Heirloom Seed Companies

Here is a list of seed companies, with addresses, phone, website address, ordering information, catalog cost, and a general description provided. Some of these I have ordered from and some not, and I have catalogs from many of them. I will give general comments about any that I have experience with. The goal is to acquire catalogs from all the companies on the list in order to provide some first hand knowledge of their inventory. If I were to list the best value of the ones I have seen so far are 1) Willhite, 2) Mellinger’s, 3) Comstock, Ferre, & Co., 4) D. L. Landreth, 5) Shumway’s, 6) Gurney’s and 7) Burpee. Willhite by far and away has the best prices, and without knowing their germination percentage, they look like the most bang for your buck. Mellinger’s is only slightly more expensive and Comstock just below that. However, on herbs both Comstock’s selection and prices are in a league of their own. I ordered over 40 herbs just from their site. I would recommend making them your source for herb seeds. Landreth is a true gem, very competitve on many items, and by far the selection is the best of any company out there. Where they are the best value is on small seeds – beets, spinach, cabbage, etc., most times you can get 1/2 oz (enough seed for 4 or 5 years for most gardeners) for under a dollar, and save yourself a bundle. What I have planted from them has incredible vigor, they just leaped out of the ground. Between them and Willhite I got almost all my small seeded vegetables for under $25, and purchased at least 1/2 oz on everything. On Landreth’s larger seeds though be prepared to buy in quantities of at least 5 lbs. Willhite still beats them though even at this quantity, so check there first. Gurney’s has is a real old time seed company with good selection and prices that are nearly as competitive as the others. Also check out Burpee because of their heirloom catalog, which has a nice selection. I would look at these six first to find the best selection and value.

Produce from heirloom seedsI have personally ordered from Gurney’s, Willhite, Burpee, Seedsblum, Vermont Bean Seed, DiGiorgi, Shumway’s, Territorial, Mellingers, Comstock & Ferre, Garden City, D.L. Landreth, and Seeds of Change, and I have had good service from all of them. However, I have heard several negatives about Seedsblum, please read my comments about them under their listing. I will say though that Burpee’s germination rates are a little lower than what I would prefer, at least on what I have bought from them, the rest have done good with one exception, which was DiGiorgi seed. However, that was my fault because I bought onions in December, and they were still sending out ’98 seed, and onion seed lasts only 1-2 years. Even at that it still germinated around 50%. Between the top 5 plus Burpee you should find a majority of the vegetables you are looking for without busting your budget. Of the ones who specialize in certain areas, I think Ronningers, Vermont Bean Seed, Tomato Growers Supply, Totally Tomatoes, and also Territorial and Garden City Seed (both specialize in northern adapted varieties) all are great values, particularly on hard-to-find and regional varieties. Shumway’s and Willhite are good sources for those in the South. There are also several Canadian companies listed for you far northern growers. One I like particularly is William Dam Seeds, they have a good selection. Vesey’s also has a few, as does Early’s, and I have more catalogs coming in. Many US companies sell to Canada as well. I hope this information will help you find what you are looking for.

Note: This list is not comprehensive of every company that sells heirloom varieties, but only those with enough selection to be worth ordering from, and especially those with a website.

Foundroot Alaska, USA.
Foundroot sell 100% open-pollinated seeds. They specialize in rare heirloom and expertly bred seeds for challenging climates.
Contact: 907-414-3077 and Email: foundrootseeds@gmail.com

Terroir Seeds LLC. Home of Underwood Gardens Arizona, USA.
A family owned independent heirloom seed company that offers the finest untreated, non-GMO heirloom vegetable, herbs and flowers seeds for home gardeners and small growers.
Contact: Phone/Fax 888-878-5247

Native Seeds / SEARCH shop  Arizona, USA.
They are a non-profit conservation organization based in Tucson, Arizona. Since 1983, they have become a major regional seed bank and a leader in the heirloom seed movement.
Contact: 520-622-0830 and Email: web@nativeseeds.org

