Finding quality dried herbs in bulk, seeds and plants for these common and unique herbs can be a challenge. If you live in Canada, I recommend the following resources!

 

 BULK DRIED HERBS

I grow and harvest small amounts of herbs, only what I need for our family and business. I do not have industrial herb driers to supply folks with bulk herbs but I know trusted growers who do. These are the herb farmers I go to if and when my supply dwindles!

Richters Herbs is a family owned and operated herb farm that provides all manner of dried herbs (and plants) in a range of sizes. Their smallest size package is 100g which is good amount to begin with. They carry all the herbs you'd ever need and ship quickly and efficiently. 

Rebel Roots Herb Farm is a small family run farm near Owen Sound. Their 'premium quality' herbs are those they grow themselves and they are beautiful. They are a small scale operation so they sell out quicker and have less variety.

 

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SEEDS

 AgroHaitai Ltd. | Lynden ON

Aimer’s Organics | Waterloo, ON

Aster Lane Edibles | Near Ottawa, ON

Augusts Harvest | Gadshill, ON | Garlic

Beaver Pond Estates | Maberly, ON | Garlic

Berton Seeds | Weston, ON

Bird & Bee | Ottawa, ON

Cottage Gardener Heirloom Seed | Newtonville, ON – site no longer active

Cubit’s | Kingston, ON

De Dell Seeds | London, ON

D&H Newman | near Kincardine, ON

Ecogenesis | Guelph, ON

Florabunda Seeds | Indian River, ON

Golden Bough Tree Farm | Marlbank, ON

Greta’s Organic Gardens | Ottawa, ON

Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds | Palmerston, ON

Heritage Seed and Produce | Westport, ON – no longer online

Kitchen Table Seed House | Wolfe Island, ON

Matchbox Garden and Seed Co. | Toronto, ON

Mountain Grove Seed Company | Parham, ON

Norton Naturals | Eastern Ontario

Ontario Seed Company | Waterloo, ON

Railway Creek Farms | Madoc, ON No longer active

Rhora’s Nut Farm & Nursery | Wainfleet, ON

Richters Herbs | Goodwood, ON

Seeds of Diversity Canada | Waterloo, ON

Seeds of IMBOLC | Fergus, ON

Siloam Orchards | Uxbridge, ON

Silver Creek Nursery | Wellesley, ON

Soggy Creek Seed Co. | Nipissing Village, ON

Stokes Seeds Ltd | Thorold, ON

Terra Edibles | Foxboro, ON

The Artsy Tomato | Utopia, ON

The Cutting Veg | Toronto, ON

Urban Harvest | Toronto, ON

Urban Tomato | Peterborough, ON

William Dam Seeds | Dundas, ON

Yuko’s Open-Pollinated Seeds | Carleton Place, ON

 

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SEEDLINGS

 

You can find wonderful herbs from many local nurseries. I love to seek out the smaller nurseries, specializing in native plants personally. I know they're most likely to take well in my garden and the nursery owners tend to know quite a bit more about their varieties.

Richters Herbs sells seedlings, plug packs and plug trays of varying plants. I like to go in person once per year (near Uxbridge) and see the plants in person, but I often order a plug pack of specific herbs through the mail as well. 

Edible perennial nurseries are another great resource. Fiddlehead Nursery is in the Beaver Valley and they do a wonderful job growing plants that are surprisingly edible, medicinal, help with the soil or attracts beneficial insects. You can also see his gardens in all its glory and taste things as you go.

OTHER SEEDLING/PLANT/TREE SUPPLIERS

Matchbox Garden and Seed Co. | Toronto, ON

Richters Herbs | Goodwood, ON

Silver Creek Nursery | Wellesley, ON

Terra Edibles | Foxboro, ON

Native Plants - Claremont, ON

Ontario Flora - Kimberley, ON

 

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ROW COVER

I purchased our row cover from William Dam Seeds which can be either draped directly on the plants or hung over the row cover poles.

 

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GROWING

Huw Richards on YouTube has wonderful videos on gardening (herb+veg) using permaculture methods and tours many incredibly inspiring gardens.

Danu's Irish Herb Garden on YouTube is a beautiful and gentle introduction to herbs, gardening, crafting and folklore.