Great Lakes Staple Seeds
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As of Tuesday 13 July, WE ARE CLOSED FOR ORDERS UNTIL MID-AUGUST when fall-planted grains are available. You can create a cart but you cannot complete a transaction. I will post updates here and on our Facebook page as harvest and processing progresses. All orders received prior to our closure will still ship.
Great Lakes Staple Seeds prides itself on offering a diverse selection of seeds, each and every one is regionally adapted, savable, all-natural, untreated and grown with love on our Michigan homestead. We devote our efforts to producing high-quality seeds of staple crops that meet a wide variety of plant-based nutritional and functional goals using methods that are ecologically responsible and sustainable. We are honored and grateful that you choose to include our seeds in your garden as a part of your healthy lifestyle.
New to Growing Grains or Cereals?
COVID-19 sure has put the kibosh on gathering in person for workshops or presentations. With this in mind and as it is increasingly evident that more people are actively engaged in growing food for themselves and their communities, we welcome you to join the new Facebook Group Growing Grains and Cereals on a Small Scale. We aim to harness the experience and knowledge of a diverse membership to create a community that inspires, answers questions, identifies resources, and trouble-shoots issues around a common focus of small scale grain and cereal production.
A delightfully light, moist and lemony cake
Transform a pantry staple into an amazing and nutritious baked treat.
What a year! Uploading our new inventory has me in a reflective mood. Here are the relevant musings...
Strengthening varietal resilience to meet the challenges of shifting environmental conditions through the cultivation of robust varieties in healthy soil and the selecting of high quality seed from thriving plants.
The Power of Seeds
Seeds are powerful in many ways. Our son and beautiful daughter-in-law met at a seed swap a couple of years ago. Their love was proclaimed for all to know in a magical greenhouse wedding ceremony. Proof positive that in addition to nourishing our bodies and spirits, seeds bring people together.
Pollinators LOVE buckwheat! You can too!
WOW! Who knew you could transform simple buckwheat flour into a fabulous gluten-free treat full of chocolaty goodness in the form of a light, airy cake?
"What a joy life is when you have made a close working partnership with Nature, helping her to produce for the benefit of mankind new forms, colors, and perfumes in flowers which were never known before; fruits in form, size, and flavor never before seen on this globe; and grains of enormously increased productiveness, whose fat kernels are filled with more and better nourishment, a veritable storehouse of perfect food—new food for all the world's untold millions for all time to come."
A Field of Dreams - A Field of Beans!
Wow! Look at all those Sheridan Acres heirloom beans! We've learned of a wonderful source for Michigan grown heirloom beans for those seeking larger quantities of beans than we offer.
Far Out! This sumptuous skillet cake is made with just four simple ingredients - chickpeas being one!
Dosas! A Taste of India Comes to Michigan
Two homegrown staples combine for a nutritious, hearty dish with a versatility defined by your preference - filled with the likes of a fruit chutney for a sweet treat or a spicy masala for a savory meal. You decide!
You Don't Need a Field to Grow Grains!
Did you think you needed a 'field' to grow a useful amount of grains? This summary will give you a sense of scale.
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.
As an official seed partner, we support the mission of the Open Source Seed Initiative.
Food for Thought
A common topic of conversation 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...