Seeds are necessary to the success of a farmer or gardener. Organic seeds are required for a farmer to be iin compliance with USDA National Organic Program standards. To meet those needs, MOA has provided the following list of seed sources for its members and interested consumers. Seeds....the future of organic and sustainable agriculture.
Inclusion or omission on this list is neither a statement of endorsement nor an implied criticism by the Missouri Organic Association.
OMRI Organic Seed Database
"OMRI provides the Organic Seed Database as a trusted service for growers and certifiers. We provide independent verification of organic certification of organic seed. Each supplier provides us with certification information that we verify before that item is shown. We also allow the supplier to update the availability of seed varieties, allowing you to check the availability from many suppliers at once." from the OMRI website
Organic Seed Alliance
"Organic Seed Alliance is founded on the belief that seed is both our common cultural heritage and a living natural resource fundamental to the future sustainability of food production". from the Organic Seed Alliance website
Seed Savers Exchange
"Since 1975, Seed Savers Exchange members have passed on approximately one million samples of rare garden seeds to other gardeners. We are a non-profit organization of gardeners dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds" from the Seed Savers Exchange website.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
"We offer 1275 heirloom varieties. We only offer open-pollinated seeds: pure, natural & non-GMO! Started in 1998 by Jere Gettle, as a means to preserve heirloom seeds". from the Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds website
"Harris Seeds has been a staunch supporter of the organic seed movement in this country by introducing many market-leading varieties as organically grown seed. In addition, we offer many quality vegetable varieties as untreated seed" from the Harris Seeds website
Morgan County Seeds
"Morgan County Seed is now the largest retail vegetable seed dealer and the largest wholesale dealer in Missouri. They now handle over 1000 varieties of seed and ship world wide. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners, and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered ( GMO ) seeds or plants." from the Morgan County Seeds website