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2015 Seed Buying Guide

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“I’m not making any plans. I’m just going to let the universe surprise me.” ?These words, attributed to John Cusack are infused with a wonderful feeling of spontaneity, aren’t they??But if you’re thinking you might like a bit more structure underpinning your farm or garden, have a look at Small Farm Canada’s 2015 Seed Directory. You’ll find lots (and lots!) of seed houses listed here along with contact information, web addresses and a bit of information about each one: information we hope will help you organize your seed purchases and maybe avoid a few nasty surprises. Forages and trees are of particular interest to some of you so we’ve added a selection to the listings this year.

A’bunadh Seeds
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Abunadh is Gaelic for “the origin” and this organic seed house in Northern Alberta is the origin of a full line of plants hardy in zone 2. Their inventory includes a wide variety of vegetables including frost shy favourites such as squash, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, cantaloupe and watermelon. They also carry comfrey root, onions and Jerusalem artichoke as well as garlic, herbs and wild herbs such as yarrow, rue and Queen Anne’s lace. Watch for their online catalogue coming soon.?

A. E. McKenzie Co. Inc.
1000 Parker Boulevard,?Brandon, MB R7A 6E1
mckenzieseeds.com
In business since 1896 A.E. McKenzie Co. wants to help you make gardening a part of your everyday life. At their website, you’ll find info on decorating small spaces, choosing flowers by colour, easy and healthy recipes and tips to promote success in the soil.?

Agrohaitai Ltd.
2764 Hwy 99 (Governor’s Rd.)
agrohaitai.com
This oriental seed house carries a wide variety of vegetables such as Chinese cabbage, pak choy and water spinach as well as stem mustard, winged bean and ho lan do. Herbs include Chinese chives, perillo and culatro. Order from their online catalogue or by phone, fax or mail.?

Alberta Nurseries & Bow Seeds Ltd.
1134 TWP RD 344, Red Deer County,?PO Box 446?Bowden, AB T0M 0K0
gardenersweb.ca
Supplying hardy vegetable, flower, ornamental grass, herb seed and nursery stock since 1922, Alberta Nurseries and Bow Seed feature an extensive inventory of landscape and shelterbelt trees as well as tasty Prairie berry favourites. At marketland.net? you’ll find info for the Alberta Shelterbelt Program. Pick up order forms at your nearest County or Alberta Agriculture office or download and submit from their website.

Annapolis Valley Heritage Seeds
8528 Hwy 201, RR#3?Middleton, NS B0S 1P0
annapolisseeds.com
The goal of this living seed bank for the Maritime region is to maintain, select and develop the greatest possible diversity of seeds, which thrive in this climate. All hand grown, open pollinated non-GMO seed for gardeners, small farmers and seed savers.

Apple Luscious?Organic Orchard
110 Heidi Place,?Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1W5
appleluscious.com
Only natural fertilizers such as seaweed, manures, oyster shell and hay mulch are used in this orchard. Scion wood from 200 great-tasting varieties available from February to the end of March. One year old whips also available from the more than 200 varieties grown at the orchard. All certified organic.

August’s Harvest
RR 2, 4727 Road 130?Gadshill, ON N0K 1J0
augustsharvest.com
Growing “old world” garlic since 1991, August’s Harvest also offers garlic seeds, shallots and Saskatoon berries.

Bedrock Environmental
Services Ltd.

bedrockseedbank.com
Bedrock Environmental Services supplies wild flowers, grains, grasses, shrubs and trees — all as live plant material. They put the emphasis on locally grown seed and native species for low maintenance, minimal water needs, the diversity of life they support and superior carbon sequestration. Their willows, dogwoods and currents might be of particular interest to gardeners and small farmers.

 

Blazing Star Wildflower Seed Company ?
PO Box 382, Aberdeen, SK? S0K 0A0
growwildflowers.ca
Now in their twenty-first year of business, Blazing Star is dedicated to preserving and restoring native Canadian wildflowers, the kind that survive the coldest Prairie winter. They have gaillardia, prairie crocus, black eyed Susan, western red lily and many more. This little seed company on the Prairies is a source for everything from? permaculture? to wedding favours. (And they also carry a line of heritage vegetable seed.)

