Great Lakes Staple Seeds
Welcome and thank you for stopping by!
May 15th: Unfortunately, we made the painful conclusion we cannot open for the 2023 spring season. We intend to offer our fall-planted grains and will have our full inventory available at the end of the year / early 2024.
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.
GLSS & Mother Earth News - the Podcast!
Awhile back we had the honor of a chat with Mother Earth News' Jessica Mitchell about how our love of seeds evolved into Great Lakes Staple Seeds.
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.
Hurray for Winter Tomatoes!
Months after harvest our ramallet tomatoes delight us mid-December in Pa amp Tomàquet de Penjar a simple yet exquisite summer sunshine culinary treat, perfect on a blustery eve.
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.
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.
Divertiti! Disfrutar! Enjoy!
Wonderful, culturally significant (and delicious!) varieties for your culinary adventures, well-worth their place in your gardens.
Making an Impact
We are proud to offer seeds for 20 of the 50 foods listed with plans to include more in the upcoming seasons.
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...