Sustainable Seed Company

Sustainable Seed Company is a small, family owned and operated independent seed company specializing in heirloom and organic seeds . We carry over 850 varieties of seeds including many hard to find or rare heirlooms Find Non-GMO, premium quality vegetable garden seeds, herb seeds, flower seeds, grain seeds, cover crop seeds and specialty seeds like cotton and tobacco. We also carry an assortment of growing supplies, gardening tools, starter kits & seed assortments.

Featured Products

A selection of featured seeds and other gardening products, including new products. Check back frequently as our featured product selections update with the passing of the seasons.

About Sustainable Seed Company

Sustainable Seed Company, founded in 2008 John Fendley (aka “Farmer John”). Concerned that many vegetables he remembered from childhood were no longer propagated, John set out to find a way to protect and share rare heirloom seeds. In 2018, many employees of SSC lost their homes in the tragic fire that ravaged Paradise California and surrounding areas. As a consequence SCC partnered with True Leaf Market Seed Company in 2019, to continue offering John’s incredible line of heirlooms.

Why Sustainable Seed Company?

Free Shipping

Get FREE ground Shipping on orders over $45, available to the lower 48 states. For orders under $45: If under 11 ounces (seed paper packet only orders) pay only $4.50 for First Class. If over 14 ounces, pay only $6.95 for ground. Shipping upgrades and return options available.

Easy Ordering

When you create an account, enjoy ecommerce convenience like easy order tracking, payment methods, rapid reorder checkout and more.


We carry over 850 varieties of seeds including many hard to find or rare heirlooms. We have a huge selection of certified organic options too. Looking for seed varieties we don’t carry? We might be able to source it for you.


We guarantee your satisfaction on all our products, unconditionally for 30 days from purchase. Returns accepted for any reason during that time. Learn more about our satisfaction guarantee here.