 

Bluestem Nursery
16 Kingsley Road, Christina Lake, BC V0H 1E2
bluestem.ca
Bluestem is a small, specialized nursery located in British Columbia’s southern interior, and owner Jim Brockmeyer is an expert on the province’s native grasses. These ornamental grasses evolved in B.C.’s dry valleys and will enhance any area. Bluestem’s inventory also includes willows, native perennials and Enviro-turf a low maintenance, partly native lawn cover that uses less water than conventional lawn grasses.

 

Boundary Garlic ?
PO Box 273, Midway, BC V0H 1M0
garlicfarm.ca
Specializing in heritage, certified organic garlic for seed, Boundary sells by mail order across Canada. They carry about 60 varieties. Shopping cart accessible through the website.

 

Bow-Ridge Herbs ?
2 Orchard Hill Road, Fonthill, ON L0S 1E6
niagaragreenbelt.com/listings/51-herb-farms/430-bow-ridge-herbs.html
Rosemary is the house specialty but Bow-Ridge Herbs has varieties of culinary, medicinal, aromatic and ornamental herbs for sale from early spring to late fall. They also carry potted plants and various herbal tea plants including peppermint and lemon balm.

 

Brother Nature Organic Seeds?
1159 Wychbury Avenue, Victoria, BC V9A 5L1
brothernature.ca/about_brothernature.asp
The goal at Brother Nature is not to provide large quantities of seed so much as a large selection of seed. They’re certified organic and many of their seeds are heirloom and heritage. The owners at Brother Nature are in touch with their product from start to finish. They grow it, collect it, process it and even print their own envelopes.

 

Casey’s Heirloom Tomatoes
Airdrie, AB
caseysurbanfarm.ca
When Jeffrey Casey and his wife moved from Hokkaido to Airdrie, they missed the tasty vegetables they’d left behind in Japan. His backyard garden became a testing ground and these days he’s harvesting seed from dozens of tomato varieties of all shapes, sizes and colours, all hardy in Canada zone 3a and all organic.

 

Cottage Gardener Heirloom Seedhouse & Nursery?
4199 Gilmore Rd.? RR 1 Newtonville, ON L0A 1J0
cottagegardener.com
In business since 1996, Cottage Gardener is a certified organic seed house providing rare and endangered heirloom varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers to gardeners and market growers. Seed is available in retail packets or bulk quantities.

 

Country Farm Seeds ?
PO Box 790, Blenheim, ON N0P 1A0
countryfarmseeds.com
Serving Ontario farmers for more than 40 years, Country Farm Seeds seeks out additional opportunities for customers to improve their bottom line, offering competitive seed prices and export premiums for many of their top varieties.

 

De Dell Seeds Incorporated ?
967 Valetta St. London, ON N6P 1P9?PO Box 129 Lambeth Station
dedellseeds.com
It’s all about corn at De Dell. ?This “family only” owned and operated Canadian seed corn company, established in 1999, is the only, non-GMO seed corn company in Canada, producing certified organic seed corn in Canada.

 

Dominion Seed House ?
PO Box 2500 Georgetown, ON L7G 5L6
dominion-seed-house.com
Dominion Seed House was founded in 1928 by Mr. William Bradley, in Georgetown, Ontario. In its eighth decade this seed house offers over 2,000 gardening products, including old favourites as well as new flowers and vegetables from all over the world.

 

Eagle Creek Seed Potatoes
PO Box 70, Bowden, AB T0M 0K0
Eagle Creek Seed Potatoes carries a comprehensive selection of seed potatoes. Look for old favourites, such as Yukon Gold and Russet as well as the more exotic Russian blue, nutty French fingerlings and the gourmet purple skinned, white fleshed Caribe.

