It’s Presidents Day, and one of America’s most unique characteristics is that a large amount of its most famous founders were farmers.

The nation was built on the hard work of an agrarian population of farmers and tradesmen, and nearly everyone grew most of their own food, even in the cities.

Here’s a few examples of the priority that the founders placed on the importance of agriculture and food production.

 

“Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to it’s liberty and interests by the most lasting bands.”

— Thomas Jefferson

“I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman’s cares.”

— George Washington

To celebrate the spirit of our greatest Presidents and their love of growing, we’re having a Presidents Day Sale!

 

You can get 20% off your entire order of $20 or more through Wednesday night, 2/22 at midnight Pacific Time!

 

Use code PRESIDENTS2017 at checkout to claim your discount.

 

 

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