Recommended Seed Companies

Published July 14, 2016 | Updated July 21, 2016
Place of Learning: Garden
Resource Type: Program Management
Uploaded by:
Kyle Cornforth
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Compiled by the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds –
Offers open-pollinated, natural and non-GMO seeds. Excellent selection of interesting heirloom varieties.

Becker’s Seed Potatoes – R.R. #1, Trout Creek, Ontario, POH 2LO

Bountiful Gardens –
Offers untreated, open-pollinated heirloom seeds and publications. Offers many varieties as Certified Organic, Natural or Grow Biointensive™

Cooks Garden –
Offers heirlooms and some organic varieties.

Fedco –
A cooperatively-owned seed company specializing in cold-hardy varieties. Offers many varieties of Certified Organic and heirloom seeds.

High Mowing Organic Seeds –
Farm-based family-owned company that offers Certified Organic, heirloom and open-pollinated seeds.

Horizon Herbs –
Farm-based family-owned company that offers Certified Organic seeds and medicinal herbs.

J.H. Hudson Ethnobotanical Catalog of Seeds – Str. Route 2 Box 337, La Honda, CA 94020

John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds –
Does not sell treated or genetically modified seeds.

Johnny’s Selected Seeds –
Employee-owned producer and merchant that offers a wide range of crops. A number of certified organic seeds are offered.

Native Seed Search –
A non-profit organization that conserves and distributes a diverse variety of seeds from the American Southwest and northwest Mexico.

Nichols Garden Nursery –
Family-operated business that offers open-pollinated and hybrid seed appropriate for Northern California and the Pacific Northwest.

Parks Seed Co –
Provides only untreated, non-genetically-modified seed, a source of some Certified Organic seeds. Specializes in flowers.

Pinetree Garden Seeds –
Good selection, very inexpensive.

Renee’s Garden Seeds –
Offers heirloom, open-pollinated and hybrid seeds. No treated or GMO seeds.

Richters –
Great selection of culinary and medicinal herbs. No genetically engineered seeds sold.

R. H. Shumway –
Established in 1870, beautiful catalog, interesting varieties.

Ronnigers Seed Potato –
Certified seed potatoes.

Seeds of Change –
Offers open-pollinated, organically grown, heirloom seeds.

Seed Savers Exchange –
A non-profit organization dedicated to saving heirloom seeds. Has some Certified Organic seeds.

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange –
Specializes in open-pollinated seeds. Many Certified Organic seeds available. Emphasizes varieties adapted to the Mid-Atlantic region. No GMO seeds.

Stokes –
Offers open-pollinated and hybrid vegetables and flowers.

Territorial Seed Co. –
Wide variety of open-pollinated and hybrid seeds. Many appropriate for cool climates. Organic seeds available.

Tomato Growers –
Tomato and pepper varieties. Open-pollinated and hybrid seeds available.

Totally Tomato –
Tomato and pepper varieties. Open-pollinated and hybrid seeds available.

Turtle Tree Seeds – www.
Open-pollinated and biodynamically grown seeds. Demeter Certified. No GMO seeds.

Vermont Been Seed Co –
Offers a wide variety of fresh and dry bean varieties.

Wild Garden Seed –
Farm-based organic seed company in the Pacific Northwest. Fantastic selection of open-pollinated varieties.

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