FAQs

Q. Are your seeds organic?

A. Yes. Our farms and our seeds are certified organic by Ecocert.

 

Q. Do you grow or sell GMO seed?

A. No, we do not. We have signed the Safe Seed Pledge - see Our Seeds.

 

Q. Do you ship outside of Canada?

A. Our site is set up to ship within Canada. For orders elsewhere, please email us info@kitchentableseedhouse.ca. 

 

 

Q. Where are you located?

A. Our farms are located on Wolfe Island, Ontario. 

 

Q. Do you grow your own seed?

A. We currently grow 86% of our own seed and buy in the other 14% from organic seed growers we trust. Some seed crops are better suited to be produced in regions other than our own. We seek out varieties that are bred for our region but may be produced in other regions to better ensure quality seed production.

 

Q. Do you taste-test your varieties?

A. Yes! In fact, it's a farm-favourite task around here. We make a priority of tasting all the crops we grow and offer you - and it's a priority in our breeding work. We also actively cook and eat together the crops growing on the farm which allows us to suggest and make recommendations on varieties that lend themselves well to specific dishes and recipes. See In The Kitchen in the main menu.

 

Q. How do you ensure seed purity?

A. We walk through and observe all the crops we grow and actively rogue out off-types to ensure variety reliability. We select the best plants from which to harvest needed stock seed to ensure future high quality crops.
We also maintain required isolation distances between same species crops and appropriate population sized for commercial grow outs. All this helps ensure seed purity.

 

Q. Can I save seeds from your seeds?

A. Yep! All the seeds we offer currently are open-pollinated, which means you can save the seeds (given the right isolation distances - see www.seeds.ca for more info) and have them produce the same variety you started with. 

 

Q. Do you collaborate with other farmers?

A. Yes. We very much value this work. We collaborate with farmers in our region to better suit our breeding work to their specific needs. We also offer custom collaboration to grow vegetables and seeds to our mutual benefit.

 

Q. Do you take input from gardeners?

A. Yes, we're happy to hear from you! Let us know what you're looking for or what you'd like to see. We produce seed for you after all.