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Old January 17, 2019   #1
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Has anyone had any experience with ordering from forgottenheirlooms.com? Their prices are 6 seeds for $1. Does anyone know who owns the company or where they're located? If you've ordered from them did the seeds arrive promptly? Were they the variety you ordered? What was your growing experience with the seeds?

I'm just very intrigued by this site...
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Old January 17, 2019   #2
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Has anyone had any experience with ordering from forgottenheirlooms.com? Their prices are 6 seeds for $1. Does anyone know who owns the company or where they're located? If you've ordered from them did the seeds arrive promptly? Were they the variety you ordered? What was your growing experience with the seeds?

I'm just very intrigued by this site...
Please give us a link to the site so we can see what it's all about and then those who want to can Google to their collective heart's delight.

Thanks in advance,

Carolyn, who knows lots of forgotten OP heirlooms,she is one herself,but that's not important re your initial post.
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Old January 17, 2019   #3
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For someone "preserving" the forgotten heirlooms he's growing a lot of NEW stuff. Fuzzy Blue Balls was a new unstable variety first being sold in 2017. A lot of the other tomatoes are newish too and you'll notice there's no background/history given for anything.
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Old January 17, 2019   #4
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Maybe they forgot to add the forgotten heirlooms I only saw two heirlooms
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Old January 18, 2019   #5
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Their phone number is in Ohio so it's probably safe to assume they are too. The about us page says they are a small hobby farm. I'm sure a reverse lookup on the phone number would give you a name, but I'm not sure it's going to be anyone I know. I haven't done business with them that I know of, certainly not as Forgotten Heirlooms (that name is a fine example of what Judge Judy refers to as puffing). Their site isn't easy to navigate and search doesn't work that well. It reminds me of Bounty Hunter Farms, but I think that's because they're using the same software, not because they're the same people.
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My search says Ken Fry is the owner. Many of his own pics on instagram leads me to believe he is legit.
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Carolyn, our internet is down at home and due to all the rain we've been having until the ground dries out enough the cable can be dug out it will remain that way according to the company we get our internet service from. They aren't charging us the monthly bill but to answer your question I have to go to the library to get internet right now. It's good it's on the way home but they don't allow copy and paste so I can't give the link. I appreciate your and everyone's else's input. Thanks!
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My search says Ken Fry is the owner. Many of his own pics on instagram leads me to believe he is legit.
And here's what I get when I google him.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Ken+...&bih=815&dpr=1

Anyone who wants to comment, please do so. I read it and already have formed my own opinion.

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I'd guess you approve of his paper envelope storage of seeds.
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