Slow Food's Ark of Taste

Ark of Taste
The Ark of Taste is a living catalog of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction. By identifying and championing these foods we keep them in production and on our plates.

Since 1996, more than 2,500 products from over 50 countries have been added to the International Ark of Taste. Over 200 of these foods are from the USA, and we are always seeking more edible treasures to include.

The Ark of Taste is a tool for farmers, ranchers, fishers, chefs, grocers, educators and consumers to seek out and celebrate our country's diverse biological, cultural and culinary heritage.
More information about discovering, nominating, tasting and championing Ark of Taste varieties can be found at:

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Slow Food's Ark of Taste
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Amish Paste Tomato

Amish Paste Tomato TM126

80 days. Many seed savers believe this is the ultimate paste tomato. Giant,... Read More
Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry

Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry GR132

65 days. Polish heirloom variety has unusually fine flavor—very sweet with... Read More
Aunt Ruby's German Green Tomato

Aunt Ruby's German Green Tomato TG101

85 days. One of the largest green beefsteaks. Can grow to over 1 pound... Read More
Boston Marrow Squash

Boston Marrow Squash SQ221

(C. maxima) Lovely 15 lb fruit is hubbard-shaped and a brilliant... Read More
Canada Crookneck Squash

Canada Crookneck Squash SQ266

(C. moschata) 110 days. Old New England variety, preserved at Old Sturbridge... Read More
Candy Roaster - North Georgia Squash

Candy Roaster - North Georgia Squash SQ240

(C. maxima) 95 days. Here is a smaller strain of Candy Roaster from northern... Read More
Cherokee Purple Tomato

Cherokee Purple Tomato TP101

80 days. An old Cherokee Indian heirloom, pre-1890 variety; beautiful,... Read More
Cherokee Trail of Tears

Cherokee Trail of Tears BN134

Pole, 65 days. This heirloom was brought from Tennessee by the Cherokee... Read More
Christmas Pole Lima

Christmas Pole Lima LB104

95 days. Very large white beans with beautiful, dark red splashes, rich... Read More
Datil Pepper

Datil Pepper HPP191

(Capsicum chinense) Renowned pepper originating from St. Augustine, Florida.... Read More
Fish Pepper

Fish Pepper HPP122

80 days. An African-American heirloom popular in the Philadelphia/Baltimore... Read More
Garlic - Inchelium Red (1/2 LB) PRE-ORDER, FREE SHIPPING

Garlic - Inchelium Red (1/2 LB) PRE-ORDER, FREE SHIPPING GB102

German Pink Tomato

German Pink Tomato TK173

85-90 days. One of the tomatoes that originally ignited the heirloom movement... Read More
Green Striped Cushaw Squash

Green Striped Cushaw Squash SQ163

(C. mixta) 95 days. Big, white fruit with small, green stripes; oblong... Read More
Hidatsa Red Indian Bean

Hidatsa Red Indian Bean BN146

Half-runner, 85 days. Here’s another Dakota variety, so you know it’s... Read More
Hopi Yellow Watermelon

Hopi Yellow Watermelon WM176

This variety from the Hopi people has bright, golden-yellow flesh that... Read More
Jacob's Cattle Bush Bean

Jacob's Cattle Bush Bean BN115

Bush. An old-time bean from the New England states, the white and maroon-mottled... Read More
Jimmy Nardello Italian Pepper

Jimmy Nardello Italian Pepper PP143

A customer favorite! This fine Italian pepper was grown each year by Giuseppe... Read More
Long Island Cheese Pumpkin

Long Island Cheese Pumpkin SQ128

(C. moschata) 105 days. A longtime favorite on Long Island, very popular... Read More
Moon and Stars Watermelon

Moon and Stars Watermelon WM121

95 days. Legendary heirloom variety rediscovered in Macon, Missouri. Can... Read More
Moon and Stars Yellow Flesh Watermelon

Moon and Stars Yellow Flesh Watermelon WM122

90-95 days. Rare, this is the yellow-meated strain of this fine heirloom;... Read More
Mortgage Lifter Tomato

Mortgage Lifter Tomato TK120

85 days. Large, smooth, 1-lb pink fruit has a delicious, rich, sweet taste.... Read More
Rice Carolina Gold

Rice Carolina Gold GS126

Considered the “grandfather” of long-grain rice culture in North America,... Read More
Tennis Ball Lettuce

Tennis Ball Lettuce LT164

55 days. Rather loose heads are petite, 6-8 inches in diameter, Bibb or Butterhead... Read More
White Sonora Wheat

White Sonora Wheat GS135

(Triticum aestivum) Here’s another very old wheat, dating to the time before... Read More
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