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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.
The colorful back cover of the Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog for 1905 features an assortment of berries and vegetables.  Surely if you purchased seeds from this catalog, such a bounty as depicted here could be yours!  Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. University of MN Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

The colorful back cover of the Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog for 1905 features an assortment of berries and vegetables. Surely if you purchased seeds from this catalog, such a bounty as depicted here could be yours! Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. University of MN Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

Perfection reigns on the inside back cover of the 1906 Farmer Seed & Nursery Co. catalog.   The corn cob is filled to its very tip, the wheat kernels align perfectly on the stalk, and the beautiful oval potatoes are plump and unblemished.   Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

Perfection reigns on the inside back cover of the 1906 Farmer Seed & Nursery Co. catalog. The corn cob is filled to its very tip, the wheat kernels align perfectly on the stalk, and the beautiful oval potatoes are plump and unblemished. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Farmers' wives might have gazed wistfully over the back cover of the 1906 Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog.  The brightly colored images of flowers, berries, and grapes might have fostered dreams of jams, jellies, and lovely gardens and bouquets to come.  Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

Farmers' wives might have gazed wistfully over the back cover of the 1906 Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog. The brightly colored images of flowers, berries, and grapes might have fostered dreams of jams, jellies, and lovely gardens and bouquets to come. 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.

This patriotic image included the promise  that "Prosperity dwells where Farmer Brand Seeds are sown."  The bountiful harvest of New Marquis Wheat pictured on the cover of the 1914 catalog from Farmer Seed & Nursery must surely have enticed farmers to buy from the offerings contained therein.  Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a  collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

This patriotic image included the promise that "Prosperity dwells where Farmer Brand Seeds are sown." The bountiful harvest of New Marquis Wheat pictured on the cover of the 1914 catalog from Farmer Seed & Nursery must surely have enticed farmers to buy from the offerings contained therein. Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

The back cover of the 1913 issue of Farmer Seed & Nursery's catalog showcased crisp, bright apples.  This beautiful image must have had growers thinking of ways to cook with and/or snack on these beauties.  Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a  collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

The back cover of the 1913 issue of Farmer Seed & Nursery's catalog showcased crisp, bright apples. This beautiful image must have had growers thinking of ways to cook with and/or snack on these beauties. 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.

On the front cover of the 1906 Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog, an industrious farmer is shown sowing seeds in his field.  Presumably these were seeds purchased from this catalog.  Sheep peacefully graze in the background and the entire scene is framed with a wheat, oat, and clover border.  Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

On the front cover of the 1906 Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog, an industrious farmer is shown sowing seeds in his field. Presumably these were seeds purchased from this catalog. Sheep peacefully graze in the background and the entire scene is framed with a wheat, oat, and clover border. Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.