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|On Jan 10, 2016, snotbottom Milton Freewater, OR wrote:
If you can overlook the political rambling buried in the catalog, they sell decent seed at a very reasonable price. A lot of open-pollinated and heirloom seed, and a limited selection of hybrids. Don't expect an immediate response to emails or phone calls, they operate on a shoestring. My experience has been that germination is a bit lower than other suppliers. They source their seed from all over, including a lot of smaller growers so this may be part of the reason for it, but I'm actually glad they are supporting smaller farms. Besides, given the price they sell seed for, you still come out way ahead. I place an order with them almost every year.
|On May 11, 2015, Sharon65 Ogdensburg, NY wrote:
Great customer service, good seed quality and quantity. This is my second time ordering from them, and I am pleased.
|On Feb 24, 2015, bardamu Barrington, RI wrote:
I've bought from them for several years. I have nothing but good things to say about theif service and products. I also like the fact that they are in Maine which is close to my state, and I love their catalog descriptions.
|On Feb 15, 2015, jumpinjo Marshalltown, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:
I have ordered several times from this company. They really have the best prices. I have always received my seeds promptly and have had excellent germination.
|On Apr 2, 2014, ColoHusker Denver, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:
Ordered in February and it was a bit slow (~3 weeks). Will order sooner next year but otherwise no complaints and great quality for the price.
|On Feb 12, 2014, furrybill2000 Cape Neddick, ME wrote:
This is the best company I've ordered from bar none. I constantly recommend them to people. Superior quality of seeds/tubers/trees and the catalog itself is to die for. Two thumbs up.
|On Feb 1, 2014, coriaceous ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:
I've ordered seeds from this coop several times. Communication has been good, I've received what I've ordered, and the quality has been excellent.
|On Jan 3, 2014, JoefromOrleans Orleans, MA wrote:
Fedco is a great organization. Yes, it has it's quirks, but the seeds, tubers, trees and organic supplies are of high quality and fairly priced. Remember this is a coop. You give a little to get a little. The catalogs are great, providing a tremendous amount of information and well as a dose of wisdom and humor. If you want pampering, Fedco is not for you. If you want honest to goodness folks interested in providing great seeds and other products in a reasonable manner, Fedco is for you. I have purchased many items from Fedco over the years without a problem. When asked, they have always give good advice. Remember there isn't any shipping charge for seed orders over $30. That is a lot of seed from Fedco. I recommend Fedco without reservation
|On Dec 11, 2013, donnyczech Sioux Falls, SD (Zone 4b) wrote:
I received Fedco's catalog today and read through some of it during lunch. I have ordered pepper and tomato seeds over the last two years and they performed as advertised. I intend to order from them again because I was happy with the results and would recommend this company.
|On May 1, 2013, cucurbit Cincinnati, OH wrote:
I have ordered many seeds from Fedco. I prefer them over all other seed companies. Reasonable prices. Best seed catalog anywhere. Responsive customer service. I am very hesitant to say this about any company, but I have no reservations about saying that you cannot go wrong with Fedco.
|On Apr 29, 2013, HeidiNH Brentwood, NH (Zone 6a) wrote:
This was my first order from Fedco, I support them because of their fight against the evil Monsanto and GM seeds, and I believe in supporting small local businesses and not the big seed companies who have questionable and expensive products.
|On Mar 12, 2013, Dempsey Big Lake, MN wrote:
Posted on April 9, 2012, updated March 12, 2013
On April 9th, 2012, Dempsey changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
Changing my rating to positive with reservations. Fedco is my go-to company but there are certain issues. Direct customer service isn't great but if you know what you want, know how to order and do so, it is awesome. Reliable, god prices, good selection and they are suing Monsanto (they are part of the lawsuit)! Being Johnny's has so few OP seeds now and outrageous prices, Fedco is basically getting all my main seed orders and potatoes too. My taters are a little late since I like to sprout them but I live in MN so they probably send to me last.
If you order their drip irrigation starter kit don't expect any help, instructions or even labelling of the little pieces. It comes all thrown into a box. If that doesn't bother you, fine, I just wanted to mention it.
I wish they would put their catalog in alphabetical order, but otherwise they are my main seed company now and I like them.
