Frequently asked questions
Where do you ship to?
We ship all across Canada. We no longer ship to the U.S.
When will I get my order?
All orders are processed in the order they are received. We generally ship orders within 1 - 3 business days, usually same or next business day. The time it takes for your order to reach you depends on Canada Post and whether it is experiencing delivery delays.
Can I get my order faster?
You betcha! When checking out, be sure to choose the best option for you regarding shipping transit times. Most orders are sent lettermail, although you do have the option to upgrade to Expedited Shipping to reduce the time in transit. Keep in mind that processing times stay the same.
Can I come pick up my order to save on shipping?
Though we'd love to say hi, unfortunately we cannot accommodate pick-ups. We're a working rural farm and it's just the two of us so we can't provide that type of service. Also, we like to hang around in comfy pants.
Do you ship to the U.S.?
Sorry, we no longer ship seeds to the U.S.
Can I order a seed catalogue?
Sorry, we don't produce a catalogue as we only sell heirloom plant collections, not individual seed packets.
Are any of your seeds GMO's?
Absolutely not! We have real concerns about gmo's and even modern hybrids. That's why all our seeds are open-pollinated, untreated, sustainably-grown, non-hybrid and non-gmo.
What's the difference between Sustainably-Grown and Certified Organic?
Not a lot of difference, really. Both methods involve growing seed crops naturally without harming the land. That means no herbicides, no pesticides, no artificial fertilizers. These methods also involve nurturing and enriching the soil rather than depleting it.
Do you grow all of your seeds?
Oh my goodness, no. Producing good quality seeds that are true to type (their genetics are preserved) means ensuring they are sufficiently isolated from other varieties of the same species so as to not cross-pollinate with each other. To grow them too closely together muddies the genetics and we'd essentially be defeating our own purpose of trying to preserve these rare and endangered varieties.
Do you tell good jokes?
Dan tells the same joke over and over again and has for years. Ask him about the "almond" joke if you see him. You've been warned. "
Why are you doing this?
The long answer: Because preserving the genetic biodiversity of our plant life is essential to the continuation of our planet and human race. We're passionate people with big green thumbs and moral accountability to leave this world better than when we entered it.
Where's Adam? You said you have two kids.
He's right over there, silly! He's a full time teacher, father and boardgame enthusiastic.
Does Rachel still wear that "I'm Friendly but Useless" nametag at shows?
She does not, after one sweetly concerned customer remarked that it sounded like she should give herself more credit. Not wanting her client base to think she was broadcasting her low self esteem, she retired the nametag. Rachel can now be found at the odd show with her head held high, she gaze fierce, her stature wee, and her voice a mix of Disney Princess and Telemarketer.