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This is an international list I was shown on FB.
http://www.off-grid.info/food-independence/heirloom-seed-suppliers.html

islandgal99

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I get most of my seeds from West Coast Seeds - very good quality.  And Johnny's seeds in the USA are my second choice - I love that the company is employee owned, and they have so many items we can't get here in Canada.  There are also many 'artisan' seed suppliers locally now.

http://www.matadorfarm.ca

auntieevil

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Thanks. Great list to have handy.

poplar girl

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Last year I converted over to growing almost all heritage varieties in my garden. I ordered almost all my seeds from Heritage Harvest Seeds in Manitoba and was very pleased with the service Tanya provided. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Over the holidays i have been searching for a few different varieties and for more information and I found this amazing resource list that Seeds of Diversity maintains: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]



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Seeds of diversity is a great place to access heirloom seeds,I've been a member for about 12 years,with a membership you get thousands of varieties available from growers all across the country plus a quarterly magazine

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I like to buy Canadian, I've been buying from Heritage House Seeds in Brandon for years, great seeds at a good price, west Coast Seeds is another of my favorites. These companies offer quality aseeds at a reasonable price and they grow well

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cool, they listed us!

As I've searched for elite quality genepools, my best success has come from two sources. Wild Garden seeds in Oregon and Baker Creek down south. I have absolutely no idea why a company as far south as Baker Creek has worked so well for us, but I've found more "special keepers" from them than anyone.

For mainstream type seeds, William Dam and Johnnies have also treated us well. Two of my "special" seedlines trace back to Johnnies.

http://www.OmegaBlueFarms.ca

CynthiaM

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Omega Blue Farms wrote:cool, they listed us!

What on earth does that mean? Do you have a seed company Omega? I would be interested to see your list of stuff if you do. I TOTALLY believe in keeping my seed purchases in Canada and the smaller the company, the more I want to support them! Have a wonderful day, CynthaiM.

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I get my seeds from Heritage Harvest out of Manitoba, as well as both West Coast seeds and Salt Spring seeds out of BC. I try not to order from the US.

http://steadfastfarm.wordpress.com/

Omega Blue Farms

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Cynthia, yes I have started my own seedline, but we are still what I would consider a novice in the seed trade. We've supplied alot of seeds through the local seedy saturdays and a couple local retailers for the last 3 years but still have not graduated to the level of doing online orders. I do have the seedline listed on our website though. I'm not one of the world's great webmasters and getting that online store up and running is taking me time to figure out. It lets you look, but won't take your money, LOL. We are in no rush as our seed supply is limited and I need to improve my seed saving skill set and infrastructure in order to expand production anyhow.



http://www.OmegaBlueFarms.ca

Fowler

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Sweetened wrote:I get my seeds from Heritage Harvest out of Manitoba, as well as both West Coast seeds and Salt Spring seeds out of BC.  I try not to order from the US.

I've used Heritage Harvest before and was very pleased. Before ordering, I confirmed with them that they produce their own seed.

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Does anyone have experience with Vesey's seeds? I'm interested in ordering potatoes from there as I don't know of another Canadian supplier (I know, Vesey's is international, but they have Canadian facilities) for heirloom taters. I was also considering their lettuce mixes. I've never ordered from them.

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Fowler

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Sweetened wrote:Does anyone have experience with Vesey's seeds?  I'm interested in ordering potatoes from there as I don't know of another Canadian supplier (I know, Vesey's is international, but they have Canadian facilities) for heirloom taters.  I was also considering their lettuce mixes.  I've never ordered from them.

Vesey's is good. I don't know the condition of all of their seed but chances are the potatoes would have come from Canadian sources. very hard to mover seed potatoes across the border.

A couple of other possibilities.

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I would suggest you go with a commercial farm for potatoes. That stock would have originated from a disease free lab and moved up through the seed certification program. I once got some potatoes from someone at seeds of Diversity and they were full of virus (not something the average person might have been aware of but it was obvious to me having grown up on a potato farm). Never again.

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Are you opposed to me PMing you with a question about taters?

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Fowler

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Not at all. Anyone can ask me anything and I'll answer as best I can.

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poplar girl wrote:
Over the holidays i have been searching for a few different varieties and for more information and I found this amazing resource list that Seeds of Diversity maintains: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Yeah that is a Nice list of Seed Suppliers!!!!
Thanks for posting!!!
kimball  cheers

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