Barbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

The following is a list of seed companies that provide organic and heirloom seed varieties. These companies have no ties to biotech interests, and do not get their seeds from Monsanto. This list is a work in progress. If you find that any information on this list is outdated or just plain wrong, please let me know so that I can update it.




The following companies have determined to NOT have any association with biotech interests, and DO NOT sell seeds sourced from companies owned by Monsanto.

Please help us keep this list up-to-date. Last update: April 08, 2012




Horizon Herbs


Seed Site

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Amishland Heirloom Seeds

Hudson Valley Seed Library

D. Landreth Seed Company

Seeds Trust

High Mowing Organic Seeds

Uprising Seeds

Wood Prairie Farm

Organica Seed

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

Fedco Seeds

Family Farmers Seed Cooperative

White Harvest Seed Company

Heirloom Organics

Seed for Security

The Living Seed Company

Sow True Seed

Adaptive Seeds

Seeds Now

Livingston Seed

Sustainable Seed Co.

Grow Organic

Victory Seeds

Botanical Interests

The Ark Institute

My Patriot Supply

Underwood Gardens

Heirloom Seeds

Wild Garden Seed


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24 Responses to “Farm Wars Safe Seed Company List Updated Ap. 08, 2012”

  1. Stevie Brooks says:

    Perhaps check out Redwood City Seed Company, who offer heirloom seeds and the most amazing line of hot peppers I’ve ever found. They seem to be independent and my dad’s been buying from them for years, in Redwood City, CA. Great list and resource you have here, Barbara! Yours, Stevie.

    Redwood City Seed Company:

  2. Karin, I will definitely check out Comstock-Ferre Seed Co. Thanks!

  3. John Lipscomb is a hard one to pin down. He has so many different business names and contacts that quite frankly, I am hesitant about him. If you have some good info, please send it along, Joe.

  4. Joe Bassett says:

    John Lipscomb didn’t make the list?

  5. Barbara,

    Thanks so much for the well researached list. I was just getting ready to order some seed from Comstock-Ferre Seed Co. which was puechased recently and is in the restoration phase.

    They are selling seed and are affiliated w/ an Heirloom co. out in your neck of the woods in Calif.(but darned it I can find the name right now, natch) :)
    I have last years catalog (2011), so I’m sure they are even further along in their restoration-getting settled in job. They are of the Amish-Menonite persuasion and I just can’t imagine them selling GMO seed. Not all are heirloom seed, but they are not GMO and they are members of ASTA.

    Check them out if time allows. They are out of their 2012 catalog, but have a downloadable version.

    My best to to all here. Seems our fight over Corporate Rule is getting even harder. All these new laws and ex-orders are frightening to say the least.

    Keep gardening till they come and get you, LOL. Heck, I’ve grown a garden most of my life and I’m sure not going to stop now!!
    With all those great sources for GOOD seed, we are’nt alone in our fight and desire for good wholesome food and NO GMO thank you. :)

  6. Barbara, Thank you for adding Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply/ to your list. We sign the Safe Seed Pledge (no GMOs) every year, and our company has been committed to organic farming and gardening since we started in 1976.

  7. They are on my “need to check” list, Jason. Looking for phone contact info.

  8. Jason says:

    You should check out the Ark Institute. They have been on top of this since day 1, literally. Without Geri (their founder), this non-GMO movement would probably be 5 years behind where it is today… And the seed I’ve bought from them is near 100% germination and as pure as the seed in the Garden of Eden.

    Their catalogs aren’t as pretty as the others, but their seed is twice as good and usually less expensive, which is what I care about for myself and my family!

  9. is going on the updated list, but Abundantlife is sister to Territorial Seed Company, which buys seeds from Seminis, a Monsanto-owned company.

  10. Mary says:

    What about Peaceful Valley ( Abundant Life ( both have Safe seed pledge in catalogs. Thanks for the info. I wish I would have read this before ordering seeds.

  11. Put Kitchen Garden Seeds on my list to check out, Jay.

  12. Territorial Seeds buys seeds from Seminis, which is owned by Monsanto.

  13. Tara says:

    What about Territorial Seeds of Oregon?

  14. windy says:

    Just a note about High Mowing seeds, they may be organic but my experience has been that they have poor germination rates and often don’t come true to type. Many people I have talked to have had similar experiences.

    I have had best results with Fedco.

    Thanks so much for the list – it may turn out to be a lifeline.

  15. Seedsavers sold out its members by donating seeds to the Svalbard Seedbank. The seeds are then made available to biotech interests for genetic engineering.

  16. Seed of Change – Owned by Mars, Inc., pusher of genetically modified cocoa in Africa. Africa produces 70% of the world’s cocoa.

  17. Irene, Any sugar beet relative would be subject to contamination. The Willamette Valley in Oregon is the premiere hub for genetically modified sugar beet seed. I would betcha dollars to donuts every swiss chard around is genetically contaminated due to this. Just be careful about where the stuff is from is about all we can do at this point. I haven’t heard about carrots yet.

  18. Johnny’s, at last look, still sells Seminis Seeds. Seminis Seeds was taken over by Monsanto. When/if they stop sourcing their seeds from a Monsanto company, then I will be more than happy to put Johnny’s on the list.

  19. Jake says:

    Wow. Johnny’s Select Seeds didn’t make the list?? I know that they sell corn seed that might be GMO because I heard it’s practically impossible to get corn seed that is not GMO. But I always thought Johnny’s was pretty naturally driven. Were they sold to a corporation????

  20. irene says:

    By the way, I was the one who alerted you guys to a possible GMO poisoning situation of alfalfa, and I was wrong. Turns out it’s probably not GM alfalfa this time. The farms who have had the placenta issues fed corn as part of the daily ration. My goat was so small last fall she escaped out of the fence and was eating cat food regularly. She bred to her daddy through the fence and was probably drinking break fluid and antifreeze every afternoon. She got so big and fat I forgot how small she was, and how unexpected her kid was, and who’s the daddy. Lots of factors to make a bad situation so I’m sorry for my false alert about the alfalfa. The folks who are having real issues all fed corn from big mills early in the pregnancies.

  21. irene says:

    Yes, I havn’t done the work myself and couldn’t. Thank you a million billion times and God Bless you.. I was told recently that if the carrot seed wasn’t organic it was GMO, is that true? Also because sugar beat is GMO now does that scratch swiss chard off the clean non gmo list too?

  22. Dear Barbara ~ I’ve been meaning to send You a Great Big GOD Bless You for quite sometime now. I really do appreciate Your advocacy and thoughtfulness in getting viable information to us. With the warmest of regard,