Profile: Sow True Seed

Photo courtesy of Sow True Seed.

Sow True Seed was founded in 2009 to serve home gardeners, market growers and the seed-saving community at large. The company seeks to promote and foster community sustainability by helping to preserve our shared botanical heritage and “seed” a new era of sustainable culture and ecological wisdom.

We work with regional growers and independently owned seed producers to offer over 500 varieties of seeds as well as seasonal plant starts, potatoes, asparagus, sweet potatoes and garlic. Collaboration with local artists has created and inspired the beautiful cover art for our free yearly catalog.

At Sow True Seed, we are committed to making seed and food free from GMOs. We are signatories of the Safe Seed Pledge put out by the Council for Responsible Genetics and we do not knowingly produce, process or sell GMO seed.

Our exclusively open-pollinated, non-hybrid, untreated vegetable, herb and flower seeds will remain true to type when saved and replanted. In this way we are able to support and bolster a sovereign seed system in Western North Carolina and beyond.
We invite you to discover and share in Sow True Seed’s active commitment to sustainability by exploring our Donation Program, our ‘Sell Seeds, Not Candy’ school fundraiser program and our Grow Wise Workshop series. If you’re in Asheville, please stop in and see us!

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