Organic Heirloom Seeds Non GMO Lists


Where to buy heirloom seeds? Heirloom vegetable seeds? Organic heirloom seeds? Non-GMO heirloom seeds?

Sometimes one just happens upon a collection of information they must share.  These producers and sellers of organic heirloom seeds non GMO seeds, organic seeds…. they are in one place and still pouring in with information on more companies.  Banner from Off-Grid, link to organic heirloom seeds non-gmo suppiers.

We have created a few lists below to organize what you need.  Certified organic heirloom seeds for market growers.  Safe heirloom seeds for gardeners.  Non-GMO heirloom seeds in bulk for farmers.  Just use the table of contents here…..

  1. Where to buy heirloom seeds? Heirloom vegetable seeds? Organic heirloom seeds? Non-GMO heirloom seeds?
  2. Heirloom seed catalogs?  Heirloom seed catalogue?
  3. What are heirloom seeds and vegetables?
  4. Non-GMO heirloom seed varieties
  5. Are all heirloom seeds organic seed too?
  6. How do heirloom plants grow and produce fruit?
  7. Organic heirloom seeds for market growers
  8. Safe heirloom seeds for gardeners
  9. Non-GMO heirloom seeds in bulk for farmers
  10. Are there heirloom seeds for corn and soybeans?
  11. Sources for International Heirloom Seeds – Canada, UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia, New Zealand

 

Heirloom seed catalogs?  Heirloom seed catalogue?

From around the globe, the list of heirloom seed sellers also offers catalogs, either print that is mailed to you or interactive online catalogs.  If you click their links below, you will see offers for catalogues.

What are heirloom seeds and vegetables?

Wikipedia definition of heirloom seeds and plants :::: “An heirloom plant, heirloom variety, heritage fruit, or heirloom vegetable is an old cultivar that is still maintained by gardeners and farmers particularly in isolated or ethnic communities.  These may have been commonly grown during earlier periods in human history….. Heirloom seeds are not used in modern large-scale agriculture.”

Heirloom cultivar or plant for seeds means “a true heirloom is a cultivar that has been nurtured, selected, and handed down from one family member to another for many generations.  And then there are the commercial heirlooms that were introduced many generations ago to a seed company by family or another source….  and have been saved, maintained and handed down.

Non-GMO heirloom seed varieties

This is a redundant request.  There is no way in the world an heirloom seed source could be genetically modified.  But we do understand the concern and caution.  Rest assured, if you are planting heirloom and organic seeds, you are planting non-genetically modified seeds.

Are all heirloom seeds organic seed too?

Organic in the gardening world is defined as growing in an all natural soil, materials, fertilization, pollination.  Simple.  Not all heirloom seed has been exposed to an all-organic life style.  Some heirloom plants have been fertilized with chemical fertilizers and then the resulting fruit with seed is gathered to sell or use again by growers.  So no, heirloom seed does not mean it is organic.  You will have to determine from what the companies reveal about their practice on their seed bank for heirloom vegetables and fruit.  Some will state organic, some naturally certified, some not certified at all but natural.

How do heirloom plants grow and produce fruit?

liquid-fertilizer-organic-for-vegetablesHeirloom seeds require open pollination to produce vegetables and fruit.  So you are going to need the bees, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds to pollinate, the wind.  This results in differing genetics for the heirloom seed because it is uncontrolled pollination so you do not know where the ‘other parent’ came from and the plant changes, though minimally, from year-to-year.  Or do it yourself, as is often done with squash fields.  Only if you can plant away from the other fields and be reasonably certain the only pollinating will be within the one field of concern.  A master-mind chore, to be sure, but can be done with enough land.

Organic heirloom seeds for market growers

This list is organic, but if you need natural, heirloom, non-GMO, then check the list for gardeners and for farmers.  There might be a seed you can use from those suppliers.

