Believe it or not, our seed business all started with grass seed, and by that I mean bentgrass seed. We saw a demand for bentgrass seed in smaller amounts, like one – ten pounds, instead of the twenty-five pound minimums most companies sold it in. This got us to thinking that maybe there were other kinds of seeds we could sell and our education began.
The seed industry can be very, very intimidating when you look at the sheer number of hybrids that are out there. After investigating and learning about the hybrid market we decided that we didn’t want to specialize in hybrid seeds. We do have some corn seeds that are hybrid, however, none of our seeds are genetically altered, and we do not specialize in hybrid seeds.
We discovered that heirloom and organic seeds were what this industry needed a better supply of. Chemicals and pathogens present in seed can easily be transmitted to the resulting plant, therefore, if you do not want to be consuming chemicals or ecoli in your food, you need to know that the seed you are buying is also clean, and this is one of the things we excel at. Our seeds go through several levels of testing, prior to being deemed ready for shipment. The laboratory that tests our seeds look for SIX different kinds of ecoli disease, even though a couple of the strains are so rare, we don’t ever expect to see them.
We visually inspect everything, and hand pack everything. Our packaging isn’t that fancy, and while we have a lot of software automation to handle order processing and shipping, the fact of the matter is that our production is all done by hand. We still believe that the product is more important than the packaging, and we always try to keep our costs down and pass that savings along to our customers.
It’s a privilege serving our customers, and we will always do our best to provide fast answers to questions, and always fast order fulfillment, even if something’s out of stock. Thank you again for your patronage.