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Discover and buy hundreds of varieties of rare heirloom and organic vegetable seeds to grow in your garden. You can fill your kitchen table with beautiful, storied, and tasty vegetables by growing heirloom, organic seeds. All our seeds are untreated, non-hybrid, and non-GMO.
And when you buy seeds from Seed Savers Exchange, you are supporting our nonprofit mission to save and preserve rare and heirloom seeds. Read more.
What Defines Organic Vegetable Seeds? Heirloom Vegetable Seeds?
Many seed companies claim to sell organic vegetable seeds, heirloom vegetable seeds and non GMO vegetable seeds. But what exactly are these? As a non-profit dedicated to preserving seeds as purely as possible, we define organic, heirloom, and non GMO seeds as follows:
- Organic Vegetable Seeds: Certified organic seeds are grown in organic soil and are only exposed to inputs (like fertilizer and pest controls) permitted by the USDA’s National Organic Program during its growing, processing, and packaging periods. Read more about organic seeds.
- Non-GMO Vegetable Seeds: Seeds that have not undergone “the mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms” as stated in the Safe Seed Pledge. Read more about non-GMO seeds.