(Photo: Peacevine Cherry Tomatoes grown from Peace Seedlings seed, and Orange Paruche cherry tomatoes grown from Territorial seed)
Over the years, we’ve tried lots of seed from many different companies – below is a list of some of the ones we’ve tried and the results we’ve had. All offer at least some organic seed, and most are local to Oregon. Shop local for seed whenever you can – small seed companies truly appreciate your business!
Adaptive Seeds – with a tagline like ‘bringing biodiversity back’ you know they’re serious about their mission. They have a good selection of garlic that grow well in the Pacific Northwest, along with many other types of seeds.
Peace Seedlings – my favorite local seed company, family-owned for many years. Lots of seeds and tubers that are hard to find elsewhere.
Nichols Garden Nursery – another local favorite, lots of variety. I always find something new here!
Territorial Seed Company – well known, some organic choices, great sprouting ratio.
Restoration Seeds – Oregon-based seed company that’s still small enough that the owner calls us back within a couple of hours, large enough that they have over 600 varieties of organically-grown seeds. My new go-to for tomato seeds!
Wild Garden Seed – Based in the Willamette Valley, owned locally. Certified organic.
This list also has some local seed companies.