 

Eagleridge Seeds
219 Eagleridge Drive Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2L1
www.eagleridgeseeds.com
In business since 1995, this backyard seed house has a wide selection of rare and endangered tomatoes, herbs and vegetables, all organic and suited for northern and temperate climates. Order online only. Bulk seed amounts are available as well as discounts to market gardens, community gardens and farmers. Eagleridge’s local seed rack program covers Salt Spring Island and Vancouver Island.

 

Early’s Farm & Garden Centre Inc. (two locations) ?
2615 Lorne Ave Saskatoon, SK S7J 0S5
502-51st?St. East Saskatoon, SK S7K 7L1
earlysgarden.com
Over a century in business, Early’s inventory of 693 seed varieties includes vegetable, flower and sprouting seeds as well as grass and turf —and most are available in bulk quantities. They stock an extensive inventory of forage seed species in Common No. 1 and certified standard that are suitable for livestock pasture and hay production, and they specialize in custom mixes to meet customer requirements. A forage seed price list is available upon request at the website or call toll free:?1-800-667-1159

 

Ecogenesis Inc.? ?
#2004 General Delivery Guelph, ON N1H 6J5
ecogenesis.ca
A small, environmentally conscious seed house that prides itself on donating seeds to charity and keeping seeds in the public domain. Emphasis is on herbs and vegetables. Ecogenesis also markets a seed-saving kit; catalogue and information kit available for $5.

 

Eternal Seed?
2309 Zilinsky Road Powell River, BC V8A 0N8
eternalseed.ca
Offering a variety of vegetable and flower seeds, herbs and bulbs, and dedicated to growing and distributing heritage seeds. This small seed company sells seeds, seedlings and fruit and nut plants?on-line and at some retail locations.

 

Eureka Garlic?
RR 6, Kensington, PEI C0B 1M0
al@eurekagarlic.ca
Many varieties — no chemicals. With 13 years in the business, Eureka Garlic owner, Al Picketts, also markets a black garlic, Eureka Black Gold and can ship seed garlic to the U.S. Fresh garlic is also available for sale.

 

Evergreen Seed Co. Ltd.
13847 The Gore Rd.Caledon, ON L7E 0W8
evergreenseed.ca
Custom mixes are their speciality, and Evergreen carries a complete line of proprietary forage varieties, forage mixtures and turf mixtures.

 

Florabunda Seeds? ?
1973 Villiers Line Indian River, ON K0L 2B0
florabundaseeds.com
Florabunda Seeds offers a wide selection of heirloom flower, vegetable and herb seeds. (Think English cottage gardens of the past.) Their inventory? includes heirloom varieties salvaged from abbeys and monasteries in England in the middle ages and others brought to Britain by plants men sent on plant-hunting expeditions around the world.

 

Full Circle Seeds ?
Sooke, BC? V9Z 1H8
fullcircleseeds.com
With more than 20 years in the business, Full Circle Seeds offers certified organic, open pollinated, hardy seed. They carry a wide selection of heritage varieties and varieties from Asia and Europe prized by the best local chefs. Their herbs include epazote from Mexico as well as old favourites such as sweet peas and nasturtiums and wild flowers that self-sow, heritage tomatoes, salad greens and four kinds of kale,

 

Gardens North ?
PO Box 370 Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0
gardensnorth.com
Birthed in 1991 as a dining room table? operation, Gardens North now does business in over 30 countries supplying seed to gardeners, commercial growers and other seed houses and is the only Canadian source for GA-3 (a germination stimulator.)

 

Greta’s Organic Gardens??
399 River Rd. Ottawa, ON K1V 1C9
seeds-organic.com
Greta’s Organic Gardens is a certified organic seed company growing plants for their uniqueness in taste, appearance, colour and shape. Greta’s heirloom seeds are untreated, open pollinated and non GMO. She carries over 200 tomato varieties

 

Halifax Seed Company
(two locations)
5860 Kane St., PO Box 8026 STN A, Halifax, NS B3K 5L8
664 Rothesay Ave. PO Box 2021 Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 3T5
halifaxseed.ca
Established in 1866, Halifax Seed Company is Canada’s oldest continuously-operating family-owned seed company and is constantly evaluating new products to determine their suitability for the Atlantic Region.

