REQUEST SEED!

CURRENT STATUS: As of June 8th, 2020, requests are CLOSED for 2020. No exceptions other than for indigenous people. Seed harvest is underway throughout September. Early frost has damaged or destroyed most beans and bean offerings will be slimmer than normal in 2021. Corn harvest was excellent. No seed processing has taken place at this time. I will reopen once harvest is complete and seed processing has begun again, perhaps December-January.

Because I am a lone, economically challenged farmer that does everything by hand, I do not have ‘buy it now’ seeds. If you wish to obtain samples, please read below. I understand the details are long, but they help answer most questions. Please ask any others you may have.

The list is current as of June 8th, 2020. Also available is the descriptive Seed Catalog V2 (this is a link, CLICK ME). The catalog has all 2020 additions, but will not be updated as they go out of stock. I do attempt to keep the text list current.

You can also Message Me On Facebook (this is a link, CLICK ME).

‘Informationals’:
– Request window for 2021 and forward will be January 1st – June 1st yearly. No requests will be accepted outside that date range.
– Varieties are offered in small quantities. You must increase them yourself. Please don’t ask for poundage. A normal distribution of corn is approximately 200 seeds (LQ varieties may be 100). A normal bean distribution is 20-30 (LQ may be 10-20). All other seeds use the bean sample size, unless noted.
– Packets are $5 each unless noted. This includes shipping costs. The cost for local pickup is less – please inquire. The minimum request to be shipped is 2 (different) samples AND a $10 value. I do not ship 1 sample of 1 item by itself, do not ask.
– Preferred payments are Cash or Paypal. I can also accept checks, but it slows shipment.
– I can custom-grow bulk seed for you. This must be contracted in advance.
– 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. My collection is much, much larger than what is listed here so I may be “picky”, but I am open to all offers.

‘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, period. Please do not ask.
– Indigenous seed banks, food sovereignty projects, etc. are welcome to contact me for a discount or other arrangements. I will review projects on a case by case basis. I am not able to donate or give discounted seed to any other causes. I also cannot offer discounts to private individuals. If you cannot afford seed, I trade for supplies, raw materials, crafts, etc. Feel free to inquire. Understand that costs are to help alleviate expenses and let the seed ‘support itself’ so I can keep producing more seed.
– I am only one person, working full time off the farm. If required due to my schedule, I may close requests temporarily, even during open request times, and sometimes shipping may take some time. I do not/will not “expedite” or “rush”.
– Unless I already trust you, when requesting endangered seed it is likely you may be questioned/vetted. It is not meant as an insult. I am looking for responsible stewards, not those who covet. People are not saving and re-offering my seed and it is not sustainable. 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. This is not a company or commercial enterprise, and I cannot simply ‘order more’ so it is ‘in stock’. This is all a labor of love, done by hand, and most things listed here live on in ounces.

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

Beans available:
– Beaumont’s Gray Gunpowder (LQ)
– Big Brown (LQ)
– Black Shackamaxon
– Blacksnake Bean (LQ)
– Black Thresher
– Blue Shackamaxon
– Blue Spitball
– Box
– Cattaraugus Cranberry
– Calypso (C)
– 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
– 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
– 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
– Odawa Indian (LQ)
– Owl’s Head (ELQ)
– 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
– 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
– 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
– Cucamelon/Mexican Sour Gherkin (C)
– 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)
– Ramps/Wild Leeks (Allium tricoccum) (C)
– Rat-tail Radish (C)
– Rocky Mountain Bee Plant (Cleome serrulata) (C)
– Sorghum – Nerum Boer
– Spotted Jewelweed (C)
– Squash – Buffalo Creek
– Squash – Dishpan Cushaw
– Squash – Lakota (C)
– 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!