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Much of our seed is produced by hand, and so is available in limited quantities. Packets are pretty generous: you should get enough for a family of three or four in a packet. Seed counts are approximate – packets are filled by hand, not machine. Sadly, we cannot supply bulk quantities (there are only two of us !). If you want to grow really huge quantities, just save your seed using the instructions supplied and sow as much as you like the following year.

Biopiracy: It is becoming sadly common for large companies to patent traditional vegetable varieties, and claim them as their own. The subject is complex, but we do not believe it is correct to patent food plants. We reserve the right to refuse membership of our seed club, and to refuse to supply seed to anyone, without explanation. Likewise, as policy, we do not supply samples to other seed companies or individuals involved in the trade.

Our Unique Structure: Because we have no shareholders. the main aim of the company is not to make huge profits, but instead to supply great seeds to home gardeners at reasonable prices, and to educate people about home seed-saving. As part of our ethical policy, all staff are paid the same hourly wage, including the directors.

We have taken legal advice on how best to meet all these requirements and you will now see some packets labelled ‘amateur seed not for commercial exploitation’ which we have been advised meets the requirements of both the EC Directive and the UK Seed Marketing Regulations. We are also working with DEFRA to register our unlisted varieties over the next few years, though the total cost is high, so you will see some varieties dropped – it is simply is not economic to register varieties that only a few people request each year.

Do check out our free seed-saving instructions to learn how to save your own seed at home.

To complicate the issue, the legality of the National List system is now being challenged in court, and independently the EU itself is planning to ‘simplify’ the whole thing in 2016. Even worse, the law in different countries is ambiguous as to whether selling seed to home gardeners counts at all!

I know someone who started a seed business with a suburban garden and a kitchen table. You don’t need a lot to start but you need drive and determination to stay in the business. Seed buyers want to buy seeds in uniform quantities that are cleaned and accurately named. If you want to grow your own seeds

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You can also buy wholesale seeds in quantities ranging from a kilogram to much larger quantities.

If I wanted to start selling seeds (for example, tomatoes), how would I go about doing that? Do I have to grow my own strains, and then harvest the seeds, or is there places where you have to buy seeds (like a wholeseller)?

EDIT: plants that are copyrighted have this information on the tag when you buy them.

If you are interested in scheduling an Enkiteng Party, hearing more details, or have an idea for a joint fundraiser, e-mail us or call 609.466.3728. We’d love to hear from you!

We’ll send you a box of a sample inventory ready to display and sell, along with brochures and product information. If you are interested, we will provide a slideshow and videos explaining the programs and highlighting the impact on the program participants, so you can even have a short presentation.

THIS IS HOW IT WORKS:

Individuals

Are you passionate about educating girls and empowering women? You can help us spread the word about our cause and raise money by selling our products! Host an Enkiteng party – a “Get-together With a Cause” – invite your friends who you think would be interested in what we do and shop handmade gifts (and gift wrapping bags!) from the comfort of your home!

As a thank you, the host will receive a gift card for our products in the value of 20% of total sales at your party that can be used in person or online (shipping is on us!).

Are you a retailer and are you interested in carrying our products? Whether you would like to buy our products at wholesale prices, or carry them on consignment, we want to hear from you! E-mail to [email protected], call us at 609.466.3728 or fill out the contact form below.

Are you on Faire? Check out our wholesale page there