 

Heritage Harvest Seed
PO Box 40, RR 3, Carman, MB R0G 0J0
heritageharvestseed.com
Going into their twelfth year in business, Heritage Harvest Seed specializes in rare and endangered heirloom seeds, all none GMO, open pollinated and untreated. Check out their selection of heirloom tomatoes and heirloom beans as well as many other hard to find heirloom vegetables, flowers and herbs. No longer shipping to the U.S.

 

Heritage Seed & Produce?
Comp 1-4 RR 1 Westport, ON K0G 1X0
heritageseedandproduce.com
This seed company specializes in the propagation of rare heirloom vegetable seed without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. All varieties are isolated to ensure purity and acclimatized to the area. Order online, by phone or mail or check out their seeds at the Canadian Tire store in Perth, Ontario.

 

High Mowing Organic Seeds ?
76 Quarry Road Wolcott, VT? 05680 USA
highmowingseeds.com
High Mowing carries a wide selection of vegetable, flower and herb seeds and they’re all organic.

 

Holes Greenhouse & Gardens Ltd. ?
101 Riel Drive St. Albert, AB T8N 3X4
holesonline.com
Founded more than three decades ago, by the late Ted and Lois Hole, and now one of Canada’s biggest garden centres. Check out their newsletter chock full of gardening and landscaping tips.

 

Hope Seeds
www.hopeseed.com
Hope Seeds is in the process of moving. But their website and their email address will not be changing and neither will their commitment to certified organic and sustainably grown heritage and open-pollinated garden seed.?Since the company’s beginning in 1993 Hope Seeds has been dedicated to local and sustainable agricu
lture.?

 

Horizon Seeds ?531 Bostwick Road RR 1 Courtland ON N0J 1E0
horizonseeds.ca
Horizon Seeds is an all-Canadian family owned business, and member of SeCan. Horizon Seeds grows all its seed in Norfolk County and offers certified hybrid corn and organic and conventional soybeans with treatment options available on all hybrids.

 

Howard Dill Enterprises
RR 1 400 College Road Windsor, NS B0N 2T0
howarddill.com
For those who would grow record breaking giant pumpkins (pictures on the website) this family run seed house is the place to shop. “Dill’s Atlantic Giant” has topped 1800 pounds. They also carry seeds for regular size pumpkins, gourds and squash. Mail order only.

 

The Incredible Seed company
12002 Hwy 1 RR 3 Lawrencetown, NS B0S 1M0
bóng đá trực tuyến incredibleseeds.ca
This farm based seed company in Nova Scotia specializes in open pollinated, heritage vegetable, flower and herb seeds. Check out their website for a primer on heritage, heirloom and open pollinated seeds plus handy info on how to grow various seeds.

 

J.L. Hudson, Seedsman
PO Box 337, La Honda, California 94020-0337 U.S.A.
jlhudsonseeds.net
Defining itself as a public access seed bank, Hudson Seedsman has been in business since 1911. Canadian customers need to note: orders can take a month to arrive. Information on site on how to order by mail or email. There is no phone service.

 

Johnny’s Selected Seeds ? ?
955 Benton Ave, Winslow, ME 04901 USA
johnnyseeds.com
A new vegetable will be added to Johnny’s extensive list on October 1,2014. Kalettes is a non GMO cross between kale and Brussels sprouts that is compact, colourful and chock-full of nutrition.?Johnny’s Selected Seeds is a privately-held,?100 per cent employee-owned seed producer and merchant. Seed inventory includes vegetables, flowers, cover crops, and pasture mixes. Ships internationally.

 

Lindenberg Seeds Ltd?
803 Princess Ave. Brandon, MB R7A 0P5
lindenbergseeds.ca
Good quality seed at a fair price is the best value. That’s been the philosophy at Lindenberg Seeds since 1935 when the original Lindenberg brothers began selling seed to Prairie gardeners. The Lindenberg family continues to sell only seed that has been tested and retested for quality.

