Another new edition from Field Notes just arrived at the shop, and as per usual, we’re nothing short of impressed. Their “National Crop” Edition goes back to their roots, 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. Their revisiting that heritage with a special box set of six memo books celebrating American farmers and the six leading crops they grow.
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 loaded with 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.
Check out the video below about Field Notes’ storied ancestry… and make sure to stop by the shop and check out their incredible line of American made paper products.