As working farmers we intimately understand the relationship between quality crops and quality seed. Our seed company is based out of Mano Farm, a certified organic farm located in Ojai, California. Here we conduct on-farm trials of every variety we offer in our seed catalog, evaluating each for its suitability under organic growing conditions. Growing plants that are high yielding, disease resistant, and tolerant to climatic uncertainties are not abstract needs; our trials provide produce 11 months out of the year for Mano Farm’s Community Supported Agriculture program, which we’ve operated since 2009.
In addition to variety trials, we also steward and improve heirlooms, maintain rare varieties, and develop new varieties at Mano Farm. We view these offerings as a snapshot of our region.
These varieties, like everything else in our catalog, are certified organic by Oregon Tilth. Plant good seed. Know the source.