 

Maizex Seeds Inc.
4488 Mint Line RR #2 Tilbury, ON N0P 2L0
maizex.com
In business for more than 25 years, Maizex offers traited hybrids and varieties that annually deliver above average performance across a wide range of heat units. Inventory includes seed corn, silage and soybean products along with agronomic expertise.

 

Mapple Farm
129 Beech Hill Road Weldon, NB E4H 4N5
mapplefarm.com
A grower/supplier of adventurous seed and plant stock. Specialties include short-season sweet potatoes, distinctive tomatoes, Jerusalem and Chinese artichokes, horse radish, garden soybeans and more. Brochure available: a) by request via email (non-Canadian residents need added info.) b) Via standard mail: free within Canada with a self-addressed stamped envelope at least 4 by 9 inches. U.S. residents send $2 U.S. Canada Post won’t accept U.S. stamps. c) At the website

 

Metchosin Farm seed?
542 Wootton Rd. Metchosin, BC V9C 3Z4
metchosinfarm.ca
Selling to commercial nurseries and home gardeners, Methchosin Farm Seed specializes in open pollinated, heirloom, local and indigenous vegetables, berries and other edible plant starters. Their heirloom tomato catalogue features varieties from Italy to Siberia. Most varieties have been grown out for four to eight years, adapting to the local climate.

 

Mountain Seed Company
S 6 C8 RR 1 Winlaw, BC V0G 2J0
mountainseedco.com
This seed company’s stock of rare and unusual vegetables includes tomatoes, greens and other veggies which originated with the Russian Doukhobor community and have been grown in the area since the early 1900s. Seeds available through mail, online ordering, B.C. seed exchanges and at local stores.

 

Mumm’s Sprouting Seeds?
PO Box 80, Parkside, SK S0J 2A0
sprouting.com
From sprouting and microgreen seeds to everything in between. The folks at Mumm’s invite you to call or visit their website to find out how Mumm’s can help you or your business sprout all year round.

 

Mycogen Seeds?
9330 Zionsville Road Indianapolis, IN 46268
(t) 800-MYCOGEN
mycogen.com/sitepages/about%20us.aspx
Mycogen began, nearly 30 years ago, as a biotech company specializing in transgenic research. It now offers advanced genetic trait and ag chem technologies. Products include grain, corn, soybeans, sunflower, canola, alfalfa and sorghum.

 

Ontario Seed Company?
PO Box 7 Waterloo, ON N2J 3Z6
oscseeds.com
Native grasses, prairie wild flowers, ecological lawn alternatives and specific use mixtures such as septic bed mix and naturalized wetland mixture are just a few of the mixtures you’ll find at this 126 year old family run seed company. Their inventory also includes vegetables, flowers, herbs, tree, lawn and forage seed.

 

Prairie Garden Seeds ?
PO Box 2758 Humboldt, SK S0K 2A0
www.prseeds.ca
This family business operated by Jim Ternier and daughter, Rachelle Ternier is widely known for its collection of ancient grains, some dating from 10,000 years ago. The Terniers also carry a full selection of vegetable and flower seeds. All are open pollinated, untreated and have not been genetically modified.

 

Premier Pacific Seeds Ltd. ?
Port Kells Industrial 203-19315-96th? Ave.
bóng đá trực tuyến premierpacificseeds.com
At Premier Pacific Seeds Ltd. grass seed is their passion, be it turf, forage, wildflower or reclamation products. They specialize in supplying the expertise and knowledge to insure that a seeding is successful.?This often includes custom seed blending to meet the specific needs for each customer.

 

Pumpkin Moon Farm and Herbals ?
8191 Hwy 1 RR 3 Granville Ferry, NS B0S 1K0
pumpkinmoonfarm.com
Certified organic, Pumpkin Moon Farm specializes in heirloom flowers, herbs and vegetable seeds. They sell over 40 varieties of seeds: vegetable, herbs and flowers most of which are culinary and medicinal. All are open pollinated, untreated and non GMO.

