100% Michigan Grown Staple Crop Seeds that Empower Your Plant-based Lifestyle Goals


Recommended Alternative Suppliers

Looking for larger quantities of beans than what we offer? We highly recommend contacting the good folks at Sheridan Acres. Fellow bean enthusiast Kevin represents the 4th generation to grow heirloom beans on his family's farm in Michigan's Thumb region.

John Sherck, Indiana seedsman, mentor and friend, of Sherck Seeds truly is the Gold Standard when it comes to upland rice cultivated in cold temperate climates.

Charlie of Wisconsin's Anarchy Acres is a good source for regionally appropriate wheat in quantities larger than we can supply.

We realize our focused inventory won't satisfy all your seed desires. Please consider supporting these companies in our Great Lakes bio-region to meet those other needs. (Yes, I am aware of quite a few additional worthy seed houses that are not on this list. Their omission is purely the result of an intentional focus on producers in our Great Lakes bio-region.)

    • Ann Arbor Seed Company - now part of Green Things Farm Collective, they offer a good collection of Michigan grown open-pollinated seed.
    • Carrick Seeds - CANADIAN ORDERS ONLY - Theo heads up his family's staple crop growing adventures on their Bruce County, Ontario farm. It's nice to have a like-minded company on the Canadian side of the border to recommend - YAY!
    • Farmacie Isolde - a Hudson River Valley company with a focus on useful and unusual seeds.
    • Happy Cat Farm - Pennsylvania based Tim and Amy started growing every heirloom or open pollinated seed they could get there green thumbs on, so started Happy Cat Organics.
    • Nature & Nurture Seeds - Erica and Mike operate a certified organic farm-based seed company in Michigan that features regionally adapted varieties.
    • Small House Farm - the Cohens are a seed enthusiastic family offering a wonderful collection of Michigan grown seeds.
    • The Garden Hoard - Michigan based seed supplier that propagates heirloom seeds for a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs.
    • North Circle Seeds - Minnesota based circle of growers producing regionally adapted seed using sustainable and organic practices.
    • Fruition Seeds - a like-minded seed company in New York's Finger Lakes region offering varieties for short-season gardens.
    • Hudson Valley Seed Company - an inspirational seed company also in New York State.
    • TrueLove Seeds - a Philly PA based company focusing on rare, open pollinated, and culturally important vegetable, herb, and flower seeds.
    • Turtle Tree Seed  - yet another New York State seed company worthy of our support.

    Hang on - didn't I just give you a list of my competitors?!? No, I list wonderful regional small-scale seed houses whose passionate labors of love result in the finest selection of top quality, regionally appropriate seeds, well deserving of their space in our gardens. We all benefit from a strong regional seed supply.


    Like-minded Folk


    Central Michigan Seed Swap

    Southeast Michigan Seed Savers (Facebook)

    Michiana Community Seed Bank (Facebook)

    MI Seed Library

    Central Indiana Seed Swap (Facebook)

    Great Indianapolis (Indy) Seed Swap (Facebook)

    Ohio Valley Seed Swap (Facebook)

    Keep Growing Detroit

    Edible Flint

    Growing Pontiac

    Seed Brown County

    Toledo Grows


    Seed Savers Exchange

    Community Seed Network (US & Canada)

    Organic Seed Alliance

    Open Source Seed Initiative

    Native Seeds / SEARCH

    The Kusa Seed Society


    Slow Food Ark of Taste

    Seeds of Diversity Canada

    USC Canada


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