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E+M Seeds is a boutique seed company founded by Eric and Mary Black. Proud seedheads driven by a love for the tiny yet mighty seed, they have worked to create a business focused on qualities they value most: organic, high-quality, local, community-supported, and nutritious.

E+M Seeds was founded in Seattle in 2010 as a way to preserve the varieties of plant seeds Eric and Mary had come to love. In an effort to share the seed they saved and promote the use of organic seeds among their friends and acquaintances, they started by sending packages of seeds to friends. In 2011, E+M Seeds opened its Etsy shop, and began selling seeds nationally.

E&M 2015-65In 2013, they moved to a beautiful, fertile valley in the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. They have been embraced and encouraged in a community they love, have found a farm, and are setting down roots in the area along with their two young children, two dogs, two cats, four goats, a horse, and a few laying hens.

Eric and Mary grow their seeds at Frog Hill Farm in Port Townsend, Washington. Together they strive to cultivate heirloom, non-GMO, and proven varieties adapted to the Northwest climate.

We thank you for your interest in our seeds. Feel free to contact us with your questions and comments at info@eandmseeds.com.


E+M Seeds has signed the Safe Seed Pledge:

“Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. 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 seeds or plants. The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political, and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately healthy people and communities.”