The following seed companies and nurseries sell heirloom and rare or endangered varieties of vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs. In some catalogues, the heirloom varieties are noted as such, but in others they are not, so you have to know what you are looking for.
|Acorus Restoration||#722 6th. Concession Road RR#1, Walsingham, ON N0E 1X0
Seed packets available for 30 easy to grow native species. Bulk seed and Native Seed Mixes also available. We offer over 350 species of native plants suitable for wetland, woodland, prairie, and meadow. Our trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants are grown from seed that we collected in an ecologically responsible manner. Come out and visit the healing, songbird, butterfly, hummingbird and water gardens and walk our trails to see our large scale restorations of wetland, Carolinian woodland and Tallgrass Prairie. We also offer many biological and ecological restoration consultation services.
|AgroHaitai Ltd.||PO Box 33560 Dundurn PO, Hamilton, ON L8P 4X4
A unique source of oriental vegetable seeds. Catalogue free.
|Alberta Nurseries & Seeds Ltd.||P.O. Box 446, Bowden, Alberta T0M 0K0
Flowers Vegetables Perennials Houseplants Seeds Bulbs Trees Hedges Fruits. Some Heirloom but not noted as such. Catalog $2 to U.S., free in Canada.
|Angelgrove Tree Seed Company||P.O. Box 74 Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Newfoundland A0A 3P0
An independent Canadian tree seed company which offers open-pollinated tree seeds suitable for North American climate. Seeds for flowering trees, Japanese varieties, shade trees, ornamentals such as Japanese maples, rugosa roses, and bonsai trees. Catalogue $3
|Annapolis Valley Heritage Seeds||8528 Hwy 201, RR#3, , Middleton, NS B0S 1P0
We supply hand grown, open-pollinated, non-genetically modified seeds. All of our varieties will come true when saved for seed, which we encourage you to do. We have an emphasis on maintaining heritage varieties but we also sell some great varieties that are more recent introductions. We grow all the seeds ourselves on our small farm at the base of South Mountain in Nictaux, Nova Scotia. Catalogue free.
|Antenne québécoise Kokopelli||, Coaticook, QC J1A 1V6
819-849-9588 ext: 2358
|Augusts Harvest||4727 Road 130, RR 2, Gadshill, ON N0K 1J0
Supplying growers and gourmands with heirloom organic garlic and shallot varieties.
|Beaver Pond Estates||3656 Bolingbroke Road, Maberly, Ontario K0H 2B0
Seed garlic for small gardens, starter nukes for commercial growers, over 120 proven strains, Certified organic. Growing information, trial reports from small-plot Garlic research Trials, lectures given. Paul & Mary Pospisil Grower publication “The Garlic News” by subscription. Catalogue $3, refund with first order.
|Bedrock Seed Bank||Box 608, Sangudo, AB TOE 2A0
Catalogue on line only.
|Berton Seeds||4260 Weston Rd., Weston, ON M9L 1W9fax: 416-745-3954
90% of the seed originates in Italy. Catalogue free.
|Birri & Freres enr||7075, Casgrain, Montréal, QC H2S 2A3
|Boundary Garlic||P.O. Box 273, Midway, B. C. V0H 1M0
Heritage varieties of seed garlic organically grown. Catalogue free.
|Brother Nature Organic Seeds||1159 Wychbury Ave., Victoria, BC V9A 5L1
We feel it is our duty to provide, preserve, protect and teach about sustainable seed, soil & food sources while providing growers a complete garden grown from an inexpensive, reliable, environmentally friendly seed source. Catalogue on line only.
|Butchart Gardens Ltd.||P.O. Box 4010, Victoria, B.C. V8X 3X4
Hand packaged seeds and seed collections representative of those found in this wonderful garden. Catalogue free.