On March 12th, 2013, Dempsey added the following:
Best seed company around. Again, don't expect great customer service or the ability to order seeds, supplies and potatoes at one time. If you know how to work with them and are used to it you can find no better place to buy seeds.
|On Jan 18, 2013, bbetv North Glengarry , ON (Zone 5a) wrote:
Though this company does not ship to Canada and for our local garden groups and market garden/organic farming groups this is a sad reality, I have to say I am very pleased with packaging, information and quality of seeds.
|On Jan 14, 2013, 6aseeder Arlington, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:
this is my go-to source for seeds; they have the best prices and excellent selection. They also provide valuable information about my growing area and different plant varieties.
|On May 18, 2012, msannthorpe Evanston, IL wrote:
Placed my first order with Fedco Seeds this spring. Nice selection and generous seed count. My order came fairly quickly, and germination was excellent. Plus I really like that it's a co-op. I'll definitely order again next year.
|On Apr 23, 2012, emi2 Forest Hill, MD wrote:
Not for the 'needy' or those in a hurry, but the best selection, prices, quantity and germination rate around. The seeds arrived in nice packaging, sprouted quickly into healthy plants, and were generous with their quantities.
|On Mar 6, 2012, CobaltDragonVeg Macedonia, OH wrote:
A true hidden gem. I had never heard of Fedco before this year. I placed an order for about 15 varieties of flowers and veggies. The order was received quickly. Seed packs and labeled nicely and filled as expected. Germination rates so far are great. I will definitely be using Fedco again!!
|On Feb 29, 2012, Sherilou Panhandle Gulf Coast, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
Fedco Seeds has excellent prices. Some companies are now charging $2.99 to $4.95 for a packet of seeds. You can still buy a pack of wonderful, unique, open-pollinated, healthy seeds for $1.10 to $1.50 at Fedco Seeds.
|On Feb 17, 2012, barrykerry South Dennis, MA wrote:
I've been ordering from Fedco for several years now. Love that you can order smaller or larger packets of seeds - depending on how much you need. Prices can't be beat and germination rates for me have been close to 100%. Volume discounts are much appreciated - I saved 15.00 off my $150.00 order.
|On Feb 15, 2012, seagardener Southport, ME wrote:
The fruit tree nursery stock & ornamental bare root shrubs that I received from Fedco have been really rugged and performed very well in the landscape. This year I received my seed order promptly and marveled at the large quantity of seeds sent at a modest price; very competitive. I have been experiencing "sticker shock" this year from so many mail order seed & nursery stock companies but thankfully this has not been the case with Fedco.
|On Jan 5, 2012, jimwatershed Saint Augustine, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
Last year I ordered from four companies. I can speak for service, germination, and price. I had no problems ordering from Fedco (seeds) online, and my seeds came quickly enough (ordered end of march, remember it taking about a week or two to get the seeds, all at once and completely accurate for about thirty items, not bad for peak of spring season). So that was a better experience than two out of the four, and about the same as the third (which I ordered in October, so not apples-to-apples on the time). In regards to germination, I was a little surprised at the germination rates published on the packets, some of which were under 90%, but they must have been doing some kind of worst-case testing scenario, because I would say that I had close to 100% germination on all the seeds. Can't do much better than that. As far as price, I think anyone who does a comparison variety to variety will find that Fedco is about the best around. Overall, I was very pleased with them and happily plan to send them another order this year (despite the political commentary in their catalog).
|On Dec 8, 2011, susybell Vancouver, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:
I ordered a large variety of seeds from Fedco last year. I'm very pleased with the variety, price, and quality of their seeds. I ordered both flower and veg seeds. They probably aren't the fastest shipping of companies I ordered from, but all the seeds arrived in plenty of time for planting and grew very well for me. I plan to order again this season-looking forward to it, in fact!
|On Nov 17, 2011, d3wd Penfield, PA wrote:
I've ordered from Fedco Seeds at least twice. Each time, my order was filled correctly, sent in a timely manner, and packaged well. One thing I really like about Fedco Seeds is that the germination test results are on every package of seed.
|On Sep 13, 2011, MamaBuch Memphis, TN wrote:
Ordered a ton of seed from Fedco this year. Shipping and packaging was wonderful, and although I expected a "wait", seeds were here in no time!! Will definitely order again.
