Heirloom Seed Sources

Many seed companies offer open-pollinated and heirloom seeds, but not all specialize in them. Help us promote regional and national sources of open-pollinated heirloom seeds by patronizing those companies that do. Seed companies and non-profits operating within and adjacent to the Ozarks region are marked with the (Ozarks Region) tag beside the company’s name.  If you know of a seed company that should be on this list, please send us their name using the contact form at the bottom of this page. Thanks, and happy gardening!

OP = Open Pollinated ~ HL = Heirloom ~ Safe Seed Pledge = Read about it here.


Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds (Ozarks Region)
Mansfield, MO
417-924-8917
– Safe Seed Pledge Company
– OP/HL vegetable, flower & herbs seeds and plants
– Gardening supplies & gifts
– Print & online catalog
– Retail storefront


Blossom Nursery (Ozarks Region)
Eureka Springs, AR
– Pawpaw trees & seeds
– Pawpaw products
– Printable order form
– Mail order only


Boston Mountain Nursery (Ozarks Region)
Mountainburg, AR
(479) 369-2007
– Brambles, grapevine, blueberry and elderberry plants
– Online catalog. Mail order
– Minimum $100.00 order


Bramble Berry Farm (Ozarks Region)
Winslow, AR
(479) 369-1705
– Bramble fruits, gooseberries, blueberry, boysenberries, gooseberries, elderberries, currants, and grapevines.
– Online catalog
– Order by phone, fax or mail


Cox Berry Farm (Ozarks Region)
Clarksville, AR
479-754-3707
– Blackberry, raspberry & blueberry plants
– Online catalog
– Phone orders
– Storefront business


Fedco Seeds (cooperative)
Waterville, ME
Catalog: Online, Print
– Fedco is 100% owned and operated by its employees and co-op members. They specialize in cold-tolerant heirloom varieties and have a wide array of tubers, fruit trees, shrubs, bulbs and flowers, plus an impressive array of organic supplies and cover crops.


Filaree Garlic Farm
Okanogan, WA

Catalog: Online
– In business for 30 years, Filaree has the largest privately held collection of garlic in North America – over 100 varieties available! Certified Organic.


George O White State Forest Nursery (Ozarks Region)
Licking, MO
573-674-3229
– Native seedlings of trees, shrubs and plants.
– Specialize in plants for restoration, reforestation, & wildlife.
– Online or print catalog
– Mail orders only


Giant Watermelons (Ozarks Region)
Hope, AR
No Phone
– Giant watermelon and cantaloupe seed
– Printable catalog
– Mail order
– Retail storefront


Granny’s Heirloom Seeds (Ozarks Region)
Bolivar, MO (Humansville)
641-715-3900 ext. 43118
– OP/HL vegetables, herbs, onion sets & strawberry plants.
– Garden supplies
– Online catalog & ordering


Green Haven Open Pollinated Seed Group (co-op)
Avoca, NY
– Online Catalog

– Specializing in OP corn varieties in quantities ranging from ¼ lb. to 50 lbs.
– This nationwide organization consists of an array of seed producers who are pooling their efforts in order to be able to offer a large variety of quality open pollinated corn seed.
– Many are certified organic.


Heirloom Tomatoes
Rosedale, MD
Catalog: Online
– This is one for the serious tomato enthusiast. Founded by tomato guru, Chuck Wyatt, HL has a mind-boggling number of varieties to choose from!


Heirloom Seed Shop (Ozarks Region)
Norfolk, AR
870-499-7358
– A Non-Profit Organization
– OP/HL vegetable & flower seeds
– Online catalog
– Order by phone, or online
– Retail storefront


Heritage Harvest Seed
Carman, Manitoba, Canada
Catalog: Print ($2.00 for U.S. customers) & Online
– This small company specializes in rare and endangered vegetables, flowers and herbs.