The Natural Gardening Company   California, USA.
They offer organically produced seeds and plants that promote the long-term health and preservations of our natural resources.
Contact: 707-766-9303 and Email: info@naturalgardening.com

Mountain Valley Growers California, USA.
It is a USDA Certified organic company that offers organic herbs and vegetable plants.
Contact: 559-338-2775

Laurel’s Heirloom Tomato Plants  California, USA.
They offer 100 luscious varieties of strictly organically grown heirloom tomato plants.
Contact: 310 534 8611

Renee’s Garden  California, USA.
The owner, Renee Shepherd, offers heirloom certified organic seeds.
Contact: Phone: 1-888-880-7228 and Email: customerservice@reneesgarden.com

The Kusa Seed Society  California, USA.
Their mission is to increase humanity’s knowledge and understanding about seed crops.
Contact them via Email: info@ancientcerealgrains.org

Petaluma Seed Bank  California, USA.
Housed in and old bank building, this seed bank offers only pure, natural and non-GMO seeds!
Phone (707) 773-1336 Email: seedbank@rareseeds.com

My Heirloom Seeds  California, USA.
They sell a “survival kit” with a large number of heirloom seeds. “We carry 100% non-GMO Heirloom seeds, that are not genetically modified, nonhybrid and open pollinated.” They have signed the safe seed pledge.
Contact: 310.773.5936

Bountiful Gardens  California, USA.
They sell untreated, open-pollinated, non-GMO seed of heirloom quality for vegetables, herbs, flowers, grains, green manures, compost and carbon crops.
Contact:707 459 6410 and Email: bountiful@sonic.net

GrowOrganic.com   California, USA.
They offer all organic and non-GMO seeds. They also have organic fertilizer, organic weed and pest control.
Contact: 530-272-4769 and Email: helpdesk@groworganic.com

Kitazawa Seed Co.  California, USA.
They are the oldest seed company in America specializing in Asian seeds. All of their seeds are non-GMO and many open pollinated varieties.
Contact:(510) 595-1188 and Email: seeds@kitazawaseed.com

Diaspora Seeds  California, USA.
A small family-run seed business in rural Anderson Valley. Many of the seeds they offer are heirloom seeds; resilient, productive and delicious offerings from many different cultures; geographies and time.
You can contact them through their online form.

Farm Direct Organic Seed (Hobbs Family Farm)  Colorado, USA.
They grow certified organic garlic, open-pollinated seeds, fresh vegetables and much more.
Contact:719-250-9835 and Email: info@farmdirectseed.com

Botanical Interests  Colorado, USA.
All of their seeds are GMO-Free, and they do not buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants. Over 500 varieties to choose from.
Contact: 877-821-4340

BBB Seed  Colorado, USA.
A small, family owned company committed to providing safe, healthy, untreated, non-genetically engineered heirloom vegetable seed to its customers and promoting safe and sustainable agriculture. See their line of open-pollinated heirloom vegetable seeds and organic heirloom vegetable seeds, as well as a wide variety of wildflower & grass mixes.
Contact: 303-530-1222

Select Seeds  Connecticut, USA.
They offer a wide range of unique, high- quality flower seeds and plants.
Contact: 1-800-684-0395

New England Seed Company  Connecticut, USA.
The company offers chemical-free seed products, they sell vegetable, flower, herb and organic bulk seed.
Contact: 800-825-5477 and Email: sales@neseed.com

Mary’s Heirloom Seeds  Florida, USA.
Mary’s currently offers over 400 varieties of Heirloom, open-pollinated, non-GMO and non-hybrid, non-patented, untreated and organic seeds. Mary has signed the Safe Seed pledge.
Most seed orders placed Monday-Thursday are shipped within 48 hours, (except for holidays)
Contact: (760) 870-4555, email: mary@marysheirloomseeds.com

Crispy Farms   Florida, USA.
They sell homegrown meat, dairy produce, pantry items and non-GMO plants and seeds.
Contact them through the online form on their website or Email:crispyfarms@earthlink.net

