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Sakata Partners with P. Allen Smith Garden Home

Sakata Seed America has announced a new partnership between the company’s Home Grown Vegetable division and P. Allen Smith Garden Home. Effective immediately, Sakata Home Grown is the official vegetable seed brand of P. Allen Smith. Furthermore, Smith has identified a collection of Sakata varieties and branded it under the P. Allen Smith Home Grown Seed Collection.
Smith’s national television and radio shows, digital media, printed publications and social media platforms are followed by an impressive number of fans. And now, gardeners and cooks alike will be able to tune into Smith’s television shows and subscribe to his YouTube channel, social media platforms, and digital communications to learn more about the new collection, how the varieties are performing in the test garden and how to grow and cook with delicious Sakata fruits and vegetables.

According to Tracy Lee, Product Manager for the company’s Home Grown division, “[P. Allen Smith has] done his homework – in fact, right now Sakata veggies are planted at Allen’s headquarters at Moss Mountain Farm in Little Rock, Arkansas, where they are continually evaluated for inclusion in recipes, projects and events.”
Sakata recently attended P. Allen’s Annual Garden2Blog Event, held at his Moss Mountain Farm in Little Rock. The event, founded in 2011, hosts 30 garden bloggers from around the US and Canada for two days of trend sharing and knowledge exchange.  At the event, Sakata educated bloggers about the industry as a whole and how seed reaches the end user, and provided seed for bloggers to take home and plant in their own gardens.