Need additional income on your farm? Want to help us keep heirlooms and rare varieties growing? Sow True Seed is always looking for more farmers and gardeners to grow seed for us!

Growing Seed Seed=Food

Our seed growers range from seed-specialized farms doing large grow-outs, to small market farms growing seed for supplemental income, to backyard gardeners doing preservation work with rare heirloom varieties. We work with growers all over the US, with differing levels of experience and skill. If you are brand new to growing seed, but curious about its potential as a crop for your farm or garden, we recommend getting your feet wet by saving a couple crops for your own use to start. You can find basic seed-saving information in our growing guides, but there are also many good resources for more in-depth information on the process. The Seed Garden, published by the Seed Savers Exchange is our favorite, most current seed-saving text. Susanne Ashworth's Seed to Seed is a classic on the subject, of which used copies can be easily found, and NOFA's Organic Seed Production and Saving is a slim and economical but information-packed guide.  

To learn more, please contact:

Leah Smith, Director of Agriculture

E-mail:  Phone: (828) 254-0708 ext. 105