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Free Seeds and Brochures at Seneca County Public Libraries


Get started on your harvest of fresh vegetables and colorful flowers by picking up a free packet of seeds and corresponding brochure at any of the five public libraries in Seneca County.  Seneca County Farm Bureau and Harris® Seeds provided the brochures and colorful packets of seeds to the libraries for patrons to take free of charge.


“We value the educational efforts of Farm Bureau,” said Dick Chamberlin, president of Harris® Seeds in Rochester, New York.  Since their founding, in 1879, Harris Seeds’ mission is to provide customers with the finest products available coupled with friendly and courteous service.


“Librarians, parents and educators will have ready-made, hands-on projects for children by coupling a packet of seeds with the corresponding brochure available at the display in each library.  The brochures were created by the New York Farm Bureau Foundation” said Ann Heizmann, president of the Seneca County Farm Bureau.


Some of the topics of the 19 pamphlets are:  Tomatoes, Berries, Peppers, Cheese, Apples, Eggs, Winter Squash, Soybeans, Cabbage, Sheep & Wool, Cauliflower, Pumpkins, Farm Safety, Honey, and Careers linked to Agriculture.


We are pleased to work with Harris® Seeds to give libraries seeds again this year,” said Tara Lott who coordinates the project.  Using the information on the seed packets and in the brochures people will learn more about each food.  Recipes are included in some of the brochures.


The free seed packets and brochures are available at:  Edith B. Ford Memorial Library in Ovid, Interlaken Public Library, Lodi Whittier Library, Seneca Falls Library and Waterloo Library.  For more information on the New York Farm Bureau Foundation for Agricultural Education go to  For more information on Harris® Seeds go to


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