Heritage & Heirloom Organic Seed Catalog 2016

Photo Courtesy of John Cameron

Welcome to Salt Spring Seeds’ website and online heritage and heirloom seed catalog

This is our 29th year of promoting a safe, sustainable and 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. We fill orders year-round and usually within a day or two of receiving your requests. 

We are pleased to be offering 50 seed varieties that are New for 2016 and would appreciate feedback from those of you who try some of them.

My new book is now available and listed in the Books & DVDs section at the bottom of the left-side menu. It's called The Power of Pulses: Saving the World with Peas, Beans, Chickpeas, Favas and Lentils. With all the talk about how to address climate change, what is rarely mentioned are the foods we eat and the ways we grow them. Yet industrial agriculture is responsible for over 50% of greenhouse gas emissions. I have posted my Foreword to the book under Articles at the top of this page to give you an idea of what to expect. And there's a quote from the first chapter at the bottom of this page.

Certified Organic? This catalogue comprises seeds from eighteen gardens and farms. All seeds are organically grown but only three farms are officially so. Varieties that are certified organic are indicated as such.

Number of Seeds in a Packet This is written at the bottom of each crop description when you click on the categories in our left side menu, just above the varieties listed for the crops. We never get complaints about not enough seeds!

Printed Catalogue.  We'd be happy to mail you the printed seed catalogue for $2.

Phone orders. Sorry but we don't yet accept orders over the phone. You can send a cheque or money order through the mail if you don't wish to pay online. If so, you can choose the Pay By Cheque option after you've selected all your seeds.

U.S. and Overseas Orders?  We send our U.S. and Overseas orders airmail through Canada Post.

Questions? I usually answer emails and phone calls the day I receive them. dan@saltspringseeds.com  1-250-537-5269

Thank you for supporting small agriculture. Best wishes for happy sowing and great growing in 2016!
Dan Jason


"Accelerated climate change has led to a lot of talk about saving our world. There seems to be a big upsurge of thinking and wondering if it could be possible. I’m writing this book to make my case for pulses being key to finding that answer.

    What would happen if we dropped the kill-your-enemy syndrome we’ve got going now, the one we’ve always had on this planet, and replaced it with a “there are no enemies” approach? If everyone got together and thought about how we could all live peacefully with each other, wouldn’t the starting point be how we are going to have enough food to eat and clean water for all? What a promising new beginning we would have if we actually figured that out!

   Pulses are a protein-rich superfood that can be grown organically anywhere, using very little water and boosting soil wherever they take root. Delicious, versatile and easy to store, they are the perfect food for this planet and all its people."