Welcome to Garden Seeds' list of the best Heirloom Seed Companies. We hope to be adding to these pages regularly. We want to have a list of as many heirloom and landrace garden seed companies as we can so that hopefully you will be able to find one near you that meets your needs.
Seed Company Information
All Good Things Organic Seeds offers certified organic, non-GMO vegetable, flower and herb seeds, including improved rare and heirloom varieties sourced directly from our farm in Ojai, California. Hundreds of plant species at Mano Farm in Ojai, California
Annie's Heirloom Seeds on a small farm in west Michigan. We grow the most rare and hard-to-get varieties ourselves here on the farm. We feel that if there are other farmers already growing the more common crops for seeds, it makes more sense to work with them than to compete with them and possibly take away their livelihood. We buy garden seeds from other small farmers around the country, as well as importing a few varieties from Europe. We do not get any seeds from the big American agribusinesses that are actively involved in genetic modification of plants.
If true sustainability and self-reliance is what you seek, The Ark Institute is here to help. We offer only the cleanest 100% non-hybrid, non-GMO, chemical free produce seed, to allow you to plant your own gardens, feed your families and friends, and then harvest your seed to save for use the following planting season. By growing your own food at home or at a community co-op garden, you can further ensure your produce is chemical free, and as organic as you want it to be, all for a fraction of the cost of store-bought produce.
Whether you are growing an acre at your homestead or in some pots on your patio, or just preparing for the future, we can help you become fully self-reliant for all of your produce needs. Not only do our garden seed packages contain more seed than most of "the other guys" (in some cases more than 20 times more seed), but it is also of the highest quality, ensuring you the highest yield in your own gardens and more successful seed per dollar than the rest. We test everything we sell in our own test gardens (see photos page), and lab-test our seed for traces of genetic modification, so you can rest assured that anything we sell in our store is 100% "Ark Approved" for quality, viability, genetic purity, and sustainability.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company has grown to offer 1800 varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs—the largest selection of rare, heirloom varieties in the U.S.A. Baker Creek carries one of the largest selections of seeds from the 19th century, including many Asian and European varieties.
West Virginia/ Minnora
All garden seeds offered here are locally unique open-pollinated, non-patented, non-GMO seed varieties grown right here at Berea Gardens. These selections are truly heirlooms that have grown in the West Fork Little Kanawha River Valley for nearly 200 years.
We work hard to preserve plant varieties by searching, growing, documenting, then personally selecting and finally offering many different heirloom and open-pollinated seeds to home gardeners and small farms. We specialize in short season complex flavored specialty tomatoes, beans, squash, peppers, corn and other specialty vegetable seeds. We focus on flavor predominantly then productivity and disease resistance. Our garden seeds all around preform better in our Pacific Northwest weather.
2B Seeds pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants. We do offer many open-pollinated,F1 hybrid, Heirloom, AAS and FSM Winners that were selected for their outstanding performance in nationwide trials and evaluations. The garden seeds that we sell are produced by traditional open pollinated and cross-breeding methods.
BBB Seed is a small, family-owned company helping you to Grow, Enjoy, & Share a healthy and beautiful life! They are committed to providing High Quality, Open-Pollinated, Non-GE (genetically engineered) seed to our customers. We offer an extensive variety of garden seeds for any region of the U.S. including High Altitude Gardens! Their website is full of useful information.
At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire and educate the gardener in you. That is why, since 1995 we have been supplying gardeners with the highest quality garden seed in the most beautiful and informative seed packets on the market.
Bountiful Gardens started in 1982 to help people grow their own food without chemicals, and save their own seeds. We carry seeds for open-pollinated vegetables, grains, cover crops, herbs, flowers, and permaculture/shelterbelt plants, as well as tools, books, and supplies. We stock a hand press to make your own non-GMO vegetable oil, and the seeds for 9 different oil crops. Gluten-free grains a specialty.
Cornucopia offers value-priced packets for over 175 flowers, herbs and vegetables with all the best favorite and time-tested hybrids and a full array of familiar old-fashioned heirlooms. Cornucopia Seeds is the sister company to Renee's Garden.
Diane's Flower Seeds sells heirloom seeds, including annual and perennial flower seeds, heirloom tomato seeds, along with vegetables & herb seeds. We have a large selection of heirloom tomato seeds in every color of the rainbow. They come in all different sizes and shapes, including cherry tomatoes.
Our heirloom seeds are open-pollinated and non-GMO. They are packaged in 2 x 3" ziplock bags with sowing instructions. Small seeds are packaged in glassine envelopes to prevent static cling. We grow most of our own garden seeds to insure quality and freshness.
