Hudson Valley Seed company takes breeding to an art form. All of their seeds are open pollinated on their upstate New York Farm, all heirloom, organic and never GMO. Each year they do an open call for artists to design their beautiful packaging.
Foods have meanings that change over time. Mesclun mix salads containing arugula were staples of the Romans, but arugula was later banned by the Catholic Church due to its reputation as an aphrodisiac. Today, despite its ease of growth, arugula is sometimes used to symbolize snooty foodie culture. We are not bitter, but we don't think there are any vegetables too elite to grow in your humble home gardens, especially when they're as fast-growing and delicious as arugula.
Adult leaves can be harvested within four weeks of sowing. Its characteristic zing is irreplaceable and beloved by many. From the seedling stage until early maturity, it can be harvested for fresh eating in salads and garnishing sandwiches; when it gets older, it can be braised in olive oil for a terrific cooked green that is great with pasta dishes.