Eden Organic Nursery Service Inc.  Florida, USA.
They offer organic and hybrid seeds for vegetables, tobacco seeds, medical and healing plants and many more.
Contact:(954) 382-8281

Grower Jim’s Plants and Produce  Florida, USA.
They are a small sustainable farm selling fresh produce, plants and seeds. Their seeds are hand-picked, open-pollinated, non-hybrid, non-GM, and heirloom types grown chemical-free in a natural environment. Their selection includes both edible and ornamental varieties of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants.
Contact them through their website or Facebook page.

NON-GMO Hawaii Heirloom Seeds  Honolulu, Hawaii.
A newly established heirloom and non-GMO seed retailer that offers different variety of fruit and vegetable seeds.
Contact: 808-941-0093

Camp Point Seed Co.  Illinois, USA.
They are selling non-GMO seed corn, non-GMO soybeans and many more.
Contact: 217-593-7333 and Email: camppointseedco5@yahoo.com

American Organic  Illinois, USA.
Their products meet all USDA National Organic Program requirements. This seed was not produced from genetically modified varieties and was carefully grown.
Contact: 815-745-1018 and Email: request@american-organic.com

Great Harvest Organics  Indiana, USA.
They are selling organic corn, wheat and soybean seeds.
Contact: 317-984-2364 and Email: amy@greatharvestorganics.com

Blue River Hybrids  Iowa, USA.
It is an independently owned and operated by dedicated people who want to provide you the highest quality organic seed corns, organic soybeans and organic forages.
Contact: 800.370.7979

Seed Savers Exchange  Iowa, USA.
Registered and non-profit organization dedicated to saving heirloom seeds. They have an online catalog.
Contact: (563) 382-5990 and Fax: (563) 382-6511

Skyfire Garden Seeds  Kansas, USA.
They sell over 125 varieties of heirloom tomatoes; rare eggplants. heirloom peppers and more. All of these seeds are open-pollinated, non-GMO and no-treated seeds.
Order through their online form.

Sustainable Mountain Agriculture Center Inc.  Kentucky, USA.
The major goal of this Center is to demonstrate to the people that farmers do have viable options to off-farm jobs. They assist in identifying, collection and sustaining family and community of heirloom seeds and plants.
Contact: (859) 986-3204

Wood Prairie Farm  Maine, USA.
They are a small Certified Organic family farm in the State of Maine. They offer organic potato seeds, orgnaic fertilizer and much more.
Contact: 1-800-829-9765 and Email: orders@woodprairie.com

FEDCO Maine, USA.
They offer seeds, organically grown seedlings, seed potatoes, orchard and also farm and garden supplies.
Contact: (207) 426-9900

Pinetree Garden Seeds & Accessories  Maine, USA.
They offer the best prices for thier high quality seeds, books, tools and soap making.
Contact:207-926-3400 and Email: pinetree@superseeds.com

Johnny’s Selected Seeds Maine, USA.
It is an employee-owned company since July 2006. They offers heirlooms, organics and hybrids seeds.
Contact: 207-861-3900

GROUNDSWELL SEED FARM Maine, USA.
This is farm-based seed supplier that sells only certified organic, hand-harvested open-pollinated and heirloom seeds that are grown on their farm.

Annie’s Heirloom Seeds Michigan, USA.
They offer a wide range of vegetable seeds like broccoli, beans, asparagus and many more. They also have gardening supplies and book for beginners. This is a one stop shop for your garden needs.
Contact:800-313-9140

Todd’s Seeds Michigan, USA.
They are specializes in organic, heirloom, non-GMO and open pollinated vegetable, flower and sprouting seeds.
Contact him through the online form on the website.

Organic Heirloom Plants Michigan, USA.
They raise their own organic plants and heirloom plants that are 100% free of chemical and pesticides.

