Seeds have always been at the heart of agriculture and food. Did you know that 9 out of every 10 bites of food begin with the planting of a seed? Many farmers in Atlantic Canada save and select their own seed. By purchasing your garden seed from a local farmer or company -- whether at the farmers’ market, online, or at Seedy Saturdays -- you can help create a vibrant local seed culture that will feed farmers and eaters alike!
WHY LOCAL SEED?
Virtually all vegetable seed planted in Canada is imported. By saving, buying, planting, and growing local seed, we support local growers and strengthen our food system, starting with regionally adapted seeds.
Seeds grow more than food, they grow farms and communities. Be part of it!
For more information, check out USC Canada’s I am a Seed Saver campaign.
SEED BUSINESS MODELS IN ATLANTIC CANADA
Selling seeds is not an easy business! There are a lot of ways that a seed seller can organize their business, and work seed sales into their farm plan. In order to better understand where your local seed seller is coming from, talk to them! Find out where they source their seeds, how they grow their seeds, and (most importantly) why they've chosen their seed business model. Soon, this page will feature a directory of local seed sellers in Atlantic Canada. For now, check out Canada’s national Ecological Seed Finder!