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ORGANIC SEED & SEEDLINGS

UPDATE: Baystate Organic Certifiers has issued the following guidance update for certified growers regarding use of seeds, seedlings & planting stock in organic production. Click HERE for the document detailing this update!!

Section 205.204(a) of the National Organic Standards specifies that certified growers must use organically grown seeds when available to produce an organic crop. The following seed suppliers have been identified as selling organic seed. This list may be used as a resource by certified organic growers when making seed purchases, however, it is not an endorsement of any of these suppliers, and it is not meant to be a complete list of all seed suppliers. Certified Organic Growers must document their search for organic seeds as part of their recordkeeping requirement for continued certification.

SOURCES OF ORGANIC SEEDLINGS:

Couch Brook Farm - Elaine Morley
184 Couch Brook Rd.
Bernardston, MA 01337
Phone: (413) 648-9659
E-mail: couchbrookfarm@verizon.net
Web: www.couchbrookfarm.com
> Grows organic herb, vegetable, annual and perennial flower seedlings. Retail and wholesale. Focus on varieties that thrive in New England including a wide selection of hot peppers, tomatoes, lettuces and herbs. Seedlings are available April - June. Advance orders available.

Red Fire Farm - Ryan Voiland
7 Carver St.
Granby, MA 01033
Phone: (413) 467-7645
E-mail: ryan@redfirefarm.com
Web: www.redfirefarm.com
> Growers of certified organic seedlings. Will grow starts for other growers by prearrangement. Extra plants from their own production available for sale.

Left Field Farm - Mitch Feldmesser & Maureen Sullivan
P.O. Box 116, 20 Root Rd.
Middlefield, MA 01243
Phone: (413) 623-5137
Web: www.leftfieldfarm.net
> Heirloom and hybrid vegetable and ornamental plants for home gardeners, landscapers, professional growers, and the retail trade. Greenhouses open to the public April through June. Garden vegetables available June through October at the farm. Open daily 9AM to 6PM, Sunday 12PM to 6PM.

Natick Community Organic Farm
117 Eliot St (Rte 16)
So. Natick MA 01760
Phone: (508) 655-2204
E-mail: jcbourrut.ncorganic@verizon.net or lsimkins.ncorganic@verizon.net
> Grower of certified organic herbs, vegetables, annual and perennial seedlings. Sale of our own production. Place advance order for larger quantities in early winter.

Deep Grass Nursery
13847 Staytonville Rd.
Greenwood, DE 19950
Phone: (302) 398-4413
E-mail: deepgrass@hughes.net
Web: www.deepgrassnursery.com
> Certified by QCS - Quality Certification Services - for organic herb & vegetable transplants and also has organic onion plants & sweet potato slips.

Windcrest Farm
518 Greenfield Drive
Monroe, NC 28112
Phone: (704) 764-7746
E-mail: info@windcrestorganics.com
Web: www.windcrestorganics.com
> Certified by ICS - International Certification Services - Windcrest Farm is a USDA Certified Organic greenhouse and farm specializing in vegetable, herb and flower transplant production. Windcrest Farm's Custom Grow Program combines our growing expertise with the plant varieties and schedule that you choose. Stock inventory is also available.

For more guidance on seeds and planting stock, please see: Seed & Planting Stock Guidance Document (48 KB Microsoft Word Document)

SEED SUPPLIERS: If you sell organic seed and you are not listed here, please contact us with the information provided below and we will add your information to the list.

 

   

EAST COAST SUPPLIERS:

Fedco Seeds
P.O. Box 520
Waterville, ME 04903
Phone: (207) 873-7333

Harris Seeds
P.O. Box 24966
Rochester, NY 14624-0966
Phone: (800) 544-7938
Web: www.harrisseeds.com

High Mowing Seed
76 Quarry Road
Wolcott, VT 05680
Phone: (802) 472-6174
Web: www.highmowingseeds.com
NOTE: HMS sells only 100% NOP Certified Organic Seed.

Johnny's Selected Seeds
955 Benton Ave.
Winslow, ME 04901-2601
Phone: (800) 854-2580
Web: www.johnnyseeds.com

New England Seed Co.
3580 Main St., Bldg #10
Hartford, CT 06120
Phone: (800) 825-8477
Web: www.neseed.com

 

 

REST OF THE U.S.:

Seed Saver's Exchange
3076 North Winn Rd.
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: (319) 382-5990
Web: www.seedsavers.org

Seedway Inc.
1225 Zeager Rd.
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Phone: (800) 952-7333

Seeds of Change
P.O. Box 15700
Santa Fe, NM 87592-1500
Phone: 1-888-762-7333
Web: www.seedsofchange.com

Snow Seed
21855 Rosehart Way
Salinas, CA 93908
Phone: (831) 758-9869

Territorial Seed Company
P.O. Box 158
Cottage Grove, OR 97424-0061
Phone: (541) 942-9547
Web: www.territorialseed.com

 

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