Orchard House Heirloom Michigan, USA.
Orchard House Heirlooms is dedicated to bring to market the most sustainable vegetable and herb seeds on the planet, heirlooms. All of their seeds are heirloom or organic heirloom and do not sell hybrid or GMO seeds.
Contact: 269-782-7000

Albert Lea Seed Minnesota, USA.
They are Certified Organic Processors, meeting the National Organic Program standards for processing organically-raised grains, soybeans and other field crops.
Contact:(800) 352-5247

Grannys Heirloom Seeds Missouri, USA.
They offer non-hybrid heirloom seeds, heirloom herb seeds and garden tools and needs.
Contact: 1-800-274-3899

Pantry Garden Herbs Missouri, USA.
They offer a lot of different organic vegetable and organic herb plants. They are USDA certified.
Contact:(877) 572-4142 and Email: info@pantrygardenherbs.com

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Missouri, USA.
The company has grown to offer 1450 varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs-the largest selection of heirloom varieties in the U.S.A. All of their seeds are non-hybrid, non-GMO. non-treated and non-patented.
Contacts: (417) 924-8917 and Email: seeds@rareseeds.com

Gourmet Seed New Mexico, USA.
They are selling a wide range of organic vegetable seeds, flower seeds, herb seeds, tools and supplies.
Contact: 575-398-6111

Fruition Seeds, New York, ISA
They cultivate over 300 varieties of certified organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers.
Contact: (585)374-8903

Lakeview Organic Grain, LLC New York, USA.
They have organic seeds, animal feeds and organic feed grain.
Contact: 315-531-1038 and Email: kandmhfarm@sprintmail.com

Harris Seeds New York, USA.
They supports the success of organic growers by offering high quality organic and untreated seeds, organic plants, and OMRI listed supplies for organic growing.
Contact:(800) 544-7938

Hudson Valley Seed Library New York, USA.
They only offer heirloom and open-pollinated seeds- no hybrids and nothing genetically engineered.
Contact: 845-204-8769 and Email: mail@seedlibrary.org

Blaine’s Best Seeds North Dakota, USA.
They are selling organic seeds: soybeans, pinto, oats, green peas and many more.
Contact: 701-776-6023 and Email: bbestseeds@stellarnet.com

Livingston Seed Ohio, USA.
Livingston Seed is a wholesale company, selling only to the trade. Have signed the Safe Seed Pledge and are proudly GMO-free.
Phone: 800.848.2970 Email: info@livingstonseed.com

Dust Bowl Seed Oklahama, USA.
They sell 100 % pure and natural and 100% GMO-FREE seeds of garlic, onions, beans and many more. You can also check their products online.
Contact:+1 918-207-6053 and Email: info@dustbowlseed.com

Family Farmers Seed Cooperative Oregon, USA.
A farmer-owned cooperative that produces high quality, organic, open-pollinated, public domain seeds for farmers.
Contact: 541-233-4249 and Email: info@organicseedcoop.com

Territorial Seed Company Oregon, USA.
They offer a wide range of organic seeds of vegetables, flowers, fruits, herbs and many more.
Contact: 541-942-0510 and Email: info@territorialseed.com

Victory Seeds Oregon, USA.
They a small, family owned and operated organization that works to preserve plant varieties by locating, growing, documenting and offering heirloom and rare open-pollinated seeds to home gardeners.
Contact: Fax: (503) 829-3126 and Email: info@victoryseeds.com

Adaptive Seeds Oregon, USA.
They seeds are not hyrbids, patented, or genetically modified. They have a wide range of vegetable seeds to choose from.
Contact: (541) 367-1105 and Email: adaptiveseeds@gmail.com

All Good Things Organic Seeds Oregon, USA.
As you can see on their company name, all of the seeds that they are selling are organic quality vegetable and herbs.
Contact: 805.758.3184 and Email: agtoseeds@gmail.com

