It is already the end of March and many of us have fingers itching to get into the garden! Along with spring gardening fever comes seed selection. And, not all seeds are the same.
When you think about it, it makes sense to buy seed that is adapted to your local climate. Enter Snake River Seed Cooperative! This company, based in Boise, Idaho, has a network of Idaho and Inland Northwest farmers who grow the seeds they sell.
Up here on the Palouse, Affinity Farm grew several varieties of tomatoes, squash and lettuce seed for Snake River Seed Cooperative.
You can find these seeds at the Moscow Food Co-op and Pilgrims Market in Coeur d’Alene. If you are not close to Moscow or Coeur d’Alene, visit the Snake River Seed Cooperative’s website to order online or find a retailer near you.
Other great, regional seed companies include Iris Eyes Garden Seeds in Ellensburg, Washington and Triple Divide Organic Seed Cooperative in Polson, Montana. Let us know your favorite local or regional seed companies!