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Seed Companies Safe from Monsanto Ties

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Here are safe from Monsanto seed companies. Please reply with what I have missed and I will add them to this list.

Abundant Life Seeds
Amishland Seeds
Annapolis Valley Heritage Seed Company canada
Baker Creek Seed Co.
Berlin Seeds - they don't have a website. Atleast I didn't find one.
Botanical Interests
Bountiful Gardens
Diane's Flower Seeds (she has veggies now, too)
Fedco Seed Co. - phasing out seminis seeds.

Fisher's Seeds - 406-388-6052 They don't have a website, but they will send you a catalog if you give them your address
          PO Box 236, Belgrade, MT 59714
Heirloom Acres Seeds -I've heard from several people thier seed germination is poor and so is thier customer service.
Heirlooms Evermore Seeds
Heirloom Seeds
High Mowing Seeds
Horizon Herbs
Irish-Eyes
Kitchen Garden Seeds
Lake Valley Seeds
Livingston Seeds
Local Harvest
Mountain Rose Herbs

Native Seeds  for the Arid Southwest
Natural Gardening Company
New Hope Seed Company
Organica Seed
Peaceful Valley Farm Supply
Pinetree
Renee's Garden
Richters Herbs
Sand Hill Preservation Center
Seed Saver's Exchange
Seeds of Change
Southern Exposure
Sow True
Territorial Seed Company *Tom Johns, the pres. of Territorial posted in the comments on my blog about Seminis being owned by Monsanto, and said customer service will provide a list of seeds they buy from Seminis, so you can avoid them. He also said that Seminis is providing less varieties every year (typical of Monsanto) and they are finding suitable replacements. So, don't count them out completely.* (info from AdinaL)
Tiny Seeds
Tomato Fest - ask for bubble pack when ordering from them for seed viability
Trees of Antiquity
Underwood Garden Seeds
Uprising Seeds
Victory Seeds
Wildseed Farms
Wood Prairie Farm

 

 

http://www.manytracks.com/Garden/IndieSeedCompanies.htm

post #2 of 203
This is taken right off of the other thread, removing what was questioned.

ET remove the links to avoid confusion.
post #3 of 203
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[QUOTE=cristeen;10225574]This is taken right off of the other thread, removing what was questioned.


Thanks Cristeen. I forgot to add links to the ones above and search that other thread. I deleted a couple from the list you posted as shown above that are tied to Monsanto.
post #4 of 203
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Maybe we can post here what we like about the above mentioned companies.
My favorites are Heirloom Seeds, Seed Savers, groworganic.com (because they are local), and Baker Creek (aka rareseeds.com).

Heirloom Seeds has really good organic butternut squash seeds. Very hardy. Good all around company that I've never had problems with.

Baker Creek has lots of variety and always something new each year and fun. If I can ever get the cassabanana seeds to produce I'd be happy. I've tried thier nipple fruit too which is fun. I haven't tried putting it in a flower arrangement yet though. I always call them to make sure they have what I want because they will send a refund with your order and what they didn't have at the time.

Seed Savers is always got lots to choose from as well.

Groworganic.com (Peaceful Valley Farm Supply) sells seeds from renee's garden, seeds of change and several others. They know me by name when I walk in and have good organic potting soil and soiless seed starting mix. I just love them. I could spend all day there.
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I thought totallytomato was linked? Not?
post #6 of 203
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It is. I put it on the other list. It's still in Cristeen's post, but I deleted it off the top master list.
post #7 of 203
I'm confused on Fedco. I see you've removed it, but I thought we came to the conclusion that they've phased out their Seminis products?
post #8 of 203
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Oh, I didn't know that. That is great! Putting it back on. Thanks!
post #9 of 203
Thanks, Cathy, and a HUGE thank you for putting the list together for us!
post #10 of 203
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No problem! I'm glad I could get this all in one place. It'll be nice because we can just keep adding to the list.
post #11 of 203
So, totallytomato is ok? Wasn't sure about that one.
post #12 of 203
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As far as I know they aren't. I left them off the list at the top. That's the master list.
post #13 of 203
I am not sure if you are just posting things that avoid Monsanto in the seeds themselves but I found this today http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia...aign_KEY=12700 and it is showing that the GE sugar beet is going to be on shelves in 2008 for sale and that candy companies are urging this not to happen.
Since M&M Mars owns Seeds of Change, I think we need to keep our eyes open to see if they end up linked in the future.
post #14 of 203
The Fedco link went to the peaceful valley site.

-Hmmm never had that happen. Wouldn't post my reply till I put in 50 characters or more. So, here they are.
post #15 of 203
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Originally Posted by stretchmark View Post
I am not sure if you are just posting things that avoid Monsanto in the seeds themselves but I found this today http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia...aign_KEY=12700 and it is showing that the GE sugar beet is going to be on shelves in 2008 for sale and that candy companies are urging this not to happen.
Since M&M Mars owns Seeds of Change, I think we need to keep our eyes open to see if they end up linked in the future.
Thanks for the info. That is amazing that just about everything will have GE in it! That is disappointing and outraging!
I thought Mars only owned the food side not the seed side. Is that correct? Anyone know?

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Originally Posted by Manonash View Post
The Fedco link went to the peaceful valley site.

-Hmmm never had that happen. Wouldn't post my reply till I put in 50 characters or more. So, here they are.
Sorry about that. Thanks for letting me know. I corrected it.
post #16 of 203
I didn't see these sites on the master list:


Diane's Flower Seeds (she has veggies now, too).
www.dianeseeds.com/Index.html

and

Wood Prairie Farm
www.woodprairie.com/

This is a potato farm run by a family who was organic when organic was uncool
post #17 of 203
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Thanks Nattybo!
post #18 of 203
Wonderful -- thank you for these links. I LOATHE Monsanto!
post #19 of 203
Where does ferry-morse go? I know they are sold at all of the 'big' stores, but I wonder for some who may not always order online or by catalogue.
Also, I noticed a brand at Target called 'sean conway' and it was sucking me in, until I noted that their display fit oh so nicely into the burpee display and I just assumed burpee owns them? Maybe not? probably!
sorry, I didn't want to bother both threads!
post #20 of 203
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That's a good question. Does anyone know? I'll see if I can do a little research on that.
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