  • Mountain Valley Growers www.mountainvalleygrowers.com California.  USDA certified organic herbs and vegetable plants.
  • Laurel’s Heirloom Tomato Plants www.heirloomtomatoplants.com California.  100 varieties of strictly organically grown heirloom tomato plants.
  • Renee’s Garden www.reneesgarden.com California.  Heirlooms, certified organic seeds.
  • The K Seed Society www.ancientcerealgrains.org California.  Mission is to increase humanity’s knowledge and understanding about seed crops.
  • Seeds of Change www.seedsofchange.com California.  Organically grown seeds. Gardeners and farmers, while preserving rare heirloom and traditional seed varieties.
  • Farm Direct Organic Seed Hobbs Farm www.farmdirectseed.com Colorado.  Certified organic garlic, open-pollinated seeds, vegetables.
  • Mary’s Heirloom Seeds marysheirloomseeds.com Florida.  All organic, open-pollinated, non-gmo and non-hybrid seeds.
  • American Organic www.american-organic.com Illinois.  Seeds meet USDA National Organic Program requirements.
  • Wood Prairie Farm www.woodprairie.com Maine.  Certified organic potato seeds.
  • FEDCO www.fedcoseeds.com Maine. Seeds, organically grown seedlings, seed potatoes, orchard and also farm and garden supplies.
  • Pantry Garden Herbs pantrygardenherbs.com Missouri.  Organic vegetable and organic herb plants. USDA certified.
  • Gourmet Seed www.gourmetseed.com New Mexico.  Organic vegetable seeds, flower seeds, herb seeds.
  • Lakeview Organic Grain, LLC www.lakevieworganicgrain.com New York.  Organic seeds, animal feeds and organic feed grain.
  • Harris Seeds www.harrisseeds.com New York.  Organic and untreated seeds, organic plants, and OMRI listed supplies for organic growing.
  • All Good Things Organic Seeds www.agtoseeds.com Oregon.  Organic quality vegetable and herbs.
  • Amishland Heirloom Seeds www.amishlandseeds.com Pennsylvania.  Heirloom heritage, exotic and foreign organically raised seeds.
  • The Cook’s Garden www.cooksgarden.com Pennsylvania.  Organic seeds. European and American heirloom and specialty varieties.
  • High Mowing Organic Seeds www.highmowingseeds.com Vermont. 100% organic vegetable seeds, herb seeds and flower seeds.
  • Epic Gardens www.epicgardens.com Virginia.  Edamame seed, classically bred, organically grown.
  • Filaree Garlic Farm www.filareefarm.com Washington.  Organic garlic seeds and organic potatoes. Certified by Washington State Department and USDA.
  • Seeds For Generations seedsforgenerations.com  Organic heirloom vegetable seeds and related gardening products.

 

Safe heirloom seeds for gardeners

If you want only organically grown seed, then look above on the market growers list.  I have divided the seed companies, but they are all here.  Farm seeds and grains are next.

  • Foundroot www.foundroot.com Alaska.  100% open-pollinated seeds. Specialize in rare heirloom and expertly bred seeds for challenging climates.
  • Petaluma Seed Bank www.rareseeds.com/get-to-know-baker-creek/petaluma-seed-bank/ California. Seed bank offers only pure, natural and non-GMO seeds.
  • My Heirloom Seeds www.myheirloomseeds.com California. Heirloom seeds. 100% non-gmo heirloom seeds, non-hybrid, open-pollinated. Safe seed pledge.
  • Bountiful Gardens www.bountifulgardens.org California.  Heirloom, untreated, open pollinated, non-GMO seed.  Vegetables, herbs, flowers, grains, green manures, compost, carbon crops.
  • Kitazawa Seed Co. www.kitazawaseed.com California.  Specializing in Asian seeds. Non-GMO and many open pollinated varieties.
  • Botanical Interests www.botanicalinterests.com Colorado.  All GMO-Free. Over 500 varieties.
  • BBB Seed www.bbbseed.com Colorado.  Untreated, non-genetically engineered heirloom vegetable seed. Open-pollinated heirloom and/or organic heirloom vegetable seeds, wildflower & grass mixes.
  • Select Seeds www.selectseeds.com Connecticut.  Unique, high- quality flower seeds and plants.
  • New England Seed Company www.neseed.com Connecticut.  Chemical-free seed products – vegetable, flower, herb and organic bulk seed.
  • Seed Savers Exchange www.seedsavers.org Iowa. Registered and non-profit organization dedicated to saving heirloom seeds.
  • Skyfire Garden Seeds www.skyfiregardenseeds.com Kansas.  125 varities of heirloom tomatoes; rare eggplants. heirloom peppers, more.  Open-pollinated, non-GMO and no-treated seeds.
  • Pinetree Garden Seeds https://www.superseeds.com/ Maine.  Heirloom seeds.
  • Johnny’s Selected Seeds www.johnnyseeds.com Maine. Employee-owned company. Offer heirlooms, organics and hybrids seeds.
  • Annie’s Heirloom Seeds www.anniesheirloomseeds.com Michigan.  Vegetable seeds like broccoli, beans, asparagus, more.
  • Grannys Heirloom Seeds www.grannysheirloomseeds.com Missouri.  Non-hybrid heirloom seeds, heirloom herb seeds.
  • Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds www.rareseeds.com Missouri.  Offers 1450 varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs.  All of their seeds are non-hybrid, non-GMO. non-treated and non-patented.
  • Hudson Valley Seed Library www.seedlibrary.org/ New York.  Only offer heirloom and open-pollinated seeds- no hybrids and nothing genetically engineered.
  • Dust Bowl Seed dustbowlseed.com/ Oklahama.  100 % pure and natural and 100% GMO-FREE seeds of garlic, onions, beans, more.
  • Territorial Seed Company www.territorialseed.com/ Oregon.  Organic seeds of vegetables, flowers, fruits, herbs and many more.
  • Victory Seeds www.victoryseeds.com Oregon.  Preserving plant varieties by locating, growing, documenting and offering heirloom and rare open-pollinated seeds to home gardeners.
  • Adaptive Seeds www.adaptiveseeds.com Oregon.  The seeds are not hyrbids, patented, or genetically modified. They have a wide range of vegetable seeds.
  • The Ark Institute www.arkinstitute.com Pennsylvania.  100% non-hybrid, non-GMO and chemical free produce seeds.
  • Marianna’s Heirloom Seeds www.mariannasheirloomseeds.com Tennessee.  Natural growing method so all of their seeds are un-treated, non-GMO or hybrid.
  • New Hope Seed Company www.newhopeseed.com Tennessee. Open-pollinated and heirloom vegetable seed varieties that are rare and not readily commercially available.
  • Center Of The Webb www.centerofthewebb.com Texas.  Rare seeds. Flower and heirloom and organic seeds. Unusual “weird and wonderful” vegetable and fruit seeds.
  • Diane’s Flower Seeds www.dianeseeds.com Utah. Open-pollinated and heirloom flower seeds, rare perennials, heirloom tomato seeds, vegetable, herbs seeds.
  • Southern Exposure Seed Exchange www.southernexposure.com Virginia.  Unusual, Southern heirlooms, including peanuts, southern peas, naturally colored cotton.
  • Backyard Beans & Grain Projects www.backyardbeansandgrains.com/ Washington.  Vegetables, berries, peas, more. Open-pollinated, non-GMO and non-hybrid.
  • SeedsNow.com www.seedsnow.com  100% NON-GMO, non-hybrid and heirloom herb, fruits and vegetable seeds.
  • Indoor Harvest Gardens www.indoorharvestgardens.com . Heirloom varieties and safe, organic, non-gmo seed. Practicing sustainable, earth-friendly, biodynamic farming methods.
  • Knapp’s Fresh Veggies knapps-fresh-vegies.netfirms.com/  450 varieties of mostly heirloom tomatoes.

