Important note to U.S. customers. We are no longer sending seeds to the U.S. Unfortunately we have had to make this change as a result of U.S. Customs actions. They have been opening our shipping envelopes and destroying the seeds whithin............some U.S. seed companies we can recommend are Baker Creek Seeds and Wild Garden Seeds.
Dearest Friends, Welcome to the 2015 growing season.
In spite of health challenges we will still be providing our best seed for 2015. We will be refining our seed list and cutting a few things as well. We are not able to grow the number of seed varieties as in past years. For this reason we are supplementing our offerings with seed varieties from trusted organic sources. These varieties are identified in the catalogue.
In 2013 we told you that we are no longer certified organic.The paperwork, and expense had become too much for a small company like ours to bear. This has been a wrenching decision for us, as we were there at the beginning of certification in our area, and will always be organic growers. Nothing in the way we grow will change, we assure you of that. We are aware that we will necessarily lose our beloved certified growers, but we felt that it was more important to continue to provide clean,non hybrid, nonGMO seed for as long as possible. For those of you who need Certified Organic seed, I can recommend our good friends at Full Circle Seeds, Stellar Seeds, and Brother Nature.
We began this seed business as a responce to the loss of plant genetic diversity in our gardens and around the world, and the relentless push for seed/food domination and control by Monsanto and a few other corporations. They continue to quietly pressure governments and farmers comply. It seems that daily we are confronted with more and more bad news for seed growers, and I often say that what we are doing here on Two Wings Farm will be illegal (or prohibitively expensive) in the very near future. This would have been unthinkable just a few years ago, but this government is accomodating and assisting in the process.
So you see,...we can't quit just yet. We are committed to growing, saving and providing our best seed while we still can. But we must stress that it is critical at this time for growers to learn how to save your own seed, and begin to do it NOW. I will gladly answer any questions to help you do this and will be shortly expanding the seed saving information on the instructions page, so that we can all, joyfully carry on growing wonderful things in our gardens, providing nutritious and delectible things for our tables.
All the best to you all for the season, and SAVE YOUR SEEDS, with LOVE from Marti & Bernie
As Suzanne Wuerthele, EPA Toxicologist has said, "We are confronted with the most powerful technology the world has ever known, and it is being rapidly deployed with almost NO thought whatsoever to it's consequences"...
Two Wings Farm has
been growing gourmet heritage and heirloom vegetables for
the fresh market since 1986. Over the years, we have trialled
many varieties, always looking for the ones that perform best
in our particular bioregion. For us, taste and nutrition have
always been the first priority.
You can order by credit card (VISA/Mastercard/AMEX/etc) using PayPal . Simply click on the "add to cart" buttons under each of your selections.
Our shipping and handling fee is $4.00 on orders totalling up to $20.00 , up to $50.00 fee is $6.00, up to $80.00 fee is $9.00, over $80.00 fee is $12.00. ( We are sorry to have to raise the shipping but our postal rates are increasing dramatically in January, 2014.
If you would like to pay by cheque or money order please use the "add to cart button" for each of your selections. When you have finished ordering print the contents of your cart. The Appropriate shipping charges will have been added. Print your name and address on the order. You can then mail the printout with your cheque or money order to:
Two Wings Farm, 4768 William Head Rd. Victoria, BC, V9C3Y7 Canada.
If you don't have a printer just copy your selections onto a piece of paper and mail it to us with your payment to the above address.
We always say that gardening is a healing thing, and we hope you all feel that feeling of peace and contentment while tending your garden. Be joyful, and know that there is always a new beginning in the garden. Be patient with yourself, God didn’t do everything in one day…and you don’t have to either! All the best for the season, Marti & Bernie
We need to eliminate the extremes of wealth and poverty in the world, and not be disheartened by the enormity of the work that needs to be done. Part of what will help subsistence farmers (both here and abroad) to survive is access to open pollinated seed (their own seed) that can be saved from year to year, and the legal right to do so, free from interference.. whether it be from multinational corporations, government policy, or contamination from GMO pollen.