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SEEDS: Local, regional seed companies ready for season

Feb 3rd, 2020 | Category: Growing

by Grow Northwest

As we’re all deep in seed catalogs this time of year, here’s our annual listing of regional seed companies to consider. See their websites for full listings and catalogs.

Grown on Whidbey Island, Deep Harvest Farm and Seeds now offers 110 varieties.  PHOTO COURTESY OF DEEEP HARVEST FARM AND SEEDS

Grown on Whidbey Island, Deep Harvest Farm and Seeds now offers 110 varieties.


Osborne Quality Seeds

osborneseed.com, (360) 424-SEED,

2428 Old Hwy 99 South Road, Mount Vernon

Growing and testing seeds since 1982, the Mount Vernon company offers a large assortment of vegetables, herbs and flowers for farmers and gardeners. Conventional and organic varieties are sold. Their catalog is available in print and online.


Uprising Seeds

uprisingorganics.com, (360) 778-3749

The first certified organic seed company in Washington State, Bellingham-based Uprising Seeds–operated by Crystine Goldberg and Brian Campbell—works with more than 25 farms in the greater Northwest, offering vegetables, flowers, herbs, grains, and garlic. Their catalog is available in print and online. Seed packets are available for purchase at a variety of locations in Whatcom and Skagit counties, and beyond.


Deep Harvest Farm & Seeds

deepharvestfarm.com, deepharvest@gmail.com

Deep Harvest Farm is a certified-organic seed, vegetable, and flower farm on Whidbey Island, focusing on three-season vegetable production. Operated by Annie Jesperson and Nathaniel Talbot, they grow over 110 varieties of certified organic, open-pollinated, and non-GMO seed. Shop seeds by category on their website, or buy packets at Bayview Farm and Garden, Freeland County Store, and their Bayview Farmer’s Market stand.


Resilient Seeds

resilientseeds.com, (360) 224-4757

Formerly Backyard Beans and Grains, Resilient Seeds focuses on dry beans, grains, storage veggies, and cool-season crops, but also have flowers, herbs, and some summer veggies. Operated by Krista Rome in Whatcom County, all seeds are open-pollinated, non-GMO, and grown using “beyond” organic methods. Resilient received official USDA organic certification in 2015. Many of their varieties are heirlooms or newer varieties bred by regional independent seed breeders. All varieties are available online.



Ed Hume Seeds

humeseeds.com, (253) 435-4414

Family owned and operated since 1977, Ed Hume Seeds carries hundreds of vegetable and flower varieties selected for short-season and cool-climate areas. The seeds are untreated and not genetically engineered. All varieties are listed online, and packets are for sale throughout regional stores. The company has a new garden open to the public in Puyallup, WA, a combination children’s garden and adult educational garden, with 14 specific areas.


West Coast Seeds

westcoastseeds.com, 1-888-804-8820

This B.C. company has over 800 varieties of vegetable, flowers and herbs available, specializing in heirloom, heritage and certified organic, untreated and non-GMO. Order online or visit their retail store located in Ladner Village, B.C. about 30 minutes north of the border. Find a handy planting guide online, too!


Irish Eyes Garden Seeds

irisheyesgardenseeds.com, (509) 933-7150

This Ellensburg, WA family farm was founded in 1989. Owned by Greg and Sue Lutovsky, they specialize in double certified organic seed potatoes, garlic, shallots, onions, and vegetable seeds, all GMO-free.  More than 80 seed potato varieties are listed (many are out of stock already) and 12 kinds of garlic.


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