Welcome to Yonder Hill Farm!
By buying our seeds, you are not only supporting small scale sustainable seed production, you are getting high quality, spray-free, non-GMO, open-pollinated/heirloom, and rare varieties- all adapted to a homestead garden. We hope to become your trusted source for high quality garden seeds!
We are genuine Seed Producers: we are not a Seed Company that buys and resells corporate commodity seed. We’ve been growing and breeding our seeds commercially for well over 10 years. We only sell seeds that we’ve produced ourselves in our fields and garden, and all of the pictures you’ll see on our website were taken from plantings of our seeds, mostly at our farm, including variety profile pictures! The small scale of our production allows for rigorous quality control, and our homesteading way of life means that we grow varieties that perform for us in the garden and in the kitchen.
What’s New in 2023!
- While many of our seed lots have a limited supply, we have an abundant quantity of over 40 varieties. So this year we are offering Bulk Seed Packets for the first time! 10 x the quantity of our regular packets for only 5 x the price.
- After a successful trial shipping out potatoes last spring, we are now offering our own farm grown Seed Potatoes for spring shipment.
- Check out our New Varieties for 2023!
Thanks for supporting sustainable seed production in Canada!
I always go to Yonder Hill first.
I love Yonder Hill Farm! They grow seeds of diverse heritage varieties and they do it with love. In my experience, their germination rate is almost 100%. Their seeds are locally adapted to the South Shore NS climate, so they are perfect for gardeners in this region. I always go to Yonder Hill “I always go to Yonder Hill first.”
Yonder Hill seeds grow delicious and satisfying harvests!
As soon as I saw
As soon as I saw my seeds, I had a feeling that they came from plants that had been grown with care – I was further convinced by the 100% germination rate and the fact that, despite the worst growing season we’ve ever had here, the corn and beans we grew from those seeds thrived and produced a lovely crop! Thank you so much for providing such great seeds; and service, “As soon as I saw”
I won’t be looking anywhere else for seeds any more
I had made inquiries to a few suppliers in Nova Scotia. Chris at YHF got back to me right away and answered all my questions with a professional charm. I was able to make a snap decision to order from them immediately. Their website has a great variety and the photos accompanying the seeds are their crops, not stock photos – what you see is what you get. This level of trust is crucial in ordering seeds – you whole gardening year begins with seeds.
All their seeds come in attractive custom rustic envelopes. The seeds obviously carefully cultivated and expertly packaged. I felt very optimistic starting seeds inside and in my greenhouse in late March/early April. Chris tossed in a bonus package of Sunflower seeds – I have just the place to sow them – a warm and welcome surprise! The ordering process was straightforward and delivery was inexpensive and quick.
The real test with seeds is viability. I have started a number of tomatoes and peppers as well as turnips, and coriander. The germination rate has been incredible. I have planted what I need of these varieties and still have many seeds left over. Normally you have to do a second planting to cover what didn’t come up, but I don’t with these seeds. I can hardly wait to start the squash, zucchini and beans I ordered!
Overall I can simply state that I won’t be looking anywhere else for seeds any more. Period. Yonder Hill Farm is THAT good. Buy from them and you will see what I mean.
Last year was my first at an attempt to gardening so I ordered seeds from various companies to test out. Yonder Hill seeds produced the best veggies by far, prefect and beautiful and so delicious! Can’t wait to get my new order in now that I’ve found a trusted seed “Best Seeds”
Thanks Yonder Hill for your great products!
I was late planting this year in Halifax and Yonder Hill Farms were the only place I could find with seeds in stock, so I bought a set of seeds for everything they still had in stock. I had a roughly 85% germination rate, and some of the leafy greens (Mizuna and Butter Lettuce in particular) grew so fast and large that they out-competed the weeds and all I have had to do is water them as needed. I am providing around half of my family’s food from around 100 square feet of (mostly) containers and a raised bed. I am planning to purchase from Yonder Hill Farms in the future and have recommended them to all my friends, and would definitely recommend their seeds to anyone else in Atlantic Canada.
Seeds from a local farm
Seeds and other things
Thank you Yonder Hill Farm, you are much appreciated!!!!!
Brazilian Snow Peas
We’ve had a mostly sunless summer with temps in low to mid-50s. We planted Dwarf Gray, and Yonder Hill’s ‘Brazilian Snow’ peas. Today, we harvested both peas with the Brazilian Snow producing a mature and robust harvest. Thank you Yonder Hill for carrying Brazilian Snow peas. Would like to buy “Brazilian Snow Peas”
I grow my own botanicals
My newest ‘goto’ place for seeds
watching life grow through your seeds
Celebrating 10 years of Yonder Hill Farm! 2012-2022
Summer 2021: drone photos courtesy of Picnic Studios