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 as they fully explain the basics of how I handle seed requests.

The post is updated as of April 21st, 2019. This listing is complete with the 2018 additions. Also available now is the descriptive Seed Catalog V1 (this is a link, CLICK ME).

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

‘Informationals’:
– Unless noted, all 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.
– Shipped sample packets are $5 each unless noted on the list below. The $5 price includes all packing and shipping costs. The minimum request is $10/2 samples, I do not ship single samples. Local pickup cost is less – please inquire.
– 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’/’Gift’ to avoid this. I can also accept checks, but it slows processing greatly.
– 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 have no specific ‘wish list’. I do not trade for any common commercial seed. I am always looking for ancestral/family heirlooms or varieties I don’t have that have a NY/PA or Northeast origin. I am also always looking for scarce indigenous varieties from anywhere in the country.

‘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 or for any other reason; it is too risky due to customs.
– Indigenous seed banks or food sovereignty projects that the seed ‘belongs’ to are welcome to contact me for price breaks, donations, rematriation, or other arrangements. I will review all projects on a case by case basis. I am not able to distribute reduced-price or donated seed to any other types of causes. I cannot give any discounts to private individuals in most cases – I will consider exceptions for indigenous people only. 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, do not, and will not rush or expedite requests.
– Unless I already trust you, you may (will) 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. It helps me greatly and makes things much faster for both of us if you can anticipate this, and tell me in your first message things like where you are from, 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 and conservancy. I am not a company, this is not a business or commercial enterprise, and I do not keep things ‘in stock’. This is a labor of love, and everything here lives on in ounces and pinches.

Any inquiries or questions are completely welcomed. I am happy to address all questions even if no purchases are being made.

Varieties on the below list marked (C) are ones that tend to be more common/commercially available and are ones that rarely see a lot of traffic for me. I will offer a substantial price break if ordering more than a few of these; please inquire. (T) are strictly vetted seed – 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 may be more harshly vetted than normal as well.

Corn available for distribution:
– Navajo Cudu/Cudei (T)
– Dakota Black (C)
– 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 (C)
– Puhwem/Delaware White
– Quapaw Red
– Seneca Hominy Nettie Watt Strain
– Six Nations Blue
– Tuscarora White/”Iroquois White”
– Warners (bulk lots available) (C)
– Winnebago Spotted

Beans available:
– Beaumont’s Gray Gunpowder
– Black Butter Bean/Kamouraska Wax (LQ)
– Black Shackamaxon
– Blue Shackamaxon
– Cattaraugus Cranberry
– Calypso (C)
– Chippewa Indian
– Chocolate Multiflora (C)
– 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
– Ga Ga Hut
– Good Mother Stallard (C)
– 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
– King of the Early
– Lamberson
– Little Jersey White
– Mennonite Purple Stripe
– Miami Potawatomi
– Mitla Black (C)
– Mohawk Bush
– Munsee Wampum
– Norridgewock
– North Star Lima (C)
– 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 (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 (C)
– Cucumber – Gagon (C)
– Echinacea – Purple (C)
– Goldenberry (Physalis peruviana) (C)
– Ground Cherry – Hardwick Abenaki
– Melon – Kajari (C)
– Melon – Tigger (C)
– Milkweed – Common (Asclepias syriaca) (C)
– Okra – Burgundy (C)
– Pea – Carouby de Maussane (C)
– Pea – Opal Creek (C)
– Pea – Spring Blush (C)
– Pea – Sugar Magnolia (C)
– Pea – Swedish Red (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 – Choctaw Sweet Potato
– Squash – Lakota (C)
– Squash – Miami Green Spotted
– Squash – Nanticoke
– Sunflower – Onondaga
– Sunflower – Seneca
– Tobacco – Cornplanter
– Tobacco – Mix (N. tabacum varieties, mixed, no choice) (C)
– Tomato – Allegheny Sunset (C)
– Tomato – Blackfoot
– Tomato – Governor Pennypacker (C)
– Tomato – Opalka (C)
– Tomato – Speckled Roman (C)
– Watermelon – Cream of Saskatchewan (C)
– Watermelon – Red-Seeded

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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!