|Campberry Farm||RR#1, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0
Tree wizard Doug Campbell offers rare ornamental trees and plants. Checks made payable to R. D. Campbell. Catalogue $2
|Casey’s Heirloom Tomatoes||, Airdrie, Alberta
Selling organic open-pollinated and heirloom tomato seeds from my backyard garden. Catalogue is available as downloadable PDF from my website. No print catalogue.
|Clover Roads Organic Farm||RR #2, Hagersville, ON N0A 1H0
A Canadian supplier of verified/certified organic, Heritage/Heirloom tomato, vegetable and flower seeds. All our seeds are open pollinated; grown and hand harvested on our verified organic farm. Our commitment is to preserve and perpetuate heritage varieties. Online catalogue. Catalogue free.
|Cottage Gardener Heirloom Seed||4199 Gilmore Rd., RR#1, Newtonville, Ontario L0A 1J0
A family-owned heirloom seed and plant nursery specializing in Certified Organic seeds of heirloom vegetables, herbs, perennials and annuals. Plants available each spring. Over 500 varieties of rare and/or endangered, open-pollinated seeds from the past. Catalogue free.
|Crafty Gardener||Box 794, Fort Langley, BC V1M 2S2
Mail order catalogue online. Plant sales in Canada only, seeds worldwide. Specializes in garden-worthy species of perennial and annual flowers. Many North American native and many heritage and heirloom varieties. All seeds come with specific growing instructions, and website has detailed growing from seed directions. Printed Catalogue $2 refundable with first order. Catalogue $2
|Devonian Botanic Garden||University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1
“Friends of the Devonian Botanic Garden” membership includes catalogue, 15 free seed pkgs, subsequent pkgs are $1.50, a pass to the garden, and a quarterly newsletter. Seed pkgs are $3.00 to non-members. firstname.lastname@example.org for memberships, email@example.com for seeds. Catalogue $3
|Dominion Seed House||P.O. Box 2500, Georgetown, Ontario L7G 5L6
Mail order catalog of seeds, plants, and bulbs for gardeners. Catalog free and on-line.
|Eagle Creek Seed Potatoes||Box 70, Bowden, AB T0M 0K0
|Early’s Farm & Garden Centre Inc.2615 Lorne Ave., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7J 0S5
Early’s has been in business since 1907 offering a large variety of seeds and garden accessories. Local phone 306-931-1982. Catalog $2 to U.S, free in Canada.
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|Ecogenesis Inc.||Box 111, Homestead Drive, Mount Hope, Ontario L0R 1W0
Ecogenesis offers early, heirloom and certified organic seed to gardeners. They do not sell hybrid or genetically engineered seeds. Ecogenesis also offers work to people and donates seeds to charities. Catalogue $5
|Eternal Seed||657 Pritchard Road, Farrellton, Quebec J0X 1T0
Ellen de Casemaker offers seeds of heirloom herbs, flowers and vegetables of more than fifty years ago. Many organic offerings. Catalogue free. Both official languages served. Catalogue free.
|Evergro Canada||8206 Ontario St., Vancouver, BC V5X 3E3
Canadian company that sells seeds for U.S. company Osborne Seeds. Many hybrids but some open-pollinated seeds.
|Florabunda Seeds||P.O. Box 3, Indian River, Ontario K0L 2B0
Dirk Berghout offers untreated seeds for heirloom and unusual flowers, medicinal herbs, black, white, and fragrant flower collections. Catalog free and online. Service in both Official languages.
|Fraser’s Thimble Farms||175 Arbutus Rd., Salt Spring Island, B.C. V8K 1A3
Pacific Northwest natives ferns hardy orchids erythroniums, corydalis and other rare plants. Main catalog $3 or on-line. Fall bulb list $2
|Full Circle Seeds||Box 807, Sooke, BC V0S 1N0
We are a certified organic seed co-operative that carries many heritage vegetable, herb and flower seeds. Catalogue on line or $1 through the mail.
