Fantastic company to deal with! They shipped my seeds promptly and the seed packages were well labeled. Later, they also sent me out (for free!) a second package which contained a packet of seeds that was out of stock when I placed my first order. I can't recommend this company enough!
On Mar 17, 2012, catdaddyalbert Frankford, DE wrote:
I recently purchased a order of seed from St. Clare. It all the years of growing from seed I have NEVER had this high of germination rate for heirloom seeds nor have I purchased in recent memory tomato seeds of this quality. I have just placed a second order and will be using them in future. Buying from them would be a good choice for you.
On Mar 16, 2012, krislynnrich Pleasant Prairie, WI wrote:
I am very pleased with the selection of heirloom seeds St Claire had to offer. I ordered on tuesday and recieved the seeds on thursday, so the delivery was amazingly fast. Very happy about that because the planting could begin! I would highly recommend ordering seed from this company. The packaging is plain but that didn't matter to me. I like that! It's about the seed inside, these beautiful heirloom seeds that maybe one of my ancestors planted. St. Claire Heirloom Seeds is top notch.
On Mar 9, 2012, Pitcom Avondale, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:
Posted on May 10, 2011, updated March 9, 2012
I ordered several hard to find bean seeds from this company. The prices were every good, and the shipping was the same. My order came very quickly, and even had a free pack of carrot seeds. I would definitely order from St. Clare again.
On March 9th, 2012, Pitcom added the following:
Placed another seed order this year with St. Clare. My order was shipped the next day and i received it only a few days after placing my order. I have been happy with everything I have bought. The seeds germinated great and the plants grew with vigor. I am very happy to be a customer of this terrific company.
On Mar 6, 2012, macmatt181 Prairie du Sac, WI wrote:
I think I have found my new favorite seed company. I am very pleased with the fast and friendly service. They took the time time to write a Thank you and signed their names at the bottom of the invoice, both times. ( I had forgotten to order peas the first time around ) Each order came with a free pack of seeds which was great. Thank you !! I will definitely order from here again
I have placed several orders with St. Clare Seeds, and I can honestly say that I will never order my seeds anywhere else! They are my "go to" supplier for all my growing needs! All my produce grown from their seed has been of the very best quality, with very high yields. Every order has been processed quickly, not to mention their beautiful method of packaging, never any damage to product upon receipt. Customer service is second to none, emails are answered efficiently and pleasantly. I feel I am corresponding with friends! I highly recommend St. Clare Seeds for all your planting needs!
Posted on March 30, 2011, updated March 5, 2012
(sorry for the duplication) This is the second year I've gotten seeds from St. Clare's. I am really happy with this company. The seeds came prompt and nicely packaged and I had a great yield and wonder fruit and vegetables last year. I am also a new gardener and spoke to them on the phone last year and they couldn't be more helpful, nice, resourceful or knowledgeable. They have also a great variety of heirloom seeds. I would highly recommend this company, both for their wonderful service, and for the quality and selection of their products.
On March 5th, 2012, MarissaL added the following:
Once again purchased seeds from St. Clare's. They came quickly and well packed. Seeds did very well last year. Looking forward to another great year.
I was hesitant to order from this company as they do not list a phone number and I was not familiar with them. I took a chance and I have been most impressed with them. I Placed an order on Monday and I received exactly what I had ordered today (Wednesday). Emails were replied to promptly.
I truly acquired a positive impression of an honest family-operated business here. If they had to answer the phone all day, they wouldn't get much done. I get that. Green thumbs up from me!
On Feb 6, 2012, pinochio Hampshire, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
I have just started to order for this season. Ordered twice so far. The package came quickly. Everything was in order. The hand written signature was very personable. The web site is quit impressive. Easy to understand and get around. Cant wait to get planting, and see how everything comes out this year. Have already recommended them. Thanks--- Cindy Lawnicki
I ordered for the first time from St. Clare Heirloom Seeds on Jan. 28, 2012. The seeds arrived in 4 days. The correspondence with me, regarding seeds that were not available, was friendly and helpful. I wish there was germination information on the herb packets. Hopefully they will include that soon. I really like their website and links.
Posted on September 22, 2011, updated December 21, 2011
I wanted to add you to my Seed list , but because of your Governor, Walker, and his tie's with Monsanto(ROUND-Up) and Coca-Cola, I decided not to, I have 4 Organic Garden's, 100% or as close as anyone can come, I want to believe your seed's are clean but in this day and age it becomes more difficult by the day... I enjoy my garden's daily, and want to make sure nothing tainted, enter's them...
