Photo Courtesy of John Cameron
Welcome to Salt Spring Seeds’ website and online heritage and heirloom seed catalog
This is our 28th year of promoting a safe and sustainable, local agriculture. It is very gratifying to now see so many individuals and communities embracing this concept! We hope that some of the vegetables, beans, grains and herbs in this catalogue will help you to become more self-reliant in food and medicine.
All our seeds are untreated, open-pollinated and non-GMO. We grow all our own seeds and sell only our most recent harvest. As is true again this year, we write the printed and online catalogues in December after we've cleaned and evaluated all our seed crops from the year before. December is also the month when we package the seeds. Most of our seeds are mailed from mid-January to mid-May but we fill orders year-round and usually within a day or two of receiving your requests.
Certified Organic? This catalogue comprises seeds from ten gardens and farms. All seeds are organically grown but only two farms are officially so. Varieties that are certified organic are indicated as such.
This online seed catalogue is a much-expanded version of our printed one. I've included information and personal comments that would be too expensive to print on the 7000 copies we mail out. We also list some varieties here that we have in limited amounts because we can indicate when they are sold out. We'd be happy to mail you the printed seed catalogue for $2. We are also happy to answer your phone calls but we don't accept orders over the phone. You can send a cheque or money order through the mail if you don't wish to pay online.
The Seed and Plant Sanctuary for Canada is a project that grew out of Salt Spring Seeds. We have a cross-Canada network of members. There is more information about the Sanctuary at seedsanctuary.com
Thank you for supporting small agriculture. Best wishes for happy sowing and great growing in 2015!
- I'm mentioned on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Feel free to add to my bio if you know something that isn't mentioned.
- We have signed the Council for Responsible Genetics' (CRG) safe seed pledge.
- Raven has created some great Seed Saving Videos. Check them out!
- Check out a fantastic up-and-coming heritage seed company in Nova Scotia: AnnapolisSeeds.com