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Colorado seed suppliers  RSS feed

 
Candy Johnson
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We are looking to provide organic fodder for our goats/chickens/rabbits etc. We would like to support local suppliers in Colorado and we'd also like to to eliminate the added cost of trying to ship 50 lb bags of seed. We would also be interested in becoming distributors for local bulk seeds if that is an option.
Anyone have any suggestions?
 
John Elliott
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I really like  Lake Valley Seeds, they are in Boulder.
 
Candy Johnson
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Thank you so much for the reply. I've sent them an email and hopefully I can add them to our list of Colorado Suppliers. Also if there are any seed suppliers in bordering states that would be interested in having a Colorado connection please let me know also.
 
Thekla McDaniels
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Hi Candy,
What side of the mountains are you on?  I'm guessing the Front Range, because most people are.

There is an excellent seed dealer in Utah or Nevada, right now can't remember which, but they are called Great Basin Seed, and they focus on forage and range lance seeds and mixes for alkalin soils of the great basin.  They also make blends for reseeding after forest fires in that region, have plenty of natives, and a great forage shrub that is a fire retardant.  They are a great resource, but it doesn't get you away from the shipping costs.
 
Candy Johnson
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Thank you for the reply. Any suppliers are appreciated. We are working on trying to find organic popcorn, sunflowers and peas as the main things. But barley and wheat are also on the list of organic seeds we are looking for.
 
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We have a local feed store (Olathe and Grand Junction) which has various seeds and feed.  They always know if their seed or feed is organic or non gmo but conventionally grown.  http://www.westslopeag.com/ ; They are a local business, and probably don't routinely ship, but depending on what they have and what you want,maybe it would be worth a trip.  They are very nice people.  They might have organic popcorn some of the time.  I think their sunflowers are not organic, but they might know a source.

I don't know how much you want to plant, but for your sunflower seeds, popcorn, wheat and barley, you could buy 25 (maybe 50) pound bags from Vitamin Cottage, though they would be very expensive.  When I want to plant barley or wheat or quinoa (or flax seed etc) I buy the one pound bags they sell for people food.   I've never seen a bag of dried peas there that look like they could be used for seed.
 
Candy Johnson
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Excellent resource. Thank you. We have the ability and desire to make a road trip at some point.
Plus we are considering purchasing enough seed to supply others in the area.
 
Thekla McDaniels
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sounds like the beginning of another colorado seed supplier!
 
Candy Johnson
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We have the infrastructure to support it. Just need to figure out how much to keep on hand. Thank you for your input. Any more sources are always appreciated.
 
Joe Ruben
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Check out this great outfit:

Pawnee Buttes Seed

IMO, all dry land residents should take a good look at this outfit!

They are great to deal with and have already done so much!

 
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