Your Source for 100% Non-GMO & Organic Heirloom Seeds

WHO WE ARE

What Makes Us So Special?

We grow our seed in a Sustainable Manner which exceeds the qualifications needed for organic certification. We also know the growers and hold them to the same standard.

We are real people & we are passionate about quality of life. We know that comes from our impact on our environment, intentional health choices and something so fundamental - the food we eat.

We’re dedicated to transparency with our seed strains & lab-proven germination results. We want even the smallest window-box to be a success. Which is why we’ve created video tutorials, planting guides, and education resources to make sure everyone can experience how simple growing sustainably can be!

Organically growing since 2008

COMPANY HISTORY

Sustainable Seed Company, founded in 2008 is both the passion project and mass preservation effort of John Fendley (aka “Farmer John”). Concerned and confused that many vegetables he remembered from childhood were no longer propagated, sold, or even grown anymore John set out to find a way to protect and share rare heirloom seeds. His efforts in the last 10 years have helped gardeners, farmers, and nurseries, nationwide, rediscover our agricultural heritage and the biodiversity we know to be critical for a more healthy ecosystem.

Starting with a small retail store and only 76 varieties in Monte Rio, CA - Sustainable Seed Company quickly expanded to need a farm of it’s own to meet consumer growth. Supporting the first county in the United States to outlaw the production of genetically engineered crops, the farm opened in in Covelo, CA. New opportunities and organic growth conditions allowed more partnerships with farmers, growers, bee keepers, and research scientists that led to becoming charter members of Partners for Sustainable Pollination (we’re really big fans). In 2015, Sustainable Seed moved again to meet expansion needs and located to Chico, CA. It's the perfect location for a rapidly growing seed company. The Mediterranean climate is ideal for seed production, as well as closer to shipping and distribution centers, and plenty of space to expand warehouse and farming operations.

We’re proud to be your Source for 100% Non-GMO and Organic Heirloom Seeds.

Committed to a more sustainable future, healthier food options, and integrity to the quality of our products.

our pledge to you & our future

- SAFE SEED PLEDGE -

»  WE PROTECT OUR SEED FROM BEING CHEMICALLY TREATED.

»  WE GROW SEED WITHOUT THE USE OF CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS & PESTICIDES.

»  WE FARM IN A SUSTAINABLE, WATER CONSCIOUS & ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE MANNER.

»  WE SUPPORT AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS THAT LEAD TO HEALTHIER SOILS, GENETIC BIODIVERSITY, & LOCAL COMMUNITIES WITH OUR BUSINESS.

- WE DO NOT SELL GMO (genetically-modified organism) PRODUCTS TO OUR CUSTOMERS

- WE DO NOT KNOWINGLY GROW/BUY SEED THAT IS SURROUNDED BY OR NEAR GMO CROPS.

Front Yard Food Production

Front Yard Food Production

Front Yard Food Production is not a new idea! We recently got away for a weekend vacation (first one in 4 years!) on the Coast here in California. ...

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Climate Change IS Happening!

Climate Change IS Happening!

I just came in from the fields... Yes, our actions have changed our climate. It is getting to be a real challenge to farm these days. Just last yea...

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SEED COLLECTIONS

- BUNDLED TOGETHER, FOR BIGGER SAVINGS -

Plants that conquer the stubborn cold!

WINTER GARDEN SUCCESSES

SEE WHAT PLANTS LOVE THE COLD WEATHER

With recommendations straight from FARMER JOHN! We carry 21 different varieties of seeds that will bring you a successful winter garden.

COLD CONQUERING PLANTS

SUSTAINABLE SEED CO.

FIRE UPDATE: WE'RE OK!

It is still smokey but WE ARE OK!

Thank you so much for the all the support through email, phone calls, and old-fashioned knocking on our door. While many of us have lost or homes the Sustainable Seed office building is safe and we have worked with our community to find temporary housing for all of our displaced employees.

Nature has always been unpredictable but we believe in more than survival - We believe in thriving.