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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

CFitzpatrick 10-20-2016 06:28 PM
Your Organic Hulless Oats seeds, can the produced grain be milled into flour?
Cyril peach 09-02-2016 08:25 AM
Do ship to uk
Howconnie 06-27-2016 08:44 PM
Thanks for the fast shipping. Looking forward to purchasing more.
The Crew at Bacio 03-23-2016 02:17 PM
A big thank you to Sustainable Seed for the seed gifts. Quite thoughtful for you to think of us and drop them by.

Cheers to all of you!
Bacio Catering & Carry Out
Don Davis 02-26-2016 08:43 AM
I seek a source of Organic Non-Hybrid seeds. If yours are not in both of these states, I am not interested. For 13 years I've eaten only organically, and never get sick. I also believe this is the only reason I still am alive.

-- We carry many Certified Organic Non-Hybrid seeds. Look at the Shop Seeds tab at the top of our page, then select the Certified Organic Seeds option from the dropdown menu. We recently started carrying a few hybrids due to customer demand, but the vast majority of our seeds are not hybrids. Save for our few hybrids, ALL of our seed is heirloom, open-pollinated, and we are strongly opposed to GMOs. Please refer to our FAQ page http://sustainableseedco.com/customer-satisfaction/faq.html ~SSC

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