2017 Seed and Root Catalog
Updated January 10, 2017
PLEASE CHECK THE "NEWS AND UPDATES" PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE TO FIND WHICH SEEDS HAVE BEEN UPDATED
2017 PRINTED CATALOG REQUEST
We have decided to make a very limited number of printed catalogs available by First Class Mail for those people who do not have access to the internet. To obtain a copy of this printed catalog you must send a request by regular USPS mail along with $5.00. There will be a $5.00 coupon included in the catalog that you may use when you place your first order from us.
Seed Orders to Canada and Other Foreign Countries
We have always requested that orders from Canada and other foreign countries be sent to us with payment in U.S. DOLLARS ONLY. We have continued to receive foreign orders in Canadian funds and in Euros. It has been very difficult for us to get these payments converted to U.S. dollars, sometimes receiving a 10% to 15% discount for the conversion. THIS MEANS THAT WE HAVE BEEN LOSING MONEY ON FOREIGN SEED ORDERS. We have been notified by our bank that the fees for converting foreign funds to U.S. dollars are increasing greatly (sometimes up to $100.00 US per request).
Therefore, WE WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT ANY FOREIGN ORDER FOR SEEDS WHICH IS ACCOMPANIED BY A PAYMENT IN FOREIGN FUNDS. If you send us a foreign order with payment in anything other than US dollars, your order will be returned to you immediately. We are very sorry for this situation and for any inconvenience that it may cause. We were informed by our bank that "US Dollars" must be pre-printed on the check or money order and that it may not be written in by hand. It is our understanding that most any foreign bank (or possibly your local postal facility) is capable of selling you an "International Money Order" made out in U.S. Dollars. We just can not continue to incur this loss any more.
2017 Seed Order Form
You must scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the link that says "Go to seed and root catalog". When you get to the seed index page, then chose a vegetable/fruit. When you get to that vegetable's/fruit's page, you will see the link to the Seed Order Form.
Statement on the Nature and Production of Our Seeds: We grow over 79% of the items we list here on our farm either through controlled hand pollinations or by isolations. We have 17 acres in seed production and evaluation. Under no circumstance are any of our seeds chemically treated. Also, we will never offer any genetically engineered varieties. We have a firm commitment to traditional plant breeding techniques and are adamantly opposed to moving genes from one species to another through biotechnology. All of our seed is Open Pollinated. We do not sell any hybrids or GMO's.
Organic Certification: Since 2009 all seed grown on our farm is Certified Organic. We do still sell some seed that we purchase which is not Certified Organic, but these seeds are still non-GMO and are not chemically treated.
Safe Seed Pledge: We will never offer any genetically engineered varieties. We have a firm commitment to traditional plant breeding techniques and are adamantly opposed to moving genes from one species to another through biotechnology. Please see this pledge in it's entirety on the Resources and Links page.
Availability of varieties
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WE DON'T DISCONTINUE VARIETIES, BUT THE NATURE OF OUR COMPANY MEANS THAT WE WILL HAVE TEMPORARY CROP FAILURES. Please don't interpret a crop failure as a varietal weakness. We have so many projects that sometimes things such as not enough hours in the day, rodents, late plantings, weather, etc. can ruin a seed crop for a particular season. In spite of this, our seed listings have continued to expand to include a broader variety of items.
SEED ORDERING INFORMATION
We now have people who help us fill seed ordeers year round. Please expect that there could be some delays in shipping seeds between August 15 and December 30 because we are still processing the newly grown seed from the garden during that time. If you need your seeds for a Fall planting, we must receive your order in our office Before August 15. Expect delays during the busy planting and growing season from May through August. Also, please be aware that the state of Iowa charges state sales tax on everythig that we sell (including seeds and sweet potatoes). Iowa residents only must include 7% sales tax on seeds, bulblets, roots, books and sweet potatoes. Canadian and foreign seed orders have an additional charge for postage (see order form). PLEASE PAY IN U.S. FUNDS ONLY. If your payment is sent to us in any foreign currency, it will be returned to you unfilled.
Orders are filled in the order in which they are received in our office with payment enclosed. There can be up to a three week turn-around from our receiving the order to it being shipped during the peak season.
PLEASE NOTE: For orders received after June 1, any item not in stock will be backordered until the new seed is processed in December.
All seed is germination tested to ensure that it meets Federal Standards. We always try to include extra seed to allow for any occurrence that might leave you short. As genetic preservationists, we are very concerned that our seed does germinate. If any should fail to germinate please let us know and we will be happy to replace it. We do not guarantee seed purchased in prior years for germination to maintain standard after the year stamped on the packet. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE CAN WE BE HELD LIABLE FOR MORE THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE SEEDS.
Shipping and Handling
Orders sent to addresses within the United States: We had to begin to charge a flat fee of $3.00 per seed order for all U.S. seed orders.
Canadian orders: We can not ship bulblets, plants or roots to a Canadian address. Seed orders to a Canadian address must add $8.00 (American) for each order to cover the added postage costs. Payment must be sent in U.S. dollars. We can not accept payment in any foreign currency. Books require additional fees for postage. Please contact us for that charge. You do not have to add the $3.00 for U.S. orders in addition to the $8.00 for Canadian orders.
International orders: We can not ship bulblets, plants or roots to addresses outside the United States. Please add $10.00 (American) to each order shipped to a foreign address (other than Canada). We will not ship more than packet quantities (no pound quantities, etc.). You do not have to add the $3.00 for U.S. orders in addition to the $10.00 for foreign orders.
Iowa Sales Tax
Only Iowa residents must include a 7% sales tax on seeds, bulblets, roots, books and sweet potatoes.
Standard Delivery Service: There is a flat charge of $3.00 per order this year for postage and handling on all seed orders. Orders are filled in the order received in our office. Payment must be enclosed with your order. During peak season it can take up to three weeks to turn around an order from the time the order is received in our office to the time the order is shipped.
Be patient: We do this in addition to another full time job and this is still just a hobby business for us. If you must have your seeds by a certain date, then we are not the company for you. We work with living organisms and controlled amounts of seed. I would love to have the time to answer each and every letter and e-mail that is sent, but some e-mails have such detailed questions that it would take days to answer these. We will try to get to your questions and concerns, but be aware that we sometimes get way behind in correspondence.
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