This is a list of Canadian Heirloom, Organic, Open pollinated Seed suppliers. Organized by Province.
Online vegetable seed catalogs offer an expansive selection of vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers. These seed houses are nurturing, collecting, preserving and cultivating heirloom and endangered varieties of food crops ensuring local food security. A lot of people are working together in this endeavor and you can help by mindfully selecting your seeds from companies such as these.
Selecting suppliers in your region often helps you obtain plants that are designed to grow in your zone. That said, knowing your zone, will enable you to make selections from seed companies in just about any region.
If your business is not listed here, or if your favorite vegetable seed supplier is not listed here please leave a comment or get in touch. We will keep building and updating this list.
Wildrose Heritage Seed Company – This company sells only Heirloom Vegetable and herb seeds that have been grown in Lethbridge, Alberta. Untreated, Open pollinated and GMO Free.
A’bunadh Seeds – open pollinated, seed saving/exchange, Vegetables, herbs, fruit and wild herbs.
Brother Nature Organic Seeds – They have a search by zone feature!
Eternal Seed – This seed house carries over 350 varieties of heritage seeds in their catalog.
Eagleridge Seeds – producers of endangered heirloom seeds since 1995. Specialty selections include tomatoes, vegetables, herbs and flowers suited for northern and temperate climates.
Salt Spring Seeds – They offer seeds that are untreated, open-pollinated and non-GMO. They also grow their own seeds and sell only the most recent harvest.
The Mushroom Man – Specializing in mushroom growing kits, mushroom spawn and cultures, mushroom cultivation supplies and conducts mushroom growing workshops.
The Cottage Gardener – an heirloom seed-house and plant nursery that provides rare and endangered heirloom varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers, The online catalogue has over 700 heirloom seed varieties available. They also sell certified organic plants onsite.
Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds – Growers of heirloom and farm selected seed, Open- Pollinated & Non-GMO, Certified organic
Hope Seeds – This company sells certified organic, sustainably grown, heritage and open pollinated seeds. They also sell varieties of roots, tubers (potato and Jerusalem artichokes) and garlic.
Terra Edibles – This company provides organic, open-pollinated and mostly heirloom varieties. They have a selection of vegetable, flower and herb seeds.
Urban Harvest – This company is dedicated to providing certified organic seeds, seedlings and garden supplies that promote ecological diversity. Certified organic.
Matchbox Garden Seed Co. – Matchbox Garden is a grower and vendor of select vegetable, herb, and flower varieties. They deal in certfied organic, open pollinated, rare and heirloom seeds, grown using organic methods. Certified Organic.
Corn Hill Nursery – This company grows a complete range of hardy fruits, ornamental shrubs & trees, vines and perennials without the use of pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers.
Mapple Farm – Offering a modest source os seed and plant stock grown well off the beaten track. They have a unique and interesting offering of items including; Short Season Sweetpotatoes, Jerusalem Artichokes, horseradish, gobo, and more.
Annapolis Seeds – Annapolis Seeds is a living seed bank for the Maritime region. Their seeds are grown in the Maritimes by small scale growers committed to ecological farming methods. All of their varieties are open-pollinated and can be saved for seed.
Pumpkin Moon Farm & Herbals – This company specializes in heirloom vegetable, herb and flower seeds, many of which are culinary and medicinal in purpose.
The Incredible Seed Company – This company specializes in open pollinated heirloom and heritage seeds
Hope Seeds -Hope Seeds offers certified organic and sustainably-grown, heritage and open-pollinated garden seed. They’re committed to high quality, organic growing, and local food.
Prince Edward Island
Eureka Garlic – They sell a wide range of seed garlic, using no chemicals. You can also purchase fresh garlic from them. They don’t have a website but you can call them at (902)836-5180
Solana Seeds – A small seed company in Quebec, they offer a variety of heirloom and rare vegetable, flower and exotic plant seeds.
Blazing Star Wildflower Seed Company – A seed company dedicated to preserving and restoring native Canadian wildflowers. They sell seeds for hardy wildflowers that can stand up to the harshest Prarie winters and also carry heritage vegetable seeds.
Mumm’s Sprouting Seeds – This company provides a wide variety of certified organic sprouting seeds.
Prairie Garden Seed – This company is know for its collection of ancient grains. They also have a complete selection of open pollinated vegetable and flower seeds.
Heritage Harvest Seed – This company specializes in rare and endangered heirloom seeds. All Seeds are non GMO, open pollinated varieties.
Mandy’s Greenhouse – They offer an extensive selection of heirloom and heritage vegetable seeds and are dedicated to keeping these varieties alive and well to pass onto future generations. They have limited stock so contact them early. Their site has plenty of resources and useful gardening information as well.