About our Seeds
Our seeds are selected for the Eastern Ontario bioregion and are grown using organic methods. When choosing new varieties, we look for breeding projects with strong genetics, keeping biodiversity in mind. Our seeds are open-pollinated and will grow true to type. We save all of our own seeds at Just Food Farm in Ottawa, Ontario. Our seeds are certified organic by Ecocert Canada.
The Safe Seed Pledge
We have signed the safe seed pledge, which reads as follows:
"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, sell or trade 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. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately healthy people and communities."