2022 Seeds Available NOW!
Island Grown & Adapted,Open-Pollinated Organic Garden Seeds
This is our fifth year selling our carefully selected, locally adapted, organically produced seed to the public and to other small farmers! We are excited to offer these open pollinated varieties, tried and tested on our farms. All of our seeds are organically produced and with a few exceptions which are noted, are certified organic. (See more here).
About Safe Seeds:
All of the seeds that we sell are untreated (not coated with fungicides or insecticides) and non-GMO.
We have signed the Safe Seed Pledge, as a commitment to non-GMO seeds. The Safe Seed Pledge was created in 1999 by the Council for Responsible Genetics. They are a non-profit NGO made up of scientists, public health advocates, lawyers and concerned citizens. the following:
Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants. The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds.
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Seeds are $3.50 per package, plus $6.00 for shipping and handling.
Here’s how to purchase our seeds:
In person: Find seeds at the Summerside Farmer’s Market on Saturdays, or during the week from 9 to 4 at the Voluntary Resource Council, 81 Prince Street in Charlottetown.
By mail: Send your order to Emmerdale Eden Farm: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the PEI Seed Alliance
The Prince Edward Island Seed Alliance is a network of small farmers committed to growing Island-adapted, Open Pollinated (OP) seeds for our community of Island farmers and gardeners.
Organized in 2015 through the generous assistance of the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, we offered our first cooperatively produced collection of seeds for the 2016 growing season. Our goal is to continue to expand our collection by trialing open-pollinated, open-source vegetable varieties, as well as pollinator flower varieties to continue to build our living collection of Island adapted seed.
We hope to grow our organization by tapping into the PEI community to collect other open pollinated varieties of seeds that have been grown and saved by other Island gardeners and farmers, as well as supporting new seed growers in their efforts to select, save and clean their own seed.