We grow open pollinated & mainly heirloom varieties right here on PEI, so our seed is well adapted to PEI’s growing conditions. Tina Davies of Emmerdale Eden Farm, and Lorna McMaster of Pembroke Farm have been responsible for growing most of the seeds that the Alliance has offered for sale over the past six years. A founding member of the PEI Seed Alliance, Lorna retired in 2021.
Members of the PEI Seed Alliance are inspired to preserve rare and heirloom varieties, and we aim to improve the varieties we grow. We consider ourselves part of the global movement for seed sovereignty, and believe that seed, the root of our food system, is a public trust.
EMMERDALE EDEN FARM
Certified Organic, Heirloom Vegetables, Herbs, Fruit and Seeds
Emmerdale Eden Farm specializes in growing & preserving heirloom vegetables, herbs and flowers, and saving their seeds as they adapt to our maritime climate.
We prize old family favourites, tried and true and full of flavour! Yet there are many dedicated plant breeders today who are creating wonderful new varieties, especially for organic systems, that thrive in our rich chemical free soil. At Emmerdale Eden Farm we continually trial these new varieties and select those that show promise.
As climate changes, so too must our methods of farming, along with our varietal choices. Only through diligent trialing, selection and preservation of the best locally adapted seed, will we be self sufficient and secure in feeding our communities now and in the future.
10 Emery Road