On December 20th, 2011, MrPappyG added the following:
I wanted to Apologize to you, the comment's I posted where after a Heated Discussion, with what I supposed was a friend from Wisconsin and many Political Blog's. It had nothing to do with you or your Business You can not Imagine my Anger, when I wrote that, it was one of the Poorest Representation's of myself I have ever shown. I hope you accept my Apology. I recently visited your website and found it Informative, easy to use and intend, no Look Forward to ordering some item's from you in the near future. I have since read your site, that I stumbled upon, on that miserable night and find we might have more in common than I even knew, I welcome your feedback, and if you wish to talk privately my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
Once again I do Apologize, and intend to relinquish one of the Garden's and hope to write Rave Review's of your Product's and services, God Bless...On Dec 20, 2011, St. Clare Heirloom Seeds responded with:
"On Oct 17, 2011 3:56 PM, St. Clare Heirloom Seeds responded with:
We appreciate each person's right to an opinion, and especially welcome comments from our customers and/or those who have personal experience with our business. We must say that we believe it unfair to place a rating on our company based solely on who was voted in as our governor by thousands of citizens of our state. Elected officials of Wisconsin in no way affect our business, our seeds, nor our customer service, namely those things on which a rating of our company should be based. We hope that the readership of the Dave's Garden "Garden Watchdog" will only take into account the reviews left by those who have personal experience with St. Clare Heirloom Seeds, and who are rating us based on this experience. In closing, we DO appreciate that this gentleman kept his rating at neutral, instead of negative. May you all have a great Garden Season!
John and Sarah
On Jan 12, 2012 9:32 PM, St. Clare Heirloom Seeds added:
We want to thank you, Sir, for your update. It shows character to humbly apologize, and we commend you, and thank you not only for your apology, but also for your positive comments on our company. Wishing a wonderful garden season to you, and all our Dave's Garden friends!
On Oct 30, 2011, ladyofspades Wautoma, WI (Zone 4b) wrote:
Posted on January 15, 2011, updated October 30, 2011
It was so easy to order from their site and my order was literally on my doorstep within 2 days. Yes they are close in proximity but that means they processed extra fast! It's too early to plant yet so I don't know germination but I am confidant with their excellent service there won't be a problem.
On October 30th, 2011, ladyofspades added the following:
We've ordered from St. Clare's twice and delivery was within 2 days. Germination of seed was very good. The vegetables were very tasty. We truly enjoy their speed in processing, the ease of their site and the newsletters they email. Wonderful, wonderful company!
First experience with ST. Claire Seeds and I am very pleased!
Excellent prompt personal service that is missing from so many other businesses. Please do not hesitate to order from John and Sarah (no I'm not getting endorsement favors) and support them in their endeavors, as they are providing a very useful service and doing it well. Great selection of seeds and I am particularly pleased with their Open Pollinating corn selections, and various OP short season melons.
Seeds were purchased for Washougal, WA and Nowy Sacz Poland where growing conditions are sometimes challenging.
On Oct 24, 2011, mmercedes Houtzdale, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:
I have to join the scores of happy customers here.
Having recently ordered 27 packets of seeds from this company, I can vouch for their outstanding performance. The order process was thorough and simple and I received follow-up email upon shipment WITH delivery tracking. The seeds arrived very quickly. Because it's so late in the year and the ground here is saturated from two months of endless rain, I wasn't able to plant all packets for my planned fall garden. The seeds I opened and planted appeared fresh and plump, and all germinated with outstanding results.
I am extremely pleased with this little company and embrace their growing philosophy and natural heirloom seeds as well. My new first choice for future vegetable seed orders! Very happy.
On Aug 29, 2011, pastorgerri Diamond Beach, NJ wrote:
Ordered seeds twice - for spring and fall plantings. Both times seeds were shipped VERY quickly. Spring seeds grew great. Haven't planted fall ones yet. Will use St. Caire seeds again for all future seed needs. Great prices, good variety and low shipping cost.
On Jun 18, 2011, kitchengarden Beltsville, MD wrote:
The website is very easy to use. I ordered South American Yellow popcorn, which is a mushroom style popcorn. The seeds were inexpensive, and the shipping fee was very reasonable. My order was accurately filled and arrived in two days. The seeds were in excellent condition and had a very high germination rate of 93.75 percent. The plants are growing rapidly and are very healthy. I will definitely order more seeds from this company.
This is my second summer season ordering for St. Clare's Heirloom Seeds, and I am again impressed! The germination rate with all the seeds has been outstanding, the selection is fantastic, the information that came with my order about viability and storage of seeds was straight-forward and helpful. I have nothing but good things to say. May I say just one more? Their shipping is incredibly fast! Thank you for all you do St. Clare's Heirloom Seeds - for giving a good product that is good for the future of gardening as it is for our tables right here and now!
The ordered heirloom popcorn and sweet corn. The web ordering went smoothly (compared to other seed companies), the order was received within a few days, and a bonus pack of seeds was included. I hope the seeds germinate well when they planted in a few weeks.