|Gardens North||5984 Third Line Rd. N., North Gower, Ontario K0A 2T0
Many species of perennials, trees and shrub seeds are offered. Most are grown out to ensure fresh seed. Catalogue $4Goddessgrownheirlooms.com
|Goutzy Canada Inc||279 Sherbrooke St. W. #310, Montreal, QC H2X 1Y2
GMO Free and Organic seeds offered. By internet only. Catalogue free.
|Grass Root Seeds||Box 397, Princeton, BC V0X 1W0
Open Pollinated & Heritage Garden Seeds –I have been involved in seed saving and sharing for over 17 years and had the pleasure of being part of the historical horticulture team at Upper Canada Village for 8 years.Grass Root Seeds is my continuing growth in participating in keeping bio-diversity in our food supply and to practice sustainable farming/living. Catalogue free.
|Green Space Design||PO Box 122, Manson’s Landing, Cortes Island, BC V0P 1K0
Green Space Design grows a comprehensive selection of organic flower seeds, organic herb seeds, and organic vegetable seeds.Catalogue on line. They also offer gardening design and care. Catalogue free.
|Greta’s Organic Gardens||399 River Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 1C9
Greta’s catalog is full of open-pollinated seeds, grown for short season in Eastern Ontario. Canada zone 5a. Free catalogue available in French or English.
|Halifax Seed Company Inc.||P.O. Box 8026, Stn A, 5860 Kane St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5L8
Canada’s oldest seed company does everything offering a wide variety of vegetable, flower and herb seeds, gardening supplies, roses, perennials and bulbs. Catalog free and online.
|Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds||RR 3, 5961 5th Line Minto , Palmerston, ON N0G 2P0
We live and work at Hawthorn Farm near Palmerston in central Ontario (zone 5) and we’ve been certified organic since 1996. We grow, select and save most of the seed we sell. Those varieties that will not produce high quality seed in our region are brought in from other organic farmers and growers we know and trust. All our seed is open-pollinated and belongs to the public domain. Catalogue free.
|Henry Field’s Seed & Nursery Company||9353 Graham Rd., West Lorne, ON N0L 2P0
From asparagus to zucchini, Henry Field’s is the place to go to fill your garden with nutritious, home-grown produce. Novice and expert gardeners alike love our large selection of premium, high-yield vegetable seed packets and seed starters. And we’ve earned a reputation for great service and top-quality products. Check out the wide variety of vegetable seeds in our catalogue, we’re sure you’ll make Henry Field’s your one-stop shop for all your growing needs. Catalogue free.
|Heritage Harvest Seed||RR #3, Box 40, Carman, Manitoba R0G 0J0
Heritage Harvest Seed is a seed company specializing in truly rare and endangered heirloom vegetable varieties. The vegetables are grown using organic methods and harvested by hand. The catalogue contains a wealth of information including detailed variety descriptions and histories. Free pack of seed with every order. Catalogue free.
|Heritage Seed and Produce||577 Little Crosby Lake Road, RR #1, Westport, ON K0G 1X0
Toll Free: 1-888-773-2948
Offering a wide variety of heritage vegetable seeds, many of which are rare and free from chemical fertilizers or pesticides. All seeds have been acclimatized to our growing region (zone 5a). Seeds can be purchased on-line or by phone. Catalogue available to view and download on-line.
|Hole’s Greenhouses & Garden Ltd.||101 Bellerose Dr., St. Albert, Alberta T8N 8N8
The Holes specializes in seeds for northern gardeners. The visual color reference catalog is a mine of information and because the price list comes separately the catalog can be used for years. Catalog on-line.
|Hope Seeds and Perennials||PO Box 130, Glassville, NB E7L 4T4
A locally owned and operated seed company in New Brunswick, specializing in organic heritage cultivars of vegetables, herbs and flowers for zones 3,4 and 5. Some of our seeds have Maritime connections – we share the stories in our catalogue and seed packets! We’re always looking for endangered cultivars to rescue and growers to help keep the traditions alive. Catalogue for $1, free viewing and download on website. Catalogue free.
