Farmer Seed & Nursery Catalogs

Located in Faribault, Minnesota, Farmer Seed Co. started selling field seed to farmers in 1888. By the early 1900s, it expanded and began including garden seeds in its product line. It became Farmer Seed & Nursery when it added landscaping plants and shrubs.
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Pansies, grapes, currants, and berries are beautifully and colorfully arrayed on the back cover of the 1907 catalog from Farmer Seed & Nursery Co.  Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

Pansies, grapes, currants, and berries are beautifully and colorfully arrayed on the back cover of the 1907 catalog from Farmer Seed & Nursery Co. Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

Veggie lovers in 1909 were treated to a delightful collection of colorful specimens on the back of the Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog from spring of that year.  The images included mouthwatering celery, eggplant, musk melon, carrots, tomatoes, lettuce, corn and much, much more.   Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

Veggie lovers in 1909 were treated to a delightful collection of colorful specimens on the back of the Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog from spring of that year. The images included mouthwatering celery, eggplant, musk melon, carrots, tomatoes, lettuce, corn and much, much more. Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

A pastoral scene, framed with a border of clover and corn, is featured on the 1905 Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog.  In the scene, cows grazing in the front pasture are being milked by a milkmaid, while a bumper crop of wheat is being harvested and shocked.  The farmstead and barns can be seen off in the distance.  Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

A pastoral scene, framed with a border of clover and corn, is featured on the 1905 Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog. In the scene, cows grazing in the front pasture are being milked by a milkmaid, while a bumper crop of wheat is being harvested and shocked. The farmstead and barns can be seen off in the distance. Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

These stunning apples appear inside the front cover of the 1914 Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog.  They had also appeared on the back cover of the previous year's catalog, so they must have been effective in selling apple trees!   Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

These stunning apples appear inside the front cover of the 1914 Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog. They had also appeared on the back cover of the previous year's catalog, so they must have been effective in selling apple trees! Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

The front cover image on the Farmer Seed & Nursery 1907 catalog appears almost biblical.  Women in long dresses and headscarves are shown gleaning in a wheat field.  But the dainty border surrounding the image brings the scene back to focus with roses, pansies, grapes, and vegetables surrounding the bucolic view.  Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

The front cover image on the Farmer Seed & Nursery 1907 catalog appears almost biblical. Women in long dresses and headscarves are shown gleaning in a wheat field. But the dainty border surrounding the image brings the scene back to focus with roses, pansies, grapes, and vegetables surrounding the bucolic view. Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

Browsers of the 1913 Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog must have lingered over this page inside the back cover.  Ornamental flowering plants and deliciously sweet berries would tempt any gardener wanting a beautiful yard and fresh fruits for the table.  Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

Browsers of the 1913 Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog must have lingered over this page inside the back cover. Ornamental flowering plants and deliciously sweet berries would tempt any gardener wanting a beautiful yard and fresh fruits for the table. Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

Three ears of "the corn that never disappoints" fill the space on the back cover of the 1914 Farmer Seed & Nursery Co. catalog.  Golden Jewel, Silver Jewel, and Northwestern Dent are the varieties beautifully rendered and marketed for sale here.  Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

Three ears of "the corn that never disappoints" fill the space on the back cover of the 1914 Farmer Seed & Nursery Co. catalog. Golden Jewel, Silver Jewel, and Northwestern Dent are the varieties beautifully rendered and marketed for sale here. Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

Gardeners must surely have been tempted by the mouthwatering images of this vegetable collection of radishes, onions, wax beans, tomatoes, beets, and lettuce. The collection was offered for 30 cents inside the front cover of the Farmer Seed & Nursery 24th anniversary catalog in 1913.  Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

Gardeners must surely have been tempted by the mouthwatering images of this vegetable collection of radishes, onions, wax beans, tomatoes, beets, and lettuce. The collection was offered for 30 cents inside the front cover of the Farmer Seed & Nursery 24th anniversary catalog in 1913. Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

1904 promised to be a good crop year  based upon the front cover of the Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog for that year.   Bountiful crops of corn, wheat and other vegetables frame the image of farmers harvesting in fields surrounding the farmhouse and barn.  Happy cows loll lazily in an adjoining pasture.  Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

1904 promised to be a good crop year based upon the front cover of the Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog for that year. Bountiful crops of corn, wheat and other vegetables frame the image of farmers harvesting in fields surrounding the farmhouse and barn. Happy cows loll lazily in an adjoining pasture. Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

Color pages inside the catalogs were rare in 1906, but the Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog had this one.  Celery, cabbage, cauliflower and pole beans are beautifully presented to tempt potential purchasers.  Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

Color pages inside the catalogs were rare in 1906, but the Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog had this one. Celery, cabbage, cauliflower and pole beans are beautifully presented to tempt potential purchasers. Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

Colorful ears of corn burst through the cover of the Spring 1916 Farmer Seed & Nursery Co. catalog must have lifted farmers' spirits.    Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

Colorful ears of corn burst through the cover of the Spring 1916 Farmer Seed & Nursery Co. catalog must have lifted farmers' spirits. Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

While not as colorful as later editions, the fall 1894 issue of the Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog still boasted the quality of its seeds with images of healthy horses and cows grazing in permanent pastures and farmers harvesting a bounty of crops-- all possible with an order for seeds from Farmers!  Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

While not as colorful as later editions, the fall 1894 issue of the Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog still boasted the quality of its seeds with images of healthy horses and cows grazing in permanent pastures and farmers harvesting a bounty of crops-- all possible with an order for seeds from Farmers! Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

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