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The list: Northwest seed companies

Jan 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Growing

Beet seeds from Whatcom County's Uprising Seeds, the first seed company in Washington State to be certified organic. PHOTO BY BECCA SCHWARZ COLE

January is the time to think about seeds. Many of us are reading seed catalogs, salivating over the images of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs, and thinking good warm thoughts of the coming spring. Time to get started!

Following are some local seed companies in northwest Washington, as well as others across the state, in lower British Columbia and Oregon. Most companies state they use pesticide-free methods, however please confirm with the carriers when placing orders.

LOCAL
• Greenheart Gardens: 1153 Hummel Lake Road, Lopez Island, (360) 468-3105
• Mt. Baker Seeds: Concrete, (360) 333-0054
• Osborne International Seed: 2428 Old Hwy 99 South Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 /  osborneseed.com / 360-424-SEED (7333)
• Tater Mater Seeds: Everett, (425) 894-1123, tater-mater.blogspot.com/
• Uprising Organics: Washington State’s first certified organic seed company. Bellingham/Acme, (360)778-3749, uprisingorganics.com, uprisingseeds@riseup.net

WASHINGTON & OREGON
• Abundant Life Seeds: Saginaw, OR, abundantlifeseeds.com
• Adaptive Seeds: Sweet Home, OR, 25079 Brush Creek Road, adaptiveseeds.com
• Ed Hume Seeds: Puyallup, WA, humeseeds.com/
• Irish Eyes Garden Seeds: Ellensburg, WA, irisheyesgardenseeds.com/
• Nichols Garden Nursery: nicholsgardennursery.com, Albany, OR, (541) 928-9280
• Peace Seeds: Corvallis, OR, www.peaceseeds.cn/
• Peters Seed and Research: Myrtle Creek, OR, pioneer-net.com/psr/
• Siskiyou Seeds: Williams, OR, siskiyouseeds.com/pilot.asp
• Territorial Seed Company: Cottage Grove, OR, territorial-seed.com, (541) 942-9547
• The Thyme Garden: Alsea, OR, thymegarden.com
• Victory Seed Co: Molalla, OR,  www.victoryseeds.com/
• Wild Garden Seeds: Philomath, OR, 541-929-4068, www.wildgardenseed.com/

LOWER BRITISH COLUMBIA
• The Butchart Garden Ltd.: Victoria, butchartgardens.com, (604) 652-4422
• Full Circle Seeds: Sooke, (250) 642-3671, fullcircleseeds.com
• Nature’s Garden Seed: Victoria, naturesgardenseed.com, (250) 595-2062
• Salt Spring Seeds: Salt Spring, (250) 537-5269, saltspringseeds.com
• Tatiana’s Tomato Seeds: Anmore, tatianak.garden@gmail.com
• VanDusen Botanical Garden Seed Savers: Vancouver, (312) 382-5990
• West Coast Seeds: Vancouver, westcoastseeds.com, (604) 482-8800

Do you know of other local or regional seed companies? Send information to editor@grownorthwest.com for inclusion in our online listing.

compiled by Becca Schwarz Cole

One Comment to “The list: Northwest seed companies”

  1. Harry Loskill says:

    Hello,

    The Master Gardener Foundation, Washington, Pend Oreille Chapter is starting a new program at our annual plant sale called Seeds of Hope. We are having a table where free fruit and vegetable seeds are given to local residents, who will pledge to give the fruits and vegetables they grow from these seeds, to our local food bank.
    Pend Oreille County is located in Northeast Washington State, it is a small rural community with a very high rate of unemployment and families using assistance programs. Our local food bank is highly utilized and frequently finds itself without any produce for families except potatoes and apples, given by the gleaners group.
    Master Gardener Foundation of Washington is part of the Washington State University Extension Program and the Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit corporation. We are about 50 men and women who are dedicated to improving gardening education and helping food become available to those who are in need.
    Any donation of seeds or plants will be utilized by those who can most use them. We have a short growing season and many in need do not have land suitable for growing their own foods.
    I am in charge of the new Seeds of Hope at the annual plant sale. Any donations can be sent to my address for distribution.

    Thank you,

    Sandra Loskill
    Pend Oreille Master Gardeners
    509-447-5935
    hloskill@yahoo.com
    61 Patriel Drive
    Newport, WA 99156

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