Where to find seeds in Canada

April 29, 2020

So you want to grow food! Here is a list of 150+ Canadian seed companies you can buy seeds from.

Where to find seeds in Canada: Image of a hand covered in dirt holding curled seeds (calendula). There's a seed envelope that says "PLANT GROW SAVE" laying on the soil below.

Looking for seeds for your garden? We curated for you a list of 150+ seed companies in Canada offering a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, flowers and plants.

Today’s 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 because of the seed industry’s shift in focus towards a small number of varieties bred for industrial farming.

It’s time to reclaim the power of food. You can start in your garden by growing and saving a wide diversity of seeds.

Are all seeds local?

Not all seeds from Canadian seed companies are grown in Canada. Many Canadian seed companies offer a variety of options⁠ including local seeds, seeds from elsewhere in Canada, and imported seeds⁠. To find out where a seed variety comes from, ask the seller.

Why seek local and organic seeds when possible?

While a wide variety of seeds might work for you, there are definite advantages to searching for organic seeds grown near you.

  • Seeds that have been grown and saved in your region for many years have had a chance to adapt to your region’s growing conditions – which makes them naturally more hardy.  
  • Seeds grown and saved under organic conditions were selected to grow well without synthetic fertilizers and pesticides – so they won’t need them in your garden, either.  
  • Last but not least, supporting local seed production is a way to rebuild seed diversity and enhance our food sovereignty. To grow the kind of food we want, we need to protect the seeds that matter to us – now, and for future generations.

To find local and organic seeds, contact a seed company from this list and ask what they have on offer.

Looking for a specific crop variety? Search our Ecological Seed Finder instead, 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.

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

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
Ravensong Seeds 
Rebecca’s Garden
Red Lion Farm
Saanich Native Plants
Salt Spring Apple Company
Salt Spring Seeds
Seeds of the Revolution-Saanich Organics
SSOL Gardens
Sunshine Farm Certified Organic Seeds
Sweet Rock Farms
Tatiana’s Tomato Base
The Market Garden
UAM Farms
West Coast Seeds

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

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

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

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

AgroHaiTai Ltd.    
Almer’s Organics    
Backyard Seed Savers
Beaver Pond Estates
Bear Root Gardens
Berton Seeds   
Bird and Bee   
D & H Newman   
De Dell Seeds   
Ellenberger Organic Farm   
Eureka Garlic   
Florabunda Seeds
Gaia Organic Seeds
Golden Acres Farm   
Golden Bough Tree Farm   
Greta’s Organic Gardens   
Hawthorn Farm   
Heritage Seed and Produce   
Kitchen Table Seed House   
Langside Farms  
Matchbox Garden and Seed Company   
Mountain Grove Seed Company   
Norton Naturals  
OSC Seeds (Ontario Seed Company)
Pepper Merchant
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
The Secret Garden
Three Forks Farm  
Urban Harvest   
Urban Tomato  
William Dam Seeds  

Emmerdale Eden Organic Farm    
PEI Seed Alliance  
Veseys Seed  

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
La Ferme de l’Aube
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
Northern Seeds
Semences des artisans
Semences Mont Royal – Mount Royal Seeds 
Pépinière ancestrale
Potager d’Antan  
Samour Garlic   
Seeds for Food   
Solana Seeds  
Terre Promise   
W.H. Perron 
Zombie Seedz   

Early’s Farm and Garden Centre   
Mum’s Sprouting Seeds   
Prairie Garden Seeds   

Other great resources to find good, local seeds in Canada:

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.

Happy gardening!