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Positive metarachel
(8 reviews)
On Feb 22, 2021, metarachel Burnsville,
United States wrote:

I was a little hesitatnt to order here given all the recent negative feedback, but frankly I was desperate--seeds are sold out everywhere and I haven't been able to find some varieties I wanted, so I ended up here, where they had most of what I was missing. Fortunately, everything worked out just fine. Got my order relatively quickly (impressive given the pandemic effects on all seed companies), and packaged well. I can't speak to germination yet, obviously, but I'll come back to update later if it goes sideways. Otherwise, assume all went great.

Positive Tonyricci
(2 reviews)
On Apr 3, 2014, Tonyricci Emlenton, PA wrote:

Received my order of veggie seeds the other day, everything i ordered arrived in good condition and very fast.

Positive midvalleydad
(7 reviews)
On Dec 27, 2012, midvalleydad Dickson City, PA wrote:

Ordered beans & 'taters from this company. Everything arrived on time and grew true. I will order from them again for my summer 2013 garden.

Positive yardener
(20 reviews)
On Dec 14, 2012, yardener Greenfield, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

I've been buying dry, green and yellow bean seeds from them for several years. I've never had any problem with germination. I plan to continue to using them.

Positive naturemaiden
(12 reviews)
On May 17, 2011, naturemaiden Cutchogue, NY wrote:

I placed my first order with Vermont Bean this year and was very pleased. Everything was sent in a timely manner and their customer service is great. Will order again.

Positive GreenGardener86
(2 reviews)
On Feb 12, 2011, GreenGardener86 Provo, UT wrote:

I ordered seeds Sunday and had them by Saturday that same week. Haven't planted them yet so I can't report on germination rates. Also had a very pleasant experience with customer service. I never received an email notifying me of shipment (as i did from both of the other companies I placed orders with) nor did the order status on the website ever show anything (just stayed blank) but an email to customer service late one night was answered the next morning telling me the seeds had shipped two days previously. So far a good experience. Also all seed packages are labeled with all pertinent planting info which is a little lacking on their site. Also liked their selection though they didn't have a few the more exotic vegetable plants I was looking for as their main focus is on beans.

Positive MustafaMc
(5 reviews)
On Jan 21, 2010, MustafaMc Leland, MS wrote:

I have ordered from this company for several years and have gotten good service. I like the diversity of crops offered and the array of varieties. The seed I ordered came promptly. I also ordered Irish and sweet potatoes, but they won't be shipped until planting time.

Positive Spookycharles
(29 reviews)
On Sep 25, 2009, Spookycharles Langley, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I ordered twenty-nine varieties of beans from the Vermont Bean seed company around January. Their prices are low and the amount of seed in each package high. Shipping is reasonable even for large packages.

Seeds from all twenty-nine varieties were planted out in July. Every one of the varieties had excellent germination rates.

Positive elkwc36
(24 reviews)
On May 8, 2009, elkwc36 Elkhart, KS wrote:

I ordered horseradish roots from them and they were in great shape and have took off very well. My experience has been very positive. I will update later if anything changes. Highly recommend.

Positive tkMN111
(2 reviews)
On Apr 1, 2009, tkMN111 Fairfax, MN wrote:

First time I ordered from this company. Fast delivery, good seed quantity. Will add to this review later regarding germination / seed quality.

Positive lilygrandma
(15 reviews)
On Mar 19, 2009, lilygrandma Ellijay, GA wrote:

Have dealt with this company for several years and always been please with their service and seeds. This year, 100% correct in 8 days from order

Positive Tink2U
(10 reviews)
On Feb 22, 2009, Tink2U Rockford, IL wrote:

I actually got my seed orders in early this year (Feb) and Vermont did their part as well! Complete order, received in one week's time...I was a bit startled at how fast I got it. Have used their seeds before and they have always given me great results! I love the selection of beans and herbs!!

Positive lettucelaw
(5 reviews)
On Feb 21, 2008, lettucelaw Woodinville, WA wrote:

Although ordering just before the company's professed busiest time (a day or two before Feb.1), I received my order in five days at my home in Seattle! The freebies tossed in were a nice touch, and the prices were good. Will report back if having problems with germination or other plant failure, but all looks good to date!

Positive Janna
(28 reviews)
On Dec 28, 2007, Janna Mahwah, NJ (Zone 6a) wrote:

I ordered the seeds and had very nice experience. The quantities were generous, quality and germination very good. I was pleased with my order and will order again.

Positive bibbykitty
(41 reviews)
On Sep 28, 2007, bibbykitty San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I ordered seeds from this company, and received them quickly. I like that they have seeds in lb sizes not just packages.
I haven't planted them yet, but I'm sure they will be fine as all companies have to meet germination standards.....

Positive mickgene
(4 reviews)
On May 8, 2007, mickgene Linden, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:

This company had a good price for Wall O' Waters, a product I have used for 5 years and been so happy with that I ordered 12 more from Vermont Bean Co. What they sent me are not the well-designed, name brand WOW's, but a cheap knock-off that is a poor imitation. I discovered their shoddiness after taking 2 hours just to set up 9 of them last weekend. In that process, I broke 3 of my plants when the products - heavy with water - fell over on them, this despite being careful not to overfill any particular side which would cause the product to lean. Since real WOW's have an actual foot to stand on and the water is self-leveling inside the WOW, I have not had this problem with WOW's. Additionally, the substituted products do not form the protective teepee shape of a WOW unless you follow their suggestion to use a rubber band to close the top. What jerry-rigging!
If VBC had sent me the advertised product I thought I was ordering, I'd have been happy. It has been 4 days since I e-mailed them requesting a resolution; but I have not heard a word from them. It is inexcusable to substitute such a crummy product for a well-known product.

