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Our family owned Seed Company provides gardeners with over 1875 varieties of organic and heirloom seeds. We offer the largest variety available, making us the best source for Certified Organic Heirloom seed.planting heirloom seeds

Sustainable Seed Company has recently added over 100 new tomatoes to our selection which current totals of more than 300 varieties. Discovering “new” heirloom seeds is one of our passions, and we would love to hear from anyone who is growing heirloom seeds that have been passed down for generations. We hope to preserve this part of history and believe that with the continuing encroachment from large producers of hybrid and GMO seeds, that companies such as our own, along with our customers, may be a crucial link to saving the future of food.

As a family owned business, Sustainable Seed Company endeavors to provide our customers with the quality of seed we put in our own garden and on our tables. We have a strong focus on both quality and customer service.  Many of our seeds were grown right on our own farm to ensure maximum quality and germination rates. As we discover new seeds, they are tested for purity, planted and harvested until we have enough seed to supply to customers. It may be several years before there is a sufficient quantity for customers, as the strains often originate from just a handful of seeds.

Information is an important aspect of our company and is crucial for developing a sustainable garden. Many gardeners don’t have the resources to learn how to plant, harvest and save heirloom seeds. We offer a variety of information within our pages, blog and youtube channel to educate our customers about these methods and more. What sets us apart from other seed companies is our effort to provide this information to our customers so they may never need to purchase that strain from us again. We do this to encourage a sustainable lifestyle and to promote organic heirloom seed gardening.

Part of the education process is explaining terms commonly associated with our lifestyle. The term “natural” often is used; however, it doesn’t actually convey a legal meaning within organic gardening. We are a “Certified Organic” producer and show documentation within the site, ensuring customers that the seed they purchase from us has not been genetically engineered or modified. In layman’s terms, this means that the seeds harvested at the end of the year will provide the same level of quality next year. It is important to note, though, that in some areas, heirloom seeds may be at risk of cross-pollination from commercial farms. We recommend learning more about hand-pollinating your own seeds to protect the garden from this unwarranted intrusion.

The crew at Sustainable Seed Company is pleased to provide our customers with the largest quantity and quality of certified organic heirloom seed available. Check out our selection and learn the value of our high quality and low prices for planting a sustainable garden.

We are located in Chico, California -- a wonderful growing region that is perfectly adapted to growing seed.

Our mailing address is:

Sustainable Seed Company
355 E. 20th St.
Chico CA 95928


Comments on About Us

Amy 02-16-2016 03:54 PM
Is see non GMO every where, my question is how many of your products are organic? If not all how do you keep them separated? Studies have shown Monsanto is indeed everywhere. Seriously though how do you protect organic vs non

-- Organic and non-organic seed are kept in separate lidded buckets in separate sections of our warehouse. All organic seed and seed packing stations are clearly marked out in red. There are a lot of requirements we must meet regarding separation of organic and non-organic seed in order to keep our Certified Organic status, and our facilities are regularly inspected. ~SSC
KKPetersen 03-02-2014 08:14 PM
I've skimmed through many pages and can't seem to find....Where the heck are you? (I wanna add Waldo here LOL)

-- We are located in Chico, CA. We're on the hunt for a new organic farm to get back to growing our own seed again. ~SSC
Lee Anderson 12-21-2013 12:57 PM
I love the fact that you DON'T print paper catalogs! Our land fills are beyond full and printed material just seems superfluous.
Jeff in Oregon 06-29-2013 02:56 PM
Hey for what it's worth, I LOVE your approach to this business, your commitment organics, to NON GMO and protecting good traditional / heirloom seeds, and I'm perfectly fine with you not having a printed catalog. I will be spending a lot more time checking out your site and saving my pennies for some orders!!
Hollandsmith 05-23-2013 06:11 AM
As a potential new customer, my initial look at your website is fine...however, without going through the checkout process, how would I know what forms of payment you accept? Please let me know upon your response as I am interested in ordering from you!

-- Please see our FAQ section http://sustainableseedco.com/customer-satisfaction/faq.html

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