Where to find local seeds in Canada

April 29, 2020
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Seed diversity delivers a rainbow of colours and flavours to your plate. It also makes your crops robust and resilient to climate change. Here’s how you can find local seeds and keep seed diversity alive.

Most food starts from a seed, and that seed evolved through the work of hundreds of generations of careful seed savers. But in the 20th century alone, 75 per cent of the world’s crop diversity was lost. It’s been replaced by a small number of varieties bred for industrial farming, and sold through a handful of multinational companies.

It’s time to reclaim the power of food.

No matter the size of your garden, if you plant, save and share unique seed varieties, you can keep them from disappearing. And if you order from local independent seed growers, you’ll also support their work to rebuild Canada’s supply of diverse, locally-adapted seeds for farmers.

Where to start?

If you’re not sure what you’re looking for yet, find an independent seed grower near you in the list below and ask them what Canadian seeds they have on offer.

If you’re looking for a specific crop or variety, search our Ecological Seed Finder, maintained in collaboration with our partner Seeds of Diversity.

Notice a broken link or a Canadian seed company missing from the list? Please let us know.

ALBERTA
A’Bunadh Seeds
Casey’s Heirloom Tomatoes
Eagle Creek Seed Potatoes
Harmonic Herbs
Tree Time
Wildrose Heritage Seed

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Across the Creek Organics
Apple Luscious Organic Orchard
BC EcoSeed Co-op  
BC’s Wild Heritage Plants
Boundary Garlic
Brother Nature Organic Seeds
Choked Up
Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm and Library
Eagle Ridge Seeds
Eternal Seed
Fraser’s Thimble Farms
Full Circle Seeds
Good Earth Farms
Grim’s Gourmet Garlic  
Helmer’s Organic Farm
Laughing Swan Farm
Manhattan Farms
Metchosin Farm Seeds
Naramata Seed Company
Nicola Valley Produce
Norwegian Creek Farm
Omega Blue Farms
Pacific Northwest Seeds
Planting Seeds Project
Rebecca’s Garden
Red Lion Farm
Saanich Native Plants
Salt Spring Apple Company
Salt Spring Seeds
Seeds of the Revolution-Saanich Organics
Sweet Rock Farms
Sunshine Farm Certified Organic Seeds
Tatiana’s Tomato Base
The Market Garden
West Coast Seeds

MANITOBA
Heritage Harvest Seed
John Boy Farms
Lindenberg Seeds
McKenzie Seed
Sage Garden Herbs
T & T Seeds Ltd.
Winnipeg Sweet Potato

NEW BRUNSWICK
Atlantic Pepper Seeds
Cornhill Nursery
Culberson Produce
Ferme Spirale Farm
Halifax Seed (New Brunswick location)
Mapple Farm
Rainbow Seeds

NEWFOUNDLAND
Perfectly Perennial Herbs and Seeds  
The Seed Company by E.W. Gaze
Seed to Spoon Farm

NOVA SCOTIA
Annapolis Seeds
Broadfork Farm
Cochrane Family Seeds
Halifax Seed
Hope Seeds
Howard Dill Enterprises
La Finquita
Seed and Scarecrow Farm
The Incredible Seed Company
Twisted Brook Farm
Yonder Hill Farm

ONTARIO
AgroHaiTai Ltd.    
Almer’s Organics    
Beaver Pond Estates
Bear Root Gardens
Berton Seeds   
Bird and Bee   
D & H Newman   
De Dell Seeds   
Ellenberger Organic Farm   
Eureka Garlic   
Florabunda Seeds   
Golden Acres Farm   
Golden Bough Tree Farm   
Greta’s Organic Gardens   
Hawthorn Farm   
Heritage Seed and Produce   
Kitchen Table Seed House   
Kula Permaculture Farm  
Langside Farms  
Matchbox Garden and Seed Company   
Mountain Grove Seed Company   
Norton Naturals  
OSC Seeds (Ontario Seed Company)    
Railway Creek Farms  
Rasa Creek Farm  
Richter’s Herbs   
Rhora’s Nut Farm & Nursery  
Seeds of Diversity Canada  
Seeds of IMBOLC  
Silver Creek Nursery  
Soggy Creek Seed Co  
Superior Seed Producers  
Stokes Seeds Ltd  
Terra Edibles   
The Cutting Veg  
Three Forks Farm  
Urban Harvest   
Urban Tomato  

William Dam Seeds  

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Emmerdale Eden Organic Farm    
PEI Seed Alliance  
Veseys Seed  

QUEBEC
Ferme écomaraîchère La croisée des cultures   
Green Barn Nursery   
Hardy Fruit Trees Nursery  
Jardin des Vie la joie 
Jardins de la Gaillarde  
La Societé des plantes  
La Ferme Coopérative Tourne Sol   
Le Jardin de Julie   
Le potager ornemental de Catherine  
Le Noyau  
Les Jardins de l’Écoumène  
Les Jardins du Grand Portage 
Les jardins féconds de Kélanie 
Les semences du batteux  
Semences Mont Royal – Mount Royal Seeds   
Mycoflor   
Pépinière ancestrale  
Potager d’Antan  
Samour Garlic   
Seeds for Food   
Solana Seeds  
Terre Promise   
W.H.Perron  
Zombie Seedz   

SASKATCHEWAN
Early’s Farm and Garden Centre   
Mum’s Sprouting Seeds   
Prairie Garden Seeds   
Ravensong Seeds   
Saskgarlic.ca  

Other great resources to find good seeds in Canada:

Seeds of Diversity’s Canadian Seed Catalogue Index
ACORN’s Atlantic Grown Seed directory
Farm Folk City Folks’ list of BC Seed Companies
SeedChange and Seeds of Diversity’s Ecological Seed Finder
Community seed libraries listed on the Community Seed Network