Sources for Organic and Heirloom Seeds

Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. (  Based in Mansfield, Missouri. Beautiful catalog and seed varieties from around the world. Started in 1998.

Botanical Interests Seeds ( Based in Broomfield, Colorado.

Bountiful Gardens ( Based in Willits, CA. Non-profit organization, a project of Ecology Action (John Jeavons founder), which operates the research mini-farm. Promotes GrowBiointensive method.

Kitazawa Seed Company   ( . Founded in 1917; Oakland, CA. Over 25 varieties of traditional and heirloom seeds of Japan and China. Provides growing and cooking information.

Peaceful Valley Farm Supply ( Based in Grass Valley, CA. Started 1976, new owners 1996. Website and printed catalog has useful gardening information, also valuable gardening videos.

Renee’s Garden Seeds ( Based in Felton, CA. Sells heirlooms and hybrids

Seed Savers Exchange ( Nonprofit, based in Iowa, formed in 1975 that saves and shares heirloom seeds. All seeds are non-treated, non-GMO, open-pollinated. You can join as a member, post list of seeds you have saved; others can contact you directly. You can buy from their catalog and online. Members get 10% discount off. Good visuals, quantitiy/packet/oz given, growing instructions provided.

Seeds of Change ( Based in Rancho Dominguez, CA, but have a research farm in NM. They buy seeds (OP, non-GMO, many heirloom seeds from organic growers, not wholesalers). They do have hybrid variety seeds available. Now owned by the Mars Inc. candy company.

Sustainable Seed Company ( Based in Petaluma, CA. Grows or buys only organic, non-GMO seeds from local farmers and from U.S. only, not from foreign seed suppliers. No paper catalog.

Territorial Seed Company ( Based in Cottage Grove, OR.

Adapted from information presented by Florence Nishida.


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