Founded in 2008 by lifelong gardener and food activist Carol Koury, Sow True Seed provides open-pollinated, heirloom and organic vegetable, herb, and flower seeds to enthusiastic home gardeners and small market farmers.
Sow True Seed was created to preserve our shared botanical heritage and grow a new era of sustainable culture and ecological wisdom. We support independent, regional agricultural initiatives that foster a vibrant, sustainable economy, and true food sovereignty.
Based in the glorious mountains of Western North Carolina – home to a temperate rain forest and one of the most biologically diverse areas of North America - We are proud to work with farmers in our Katuah Bioregion who ensure the survival of heirloom varieties that would otherwise become extinct.
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If for any reason your seed does not germinate within the sell-by date, we will gladly replace the seed.
USA only (as far as i can tell from their website and catalog - karen)
I rarely buy seeds. I've been saving my own for many years. However, I have purchased a few select seeds that I didn't have access to locally from Sow True Seed.
The online ordering process was easy and seamless. The delivery was very timely and without issue. The seeds arrived in artistically adorned envelops that were gorgeous! It does appear, however, that they only ship to addresses in the U.S.
I appreciate businesses, such as theirs, that spotlight local seed savers, artisans, classes and events; advocate for the Open Seed Source Initiative (OSSI) pledge; and, through their Safe Seed pledge, they are committed to making seed and food GMO-free. They offer a wide range of products online, and also in their catalog, such as: vegetable, flower, herb and cover-crop seeds; a select range of roots, tubers, crowns and bulbs; live plants; gift collections in decorative keepsake tins; mushroom plugs and starter kits; many gardening accessories, an informative planting guide and a large selection of books.
So, why did I give only 7 acorns? I feel that their prices are quite steep on many items and outrageously steep on a few. As an example, my local Southern States Co-operative sells buckwheat seed for $1.00 per pound (regardless of how many pounds you buy), the price for one pound of buckwheat seeds in the Sow True Seed catalog is $4.95. STS does offer price breaks for buying more, such as 10 pounds for $29.75. That still is far from $1.00 per pound and there's no shipping costs if I buy it from my local Southern States Co-operative.