Address: PO Box 218, 925 Miramontes St., Half Moon Bay CA 94019 / (650) 726-4980
Type of Business:
Seeds for Farm & Garden
About Us / The Heirloom Seed Store History: Once upon a time we were third generation family flower growers in Northern California. Due to many extenuating circumstances not unfamiliar to farming families everywhere, we had to make a change. We shifted into vegetable/pumpkin growing and began to use Franchi Seeds.
Welcome to The Heirloom Seed Store, purveyors of fine heirloom seeds! Farmer John and I are third generation family farmers in Half Moon Bay California where we grow for Farmers’ Markets, Local Restaurants, wholesale Produce Markets, and Corner Grocery Stores and our ever popular Farmer John’s Pumpkin Farm. We only use Franchi Seeds because they germinate very well and grow extremely healthy plans which produce excellent tasting vegetables!
We now distribute the exceptional heirloom vegetable, herb and flower seeds of Franchi Seeds from Bergamo, Italy; seedsmen for more than 225 years. Franchi specializes in traditional heirloom Italian varieties, selected over the years for great taste and productivity. These fine seed packs are hermetically sealed to ensure freshness. 95% of our seeds are grown in Italy; NONE are genetically engineered. We so believe in Franchi seeds that if Franchi does not have certain varieties, we do not sell them.
Franchi caters to backyard gardeners and small farmers while maintaining the highest professional standards. Every batch of seed is tested to ensure it exceeds germination standards. Seed is stored in climate-controlled rooms to maintain its viability. Varieties are regularly grown in trial gardens outside the warehouse to be sure they are correctly named and consistent. Packs are large and typically have 2 to 10 times the number of seeds in the typical American seed packet (i.e.: mixed lettuce has 10 gr @ 4500 seeds – that’s a lot of salad mix!). They also have our Heirloom Seed Store unconditional guarantee. If you are not satisfied, simply notify us. We will send you replacement seed at no cost to you.
Do yourself a favor and give us a try!