Pinetree Garden Seeds Sign with Pumpkins and Farmhouse with flowers out front


Dick Meiners standing in the garden in 1979

A family owned and operated business since 1979, Pinetree Garden Seeds was founded with the simple mission of offering low prices on quality seeds to the home gardener. Over the years offerings have expanded to include over 1300 varieties of seeds, including many Heirlooms & Organics, a huge assortment of tools and gardening gear, books, and live plants. Located in rural Maine, we operate out of a 300 year old farmhouse and strive to offer the best service and products with a personal touch. 

In 2011, the company was passed down from its founder, Dick Meiners, to his stepdaughter Melissa. She and her family are excited to continue the mission of supporting the home gardener by offering affordable, high quality seeds and goods.


Dear Gardening Friends,

Welcome to the newly refreshed and redesigned Pinetree website! We are still the same small family owned business, tucked away in our 1700s Maine farmhouse and hand packing your seeds, but we have brightened up our look for the 2024 season. Some exciting new varieties have joined the product line up and we are  thrilled to introduce a new line of garden tools that will last a lifetime. This was an incredibly challenging weather year for gardeners and we heard from many of you that whether it was rain, heat, or drought, this year made you dig deep to appreciate the work of Mother Nature. We are always eager to hear your questions and help  you troubleshoot, so please reach out for some friendly advice (or just to vent about the deer eating all your goodies). 


Pinetree Garden Seeds Smiling Employees

Everyone at Pinetree is always striving to improve your experience (and your harvests!) and we are excited to help with all your future gardening endeavors. This company has always focused on the family, and this year we said goodbye to one of our long term employees who many of you have spoken to on the phone over the years- Happy retirement, Lorrie! We also welcomed our new GM, Brad who is an avid gardener and is already bringing his eye for design and quality to fruition with lots of improvements throughout the company. Our staff is full of truly wonderful, caring, energetic folks and we are thrilled to spend another year with all of you– feeding families, friends, and neighbors.

Happy growing! 




Pinetree Garden Seeds Staff Photo in the garden

Signers of the SAFE SEED PLEDGE

Proud to support sustainable agriculture, Pinetree has never sold any genetically modified seeds and has signed the Safe Seed Pledge, promising never to sell any GMO seeds. We have pledged our support to local efforts to label GMO foods and strive to offer an extensive selection of heirloom seeds in an effort to support the ideals of responsible and organic gardening practices.


“Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants. The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms poses great biological risks, as well as economic, political and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately healthy people and communities.”