Sources for Organic and Heirloom Seeds

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

Botanical Interests Seeds (www.botanicalinterests.com). Based in Broomfield, Colorado.

Bountiful Gardens (www.bountifulgardens.org). 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   (www.kitazawaseed.com) . 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 (www.groworganic.com). 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 (www.reneesgarden.com). Based in Felton, CA. Sells heirlooms and hybrids

Seed Savers Exchange (www.seedsavers.org) 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 (www.seedsofchange.com). 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 (www.sustainableseedco.com). 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 (www.territorialseed.com). Based in Cottage Grove, OR.

Adapted from information presented by Florence Nishida.

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