GET SEED!

Because I am a lone, economically challenged farmer that does everything by hand, I do not have a system in place for ‘buy it now’ seeds. If you wish to obtain samples of my seed, the below post will explain how. I understand the below details are long, but I encourage you to read all of them.

The post is updated as of November 7th, 2018. Updates are currently in progress for seed from this year’s crop. The listing is very near complete, but is not quite 100% yet. Also in progress is a very simple but descriptive PDF catalog. I am hoping to have this ready by late November or early December.

For the fastest responses, you can also contact me on Facebook (this is a link, click me).

‘Informationals’:
– Most varieties are offered in small quantities you must increase yourself. A normal distribution of corn is 200+ seeds. A normal bean distribution is 20-30. All other types of seed use the bean sample size, unless noted.
– Sample packets are $5 each unless otherwise noted. This includes shipping and packing. Requests that are for only ONE packet of ONE item are $6 (additional $1 charge) due to disproportionate cost of shipping. The cost for local pickup of seed is $2-$3 per packet as no shipping is required. If you are local, please contact me for an appointment.
– Preferred payments are Cash or Paypal. If you wish to have Paypal’s buyer protections included, you must accept an added small fee to cover Paypal’s transaction fees, or you may send the payments ‘Friends and Family’ to avoid this. I can also accept checks, but it slows processing.
– I can custom-grow various quantities of seed. This must be contracted at a pre-determined rate and it is not available for all varieties.
– I will trade these seeds straight up for other seeds. I am most looking for ones I don’t have that have a NY/PA or Northeast origin, or for scarce indigenous varieties from anywhere in the country. I do not generally trade for common commercial seed that is available from multiple companies.

‘Rules’, so to speak:
– Shipping is to the lower 48 U.S. states only. I will also ship to Canadian indigenous people (at potentially increased expense). Shipping elsewhere is too risky due to customs.
– Indigenous seed banks or food sovereignty projects that my seed ‘belongs’ to are welcome to contact me for low-cost seed or other arrangements. I will review all projects on a case by case basis. I am NOT able to distribute free or low-cost seed to other causes in most cases, and I do not give discounts to any private individuals. If you cannot afford seed, I may trade seed for supplies, produce, raw materials, crafts or art, grow-out work, etc. Please feel free to approach me with your ideas, while still understanding that seed costs are to help alleviate expenses and do not create a profit.
– I am only one person, working full time at another job off the farm. I accept requests year-round, but in busy seasons (May-October) shipping may take some time. I cannot and do not rush orders.
– Unless I already trust you, you may be questioned/vetted. Expect this, and understand it is not an insult. I am looking for responsible stewards, not just those who covet my seed. 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 and conservancy. This is not a company or commercial enterprise.
– Varieties marked (T) are strictly vetted – these are highly special or sacred varieties that will generally not be released to strangers, and generally I prefer to trade these and will not simply ‘sell’ them. (LQ) varieties are in extremely short supply and are subject to stipulations – examples may be that you must return some seed to me after growing, or that you will only receive a few seeds (undersized sample) if a sale is allowed.

Any inquiries or questions – or requests for variety descriptions if none can be found – are completely welcomed. I am happy to address all questions even if no purchases are being made.

Corn available for distribution:
– Navajo Cudu/Cudei (T)
– Dakota Black
– Ganondagan (bulk lots available)
– Gaspe
– Gigi Hill/Jiggy Hill
– Illiniwek Tamaroa White
– Katie Wheeler/Iroquois Calico
– Little Blue (LQ)
– Many Horses (LQ)
– Mohawk Roundnose (bulk lots available)
– Navajo Robin’s Egg
– New York Red Robin
– Oneida White (LQ)
– Painted Mountain
– Puhwem/Delaware White
– Quapaw Red
– Seneca Hominy Nettie Watt Strain
– Six Nations Blue
– Tuscarora White/”Iroquois White”
– Warners (bulk lots available)
– Winnebago Spotted

Beans available:
– Beaumont’s Gray Gunpowder
– Black Butter Bean/Kamouraska Wax (LQ)
– Black Shackamaxon
– Blue Shackamaxon
– Cattaraugus Cranberry
– Chippewa Indian
– Chocolate Multiflora
– Cornplanter Purple (standard selection)
– Cornplanter Purple ‘Silverbear Strain’ (T)
– Covelo Reservation/White Settler (LQ)
– Deseronto Potato
– Duane Baptiste Potato Bean
– Early Mohawk Pole
– Fisher/Algonquin Fisher
– Fortin’s Family
– Ga Ga Hut
– Good Mother Stallard
– Grampa Bean
– Hodson’s Silver Wax
– Hyote/Ha-yok
– Indian Hannah (Doug Egeland/Tony West cutshort type)
– Indian Hannah (Roughwood pinto type)
– Iroquois Corn Bread/Tuscarora Bread Bean/Skarure Bread
– Kahnawake Mohawk
– Lamberson
– Little Jersey White
– Mennonite Purple Stripe
– Mitla Black
– Mohawk Bush
– Munsee Wampum
– Norridgewock
– North Star Lima
– Octarora Cornfield
– Odawa Indian
– Owl’s Head
– Potawatomi Pole Lima
– Powhatan
– Seneca Allegany Pinto
– Seneca Bear Bean/Seneca Bear Paw
– Seneca Bird Egg
– Seneca Cornstalk
– Seneca Stripe
– Six Nations Bush
– Skunk/Chester/Flagg
– Smith Family
– Stockbridge Indian
– Sweeney/American Mohawk (LQ)
– Teaching Drum #18
– Teaching Drum #21
– Teaching Drum #23
– Teaching Drum #24
– Teaching Drum #27
– Thibodeau du Comte (LQ)
– Thousand-and-One (from Trade)
– Thousand-to-One (USDA NPGS)
– Vinnie’s Bean
– Wild Pigeon

Others:
– Barley – Faust
– Bean – Dragon’s Tongue
– Broomcorn – variety unspecified – red/yellow color mix
– Calendula – PA Dutch Mix
– Calendula – Resina
– Cowpea – Biwa Sitter
– Cowpea – Holstein
– Cowpea – Ozark Razorback
– Cowpea – Potawatomi Rabbit Bean
– Cucumber – DMR-401
– Cucumber – Gagon
– Echinacea – Purple
– Goldenberry (Physalis peruviana)
– Ground Cherry – Hardwick Abenaki
– Melon – Kajari
– Melon – Tigger
– Milkweed – Common (Asclepias syriaca)
– Pea – Carouby de Maussane
– Pea – Opal Creek
– Pea – Spring Blush
– Pea – Sugar Magnolia
– Pea – Swedish Red
– Pea – Wild Pea of Umbria/Roveja
– Peanut – Fastigiata Pin-Striped
– Peanut – Schronce’s Black
– Poppy – Ziar Blue Breadseed
– Rocky Mountain Bee Plant (Cleome serrulata)
– Spotted Jewelweed
– Squash – Choctaw Sweet Potato
– Squash – Lakota
– Sunflower – Onondaga
– Sunflower – Seneca landrace
– Tobacco – Cornplanter
– Tobacco – Mix (N. tabacum varieties, mixed, no choice)
– Tomato – Blackfoot
– Tomato – Governor Pennypacker
– Tomato – Opalka
– Tomato – Speckled Roman
– Watermelon – Red-Seeded

Crops for 2019:
N/A, Not Planned Yet

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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!