Honored to say the least, it was a pleasure hosting the Gettle family as they toured Hawaii. I began my farm with Baker Creek Heirloom seeds, and I continue to this day with their company. Last April 1st, I took a chance by growing only heirloom seed as a means of trying to bring back squash growing to Hawaii Island. I thought that maybe I could avoid the many pests and disease here in the islands by using historic varieties. Bingo…it worked and with a great deal of style, beauty, and flavor to boot.
I loved the Gettle’s company, and I believed that they were an honest company that I wanted to do business with. Who would have thought that they would visit my pumpkin patch just prior to the farm turning one year old. Some times dreams do come true. That “chance” I was taking put me on the map for local produce. I grew exceptional, big, flavorful squash and worked directly with chefs to make a market for them.
Thank you Jere, Emilee, Sasha, and wee baby Malia!
Some of the take aways from their seed: Great germination, wonderful flavors, pure seeds, history, a wide variety of Winter squash and so much more.