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 help 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.
Canadian Heirloom & Organic Seed Suppliers
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.
Open pollinated, seed saving/exchange, Vegetables, herbs, fruit, and wild herbs.
Beautiful Blooms in Calgary offers a wide variety of flower & vegetable seed, specializing in Alberta native wild crafted seeds.
Casey’s Heirloom Tomatoes
Specializing in Tomato seeds, this company in Airdrie, Alberta offers open pollinated tomato seeds. They have signed the Safe Seed Pledge.
Since 1896 McKenzie Seeds has specialize in flower and vegetable seed. You’ll want to search by ‘heirloom’ when browsing their catalogue.
Bradley Creek Garlic Farms
Bradley Creek Garlic Farms grows certified organic garlic including Russian Red and Yugoslavian. They ship Canada wide.
Brother Nature Organic Seeds
Brother Nature Organic Seeds offers a search by zone feature on their website. They sell certified organic, heirloom and heritage vegetable, herb & perennial & annual flower seeds.
Eternal Seed carries over 350 varieties of heritage seeds in their catalog.
Eagleridge Seeds have been producers of endangered heirloom seeds since 1995. Specialty selections include tomatoes, vegetables, herbs and flowers suited for northern and temperate climates.
Rasa Creek Farm
Rasa Creek Farm offers a good variety of organic seed garlic, and bulbils. Some of our garlic comes from the seed stock we purchased from them several years ago, and we’ve been very happy with the quality, and flavor. Their website is also a great resource when it comes to learning about growing garlic.
Salt Spring Seeds
Salt Spring Seeds offer seeds that are untreated, open-pollinated and non-GMO. They also grow their seeds and sell only the most recent harvest.
Sunshine Farm is Certifed Organic, and uses this setting to offer Vocational Development Opportunities to Adults in the Community Living Sector. They offer a beautiful, varied collection of seeds.
The Mushroom Man
The Mushroom Man specializes in mushroom growing kits, mushroom spawn and cultures, mushroom cultivation supplies and conducts mushroom growing workshops.
West Coast Seeds
West Coast Seeds specialize in Heirloom and Organic seeds, offering over 800 varieties of untreated, non-GMO, non-GEO, open-pollinated and hybrid seeds as well as a wide range of gardening supplies.
Heritage Harvest Seed
Heritage Harvest Seed specializes in rare and endangered heirloom seeds. All Seeds are non-GMO, open-pollinated varieties.
Mandy’s Greenhouse offers an extensive selection of heirloom and heritage vegetable seeds and is 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.
Corn Hill Nursery
The Corn Hill Nursery grows a complete range of hardy fruits, ornamental shrubs & trees, vines and perennials without the use of pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers.
Mapple Farm offers a modest source of seed and plant stock grown well off the beaten track. They have a unique and exciting offering of items including; Short Season Sweet potatoes, Jerusalem Artichokes, horseradish, gobo, and more.
Atlantic Pepper Seeds
This seed house in Harvey, NB, has been specializing in in chilli pepper seed since 2001. They offer varieties that are better suited for cooler climates, and offer a wealth of knowledge for those looking to grow specialty peppers.
The Seed Company
Gaze Seed Co. was founded in 1925 by Ernest Walter Gaze and was the first store of its kind in Newfoundland. Specializing in high-quality vegetable, herbs and flower 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.
La Finquita (the little farm) is located along the Wallace Bay on the North Shore of Nova Scotia. They offer cold hardy greens, herbs, wild edibles and more!
Pumpkin Moon Farm & Herbals
Pumpkin Moon Farm & Herbals specializes in heirloom vegetable, herb and flower seeds, many of which are culinary and medicinal in purpose.
The Incredible Seed Company
The Incredible Seed Company specializes in open-pollinated heirloom and heritage 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.
117 years of family seed saving revived! Revival Seeds is located in the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada. They offer hardy heirloom, open pollinated, and diverse seed varieties that are grown under organic production principles
Stems Flower Farm
Stems Flower Farm is a small eight acre flower farm just outside Cookstown Ontario. They offer a beautiful collection of flower, and vegetable seeds.
Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds
Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds are growers of heirloom and farm selected seed, Open- Pollinated & Non-GMO & Certified organic seeds.
Hope Seeds sells certified organic, sustainably grown, heritage and open-pollinated seeds. They also sell varieties of roots, tubers (potato and Jerusalem artichokes) and garlic.
Kitchen Table Seed House
Located on Wolfe Island, Kitchen Table Seed House seeds are certified organic by Eco Cert. They offer a wide variety of flower, vegetable & herb seeds.
Terra Edibles provides organic, open-pollinated and mostly heirloom varieties. They have a selection of vegetable, flower and herb seeds.
