Where To Buy Bulk Organic Heirloom Seeds

August 1, 2011

Has all the talk around here lately about urban gardens and small farms made you want to buy some organic seeds and plant some of your own food? Well you aren’t alone, as I do too! So I went and did some research on where to buy organic heirloom seeds to save you some time. Hope some of these helps you plant that organic garden you have always wanted.


Peaceful Valley – Dedicated to preserving the environment by providing you with cost-effective, state-of-the-art, organic growing supplies and the information and tools needed to apply them.


High Mowing Seeds – High Mowing Organic Seeds is an independently-owned, farm-based seed company dedicated to supporting sustainable agriculture and providing farmers and gardeners with the highest quality certified organic seed.


Seeds of Change – Seeds of Change was founded in 1989 by passionate gardeners with a vision to make organically grown seeds available to gardeners and farmers, while preserving countless heirloom seed varieties in danger of being lost to the “advances” of modern industrial agriculture.


Seeds Trust – Seeds Trust is a 25 year-old family seed company dedicated to teaching you to save your own seeds, grow a delicious home garden and create stunning native landscapes. We sell heirloom seeds (passed on from generation to generation), open-pollinated seeds (will reproduce true to form) and organic vegetable, native wildflower, native grass and medicinal herb seeds.


Mountain Rose Herbs – Since 1987 Mountain Rose Herbs has been known for its uncompromising commitment to organic agriculture and steadfast focus on the pure aesthetics and freshness of botanical products.Throughout all of these magnificent and developmental years we have always put an emphasis on conducting business in an ethical, responsible, clear, and ecological way; hoping to pave a medium for other blossoming green companies.


Granny’s Heirloom Seeds – Grannys Heirloom Seeds is a family owned and operated business. We sell mainly to the home gardeners and farmers market vendors. The seeds we sell are open-pollinated and heirloom. All the seeds we carry are untreated and non-GMO.


Seed Savers Exchange – Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds. Since 1975, our members have been passing on our garden heritage by collecting and distributing thousands of samples of rare garden seeds to other gardeners.


Burpee – Stop wondering about food additives by knowing, firsthand, the soil, fertilizer, and processes that have been used to grow the vegetables, fruit and herbs on your family’s table. Take full control of nutrition by starting your own home organic garden today. Burpee has everything you need enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing the source.


All Good Things Organic Seeds – A certified organic company that offers vegetable, herb and flower seeds grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California. We are committed to offering home gardeners and small organic farmers versatile, open-pollinated varieties that are adapted for organic growing conditions and perform well in diverse climates.

Do you have any favorite organic seed companies you buy from that I didn’t list here? Please be sure to let us all know where you get your seeds so we can check them out too. Happy gardening!

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Comments (9)

  1. nan says:

    Daniel at Cerro Vista sells seed he has grown out right here in Taos County for almost 30 years. They are already adapted to the altitude and short season: http://cerrovistafarm.com/seeds/. This year, I am growing his Reba acorn squash and Rumba carrots.

    Most small seed companies have organic and heirloom seed, like Johnny’s http://www.johnnyseeds.com, Territorial http://www.territorialseed.com, and Nichols http://www.nicholsgardennursery.com, and they offer anything from packets to seed by the pound. Another place I like is Bountiful Gardens http://www.bountifulgardens.org.

    Out of your list, I like Peaceful Valley and Seed Savers. Seeds of Change is owned my M&M Mars, like the candy bar, so I avoid them, unless it’s an emergency, and I happen to be at Cid’s. lol

    People should research for local seed. It’s grown out there, but you have to dig. Those are the people we need to support, and we need to learn to grow and save our own. That truly is the way to self-sufficiency and knowing where your food comes from.

    • david says:

      Thanks Nan!

    • nan says:

      I see there has been a bit of traffic to the farm website in search of seeds. We have pulled the seeds this year, so the page is not showing up. We will definitely be selling seeds again for 2013, though. Thanks!

  2. Ken Oatman says:

    Great article!

    I’ve been using Baker Seeds, great bulk pricing (rareseeds.com). They also have a surprising scope if you read their backstory.

  3. hs says:

    I am so appreciative of these varied resources that have been published for anyone”™s benefit.

    Interesting post and thanks for sharing. Some things in here I have not thought about before.Thanks for making such a cool post which is really very well written.will be referring a lot of friends about this.Keep blogging

  4. Astrid Lindo says:

    Check out Living Seed Company (www.LivingSeedCompany.com) based in Marin County in Northern California! We specialize in heirloom seed collections, it is a way for us to help guide folks in the planning process of their garden, while offering them warm and cool season crops. Included is Basic Seed Saving, a booklet which will help reconnect you to the ancient art of seed saving. This way your seeds become more adapted to your region, your soil and to you!

  5. Marc says:

    THANKS GUYS!! let’s keep these original strains alive, as man’s dominance over greed and the environment wont last more than a few generations. We must protect our delicate ecosystem for the future of all our children, family, and friends [& their families to come]!!!!!

    LOVE YOU!

  6. source says:

    As soon as I originally commented I clicked on the Notify me any time new comments are added checkbox and now each time a remark is added I get four messages with the identical comment.