|Horticulture Indigo||80, route 116 Ulverton, Melbourne, QC J0B 2B0
Specializes in native plants propagation from seeds. More than 200 native species : forbs, ferns, grasses, vines and a few shrubs species. Vast range of native seeds: 12 seed mixes, custom seed mixes and about 50 species in bulk. Catalogue online
|Howard Dill Enterprises||RR #1, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0
Dill’s Atlantic Giant might be world-renowned as the seed that, year in and year out, produces the largest pumpkin, but you’ll find more. Catalogue free.
|La Ferme de Bullion||1555 Coteau des Hetres, St-Andre-d’Argenteui, Quebec J0V 1X0
Offers Open-pollinated seeds, Heritage varieties, Bedding plants, Farm Kiosk, Greenhouse vegetables, U-Pick berries, eggs, honey, jams, conserves and fresh bread, CSA Baskets, Workshops, Garlic festival.
|La Societe des plantes||207 rang de l’Embarras, Kamouraska, QC G0L 1M0
Download from website for free-French only.
|Les Jardins de l’Écoumène||, Saint-Damien, QC J0K 2E0
|Les Jardins du Grand-Portage||800 Chemin du Portage, Saint-Didace, Quebec J0K 2G0
Canada only. All seed are organic. Catalogue free.
|Lindenberg Seeds Ltd.||803 Princess Ave., Brandon, Manitoba R7A 0P5
Specializing in seeds for northern climates. Catalog free to Canadians.
|Little Pine’s Native Heritage Place||PO Box 5222, Penetanguishene, Ontario L9M 2H7
Specializing in Traditional Native Seeds and Native wild flowers grown in northern Ontario. Catalog on-line only
|Majella Larochelle||403 Pierre Lafontaine, Gatineau, Quebec J8T 6Z1
Hundreds of perennials plus Thompson&Morgan annuals and vegetables available on-line.
|Manhattan Farms||5874 Hwy. 6, Vernon, BC V1B 3E1
Specializing in small-plot and container gardening. Check out heirloom and open-pollinated seed catalogues. Catalogue free.
|Mapple Farm||129 Beech Hill Rd., Weldon, New Brunswick E4H 4N5
Unusual but useful certified organic (OCIA) seed & plant stock: Short-season Sweet potato slips, A select list of distinctive tomatoes, Jerusalem (2) and Chinese Artichokes, Egyptian onions, French Shallots, Horseradish. Catalogue SASE or by email. Catalogue free.
|McFayden Seed Co. Ltd||30-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6N4
Mails everything but specializes in prairie hardy nursery stock. Catalogue free.
|Misho Bonsai||337 St. James, Gatineau, QC J8P 3N7
Offer over 60 species of tree seeds, mostly bonsai and asiatic species, listed between, tropical, deciduous and coniferous species. Sell in retail and bulk package. Catalogue on line.
|Mr. Fothergill’s Seeds||14730-124 Avenue , Edmonton, AB T5L 3B3
Over a quarter century of selling flower and vegetable seeds in over 40 countries. Look for us in retail stores or order by telephone. Catalogue on line only.
|OSC Seeds (Ontario Seed Company)||Box 7 330 Phillip St., Waterloo, Ontario N2J 3Z6
For over 100 years the Ontario Seed Company has been serving the Canadian gardener with the finest quality flower vegetable and herb seeds. Catalogue free.
|Patri-semences||, Beaconsfield, QC H9W 3Y5
Producer of OP heritage seeds and plants of vegetables and herbs, often endangered or rare. We use organic techniques to produce. Catalogue free.
