Selecting Seeds

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.

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Grown in Moscow, Idaho!

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.

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Seeds, locally grown in Moscow, Idaho, at the Moscow Food Co-op

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.

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Snake River Seed Cooperative display at Pilgrims Market in Coeur d’Alene.

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!

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