Monsanto-Free Seed Companies

vintage_seed_packetsIn 2005, Monsanto purchased Semenis which was (and is) the world’s largest seed company and now they own thousands of conventional seed companies in addition to their GMO seed business.  Monsanto now owns 40% of the conventional seed market in the US and 20% of the worldwide market, including organics and heirlooms.  It’s not terribly easy to avoid them, which is why we’ve compiled the list below list with the help of readers and some experts from the field, both to help you navigate through things as well as encouragement for companies to take part in the boycott so that they may also qualify to have their names included.

Here they are, and please let us know of any companies we may have missed and we will add them to this list.  Names are in alphabetical order. Try to search for a company in your bioregion when possible.  Also, it never hurts to ask any company if they sell any Seminis seeds or seeds from Seminis’ partners. (Sites with asterisks* have the additional approval and endorsement by Farmwars.info and verification by recognized leaders in the battle)

USA:

  • Adaptive Seeds*
  • All Good Things Organic (SW)
  • Amishland Seeds*
  • Annie’s Heirloom Seeds
  • The Ark Institute*
  • Backyard Beans and Grains Project
  • Baker Creek Seed Co. (MW)*
  • Beauty Beyond Belief (BBB Seeds)
  • Botanical Interests*
  • Bountiful Gardens
  • Crispy Farms
  • Diane’s Flower Seeds (she has veggies now, too)
  • Family Farmer’s Seed Co-op*
  • Farm Direct Seed (Hobb’s Family Farm)
  • Fedco Seed Co.*
  • Garden City Seeds
  • Gourmet Seed
  • Grow Organic*
  • Heirlooms Evermore Seeds
  • Heirloom Seeds*
  • Heirloom Solutions
  • High Mowing Seeds
  • Horizon Herbs*
  • Hudson Valley Seed Library
  • Humbleseeds
  • Growing Crazy Acres
  • Ed Hume Seeds
  • Irish-Eyes
  • J.L Hudson
  • Kitchen Garden Seeds
  • Knapp’s Fresh Vegies
  •  Kusa Seed Society
  • Lake Valley Seeds
  • Landreth Seeds*
  • Larner Seeds
  • The Living Seed Company*
  • Livingston Seeds*
  • Local Harvest
  • Moonlight Micro Farm
  • Mountain Rose Herbs
  • *My Patriot Supply
  • Native Seeds  for the Arid Southwest
  • Natural Gardening Company
  • New Hope Seed Company
  • Nichol’s Garden Nursery
  • Organica Seed*
  • Organic Sanctuary (SE)
  • Peace Seeds
  • Peaceful Valley Farm Supply
  • Prairie Road Garden
  • Renee’s Garden
  • Restoration Seeds
  • Sand Hill Preservation Center
  • Sage Thymes
  • Seed for Security*
  • Seeds Trust
  • Select Seeds*
  • Siskiyou Seeds (NW)
  • Southern Exposure*
  • Sow True (SE)*
  • Sustainable Seed Co*
  • Tiny Seeds
  • Tomato Fest
  • Trees of Antiquity
  • Turtle Tree Seed
  • Underwood Garden Seeds*
  • Uprising Seeds*
  • Victory Seeds*
  • Vermont Wildflower Farm
  • White Harvest Seed
  • Wild Garden Seeds*
  • Wildseed Farms
  • Wood Prairie Farm (NE)*

Canada:

  • Annapolis Valley Heritage Seed Company
  • Brother Nature
  • Cubit’s Organics
  • Full Circle Seeds
  • Greta’s Organic Garden
  • Heritage Harvest Seeds (ships to Canada only)
  • Hope Seeds
  • Incredible Seeds
  • Richters Herbs
  • Salt Spring Seeds
  • Seeds of Victoria
  • Solana Seeds
  • Stellar Seeds
  • Terra Edibles
  • The Cottage Gardener

Europe:

  • Garden Organic (UK)
  • Seed Site (Italy)
  • The Real Seed Catalogue (UK)

Another tool you can use to check up on a seed supplier is supplied by Monsanto’s Seminis themselves: http://www.seminis.com/global/us/products/Pages/Where-to-Buy.aspx

Learn more about seed verification at Farmwars.info

Original article by Fritz Kreiss at Eat Local Grown

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