Welcome to Marshall Strawberry, a relational work of art by Leah Gauthier working to help revive this very special berry.
The Marshall strawberry — once deemed by James Beard, the father of American gastronomy, as the tastiest berry ever grown — was on Slow Foods most endangered foods list just 8 short years ago. Since 2007, artist Leah Gauthier has been lovingly working to help revive this American treasure. Please join us!
During this first phase of the project, Leah has released an edition of plants so berry lovers everywhere can grow and enjoy Marshall strawberries in their very own farms or backyards. To date, over 700 plants have been adopted!
Next steps are to set up hubs across the country with successful new growers so more plants will be available locally, and realize Leah’s dream of a rare herb and berry farm to serve as a permanent home to Marshall where she lives in Mid Coast Maine.
Baby marshalls for fall planting 2015 are sold out. 2016 plants will be ready to travel starting next August and can be ordered here.
Read more about Leah + Marshall here.