chain store racks!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Ooh, the array is almost overwhelming.

Susie said...

Please add this place to our December itinerary:)