High Mowing Seeds
Wolcott, VT
Catalog: Online, Print
– This relatively young company specializes in organic, OP and heirloom varieties. They have an extensive selection of vegetables, herbs, flowers and cover crops.
– GMO Free – Certified Organic


Hummert Seeds (Ozarks Region)
St. Joseph, MO
1-800-383-0865
– OP/HL vegetable, flower, wild game seeds and asparagus.
– All manner of growing supplies, including aquaponic and greenhouse systems.
– Organics available
– Garden supplies & gifts
– Printable & online catalog
– Order by mail, phone or online


Irish Eyes Garden Seeds
Thorp, WA
509-933-7150
Catalog: Online, Print
– Specializing in seed potatoes and garlic
– Has a nice array of veggie, herb and flower seeds.
– Garden supplies and gifts.


Landis Valley Museum Heirloom Seed Project (non-profit preservation)
Lancaster, PA
Catalog: Online
– The Heirloom Seed Project focuses on seed preservation, seeds from heirloom varieties of vegetable herbs and ornamentals that have historical significance for Pennsylvania Germans from 1750 to 1940.


Lazy Ox Farm (Ozarks Region)
Alton, MO
417-778-1677
– OP/HL vegetable and flower plants.
– Specialize in heirloom tomatoes.
– Online catalog.


Missouri Wildflowers Nursery (Ozarks Region)
Jefferson City, MO
573-496-3429
– Native wildflower, grass, shrub & vine seeds & plants
– Native gardening guides & books
– Online catalog
– Order by phone or mail
– Storefront business


Morgan County Seeds (Ozarks Region)
Barnett, MO
573-378-2655
– A Safe Seed Pledge Company
– OP/HL vegetable, flower seeds & strawberry plants
– Organics available
– Garden supplies & gifts


Native Seeds/SEARCH (non-profit seed bank)
Tucson, AZ
Catalog: Online
– This interesting seed bank specializes in crops from the American Southwest and northern Mexico and includes 1,800 varieties of vegetables and other crops adapted for arid regions – many are rare or endangered.


Nature and Nurture Seeds
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 929-0802
– Catalog: Online and Print (see their Contact Us page)

– OP/HL vegetable and herb seeds (no GMO, hybrid, or PVP)
– Ecologically Grown (working towards “organic” certification)
– A Safe Seed Pledge Company
The founders of this new seed company have 20 years experience growing and trialing OP and HL seeds and strives to be a catalyst for the preservation and innovation of food seed biodiversity to build resilient, regionally-based, sustainable food systems.


Nichols Garden Nursery
Albany, OR
1 (800) 422-3985
– Catalog: Online and PDF
OP/HL vegetable, herb, flower seeds garlic, strawberries and more.
– OP/HL vegetable, herb, flower seeds garlic, strawberries and more.
– A Safe Seed Pledge Company
Nichols has been in the seed business for over 60 years offering a wide variety of seeds, plants, bulbs, lawn mixes, cover crops and even beer-making supplies.  They no longer have a print catalog, but the downloadable PDF catalog is just as pretty and informative.


Orchard House Heirlooms 
Dowagiac, MI
(269) 782-3000
– Catalog: Online or By Phone
– Safe Seed Pledge
– This company sells only heirloom vegetable and herb seeds (for a great price!)and offers a free pack of seeds with every purchase.


Pense Nursery, Inc. (Ozarks Region)
Mountainburg, AR
(479) 369-2494
– Bramble fruits, gooseberries, currants, blueberry, elderberries and grapevines
– Garden supplies & books
– Online catalog
– Order phone, fax or mail


Renee’s Garden
Felton, CA
– Catalog: Online
– Featuring time-tested heirlooms, the best international hybrids and fine open-pollinated varieties.


Richter’s Herbs
Goodwood, Ontario, Canada
Catalog: Print, Online
– Richter’s specializes in everything herbal and boasts one of the best, most inclusive herb inventories anywhere.