|On Mar 28, 2011, borealrose East Hardwick, VT wrote:
This has been my 11th year using Fedco seeds and as always my order arrived promptly and without hassle. Fedco has a very good selection of organic and locally produced seeds suitable for the northeast at reasonable prices with free shipping (a big plus for me). My only caveat is that orders must be placed very early as certain varieties seem to sell out rather quickly some years.
|On Feb 23, 2011, beartown Stanbridge East,
I have been ordering most of my vegetable seeds from Fedco for the past two years. Very pleased with the seed quality and service.
|On Mar 20, 2010, p1mkw Danville, IN (Zone 5b) wrote:
This was my first year ordering from Fedco, but it won't be my last. Shipment was very prompt and the germination rate on the few tomato seeds I planted was 100%. The peppers were only about 67%, but that was in line with other pepper seeds from other companies. Would definitely recommend not only for their quick service, good seeds, but GREAT prices.
|On Mar 12, 2010, Doug9345 Durhamville, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:
After going through their catalog I ordered the bulk of my seeds for this year from Fedco. I placed my order on February 26 and received it March 8. All the packets where well packed in a box. While there were 4 out-of-stocks out of 114 items ordered they where seeds that showed in the catalog as order early. The back ordered seeds(2) where on back order when I ordered them. The only negative I experienced was that I had to reenter my CC information and in the process it reset the box for allowing substitutions to no instead of what yes as I had marked it. -Doug
|On Feb 7, 2010, marcop Plover, WI wrote:
Prompt service, reasonable prices, free shipping and a very entertaining and informative catalog cleverly written--not the usual boring garden talk! Moreover Fedco Seeds includes some really exciting selections: Piracicaba, Argentata Chard,
|On Nov 22, 2009, nhplanter Washington, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:
I have ordered the bulk of my summer garden seeds from Fedco for the last 3 or 4 years and I am very happy with the results. The prices are great and the company is very generous with seed quantity. Germination rates are excellent. Be warned--popular varieties sell out quickly, so order early.
|On May 6, 2009, girlgroupgirl wrote:
I've purchased from Fedco for two years, and I love them! I love their catalog - I order the "old fashioned" way from them, through snail mail. The catalog of seeds is splendid and I found lots of wonderful things to try. This year I also purchased lots of rock powders I can not find elsewhere.
|On Apr 11, 2009, mulried Saint Paul, MN wrote:
Ordered online. Website was difficult to navigate at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's not so bad. The out of stock items are kept current. Prices and shipping were incredibly reasonable.
|On Mar 17, 2009, hem_iamy Albuquerque, NM (Zone 7b) wrote:
I ordered a variety of vegetable and herb seeds from Fedco for the first time this Winter (1/09). The website was easy to use as well as informative with regards to the hybrids ordered. They arrived within several weeks and the backordered varieties several weeks later. I like the fact that they are a non-GMO company and have had excellent germination so far. I will definitely use Fedco for my seed purchasing in the future.
|On Mar 17, 2009, dave wrote:
I've become a little disappointed in some of the organizations and companies that I have, for many years, given my business to. This year was my first time ordering with Fedco, and I'm glad I did.
|On Mar 4, 2009, cyndiehook Central, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:
Always a first choice for seeds. Quality is outstanding and prices are very reasonable. Love the catalog and the reviews of each item. It is important that seed companies such as these are supported.
|On Feb 3, 2009, MarkP Missoula, MT (Zone 4a) wrote:
Always have had good experiences with Fedco!!!
|On Jan 29, 2009, RuthSmith (Zone 6a) wrote:
I've ordered from Fedco for several years now and have always had a great experience. Their prices are great, they sell organic seed, and they do not "knowingly" sell genetically engineered seeds. Recently an item was back ordered, then out of stock. By the time I received my seed order it was back in stock. They agreed to ship out the seed packet without an additional shipping charge.
|On Jan 21, 2009, toomanypotatoes Perry, MI wrote:
This is my first order from Fedco Seed. They had seeds that are difficult to find (like bread seed poppy). Prices were very reasonable and order communication was good. It did take a while to get the seeds...but they were pretty clear on shipping schedules so it was not a surprise.
|On May 13, 2008, philiph Carterville, IL wrote:
I'm especially impressed with the quality of the seeds and the prices, which to me, is what is most important. I've ordered from Johnny's Selected Seeds in the past and found FedCo quality to be as good (possibly better) at a fraction of the price of Johnny's.