|Pepiniere ancestrale||, St-Ferdinand, QC G0N 1N0
|Pépinière Déco||, St-Roch de l’achigan, QC J0K 3H0
|Prairie Garden Seeds||Box 2758, Humboldt, Saskatchewan S0K 2A0
Organically grown open-pollinated seed for short season, dryland growing. Many heirloom varieties with historical backgrounds supplied. On-line catalog or Canadians only obtain printed catalog for $2 Canadian postage stamps.
|Pumpkin Moon Farm||78 Kent Av., Wolfville, NS B4P 1V1
We grow and sell over 50 varieties of heirloom and tried-and-true varieties of herb, vegetable, and flower seed. We sell several variety mixes for the home gardener. Rare seeds we grow and preserve include Chinese Snow Pea, Canadian Wild Goose Bean (bush dry), Sequoia Bean (bush snap), Black Strap Kale, Parching Lavender Mandan Corn, Goat Head Pepper, some rare tomatoes and fava beans, as well as a local historical strain of Jacob’s Cattle Bean. Farm specializes in herb crops and herbal products. Certified organic. Catalogue free.
|Richters Herbs||357 Hwy 47, Goodwood, Ontario L0C 1A0
An enormous selection of unique seeds and plants. On-line catalog gives descriptions and uses for plants. Catalogue free.
|Salt Spring Seeds||Box 444 Ganges P.O., Salt Spring Island, B.C. V8K 2W1
Dedicated to sustainable agriculture. Organically grown open-pollinated seeds. Specializes in beans. A large and interesting variety of vegetables grains and garlic. Catalog $2 or on-line.
|Seeds of Diversity Canada||Box 36 Stn Q, Toronto, Ontario M4T 2L7
905-372-8983, toll free 1-866-509-7333
A grassroots seed exchange whose members offer seeds and bulbs of heirloom and scarce varieties of vegetables fruits grains herbs and flowers. Memberships: Regular $30 Low Income $25 US $35 US$. Overseas $50 Cdn.
|Seeds of Victoria||395 Conway Rd., Victoria, B.C. V9E 2B9
Organic vegetable, flower, herb seeds: Heritage plants, old-fashioned flowers; open-pollinated, heirloom vegetables.Catalogue free on line. Catalogue $2
|Siloam Orchards||RR#1, 7300 3rd concession, Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1R1
Heritage disease-resistant fruit trees, including apples, plums, pears, peach, and cherry. Small fruits include gooseberries,cherry plums, blueberries, currants, asparagus and horseradish. Catalogue $2
|Solana Seeds||17 place Leger , Repentigny, QC J6A 5N7
Solana Seeds is a small seed company from Quebec, Canada, offering a variety of vegetable, flower and exotic plant seeds. We have many heirlooms, unusual and rare items available, including more than 200 tomato varieties. Seeds are contained in simple kraft envelopes. Instructions on packets are in only in french. Désolé. We do not offer a printed catalog.
|Stellar Seeds||S6 C5, RR #1, Sorento, B.C. V0E 2W0
All seeds offered are high quality organically grown by Stellar Seeds at Left Fields, Sorrento, BC. Catalog $2 or online.
|Stokes Seeds Ltd||296 Collier Road, Box 10, Thorold, Ontario L2V 5E9
Catalog has enormous information for the starting and growing of flowers, herbs and vegetables. Offers untreated seeds in many varieties. Local 905-688-4300. Catalogue free.
|Sunshine Farm||, Kelowna, BC
We sell certified organic seeds and specialize in rare, heirloom and unusual varieties of tomatoes, vegetables, herbs and some flowers. Catalogue has 24 pages, illustrations, descriptions and related plant information. Catalogue free.
|T & T Seeds Ltd.||Box 1710, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3P6
Wide variety of seeds and plants offered of excellent quality. Also offers herbal and health products. Catalogue $3
|Terra Edibles||Box 164, Foxboro, Ontario K0K 2B0
Organically grown vegetable and flower seeds including uncommon rare and heirloom varieties many with unique qualities such as superior flavour higher nutritive value low space requirements or bee plant. Catalog is online and can be downloaded. Catalogue free.
|Tomatoes etc.||63 Nelson, Outremont, Quebec H2V 3Z8
Catalog by e-mail request. Offering over 50 varieties of heirloom tomato seedlings. Orders by phone or e-mail Payment Cash. Both official languages served.
|Turtle Tree Seeds (Aux Couleurs de Saisons)||115 des Myriques, Ste-Catherine de Hatley, QC J0B 1W0
|Two Wings Farm Seeds||4768 William Head Road, Victoria, BC V9C 3Y7
All our seed is Certified Organic, open pollinated public domain. Catalogue on line.
|Upper Canada Seeds||44 Macklingate Court, Toronto, Ontario M1V 1A1
Organic open-pollinated heirloom varieties of tomatoes. Catalogue free.
|Urban Harvest Garden Alternatives||PO Box 176 Station C, Toronto, ON M6J 3M9
Urban Harvest is dedicated to providing its customers with seedlings and garden supplies that promote ecological diversity and preserve the health of our planet. Our plant seeds and garden supplies are specially chosen for their unique qualities by seasoned urban gardeners. All of our seedlings are grown in or near the greater Toronto area to support our local economy. Catalogue free.
|Vesey’s Seeds Ltd.||Box 9000, Charlottetown, P.E.I. C1A 8K6
A large selection of seeds plants and gardening supplies. Spring & Fall bulb catalogs for Canadian customers only. Catalogue free.
|Wall Flower Studio Seeds||1061 Big Hawk Lake Rd., R.R. #2, Minden, ON K0M 2K0
Wall Flower Studio Seeds is located in Haliburton County. We offer many hard to find heirloom perennial, annual, and vegetable seeds, along with seasonal fresh culinary herbs, dried flowers, lavender, and herbal gifts. Everything is grown using organic methods, harvested by hand and many varieties are rare. All seeds are open-pollinated and free from chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Seeds are acclimatized to the growing region for zone 4. Purchases can be made on-line or by phone. Catalogue is available on-line, or snail mail by request
|West Coast Seeds Ltd.||3925 64th St., RR#1, Delta, B.C. V4K 3N2
Many excellent organic varieties especially chosen for coastal B.C. On-line catalog also includes growing information and planning for year round harvesting. Catalogue free.
|Western Biologicals Ltd.||PO Box 283, Aldergrove, BC V4W 2T8
Mushrooms: Books, workshops, spawn and supplies all offered by this company. Catalogue free.
|Wildsome Gardens||248 Clifford Rd, R.R.1, Warsaw, ON K0L 3A0
We offer native and heirloom plants and seeds, with a focus on species native to Ontario. We are a small, ecologically thoughtful nursery. No chemical sprays are used. On-line catalogue and ordering. Heirloom tomato seedlings available in spring. Catalogue free.
|William Dam Seeds||Box 8400, Dundas, Ontario L9H 6M1
Untreated seeds; more than 900 varieties of vegetables flowers and herbs. Many European and heirloom but not marked as such. Catalogue free.
|Windmill Point Farm||2103 boul. Perrot, N.D. Ile Perrot, Quebec J7V 8P4
An OCIA certified organic source for open-pollinated vegetable seeds and hardy seedlings of standard and unusual fruit and nut trees. The catalog also acts as a planning and planting guide. Catalogue $5
|Yuko Horiuchi||, 202 Arklan Rd, Carleton Place, ON K7C 3R9
Organic, open-pollinated seeds from Ottawa Valley on Mississippi River. Heirloom tomatoes, Japanese squash, unusual vines, herbs and flower seeds. Nanking cherry which you can grow from seeds is very popular. Catalougue free-send us a SASE or print on-line Catalogue free.Silver Creek Nursery
2343 Gerber Rd., RR 1,
Wellesley ON N0B 2T0