On May 9th, 2007, mickgene changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:

The same day I posted the comment, VBC rep Ruth d-mailed me for more info and to track the e-mail I'd sent them last week. She explained how the WOW maker went out of business when the catalog was going to print, so they'd substituted what they thought was a comparable product. But since I was quite dissatisfied with it, they are promising a full refund. That's good customer service, so I am now giving them a positive rating. Others in their customer service dept. should be as responsive as Ruth has been.
Positive BCS
(3 reviews)
On Jan 20, 2006, BCS Watertown, NY wrote:

I plant a lot of dry beans. For a number of years my experience with this company on "dry bean seed" has been good. Many varieties offered are a plus here. Germination, growth and yield has been good regardless of the variety of the bean. I pick and choose seed companies based on the factors above. However I don't buy all my garden seed from this company.

Positive Barry56
(3 reviews)
On Aug 11, 2005, Barry56 Springfield, MA wrote:

Nice company to work with. Cust service was polite & efficient. Seeds were packaged in very nice printed paper packets, an ample supply of seeds were included.

Positive nannybee
(4 reviews)
On Jun 15, 2005, nannybee Boone, IA wrote:

Ordered seven different types of beans. Received my order in a very timely manner and have had excellent germination with the seeds. Also ordered Datura seeds and had 100% germination rates with those. They may not be in Vermont but a great place to get a nice selection of bean seeds.

Positive twind59
(1 review)
On Mar 23, 2005, twind59 wrote:

This was my first time doing business with this company. The catalog is very nice and my order was filled promptly and everything arrived in very good shape. All products and seeds seem to be of very good quality. When I called customer service on the phone they were very nice and polite. I plan on doing business with them again.

Positive Lettuceman
(4 reviews)
On Jan 1, 2005, Lettuceman Dayton, WA wrote:

I placed small seed orders with Vermont Bean Seed Co. both last year and this year. Both times my order was shipped within 10 days and both were accurate and professionally handled. Seed count is generous, and their germination rate is good. I will order again from them.

Positive Buddy44
(24 reviews)
On Sep 24, 2004, Buddy44 Eagle Rock, VA wrote:

I have ordered from this company for years. My orders have always been shipped promptly. The seeds I have received have had excellent germination rates and excellent productivity.

On June 9th, 2007, Buddy44 added the following:

2007 was another good year for seeds from Vermont Bean Seed Company.
On March 19th, 2008, Buddy44 added the following:

Another year and another great ordering experience.
Positive autremike
(20 reviews)
On Mar 7, 2004, autremike Ludlow, MA (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have ordered from this company a few times in the last several years. Overall, the delivery and quality is good enough so I do not throw away their catalog like some other companies.

One of the reasons that I order only every couple of years is the fact I order too much. I guess I did not need 5 lbs. of bean seed...

Positive jlklun
(3 reviews)
On Mar 7, 2004, jlklun Flint, MI wrote:

I have used VBS for several years now.
I find it a good source for bean and pea seed.
Shipment times have always been acceptable (but I usually order early maybe that is the secret(.
seed quality, germination, and packaging have always been superb.

Positive robacameron
(19 reviews)
On Feb 4, 2004, robacameron wrote:

I made an online order with this company. Seeds were shipped to my door just days later. The prices and shipping costs were a good deal. I looked in the seed packets and it seems that in all of them there were more seeds than what was stated in the catalog. I think I once read something in their catalog about them just recently making some service improvements. They must have done so, because I will be a returning customer to them. I really reccomend that others should give this place a try.

Positive farmgirl21
(2 reviews)
On Apr 17, 2002, farmgirl21 Hempstead, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

i ordered 25 asparagus roots, and 2 different kinds of potatoes. i was worried at first that they wouldn't arrive in time to plant but they did and i planted as soon as they arrived. everything made it and growing great. i also ordered a bunch of beans every seed came up. i am very happy and will order from them again.

Positive AnitaHuffman
(6 reviews)
On Mar 1, 2002, AnitaHuffman Mouth Of Wilson, VA wrote:

We have had good success with seeds from Vermont Bean Seed.

Positive Big_Red
(11 reviews)
On Dec 13, 2001, Big_Red Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Good source for beans, excellent results!

(8 reviews)
On Dec 8, 2001, MORNINGGLORY Montrose, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:


Positive melody
(41 reviews)
On Dec 1, 2001, melody Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

I have used this company one time and service was fine.My seeds came in a timely manner and germination rate was good.

Positive CristinaMPurdum
(10 reviews)
On Feb 1, 2000, CristinaMPurdum wrote:

We have been ordering large amounts of seed, perennials, fruit and shrubs for the farm over the past decade. For seed, we recommend the Vermont Bean Seed Company, which has lots more than beans…

Positive JLRay
(11 reviews)
On Jul 1, 1998, JLRay wrote:

Guess what their specialty is??? BEANS. All kinds of BEANS!! Plus other assorted vegetables and a few flowers from Seymours. If you are looking for an heirloom bean, these guys probably have it!

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