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About Us

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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, live plants, and soap making/crafting supplies. 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 it's founder, Dick Meiners, to his stepdaughter Melissa and her husband Jef. They are excited to continue the mission of supporting the home gardener by offering affordable, high quality seeds and goods. 

Dear Gardening Friends,

As the heat of summer and bounty of fall become a distant memory, and the chill of winter descends, we eagerly begin to plan, and daydream even, of the coming spring’s promise. What better way to pass the time while the earth rests than to put your feet up, grab a hot cup of tea, and settle down with a favored seed catalog? This year’s offering includes even more planting directions and tips, as well as some truly unique items we are excited to share, like the “Dragon’s Egg” cucumber, “Rainbow Treasure” strawberry, and “Golden Koenigin” tomato, all standouts in their respective categories. Plenty of non-seed treasures can be found too, from gift sets, to books, and knitting supplies. As always, we love to hear your feedback and answer and questions or concerns, so do not hesitate to write or call. Wishing you a bountiful growing season!

Melissa, Jef, Ellis, Sloane, and the whole Pinetree Family

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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.”

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