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

Why We Have So Few Varieties of Tomatoes and Peppers

Our gardens focus on staple crops, those that are calorie dense and / or nutrient rich that are versatile and easily stored long-term in our pantry to provide healthy meals at a later date. While we offer seeds of tomatoes and peppers we grow for personal use, there are literally thousands of named varieties and quite a few suppliers for you to choose from that absolutely excel in their offering of tomato and pepper varieties.

Please consider the following sources to meet your seed needs for tomatoes and peppers:

  • Tomato Jim - Jim Wyant on Facebook; Jim attends many of the area seed swaps and offers only seed that he has grown himself.
  • 45th Seeds -  a Facebook Community run by Michigan veteran Earl Bassett who attends many of the area seed swaps.
  • Forgotten Heirlooms - Kenny Fry of Ravenna Ohio offers this impressive collection of storied heirloom tomatoes and more.
  • Seed Savers Exchange's Network of Seed Savers - thousands of tomato varieties offered by seed-savers from across the globe. While you do need an account to access the full listings, the account is free.
  • Michigan Heirlooms - a Michigan source for spring transplants, Karen focuses on tomatoes and peppers offering local growers an outstanding selection of top-quality transplants in May.
  • Nature & Nurture Seeds - Erica and Mike operate a certified organic farm-based seed company in Michigan that features regionally adapted varieties.
  • The Garden Hoard - Michigan based seed supplier that propagates heirloom seeds for a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs.