GET SEED!

Because I am a lone, economically challenged farmer that does everything by hand, I do not ‘buy it now’ seeds. If you wish to obtain samples, please read below. I understand the details are long, but they fully explain how I handle seed requests.

The post is updated as of January 26th, 2020 and is complete with 2019 additions. Also available now is the descriptive Seed Catalog V2 (this is a link, CLICK ME). This is also NOW UPDATED with 2019 additions/for 2020.

You can also contact me on Facebook (this is a link, CLICK ME).

‘Informationals’:
– Varieties are offered in small quantities you must increase yourself. I cannot sell you poundage. Do not ask. A normal distribution of corn is approximately 200 seeds. A normal bean distribution is 20-30. All other seeds use the bean sample size, unless noted.
– Packets are $5 each unless noted. This includes all shipping costs. The minimum request is $10/2 samples. The cost for local pickup is less – please inquire.
– Preferred payments are Cash or Paypal. I can also accept checks, but it greatly slows processing of the request.
– I can custom-grow bulk seed for you. This must be contracted in advance and it is not available for all varieties.
– I will trade seed for other seeds. I do not trade for any common commercial seed. I am always looking for ancestral/family heirlooms, or for any varieties I don’t have that have a NY/PA or Northeast U.S. origin. I am also always looking for indigenous varieties from anywhere across North America.

‘Rules’, so to speak:
– Shipping is to the lower 48 U.S. states only. I will also ship to Canadian indigenous people (at increased expense). I do not ship elsewhere for any reason.
– Indigenous seed banks, food sovereignty projects, etc. are welcome to contact me for a discount, rematriation, or other arrangements. I will review projects on a case by case basis. I am not able to distribute reduced-price or donated seed to any other causes. I do not offer discounts to private individuals in most cases – I will consider exceptions for indigenous people only. If you cannot afford seed, I trade for supplies, produce, raw materials, crafts, grow-out work, etc. Please inquire, but understand that these costs are to help alleviate expenses and do not create a profit.
– I am only one person, working full time off the farm. I accept requests year-round, but during busy times for me, or if required (such as seed not being fully dry, or many requests in front of yours), shipping may take some time. I do not/will not rush requests.
– Unless I already trust you, when requesting endangered seed it is likely you may be questioned/vetted. Expect it and understand it is not meant as an insult. I am looking for responsible stewards, not just those who covet. It makes things faster for both of us if you tell me, in your first message, things such as your growing location, experience level, and future goals/reason for requesting.
If the need arises, I reserve the right to refuse anyone, anytime, for any reason. I am a seedkeeper and this is my private seedbank. I am not a company, this is not a commercial enterprise, and I cannot simply ‘order more’ so it is ‘in stock’. This is all a labor of love, and most things here live on in ounces and pinches.

Any inquiries or questions are completely welcomed. I am happy to address questions anytime, no purchase necessary.

Varieties on the below list marked (C) are ones that tend to be more common and I rarely send out much of. These are available at a substantial price break as long as you order more than a few. (LQ) or (ELQ) varieties are in short or extremely short supply, and may be limited or vetted more than normal. (T) are strictly vetted seed – these are highly special varieties that will generally not be released to strangers, and that I generally prefer to trade.

Corn available for distribution:
– Blue Fox Flour (LQ)
– Concho Brown
– Cudu/Cudei/Navajo Cudu (T)
– Dakota Black (C)
– Ganondagan
– Gaspe
– Gigi Hill/Jiggy Hill
– Illiniwek Tamaroa White
– Katie Wheeler
– Little Blue (ELQ)
– Many Horses (LQ)
– Mated Chief Speckled Mandan (ELQ)
– Martian Jewels (LQ)
– Mohawk Roundnose
– Navajo Robin’s Egg
– New York Red Robin
– Oneida White (ELQ)
– Painted Mountain (C)
– Puhwem/Delaware White
– Quapaw Red
– Seneca Hominy (Nettie Watt Strain)
– Sioux Tribe White
– Six Nations Blue
– Tuscarora White/”Iroquois White”
– Warners
– Winnebago Spotted

Beans available:
– Beaumont’s Gray Gunpowder
– Big Brown (LQ)
– Black Butter Bean/Kamouraska Wax (ELQ)
– Black Shackamaxon
– Blacksnake Bean (LQ)
– Black Thresher
– Blue Shackamaxon
– Blue Spitball
– Box
– Cattaraugus Cranberry
– Calypso (C)
– Chippewa Indian
– Chocolate Multiflora
– Cornplanter Purple (standard selection)
– Cornplanter Purple ‘Silverbear Strain’ (T)
– Covelo Reservation/White Settler
– Deseronto Potato
– Duane Baptiste Potato Bean
– Early Mohawk Pole
– Fisher/Algonquin Fisher
– Fortin’s Family
– Fortner Family Heirloom
– Ga Ga Hut
– Good Mother Stallard (C)
– Grampa Bean
– Grandma Bechtel’s Pole
– Hodson’s Silver Wax
– Hyote/Ha-yok
– Ice/Crystal Wax
– Indian Hannah (Doug Egeland/Tony West cutshort type)
– Indian Hannah (Roughwood pinto type)
– Tuscarora Bread Bean/Iroquois Corn Bread
– Kahnawake Mohawk
– Kaulback’s Tavern
– King of the Early
– Lamberson
– Lengua de Lobo
– Lipstick (Choc-tow Indian)
– Little Jersey White
– Mandan Black
– Mennonite Purple Stripe
– Merkel Grey Stripe
– Miami Potawatomi
– Mitla Black (C)
– Mohawk Bush
– Munsee Wampum
– Norridgewock
– North Star Lima (C)
– Norwegian Pencil
– Oceana’s Summer
– Octarora Cornfield
– Odawa Indian
– Owl’s Head
– Potawatomi Pole Lima
– Powhatan
– Purple Kingsessing
– Seneca Allegany Pinto
– Seneca Bear Bean/Seneca Bear Paw
– Seneca Bird Egg
– Seneca Cornstalk
– Seneca Indian
– Seneca Stripe
– Six Nations Bush
– Skunk/Chester/Flagg
– Smith Family
– Stockbridge Indian (ELQ)
– Sweeney/American Mohawk (ELQ)
– Teaching Drum #18
– Teaching Drum #21
– Teaching Drum #23
– Teaching Drum #24
– Teaching Drum #27
– Tennessee Indian Purple Pod
– Thibodeau du Comte (ELQ)
– Thousand-and-One (from Trade)
– Thousand-to-One (USDA NPGS)
– Vinnie’s Bean
– Walker’s Great Valley Long Pod
– Wild Pigeon
– Worcester Indian (ELQ)
– Yarnall Quaker

Others:
– Barley – Faust (C)
– Bean – Dragon’s Tongue (C)
– Broomcorn – variety unspecified – red/yellow color mix (C)
– Calendula – PA Dutch Mix (C)
– Calendula – Resina (C)
– Cowpea – Biwa Sitter
– Cowpea – Holstein (C)
– Cowpea – Ozark Razorback (C)
– Cowpea – Potawatomi Rabbit Bean
– Cucumber – DMR-401
– Cucumber – Gagon (C)
– Echinacea – Purple (C)
– Goldenberry (Physalis peruviana) (C)
– Ground Cherry – Hardwick Abenaki
– Ground Cherry – Mary’s Niagara
– Melon – Kajari (C)
– Melon – Tigger (C)
– Milkweed – Common (Asclepias syriaca) (C)
– Okra – Burgundy (C)
– Pea – Carouby de Maussane (C)
– Pea – Deerfield
– Pea – Golden Sweet (C)
– Pea – Opal Creek (C)
– Pea – Spring Blush (C)
– Pea – Sugar Magnolia (C)
– Pea – Swedish Red (C)
– Pea – Swiss Giant (C)
– Pea – Wild Pea of Umbria/Roveja (C)
– Peanut – Fastigiata Pin-Striped (C)
– Peanut – Schronce’s Black (C)
– Pepper – Mild-Hot Mix (blend of Anaheim, Golden Greek, Beaver Dam – no choice) (C)
– Poppy – Ziar Blue Breadseed (C)
– Rocky Mountain Bee Plant (Cleome serrulata) (C)
– Spotted Jewelweed (C)
– Squash – Buffalo Creek
– Squash – Choctaw Sweet Potato
– Squash – Dishpan Cushaw
– Squash – Lakota (C)
– Squash – Miami Green Spotted
– Squash – Nanticoke
– Sunflower – Onondaga
– Sunflower – Seneca
– Tobacco – Cornplanter
– Tobacco – Mix (N. tabacum varieties, mixed, no choice) (C)
– Tobacco – Mohawk
– Tomato – Allegheny Sunset (C)
– Tomato – Blackfoot
– Tomato – Dr. Lyle (C)
– Tomato – Governor Pennypacker (C)
– Tomato – Jersey Devil
– Tomato – Malinovyi Rog
– Tomato – Millet’s Dakota
– Tomato – New Yorker
– Tomato – Nistru
– Tomato – Opalka (C)
– Tomato – Pink Berkeley Tie Dye (C)
– Tomato – Speckled Roman (C)
– Watermelon – Cream of Saskatchewan (C)
– Watermelon – Red-Seeded (ELQ)

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Please feel free to use the contact form if interested in a trade, barter, or buy and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!