Seeds of Change
Rancho Dominguez, CA
Catalog: Print, Online
– SOC offers the largest selection of organic seeds in the industry, including heirloom, traditional, and rare seeds grown via a network of certified organic family farms and professional growers.
– A wealth of free information for sustainable agriculture.


Simmons Plant Farm (Ozarks Region)
Mountainburg, AR
479-369-2345
– Brambles, grapevines, boysenberry, youngberries, gooseberries, blueberries, asparagus, rhubarb & horseradish plants
– Online catalog
– Mail order only


Skyfire Garden Seeds (Ozarks Region)
Kanopolis, KS
Catalog: Online
– Small seed company offering heirlooms of time-tested varieties and some rare and unusual seeds as well. Nice collection of seeds.
– All seed packets are $2.00 each.


Stark Bro’s Nursery and Orchard Co. (Ozarks Region)
Louisiana, MO
800-325-4180
– Fruit trees, brambles, blueberry, grapevine, unusual small fruit, asparagus, flower & shrub plants
– Garden products & gifts
– Online & print catalog
– Online and mail order
– Retail storefront


Territorial Seed Company
Cottage Grove, OR
Catalog: Print, Online
– Family owned since 1979, TSC boasts a massive selection of gardening favorites and unusual heirlooms and their catalog is filled with useful information.


The Ark Institute
Easton, PA
Catalog: Online only.
– Dedicated to providing an extensive selection of open pollinated, GMO-free seed varieties.  All seeds lab-tested and guaranteed GMO-free.  Large-count seed packets.  Wide variety of products, gardening supplies and books, including hard-to find long-term seed storage packaging supplies!


Vermont Bean Seed Company
Randolph, WI
Catalog: Print, Online
– Excellent source for all things bean, but also carry veggie and flower seeds.


White Harvest Seed Company (Ozarks Region)
Hartville, MO
866-424-3185
– OP/HL vegetable seeds
– Garden supplies & gifts
– Online catalog & ordering


Wickman’s Garden Village (Ozarks Region)
Springfield, MO
(417) 862.3707
– No Catalog – storefront business.
– Specializing in herbs, succulents, landscape plants, seeds, garden tools and more.


Seeds of Diversity (non-profit seed exchange)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Catalog: Print, Online
– Formerly the Heritage Seed Program, Seeds of Diversity is a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to the conservation, documentation and use of public-domain, non-hybrid plants of Canadian significance.
– Membership is required to participate in member-to-member seed exchanges.
– A wealth of information on seed saving and heirloom varieties.


Salt Spring Seeds  (Canadian Orders Only)
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
Email: Dan Jason at web@seedsanctuary.com
– Catalog: Online Only
– Seed Bank with over 900 varieties!
A charitable organization dedicated to the health and vitality of the earth through the preservation and promotion of heritage seeds.


Seed and Plant Sanctuary for Canada (non-profit charitable organization)
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
Email: Dan Jason at web@saltspringseeds.com
We are a charitable organization dedicated to the health and vitality of the earth through the preservation and promotion of heritage seeds.


Seed Savers Exchange (non-profit)
Decorah, Iowa
Print & Online Catalog
– A non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds. Anyone can shop the online catalog.
– Members receive a massive annual yearbook (catalog) with which they can swap or buy an incredible number of rare and unusual heirloom seeds.


Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Mineral, Virginia
– Print and Online Catalogs
– A worker-run cooperative offering more than 700 varieties of untreated, non-GMO vegetable, flower, herb, grain and cover crop seeds, mushroom plugs, gardening books, supplies and more. Large selection of organic seed.
– SESE has been around since 1982. 40% of the heirloom and OP seed sold at SESE is grown on the co-op’s own farm!


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Let us know about a local seed or plant source near you!

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5 responses to “Heirloom Seed Sources

  1. Hello,
    Found a nice heirloom vegetable & herb seed website.
    http://orchardhouseheirlooms.com/

  2. Pingback: Seed Saving Time: Start with Quality Garden Seed | Show Me Oz

  3. Great list, Jill. Thank you.

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