Daggawalla Seeds and Herbs Oregon, USA.
All of their seeds are open-pollinated and non-GMO that are organically-grew by the owners. They offer a wide range of medicinal and culinary herbs, heirloom vegetables, staple crops, flowers and many more. Their seed collection ranges from common to the rare, from the native to the cosmopolitan, and from the fussy to the facile.
Contact: 503.686.5557 or Email: daggawalla@riseup.net

Umpquatopia Oregon, USA.
Located in Southern Oregon’s Umpqua (Ump-kwah) Valley that offers varieties of heirloom vegetables, herbs, companion plants and native plant seeds all grow without the use of synthetics with permaculture methods.
Email: geoff@umpquatopia.com

Amishland Heirloom Seeds Pennsylvania, USA.
Lisa is selling heirloom heritage, exotic and foreign organically raised seeds.
Contact: lisa@amishlandseeds.com

Heirloom Seeds Pennsylvania, USA.
All their seeds are open pollinated (non-hybrid) and untreated, non-GMO and selections of gardening books for beginner.
Contact:(724) 663-5356

The Cook’s Garden Pennsylvania, USA.
Its the best sources for organic seeds and supplies, European and American heirloom and specialty varsities.
Contact: 1-800-457-9703

The Ark Institute Pennsylvania, USA.
They offer 100% non-hybrid, non- GMO and chemical free produce seeds.
Contact:(800) 255-1912 and Email:support@arkinstitute.com

Burpee Philadelphia, USA.
Seeds are never chemically treated, and are GMO free. Some heirloom varieties.
Contact:(800) 888-1447

Marianna’s Heirloom Seeds Tennessee, USA.
They only use a natural growing method so all of their seeds are un-treated, non-GMO or hybrid.
Contact: Fax: 615-807-3088 New

Hope Seed Company Tennessee, USA.
They specialize in open-pollinated and heirloom vegetable seed varieties that are rare and not readily commercially available.
Contact: Email: info@newhopeseed.com

Center Of The Webb Texas, USA.
They specialize in rare seeds – they have flower and heirloom and organic seeds and some really unusual “weird and wonderful” vegetable and fruit seeds too.
Email: centerofthewebb@gmail.com

Diane’s Flower Seeds Utah, USA.
They sell open-pollinated and heirloom flower seeds, like rare perennials. They also sell heirloom tomato seeds and vegetable and herbs seeds.
Email:dianelinsley@msn.com

High Mowing Organic Seeds Vermont, USA.
Founded in 1996. They are selling 100% organic vegetable seeds, herb seeds and flower seeds
Contact: 802-472-6174

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange Virginia, USA.
They offer many unusual, Southern heirlooms, including peanuts, southern peas, naturally colored cotton and many more.
Contacts: 540-894-9480 and Fax: 540-894-9481

Epic Gardens Virginia, USA.
They are selling edamame seed, classically bred, organically grown.
Contact: 804-617-6312 and Email: epicgardens@gmail.com

Backyard Beans & Grain Projects Washington, USA.
They produce a large variety of vegetables, berries, peas and many more. All of their seeds are open-pollinated, non-GMO and non-hybrid.
Contact: (360) 224-4757

Filaree Garlic Farm Washington, USA.
They are selling organic garlic seeds and a newly added organic potatoes. They are certified annually by the Washington State Department and the USDA.
Contact:(509) 422 6940

Seeds For Generations USA.
A family business selling organic heirloom vegetable seeds and related gardening products.
Contact them through their website.

SeedsNow.com USA.
An online shop that sells 100% NON-GMO, non-hybrid and heirloom Herb, Fruits and Vegetable Seeds.
Contact: Toll-free #: 1-877-344-4669 and Email: support@SeedsNow.com

Indoor Harvest Gardens USA
Committed to preserving heirloom varieties and safe, organic, non-GMO seed. Practicing sustainable, earth-friendly, bio-dynamic farming methods.
See website for ordering

Knapp’s Fresh Vegies USA.
Currently listing about 450 varieties of mostly heirloom tomatoes.
Contact: knappschiles@charter.net