Seed Farm, Local Seed, Bulk Seed
Annapolis Seeds has been my project since starting the company in 2008 as a high school-aged seed saver. All of our seed is grown in Nova Scotia so you know they’re locally adapted to our place and climate. We grow seed at our farm here in Nictaux, and also collaborate with other awesome growers around the province. We’re all about growing and maintaining as many rare varieties as possible, and we hope you can do the same—that’s how community seed self-reliance will happen.
Our seeds can be purchased online, via mail order, or at Seedy Saturday events.
ACORN is the key organization for information on organic agriculture, eating organics, and connecting all the parts together. From seed to farmer to consumer, ACORN works to bring the whole picture together–making food choices healthier and more environmentally responsible.
We are growers of rare and heirloom seeds. Our goal is to maintain and cultivate the largest possible diversity of seeds for our Maritime bioregion. We’re currently able to offer 500+ varieties of vegetables, herbs, flowers and grains. 100% of our seeds are Atlantic Grown; we never repackage commercially sourced seed.
Seeds for the People
Our generation has collectively inherited an enormous wealth of diversity in our seeds. 1,000 generations of farmers before us saved seed from their best plants, making constant selections and breeding countless varieties adapted to their particular places and purposes. Truly co-evolution. Whether going by the names of heirloom, heritage or open-pollinated; these are the people’s seeds. They’re powerful and must remain in the people’s hands.
As agriculture became more centralized and homogenized in the 20th century, people moved away from the land, and our diversity of seeds began to be replaced by an agribusiness industry all about uniformity and control. Where once farmers and communities held full control of their seed, we’re now in an era of patented seeds and even criminalized seed saving.
But so many of our seeds are still here! We have in our hands all the abundance we need to thrive. So lets save seeds for our communities, lets collaborate with friends and neighbours. Lets re-localize, both our seeds and our lives. Lets learn to partner with our plant allies, and realize the near limitless beauty and bounty in our gardens and in nature. Lets reclaim our agrarian inheritance and lets save the seeds.
Annapolis Seeds has been my project for the last 10 years, having started it in 2008 as a high school aged seed saver. We grow all of our own seeds (here at our farm in Nictaux and collaborating with a other awesome growers around Nova Scotia), so you know they’re well adapted to our place and climate (and similar climates). We’re all about growing and maintaining as many rare varieties as possible, and we hope you are inspired do the same! I’d love to see every gardener and farmer also become a seed saver, that’s how community seed self-reliance will happen.
-All our seeds are open-pollinated, non-GMO, untreated and grown with love.
-We’ve signed the Safe Seed Pledge.
-We’re the only 100% Atlantic Grown seed company.
The Canadian Nove Scotia farmer Owen Bridge said: "Our seeds are either grown on our farm, or grown by friends."