Locally Grown Seeds

 

From our garden to yours! 

We have been growing and selecting seeds since the birth of our farm in 2015 and have always loved the independence, meaning and entertainment that this pursuit can provide us. This season we have a few of our favourite varieties for sale, and couldn't be happier to be offering them to gardeners and farmers in our area. 
If you would like to order seeds from us, please browse our catalogue below, and send us an email with the varieties you would like, and the number of packets you require. We will package your order and arrange for you to pick them up at our farm stand at 430 Dukes rd.
Each packet is generously packed and costs $4.00 

French Breakfast Radish

We select this bi-colored market standard for its traditional oblong shape and long holding in the garden when well watered. Crunchy and mild, this radish is a must-have in the garden and on the table.

Sow in short rows regular for a consistent supply of these fast growing delights. Do no miss out on the opportunity to dip in melty garlic butter, as they do in France!

Ben's Super-Nantes

The best selections from a 2019 Nantes-type carrot trial. Selected for uniform size, round tips, orangeyness and storability

Nantes carrots can be grown all summer long, but they really shine during the autumn season when cool weather intensifies their sweetness. Grow lots of carrots from a sowing during the first week of July, and you'll have wonderful storage roots all winter. Carrot salad, carrot cake, carrot juice, roasted carrots, carrot soup.....

Slocan Snow Pea

A Kootenay gift from Sigrid Shepard. Hummingbird size, edible pods on tall, spry vines. 

This early and prolific variety graces our market table every spring. They get quite tall and will require a trellis or staking. 

Cascadia Snap Pea

Waist-high vines offer plentiful sweet, fat, green, crunchy pods over a long harvest window. 

This is our go-to snap pea variety for market, and we've been enjoying it since 2018

Rainbow Green Bean Mix

A colourful blend of all the edible podded bush beans that we grow for fresh eating. Expect a random assortment of green, blue, lavendar, magenta, yellow and pink pods. 

This mix comes from a blend of interbreeding beans originally including jade, gold rush, royal burgundy, and tanya's pink pod ( from Dan Jason). 

Stan's Big Red Beet

Our chosen variety for winter storage, Stan's was first collected from gigantic beets at a gardening job in 2016. Every fall we select the biggest, roundest and reddest.

Direct sow, then thin to 3-4" after 20 days for the best yield. 

Baaron & Kaleigh's Calendula Mix

An array of orange and yellows paint these edible flowers, two colours blended and saved together by friends at the Burgoyne Valley Community Farm. 

Calendula flowers all season long, especially if one harvests or deadheads the flowers. A pollinator-friendly addition that beautifies the garden. Try drying the petals to add to herbal teas! 

Spicy Greens Mix

Selections of mizuna, tatsoi, broadleaf mustard and frilly green mustard make up this tasty blend of greens. Sow closely and harvest in 30 days for baby greens, or allow the plants to reach full size for a zesty stir-fry mix. 

We use this mix for our spring mix at market in the shoulder seasons. Good rich soil and regular waterings will produce many picks for salads and stir-fry. 

Keys to the Kingdom Lettuce Mix

The precise head lettuce blend that we use to make our choice salad mix. Mini-romaines, splashy striped crispheads and soft butterheads make up this vibrant and tasty blend. We like to grow the heads to full size and cut the blanched hearts into a crunchy and colourful salad mix. 

Sow tightly in rows for baby leaf greens, or thin to 6-10" for a mix of full size heads. 

Zylbergold Parsnip

These long, sweet, overwintering roots provide a must have winter storage staple for every garden. These parsnips have been with us since 2017, when we collected them from the garden of Jane and Shiloh. They've produced reliable, well yielding crops of attractive roots for us ever since. 

Direct sow into the garden in late spring, before the soil gets too warm. Thin to 4" for nice, big roots.

Rosalba Radichhio

Baby-pink to Fuschia heads develop lovely colour as the temperature drops. This variety has displayed much variety in shapes, sizes, maturity rates and colours. It is currently being selected for earlier maturing and firm, round heads. Since this is a process, expect to see some of this diversity in your planting. Most heads will have exceptional cold and frost tolerance.

Cut into a salad mix for a dramatic colour contrast, much appreciated in the colder months of the year.

A late June to mid-July sowing will give you heads to harvest between September and January. Depends how fast you eat them! 

Peppermint Chard

Pink and white striped stems and dark green pillowy fronds. The most crunchy and savoyed leaves of any swiss chard we've ever grown. We love peppermint for its beauty and reliability

Heat and cold tolerance makes chard a go-to for anyone's garden. Easy to grow, healthy greens right out your doorstep! 

Can be started indoors and transplanted to 6-12" apart, or simply direct sow and harvest baby leaves to thin until plants get full sized.

Andy's Broad Bean 

Versatile, wholesome and cold tolerant, broad beans are one of the first crops that we can direct seed into the early spring soil. This variety boasts elegant, long pods, each with 5-8 beans inside. We like to shell them and lightly steam in butter. 

Also an excellent ingredient for your yearly cover-crop blend! Sow in September to hold the soil and nourish next year's crop. 

Val Perkins gifted us this robust nitrogen fixer when we shared a farm with her in 2017. These seeds are true salt springers, with over 30 years on island! 

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