Recommended Seed Companies

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Published July 14, 2016 | Updated July 21, 2016
Place of Learning: Garden
Resource Type: Program Management
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Kyle Cornforth
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Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds – www.rareseeds.com
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 – www.bountifulgardens.org
Offers untreated, open-pollinated heirloom seeds and publications. Offers many varieties as Certified Organic, Natural or Grow Biointensive™

Cooks Garden – www.cooksgarden.com
Offers heirlooms and some organic varieties.

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

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

Horizon Herbs – www.horizonherbs.com
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 – www.kitchengardenseeds.com
Does not sell treated or genetically modified seeds.

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

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

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

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

Pinetree Garden Seeds – www.superseeds.com
Good selection, very inexpensive.

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

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

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

Ronnigers Seed Potato – www.ronnigers.com
Certified seed potatoes.

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

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

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

Stokes – www.stokeseeds.com
Offers open-pollinated and hybrid vegetables and flowers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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