 

Quality Seeds ? ?
8400 Huntington Road? Vaughan, ON L4L 1A5
qualityseeds.ca
Family owned and in business for over 50 years, this company is one of the largest forage, lawn and turf companies in Canada. Quality Seeds are proud, exclusive distributors of Dividend VL orchardgrass.

 

Quality Seeds West? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
PO Box?61572, Brookswood RPO Langley, BC? V3A 8C8
qualityseedswest.ca
Since 2002: supplying field seeds (alfalfa, clovers, grasses), cover crops (grain, peas, vetch), reclamation seeds, lawns and lawn seeds adapted to the province of British Columbia, with mixtures for different areas such as coastal, interior and dryland interior.

 

Richters Herbs? ?
357 Hwy 47 Goodwood, ON L0C 1A0
richters.com
A source for herb plants, seeds, dried herbs and more, Richters has been growing and selling herbs since 1969.

 

Rupp Seeds ?
17919 County Road B Wauseon, OH? 43567-9458 USA
ruppseeds.com
Vegetable Order Desk?(t) 800-700-1199
Grain / Forage Order Desk?(t) 877-591-SEED (7333)
Rupp Seeds supplies vegetable, turf, soy, grain and forage seed to wholesale producers, fresh market growers and the processing industry. Their staff evaluates fungicide and insecticide treatments to select those that will improve seedling health.

 

Salt Spring Seeds ? ?
PO Box 444 Ganges PO Salt Spring Island, BC? V8K 2W1
saltspringseeds.com
Supplying open-pollinated, non-GMO seeds to farmers and gardeners; Salt Springs Seeds inventory includes garlic, grains, greens, medicinal herbs, beans and high protein crops such as quinoa and amaranth. Their catalogue (online and hard copy) includes seeds from 10 gardens and farms. All seeds are organically grown but only two farms are certified. Varieties that are certified organic are indicated as such.

 

Seeds of Diversity
PO Box 36 Station Q Toronto ON M4T 2L7
www.seeds.ca
Preserving our seed heritage, Seeds of Diversity is a charitable organization that provides a safe place for non-hybrid plants of Canadian significance. This organization grows, propagates and distributes over 2900 varieties of vegetables, fruit, grains, flowers and herbs.

 

Silver Creek Nursery
2343 Gerber Rd. Wellesley, ON?N0B 2T0
silvercreeknursery.ca
From apples to apricots, from pears to peaches, from quince to cherries, Silver Creek Nursery offers “fruit trees for everyone.” Not certified organic but does not knowingly use any synthetic fertilizers or pesticides as defined in the Canadian Organic Standards. They practise minimal tillage and maintain a crop or mulch on the soil surface for most of the crop cycle. Fed with natural products such as soybean meal and kelp, all trees are non-GMO.

 

Speare Seeds ?
99 John St. N, PO Box 171 Harriston, ON? N0G 1Z0
speareseeds.ca
More than 40 years ago this company has its beginnings supplying a few varieties of seed to the local agricultural community. Today, Speare Seeds delivers hay mixtures, pasture blends, cover crops and conventional corn from coast to coast. Speare Seeds also carries corn, turf, lawn and wildlife mixtures.

 

Stellar Seeds?
RR 1, S 4, C7 Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0
stellarseeds.com
Stellar grows and sells their own seed and also markets for several other farms. All of their seed is organic, open pollinated, grown in British Columbia and farmed with holistic practices. Bulk and packet sizes available.

 

Stokes Seeds
296 Collier Rd S, PO Box 10 Thorold, ON L2V 5E9
Or PO Box 548 Buffalo NY 14240-0548
stokeseeds.com
No order is too big or too small for Stokes Seeds. They sell to home gardeners and commercial growers with an emphasis on quality seed and extensive growing information,

 

Sunshine Farm? ?
2225 Saucier Rd Kelowna, BC? V1W 4B8
sunshinefarm.net
Sunshine Farm seeds are certified organic by PACS (Pacific Agricultural Certification Society). They offer many rare, heirloom and unusual varieties of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and other vegetables as well as herbs and flowers in their online catalogue.

