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.
Hundreds of years ago, Genovese villagers selected this basil for making pesto. It features large, thick, deep green leaves on sturdy plants. Yes, you can make pesto with a food processor. But why not spend a half hour on some breezy, summery day making it the old-fashioned way with a mortar and pestle?