FIELD NOTES National Crop Box Set


From Field Notes Brand:

“The National Crop Edition” is something new, and at the same time, something old. The FIELD NOTES BRAND is based on a long tradition of promotional memo books that, for more than a century, were widely distributed to American farmers by seed, tractor, fence, and other agricultural companies.

We’re revisiting that heritage with a special box set of six memo books celebrating American farmers and the six leading crops they grow. “The National Crop Edition” is available right now.

Using seven different paper stocks from the French Paper Company of Niles, Michigan (one color for each crop and another for the included souvenir reference map and custom “clamshell” box), the memo books are chock full of information about American corn, soybeans, hay, wheat, cotton and sorghum.

The text on the covers is in a rich brown and the insides feature light-tan lined graph paper. The six memo books are packed in a custom box manufactured in Brookston, Indiana by Jessup Paper Box, along with the map and a lovely embroidered logo patch for your denim jacket, bike bag, or overalls.

FIELD NOTES co-founder Aaron Draplin has been collecting vintage agricultural memo books for years, “rescuing them” from obscurity. In the new film, From Seed, Aaron talks about FIELD NOTES’ ancestry. We’ve also carefully scanned Aaron’s collection and created an online archive of the memo books that came before us.


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