 

Non-GMO heirloom seeds in bulk for farmers

Are there heirloom seeds for corn and soybeans?

Yes, there are companies in the United States that do sell non-gmo heirloom seed for bulk growers.  Farms can choose from their heirloom seed to grow corn and soybeans that are non-gmo.  These are not necessarily organic seeds.  Need organic heirloom, look to the market growers list above.  Group of sunflowers in buckets at a flower market, small variety.

  • Camp Point Seed Co. www.camppointseedco.com Illinois.  Selling non-GMO seed corn, non-GMO soybeans and many more.
  • Great Harvest Organics www.greatharvestorganics.com Indiana.  Organic corn, wheat and soybean seeds.
  • New England Seed Company www.neseed.com Connecticut.  Bulk. Chemical-free seed products.  Vegetable, flower, herb and organic bulk seed.
  • Blue River Hybrids www.blueriverorgseed.com Iowa.  Highest quality organic seed corns, organic soybeans and organic forages.
  • Albert Lea Seed www.alseed.com Minnesota.  Certified Organic Processors of organically-raised grains, soybeans and other field crops.
  • Family Farmers Seed Cooperative www.organicseedcoop.com Oregon.  Farmer-owned co-op. Organic seeds for farmers.
  • Seeds of Change www.seedsofchange.com California.  Organically grown seeds. Gardeners and farmers, while preserving rare heirloom and traditional seed varieties.
  • Blaine’s Best Seeds North Dakota.  Organic seeds: soybeans, pinto, oats, green peas and many more.
  • Lakeview Organic Grain, LLC www.lakevieworganicgrain.com New York.  Organic seeds, animal feeds and organic feed grain.
  • Livingston Seed livingstonseed.info/ Ohio.  Wholesale company, selling only to the trade. Safe Seed Pledge and are proudly GMO-free.

 

Sources for International Heirloom Seeds – Canada, UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia, New Zealand

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The full list is on this page link, click banner for heirloom seed suppliers around the globe.

http://www.off-grid.info/food-independence/heirloom-seed-suppliers.html

http://foodfreedomgroup.com/2013/09/08/list-of-100-heirloom-seed-suppliers/

Heirloom seeds in public display gardens

Gardening with Heirloom Seeds

Organic Heirloom Seeds Non-GMO sources are collecting around the world for us to save the vegetables and fruits that work.  Their genetics are inbred to resist pest and climate challenges within the region where they originally grow.