North Carolina/ Asheville
Grown for a variety of reasons, Heirloom Seeds give us historical interest, access to wider vegetable varieties and groups us with other vigilant gardeners who also wish to save seeds from year to year. Heirloom seeds produce flowers and vegetables that have been passed down for generations for their good taste, vivid colors, pest resistance and other beneficial traits.
Heirloom Vegetable Seeds, Heirloom Flower Seeds and Heirloom Herb Seeds are all non-GMO, allowing gardeners to be actively saving and sharing these high-quality garden seeds from year to year. The term “Heirloom” simply means that a given variety of seeds is open-pollinated and has been producing the same fruit as grown on the parent plant for 50 or more years.
Environmental Seed Producers has been supplying high quality bulk wildflower seed, dazzling wildflower seed mixtures and reliable easy-care garden flower seed since 1974. They are a wholesale supplier to retail-oriented seed companies and to large area landscaping users such as Golf Courses and State Departments of Transportation. They do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds and plants.
Established in 1995, E.O.N.S., Inc. is a family business. Our goal is to provide a diversity of garden seeds, to make available information and products to help you garden naturally.
Fedco Seeds, your source for cold-hardy selections especially adapted to our demanding Northeast climate. Each year we observe hundreds of varieties, selecting only the best for inclusion in our catalogs. Through our product lines and cultural hints, we encourage sustainable growing methods. We offer a large selection of certified-organic cultivars and regional heirloom varieties.
Garden Medicinals' mission is to promote the ethical propagation, cultivation, and informed use of medicinal and culinary herbs. We specialize in untreated, open-pollinated (non-hybrid) seed and roots, because we believe that seeds belong in the public domain.
We strive to increase awareness about the importance of conserving and protecting our native medicinal herb resources. By offering rare and hard to find seed, together we reduce the collection pressure on wild populations of herbal plants. We aim to promote the use of ecologically grown garden seed through providing a high quality product, as well as informational resources. Our desire is to make medicinal and culinary herb seeds and roots more accessible to everyone. We offer over 220 varieties of herb, flower and vegetable seeds and roots, along with the cultural information needed to successfully grow, harvest, and enjoy your crops.
Seeds from Italy is the exclusive U.S. distributor for Franchi Seeds, Italy's oldest family-owned seed company, founded in 1783. We sell more than 500 varieties of Italian heirloom vegetable, herb, and flower seeds. Franchi Seeds is known worldwide for the quality of its garden seeds, resulting in high germination rates, vigorous plants, and delicious food. Franchi's seed packets are big and beautiful — generous seed counts and full-color photographs of every variety. Our garden seeds are untreated, most are open-pollinated, and many are certified organic seeds.
Colorado/ Fort Collins
Golden Harvest Organics, information and supplies for growing your own organic garden.
At Goodwin Creek Gardens, we grow the plants that we sell. We specialize in herbs, everlasting flowers, plants for hummingbirds and butterflies, and pelargoniums. Our collection of nearly 100 lavenders is one of the largest offerings by a mail order nursery, and we are proud to grow everything organically.
Growing Crazy Acres, The Florida Backyard Vegetable Gardener, specifically hand pick the garden seeds we sell for Florida. I acclimate them to our climate, environment and area (higher temperatures & humidity). We start them, we grow them, we collect and save them, all with our own hands. For those garden seeds we can’t grow and save enough of you can be assured they are from the original source other local growers that also have the highest standards. I only sell those I have grown, and grew successfully.
We at The Rare Vegetable Seed Consortium are delighted to formally kick-off online seed acquisitions. Some of the varieties offered are extremely rare, therefore, we kindly urge individuals to acquire the material only if they seriously intend to grow out and save and share the seeds, thereby ensuring rare variety survival for all of us.
As one of the leaders in the national organic movement since 1980, Harmony Farm Supply has been producing Certified Organic vegetable starts since 1992. Harmony Farm Supply Organics has one of, if not the largest, selection of CCOF certified vegetable starts in Northern California. They also have a large selection of organic seeds.
Heirloom Seed Banks, the World’s #1 source for Non-hybrid, Non-GMO heirloom seed banks designed for survival situations. Our seed banks will provide you or your loved ones with enough fruit & vegetable seeds to grow an unlimited amount of food over the course of a lifetime. We have various Seed banks that contain up to 33 varieties of Non-hybrid, Non-GMO heirloom vegetable seeds. These garden seeds come from farmers in the USA, and are perfect to use for gardening, trade or even surviving a food shortage. Investing in a heirloom seed bank is one of the best ways to ensure food security because they take up little space, can be stored for years and are capable of producing food year after year!
