Herb Seed Companies in the USA and CANADA

Compiled by Michael Pilarski

Friends of the Trees Society. Version 1, March 15, 2017

Here is a list of the medicinal herb seed companies in the USA and Canada that I know of. I purchased seed from four of these companies in 2017. I like getting all of their in-print catalogs and use them as reference books.  Do you know of any other seed companies which specialize in medicinal seeds and plants. Please let me know.

Strictly Medicinal and Richters are the two companies with the widest selection of species with Companion Plants coming in third.


Strictly Medicinal (formerly Horizon Herbs)
Williams, Oregon. Richo Cech.

An amazing list of herb seeds and plants.


Richters Herb Seed Co.
Goodwood , Ontario

A long-established company. 92-page catalog of herb seeds. They also ship flats of 96-cell plug trays. They ship to Canada and the USA.


Companion Plants
Athens, Ohio.

An internationally recognized herb nursery established in 1982. Over 600 varieties of common and exotic herb plants and over 200 varieties of seed,


Milkwood Medicinals

A brand new, up-and-coming herb seed company.  Jessica Manchester is collecting seed from Zack Woods Herb Farm and Kingsbury Market Garden which are both part of the Vermont Herb Growers Coop. Check out her beautiful close-up photos of herb seeds and plants!
https://www. milkweedmedicinals.co/ 


Friends of the Trees Seeds
Port Hadlock, Washington

My own little seed company which I have been operating off and on since 1978. Herb seeds which I collect from my own plantings plus some wild collections.
https://friendsofthetrees.net/ content/friends-trees- botanicals-2017-seed-list


Elixir Farm
Brixey, Missouri

Elixir Farm used to sell seeds of many Chinese medicinal herbs. At the moment their website says under construction and mainly talks about biodynamic cows.


The following companies (and many others) carry a line of herb seeds but that is not their main focus.


J.L. Hudson, Seedsman
Ethnobotanical Catalog of Seeds

LaHonda, California.

Established in 1911. A wide range of seeds you won’t see anywhere else.


Johnny’s Selected Seeds
Winslow, Maine

They sell a fair amount of herb seed species and by the ounce and pound as well as the packet.
https://www.johnnyseeds.com/ herbs/


Fedco Seeds
Clinton, Maine,

They offer seeds, organically grown seedlings, seed potatoes, orchard and also farm and garden supplies.


Organic seed list of 100 seed companies by state.
https://www.epicgardening.com/ organic-heirloom-seed- companies-usa/


List of over 80 suppliers of organically grown seed (compiled by Chrys Ostrander)