Amy Goldman is preserving the agricultural heritage and genetic diversity of heirloom fruits and vegetables.

About Rare Forms

Heirloom vegetables, although treasured for centuries, are in danger of vanishing forever due to market forces.  Amy Goldman advocates on their behalf. The agricultural heritage and genetic diversity of these lovely, delicious vegetables is preserved by Amy through her gardening, writing, artistry, and activism. Each of  these disciplines came together to create Rare Forms. Read more


Heirloom fruits and vegetables are classics: good old-fashioned, soul-satisfying food — works of art that belong on the kitchen table. With these myriad rare forms, nature provides the raw materials for a banquet of appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, and desserts. All we have to do is start cooking. Read more


Through her artwork, Amy Goldman has captured the unique appearance of heirloom fruits and vegetables.  Rare Forms is a lasting testament to the timeless beauty of these endangered varieties. Read more


In her gardens in New York’s Hudson Valley, Amy Goldman does more than tend to fruits and vegetables: She is “growing miracles.” Read more