A’bunadh Seeds

A’bunadh means ‘the origin’ in Gaelic and seemed appropriate to name an enterprise endeavoring to remember where life comes from and celebrate it.  At A’bunadh (said a-boon-ar) seeds we aim to provide seeds fresh from the fruits of the vine or plant or flower, in a variety of plants to feed, nourish and provide enjoyment to you and your family.  According to the Canadian regulators, no one is allowed to use words like organic, natural or similar to describe seeds unless you have their certification.  I understand the organic industry quite well, having been raised on this farm when my parents underwent and maintained organic certification in the ’80’s.  There are parts of this process I agree with and parts that I disagree with.  Consumers, more than ever should be aware that certification in an arena which cannot provide adequate supervision or regulation does not protect the consumer as it should.  Hence, I do not certify.

I do guarantee the best quality, ripe seed from varieties of plants suited to short growing seasons in less than ideal soil conditions.  I choose seed only from healthy, vigorous plants, and though some variation always occurs in nature, I have found most seeds come true to parents, and if not, the variations are amazingly enhanced in some way that is quite wonderful.  So do enjoy our seeds.  We are very pleased to offer them.

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