What a TREAT I have been looking for this Varigated Broom Corn seed for a month and finally found it here! I found it for the first time at F&F and planted it last year and a local florist absolutley loved it, it flew out of his shop in fall arrangements. This year I couldn't find it again until I ran across your site. Woo Hoo!
I ordered it last Thursday and it was here by Monday! Plus, you sent me a free package! I was able to get it in the ground about 3 hours before the rain.
More businesses need to use your customer service mentality and the world would be a good place again!
Posted on May 25, 2010, updated May 16, 2011
We just received a very large selection of St. Clare Heirloom Seeds. The shipping was incredibly fast and everything was packed with the utmost care. We really liked that they have a label asking mail carriers to keep the packaging dry...there's nothing worse than having all your precious seeds subjected to moisture in transit! We planted Black Beauty, Early Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash and Spacemaster 80 Bush Cucumbers today....every single seed looked as fresh as if they were just harvested...quite amazing when you condsider how reasonably priced their seeds are! We've had more expensive seeds from other companies arrive all dried and shriveled up to nothing. We highly recommend this young company and hope to have many transactions with them again in the future! Our only regret is that we didn't notice they offer worm castings before we requested our seeds!
On May 16th, 2011, Mirhaven added the following:
Just got another shipment from St. Clare Heirloom Seeds! They just keep getting better! This year I'm going to be trying their nasturtiums, marigolds and sunflowers, along with several varieties of herbs that they carry now! I'm so impressed with this young company! Their attention to detail and customer service makes them worth coming back to again and again! I highly recommend them!
I ordered 20 different kinds of seeds, and received them quickly and accurately. I received a free packet of cayenne pepper seeds. All of the seeds I have planted have sprouted on time and are hearty seedlings so far. A very good experience with St. Clare Seeds!
On May 7, 2011, bookreader451 Troy, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:
Posted on April 1, 2011, updated May 7, 2011
I placed an order for worm castings and a just a couple of types of seeds. Not only did my order come very quickly they included a free pack of seeds.
On May 7th, 2011, bookreader451 added the following:
I want to add that the tomatillo seeds I purchased are HUGE already. I purchased them elsewhere last year and got one plant out of all the seeds I started. This year every seed germinated and the plants took off like wildfire. I will be buying a lot more vegtable varieties next year. I was very impressed.
Great selection. I found several varieties here that were difficult to find elsewhere.
My order came promptly, and I really like the care taken in the packaging.
The best part to me though was the fact that the viability of the seeds far exceeded my expectations.
Overall, I had a great experience with St. Clare Heirloom Seeds and will definitely use them again.
We are very pleased with St. Claire Heirloom Seeds. Their prices and S&H were very reasonable. Their selection was good, and our order was received quickly. Each kind of seed was packaged in a small zipper top bag and put into a paper seed packet. Both were well marked with content labels, planting information and helpful hints. This made handling the seeds easy, plus it will be easier to store the leftover seeds. We will definitely order from this excellent company again.
I was very pleased with the super fast shipping and response from this company. It was good customer service to throw in an extra bag of seeds, too. Will be buying additional seeds in the future as my garden expands.
I found St. Clare Heirloom Seeds' website very easy to use and full of information. The seeds I ordered arrived quickly (much more quickly than any others I've ever ordered elsewhere), and they look great. I'm looking forwarding to planting!
This is the second year I've gotten seeds from St. Clare's. I am really happy with this company. The seeds came prompt and nicely packaged and I had a great yield and wonder fruit and vegetables last year. I am also a new gardener and spoke to them on the phone last year and they couldn't be more helpful, nice, resourceful or knowledgeable. They have also a great variety of heirloom seeds. I would highly recommend this company, both for their wonderful service, and for the quality and selection of their products.
The website is easy, you find the seeds you are looking for quickly with easy descriptions, and we checked out in minutes. The seeds arrived in just a few days. We were very pleased with the whole process and look forward to visiting their website again for future seed purchases. I love the idea of the organic, heirloom seeds.
On Mar 21, 2011, Tigerlily09 West Des Moines, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:
Great service. I ordered one packet of Roma tomato seeds and received a free packet of tomato seeds! Seeds were packaged very securely. Shipped quickly. No problems. I picked St. Clare because they had just the cultivar I wanted but I'll remember them as an excellent place to buy.
Excellent service! I placed my order on Thursday and was delighted to receive my complete order on the following Monday. It has been rare – if ever – that I have had such quick mail-order service anywhere. That's two business days plus Saturday for transport. I was also impressed with their efforts to save as much as possible on the shipping, passing that benefit on to the customer. Last, but not least, I feel good about shopping with a company that has traditional values and isn't afraid to state them. Thanks!