Urban Harvest is dedicated to providing certified organic seeds, seedlings and garden supplies that promote ecological diversity. Certified organic.
Matchbox Garden Seed Co.
Matchbox Garden Seed Co. is a grower and vendor of select vegetable, herb, and flower varieties. They deal in certified organic, open-pollinated, rare and heirloom seeds, grown using organic methods — certified Organic.
Prince Edward Island
PEI Seed Alliance
The Prince Edward Island Seed Alliance is a network of small sustainable farmers committed to growing open pollinated seeds.
Eureka Garlic sells 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
Although Vesseys is not exclusively an organic seed house, they do have a wide range of organic vegetable and herb seeds available. Based in PEI they ship Canada wide.
Solana Seeds is a small seed company in Quebec; they offer a variety of heirloom and rare vegetable, flower and exotic plant seeds.
Tourne-Sol Co-operative Farm
Tourne-Sol is a cooperative farm situated in les Cèdres, Quebec, about 60 km west of Montreal. Their seeds are open-pollinated. They will breed true to type. You can save their seeds. Our seeds are certified Organic by Ecocert Canada.
Blazing Star Wildflower Seed Company
Blazing Star Wildflower Seed Company is dedicated to preserving and restoring native Canadian wildflowers. They sell seeds for hardy wildflowers that can stand up to the harshest Prairie winters and also carry heritage vegetable seeds.
Mumm’s Sprouting Seeds
Mumm’s Sprouting Seeds provides a wide variety of certified organic sprouting seeds.
Prairie Garden Seed
Prairie Garden Seed is known for its collection of ancient grains. They also have a complete selection of open-pollinated vegetable and flower seeds.
We are seed savers and love to share our experiences with growing, saving, and producing beautiful organic food.
You might also enjoy reading some our other articles on heirloom seeds.
The Heirloom Seed Guide: Get Ready To Grow!
Seed Saving & How to Select The Best Seeds
Gardening Tips: When To Start Your Seeds
Gardening Tips: SEEDING FEAR | Documentary Short
Gardening Tips: Determining and Using Plant Hardiness Zones
17 thoughts on “Canadian Heirloom & Organic Seed Suppliers”
Thank you for this list! I used seeds from the Matchbox Seed Co. this year and they were fantastic. We planted two varieties of tomatoes, pie pumpkins and snap peas and they all grew so well. I’ll definitely use their seeds again next year as well as trying some of the other companies on your list.
Thanks for the list! I’m always looking for new seed sources. I’ve used West coast Seed, Heritage Harvest, Hope seeds, Vesseys and Cottage Gardiner (so sad they are not selling anymore!) all with good results. I’m going to order a few things from Annapolis Seeds this year too. Thanks for that tip!
Each year I save more and more varieties of my own seed, so open-pollinated varieties are important to me. Maybe someday I won’t need to buy any! 🙂
I just remembered another Canadian seed source that I have used in the past too. http://www.rainbowseeds.ca/.
Thank you so much for your help in finding a good seed supplier for growing in my area.
All the best to you .You have created such a beautiful environment for yourself.
Here in Quebec I can recommend Semences du Portage and Ferme Tournesol.
Here is another seed company in nova scotia
Full Circle Seeds in Sooke, BC on Vancouver Island: https://fullcircleseeds.com/
Here is a small seed company in southern Ontario.
Thanks for all the time and effort put into this list!
The Incredible Seed company is the only Canadian seed company I have found that sells fruit and nut tree seeds. I highly recommend this company. They sell fruit tree seeds that are hardy to zone 1, and all seeds come with instructions for growing. I have however been on the look out for black/red current berry bush seeds, so if anyone knows of a place to buy these, please comment 🙂
I’ve got Ribes lacustre & Ribes triste. At beautifulblooms.ab.ca under wild collected seed.
Don’t forget Cochrane Family Farms in Upper Stewiacke, NS
We would love to be listed also! Seeds of the Revolution, on Vancouver Island https://www.saanichorganics.com/shop/
https://www.seedtoseed.ca A Nova Scotia seed company. All seeds are harvested on a certified organic farm. http://watershedfarm.org
Hi there! Just found your site and all the great information you share! Our daughter just started her own Seed Co. using reputable seeds but they are more for Canadian climates with shorter days to maturity. VISIT: GARDEN GIRL SEEDS at http://www.blueberrypatch.ca Thank you!
I am looking for Oenothera Triloba seeds – do you know where I can get them?
Could you please add https://beautifulblooms.ab.ca/
In business in Alberta for 21 years. Flower & vegetable seed, specializing in Alberta native wild crafted seed.
Beautifulblooms.ab.ca, I’ve been in business 21 years in Alberta.
I focus on wild collected seeds, including native trees, shrubs, fruit etc