 

T&T Seeds Ltd. ? ?
PO Box 1710 Winnipeg, MB R3C 3P6
ttseeds.com
“Early in the Arctic, first in your garden,” is the slogan at T&T Seeds. This family business supplies vegetable and flower seeds as well as bulbs, trees and a wide array of gardening products. They offer? ? shrubs and trees suitable for shelterbelt planting such as green giant poplars, willows, caragana etc. and fruit trees from the Prairies, including Saskatchewan hardy cherries, Saskatoons, grapes and currents.

 

Terra Edibles
PO Box 164, 535 Ashley St. Foxboro, ON K0K 2B0
terraedibles.ca
As well as herbs, flowers and aromatic sweet peas, Terra Edibles offers hundreds of varieties of heirloom tomatoes, beans and other popular vegetables. Order online or by mail.

 

Tourne-Sol Cooperative Farm
1025 Ch. St-Dominique Les Cedres, QC J7T 1P5
fermetournesol.qc.ca
Ten years ago five young farmers met while studying agriculture at university. Their common interests in good food, social justice and the environment spawned Tourne-Sol cooperative farm in the fall of 2004. Their catalogue includes vegetable, flower, herb and cover crop seed: all open pollinated, certified organic and grown or trialed on the Tourne-Sol farm.

 

Two Wings Farm? ? ?
4768 William Head Rd Victoria, BC? V9C 3Y7
twowingsfarm.com
Two Wings Farm carries a selection of certified organic heirloom vegetable seed, all grown on Two Wings Farm and tailored to the bio-region. The owners are retiring but will sell the seeds they have on hand.

 

Upper Canada Seeds?
44 Macklingate Court Toronto, ON M3A 1N4
uppercanadaseeds.ca
This little seed house is all about tomatoes: over 150 varieties. All are organically grown and most are heirlooms. No hybrid, chemically treated or genetically modified seed.

 

Veseys Seeds Ltd.?
PO Box 9000 Charlotteton, PEI C1A 8K6
veseys.com
Publishing three catalogues per year, Veseys is Canada’s largest mail-order gardening company. It all began over 70 years ago when Arthur Vesey, with a background in market gardening and a desire to find seeds that would flourish in the cool, short growing season of Atlantic Canada, started saving his own best seed. He published his first catalogue in 1943.

 

West Coast Seeds?
3925 64 ST RR 1, Delta, BC V4K 3N2
westcoastseeds.com
With over 30 years in the business, West Coast Seeds is a certified organic, non GE source for a wide variety of vegetable, flower, herb and sprouting seeds. Their new optional mode of packaging for their wildflower line includes a planting medium. West Coast Seeds also carries a line of fundraising packages.

 

William Dam Seeds
279 Hwy 8, RR1 Dundas, ON L9H 5E1
damseeds.com
This family owned business was founded in 1949 by Maria and William Dam Sr. The business started at the kitchen table of their rented farmhouse in Sarnia, Ont. and the first deliveries were made by bicycle. William Dam Seeds was the first registered seed company in Canada to feature a line of certified organically grown seeds. They carry no chemically treated seeds.

 

Wylie Mycologicals Ltd. ?
166 South Bass Lake Rd. Georgian Bluff, ON N0H 2T0
wyliemycologicals.ca
Shiitake, oyster (various colours) and many other woody specialty mushrooms are available in kit form from Wylie Mycologicals. These organic mushrooms are ready to go, ready to grow and can be grown indoors or out. Commercial growers are invited to call for terms.

 

Yuko Horiuchi / Yuko’s Open-Pollinated Seeds?
Carleton Place, ON K7C 3R9
yuko.ca
From the Ottawa Valley, Yuko’s Open Pollinated Seeds offers root stock for horseradish, Jerusalem artichoke, hops and fruit trees and is also a source of open-pollinated seeds including many heirloom and oriental varieties. In 2009, Yuko travelled to Japan and brought back several Japanese varieties such as eggplant, cucumber and edible gourd to add to her inventory.