Great Lakes Staple Seeds
Shipping is temporarily suspended until Monday 26 November.
Welcome and thank you for stopping by...
As we put to bed our gardens for winter, we hope your gardening season was enjoyable and that your 2018 harvests were plentiful.
A great deal of time and effort is invested in each pack of seeds for sale. Since we grow each and every seed we sell, we are quite busy right now! We understand your eagerness and appreciate your patience. We hope to have the site ready for 2019 sales by Sunday 25 November.
Thank you for choosing us to meet your staple crop seed needs.
Strengthening varietal resilience to meet the challenges of shifting environmental conditions through the cultivation of robust varieties and the selecting of seed from thriving plants.
The Michigan Connection Seed Collection
Regional varieties at their best! We are very pleased to offer these varieties that have a connection to our home state of Michigan.
Yummy Fall Fried Green Tomatoes!
Transform those late season green tomatoes into a delicious seasonal treat.
We've Entered... The Threshing Zone (cue music...)
Threshing of the winter grains is underway. Grain inventories are updated as the varieties are processed. Full availability is expected by the end of August for winter grains and later in the season for spring planted grains. Feel free to contact us regarding threshing order and such.
Make Pickles! Scott's Uncle Kenny's mother used to make these fabulous pickles before she passed away. Scott carries on Edna's tradition and you can as well.
Tales Worth Knowing...
Seeds, Seed Keepers, and their Stories are vital, integral threads in our cultural agricultural tapestry. Ben (Bevin) does amazing work nurturing these threads and we are excited to support this new venture. Please follow the link to order your own copy of From Our Seeds & Their Keepers.
Food for Thought
A common theme on Earth Day is our impact on this world we call home. In addition to health benefits on a personal level, expanding our plant-based diet benefits Mother Earth as well...
Awaiting germination of the largest seeds in our spring collection - American Buff seeds pampered with tender loving care...
Hearty Goodness for a Wintry Day
Home-harvested White Marrowfat beans cooked up with molasses, sriracha and a bit of pork-belly help take the chill from the blizzardy conditions outside...
Chocolaty Goodness with a Healthy Secret
Bake moist, light, delicious brownies with a surprising key ingredient.
A Golden Burst of Summer for a Chilly Winter's Day
Goldie Ground Cherries simmering for jam. I wish there was a "scratch and sniff" option. The aroma is heavenly...
Meals in Waiting
2017's squash harvest. Varieties are trialed before elevation to "must-grow" status. Ease of cultivation, taste, composition and storage are evaluated. Hand-pollination ensures purity of seed stock. Fruits were cured several weeks before transfer to the pantry.