Canadian seed company
OSC Seeds is the largest wholly Canadian-owned and operated packet seed company, offering a full line of products including over 30 herbs, 250 vegetables, 240 annuals, and 100 perennials and biennials suitable for Canada’s various climates.
Over 125 Years of History
Our fifth-generation family business has over 125 years of growing history and is proud to be wholly Canadian-owned and operated. From our central facility in Kitchener, Ontario, we can ship from coast to coast across Canada.
Quality Standards & Organic Certification
At OSC Seeds, our mission is to supply our customers with the highest quality seed available at competitive pricing. All our vegetable seeds surpass CFIA standards for germination and purity in Canada. We also offer a range of Organic seed products that are certified by the Centre for Systems Integration (CSI).
We match our superior product offering with knowledgeable and experienced staff, helpful customer service, and on-time deliveries across the country. We guarantee the purity and vitality of our seeds to the full amount of the purchase price.
OSC Seeds is Canada’s largest packet seed company, providing the best quality seed available and proudly serving Canadian gardeners for over 125 years.
10 Canadian seed companies that you can still order from online
Places to stock up on seed packets, soil and more
Whether as a form of stress-relief or to create a reliable source of food, gardening has perhaps never seemed so appealing to so many. In a year where browsing your gardening centre may not be possible, seeds play an even more critical part — and they are in high demand. Although these little packets are incredibly popular these days, there are so many seed suppliers still shipping the products needed to get a garden growing at home this spring. In fact, their catalogues contain just about everything you could ever want to grow in your backyard or on your balcony — plus the tools to tackle it. In search of flowers, fruit and veggies to sow, we rounded up ten Canadian companies that are still accepting online orders right now.
This PEI seed company is over 80 years old and offers cross-country shipping. Their selection includes vegetables, flowers, fruit, herbs and more, plus you can add an assortment of gardening tools you may need to your order.
Edgebrook Farm Curated Seed Co. and Stems Flower Farm
This husband and wife Ontario seed supplier duo offer up lots of options for growing flowers and vegetables. Their flower farm supplies local florists and lucky for us, we can get in on the online seed orders too. Tip: if you live in the Cookstown area, their fresh-cut blooms will be available for contactless pickup and porch delivery starting early summer.
The Seed Company by E.W. Gaze
A go-to for gardeners and farmers alike, this Newfoundland seed supplier has been around since 1925. In addition to all of the flower, vegetable, and grass seeds you seek (including a Jigg’s Dinner seed kit), this spot offers maple tapping supplies, a selection of soils, and seeds for something called a cucamelon! Their products are available for no-contact pickup, in-town delivery, and shipping.
This Nova Scotian seed producer’s 2020 catalogue is live and shoppable online. You’ll find heirloom, open-pollinated vegetable seeds along with fruit and tree seeds, live plants and more on their site. Orders are shipping via Canada Post, and with the increase in demand, they’re posting which day’s orders they’re working on so that you have an idea of where yours is in the queue.
West Coast Seeds
Based in Vancouver, this B.C. seed company’s catalogue is quite fulsome; veggies, herbs, ornamental grasses, mulches and soils — they’ve got ’em. While you can still order online, the company has limited their daily orders intake, due to COVID-19 operational changes.
A popular pick across Canada, this Alberta-based seed company offers country-wide shipping. After 122 years in the industry, they have a wide range of offerings, including a section dedicated to heirloom varieties, and a ‘brand new for 2020‘ spotlight.
William Dam Seeds
Based just outside of Dundas, Ontario, this family-run company supplies Canadian farmers and gardeners with vegetable, herb, flower, and greencrop seed — and even catnip. You can also add tools, soils, and fertilizers you may require right now to your online order, too.
Based in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, this company specializes in heirloom and open pollinated seeds, and they proudly consider their collection to be “a living seed bank for the Maritimes and Eastern Canada”. All of their products — which boast the wide variety of vegetables, grain and flowers, and even peanuts — are either grown right on their farm or by other farmers in Atlantic Canada. They offer international online shipping for their seeds, and Canada-wide shipping for their seeds and selection of live plants and roots.
W. H. Perron
Known for their mail-order catalogue of over 1,000 products, this Quebec-based business also offers online shopping. Not sure what would work best in your yard? Their site features a handy hardiness zone search function that can help guide you in your seed selection.
This Winnipeg-based company’s 2020 catalogue boasts 110 pages of seeds and other gardening products to peruse. You can even order a greenhouse should you desire! You can order online, over the phone, or even via fax or mail, and if you live in the Winnipeg/Headingley area, contactless pickups at their shop are also an option. Plus, they will ship anywhere in Canada.
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