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                             An Announcement

As many of you know, Milkweed Tussock Tubers began our journey under the guiding assistance of our partner farm, Bittersweet Farm. We are pleased to inform you that in January 2023, we were gifted the deed to Bittersweet and have merged operations!! We will maintain this website and keep it up-to-date for now, but please visit us on our new website for more information about our new adventure. We promise that we are continuing to grow healthy, happy, unusual spuds for your gardens and kitchens. Don't hesitate to reach out.

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Milkweed Tussock Tubers

Rejuvenating Ecosystems, Taste Buds and Garden Plots With Radical Roots

A Short Spud Story

      Milkweed Tussock Tubers is located in the St Lawrence River Valley of Northern New York. We're a small-scale, queer-run spud and root operation begun in 2016, and St Lawrence County's only regenerative potato farm growing both table and self-tested seedstock. MTT promotes rare and unusual varieties while rejuvenating the ecosystems and communities in which we are based.

       We are driven by three objectives: restore and re-popularize unusual and endangered root crops; farm in the most ecologically responsible way possible; and teach others to do the same. We offer a diverse array of tablestock potatoes (papas), are building our varieties of unique seed and are restoring four threatened potatoes. We are also establishing our selection of native roots, and offer one variety of sunchokes (ohnenna'táhtsi)  while we cultivate two others. In a few years, we also hope to offer wild ginger and Solomon's seal, returning diversity to terra, textile, tonic and table.

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"A seed is small but rich with possibility, like love, which is as humble as it is powerful."
Pir Zia Inayat-Khan

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