The Seed Growers
Our ﬁrst commitment as a business is to support our caring circle of seed producers. We work hard at keeping our overhead low in other aspects of the business, so that the proﬁt margins can be passed along to our growers. This is reﬂected in our marketing and packaging choices; no glossy seed packets, no glossy catalog. Just high quality seed grown by good people in low-input farming systems.
The growing movement to “re-localize” our seed
Most seed companies do not grow their own seed, they mostly buy seed from large-scale wholesale seed ﬁrms or large farms. This “one size ﬁts all” type of seed is not adapted to your cultural needs as small, organic, low input farmers and gardeners.
We are working to reconnect the seeds back to the local land, allowing for resilient seeds that will be ready to meet the challenges of the current conditions.
In our Seed Catalog, you will ﬁnd a grower code on every variety, providing complete transparency where each seed is grown. By bringing the faces and stories of these seed farmers to light, you can acknowledge their role in shaping our local food cycles.
In order to provide a well-rounded catalog, we have sourced a few varieties from outside of our bio-region. We have sourced this seed from incredibly ethical and inspiring seed stewards. Many of these farmers are our mentors at Sierra Seeds and are pioneers in the burgeoning regional organic seed movement.
As our growers develop their skills and production areas to accommodate for more seed production, we will rely less on this larger radius of seed suppliers.