Pennsylvania/ West Finley
Located in South Western Pennsylvania, Heirloom Seeds is a small, family run seed house that has been in the mail order business since 1988. When we started this business, our first priority was to offer old fashioned vegetables noted for their taste. All of the varieties we offer are open pollinated (non hybrid) and have been grown by generations of backyard gardeners. The flower varieties that we offer have that simple, old fashioned beauty of days gone by. We added herb seeds to our catalog after many requests from our customers to do so. We have a network of gardeners throughout the United States that are constantly testing the varieties we offer for sale, to ensure they do well in a backyard garden setting. Many of the garden seeds we offer have come from backyard gardeners, whose families have saved the seeds for generations, throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and overseas. We sell quality garden seeds (meet or exceed federal standards) at low prices.
Oregon/ Grants Pass
Non-Hybrid or Open-Pollinated seeds allow the gardener to collect seeds from a crop for future planting. Hybrid seeds do not. All Heirloom Organics Seed Packs are 100% Non-Hybrid AND Non-GMO (not genetically modified) and specially sealed for long term storage. Use now AND save for emergency. All from the same hermetically sealed pack!
A need a new kind of seed company. We need companies that don't just sell gardeners and farmers all their seeds each year. Instead, the seed company of the future will search the world's remaining agricultural resources constantly to find new supplies of important, adapted, open-pollinated varieties. It will then teach its customers to save their own garden seeds from individual plants doing best in their own gardens and farms.
Seeds Trust was started for this reason. It is nothing more than a conservative, long-term plan to help support and increase the priceless diversity now being squandered.
High Mowing Organic Seeds is a thriving business making available to home gardeners and commercial growers over 600 heirloom, open-pollinated and hybrid varieties of vegetable, fruit, herb and flower seed. True to our roots, High Mowing Organic Seeds continues to grow many of the varieties we sell on our 40 acre farm, setting us apart from the majority of other seed companies.
At High Mowing Organic Seeds, we believe in re-imagining what our world can be like. We believe in a deeper understanding of how re-built food systems can support health on all levels – healthy environments, healthy economies, healthy communities and healthy bodies. We believe in a hopeful and inspired view of the future based on better stewardship for our planet. Everyday that we are in business, we are growing; working to provide an essential component in the re-building of our healthy food systems: the seeds.
Hometown Seeds is one of the easiest ways online to buy some of the best garden seeds around. Focusing on small quantity home gardeners, Hometown Seeds sells vegetable, flower, and herb seed packets to home gardeners throughout the world. Home Gardeners know they are getting professional quality seed at a fantastic price.
Hometown Seeds offers a huge variety of premium quality seed and supplies within a user friendly, secure online seed store.
Michigan/ Ann Arbor
We believe that the benefits you receive from growing your own herbs, fruits, and vegetables from seed banks outweigh buying store-bought foods. We we want to give you the option to save your heirloom seeds long-term. That is the benefit of buying a seed bank from us.
Whether you are an experienced gardener, a prepper, or an organization that is interested in growing a community garden, growing your own food from seed banks provide you with fresher foods, saves you money, and can help you maintain a healthy and self-reliant lifestyle for a long time to come with our special seed banks.
For more than 40 years Johnny's Selected Seeds has been helping families and friends to feed one another. Everything we do here is focused on helping you have a successful growing experience. We understand that putting the seed in the ground is but a small part of your total investment of time, energy, and money. When you buy from Johnny's, you can be confident that the garden seeds you are planting are fresh, vital, and of superior quality — we guarantee it.
Johnny's quality testing standards for purity, germination, and pathogen resistance are significantly higher than the Federal Seed Act minimums. We maintain an on-site germination lab, staffed by trained seed analysts following rules established by AOSA (Association of Official Seed Analysts) for germination and purity. On average 600 germination, pathology, and purity tests are performed each month. Over 99% of the orders we receive are packed and shipped the same day.
Seeds are living forms which require on-going detailed care. The Kusa Seed organization’s work is an effort to assure the survival of many ancient, rare, and endangered edible seedcrop strains. The focus is on seedcrops whose grain can be used as staple food and which can also be saved as seed. The success of this work is dependent on the participation of those concerned. We offer you the “real thing”; planting-seeds for edible seedcrops.
In the view of the Kusa Seed organization, the plants themselves are teachers. Enroll yourself in a “study course” at your own home! Simply invite one of our esteemed faculty members to come and grow at your place; you plant the seed and the “study course” will unfold before your eyes. Our faculty hail from the far corners of the earth’s storied mountains, valleys, and plains — from Afghanistan; India; Iraq; Italy; Japan; Korea; Poland; Russia; Tibet and other places.