Truelove Seeds could have been called Vigilante Seeds. Keeping seeds requires vigilance to ensure that we protect our food supply for future generations. The Vigilante, Lauriello, and DeMarco families came over from Southern Italian villages of Salento (in Campania) and San Marco in Lamis (in Apulia), holding on to their traditions of growing their own food. That tradition was lost as these immigrant families assimilated. In order to honor and stay connected to his grandparents and their homelands, Truelove Seeds founder Owen Taylor grows heirloom crops from their regions, and encourages everyone to grow, eat, and share their ancestral seeds.