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Posted 9/26/17

Farmer Aaron Varadi (left) looks on as Michaela Colley, program director of the Organic Seed Alliance, explains how breeders of magenta chard weed out the undesirable elements of its gene pool, such …

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Farmer Aaron Varadi (left) looks on as Michaela Colley, program director of the Organic Seed Alliance, explains how breeders of magenta chard weed out the undesirable elements of its gene pool, such as white stems, often via the expedience of literally hand-picking and throwing out the plants that have grown in ways they don’t want. Photos by Kirk Boxleitner

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