Autumn 2013 update:
Garlic is here! We're excited to be offering six varieties of heirloom garlic this season, check out what we have available here.
We're unable to offer garlic directly from the farm like we do most years... I've taken this growing season mostly off to learn from other seed companies across Canada and the US (and to bring home new varieties!). A big thanks to Steph and Dan of Twisted Brook Farm for taking care of the garlic crop while I'm away, and to Tiffany for mailing out the orders.
A note on shipping: Our shipping costs can vary a lot depending on how much garlic someone orders... but to keep it simple we're charging a flat postage rate of $10 per order for garlic. Unfortunately the way PayPal calculates shipping regular seed orders will end up getting charged $10 also... but we'll send a $5 refund for those orders (seed postage is $5). Feel free to mix and match seeds and garlic in the same order and for the same $10 postage.
We're going into our fifth year here at Annapolis Seeds, and I'm excited to say we have a more in the catalogue than ever before. The 2012 growing season threw it's share of challenges our way. We began the summer with a prolonged drought, not exactly our preferred growing weather here in sandy, well-drained Nictaux! When the rains did come in mid-summer they didn't know when to stop... we had many evenings of frantic lettuce seed harvesting in late summer trying to get things in before they got wet. Overall a lot of seeds did really well, which made up for those that struggled. And that's really the idea with growing such a diverse range of crops and varieties, no matter what conditions you have in a given year you know a lot of things will thrive.
Annapolis Seeds is a living seed bank for the Maritime region, our goal is to maintain, select and develop the greatest diversity of seeds possible which thrive in our climate. 100% of our seeds are grown in the Maritimes by small-scale growers committed to sustainable farming methods. Like always, all of our varieties are open-pollinated and non-GMO, and can be saved for seed, an important yet very simple skill I want to see every gardener doing! There are so many amazing varieties out there which aren't being carried by the large seed companies, it's really up to the gardeners and small farmers of the world to keep them alive. I'm really looking forward to getting as many of these seeds out there as I can, so be sure to spread the word!
2013 Market Schedule:
You can come see us at the following Farmers' Markets and Seedy Saturdays this spring:
Halifax Seaport Market - Every Saturday starting February 2, through the end of May
Wolfville Farmers' Market - Bi-weekly, starting February 16, then every other Saturday through the end of April
Lunenburg Farmers' Market - The first Thursday of each moth, February until May (February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2)
We've signed the Safe Seed Pledge.
Annapolis Seeds could be in a store near you!
2013 retailers as of March 1:
Halifax Seeds (Halifax, NS)
Local Source Market (Halifax, NS)
Scotian Gold Co-op (Coldbrook, NS)
Middleton Home Hardware (Middleton, NS)
Ascension Pet Needs & More (Yarmouth, NS)
Herb 'N Joy (Moncton, NB)
P'lovers (Halifax, NS)
Lakeland Plant World (Dartmouth, NS)
Real Food Connections (Fredericton, NB)
Bloom Greenhouse and Garden Centre (Hammond's Plains, NS)
Cattail Ridge Farm Market (Sackville, NB)
...And more to come!