Seedy Saturday Vendors

Anything Grows offers a selection of over 500 varieties of unusual, heirloom and organic vegetable and flower seeds. We also promote sprouting and microgreen growing and consuming and sell organic bulk seeds and seed mixes and supplies.

Arthur Greenhouses, Nursery and Market Garden will offer Heirloom, Organic and Non-GMO seeds (herbs, tomatoes, edible flowers, vegetables, flowers). Also bulbs, bare root plants and seed potatoes from their own land (not sprayed). Come and meet us at Seedy Saturday or visit us in Arthur to see our wonderful selection.

Backyard Seed Savers (backyardseedsavers.com) is a local Guelph business offering rare, organic garden seeds, seed gifts, and sustainable landscaping services. Our garden seeds are all grown and processed by hand–with love–in backyards and community gardens. Beyond seeds, we want to help you have the garden of your dreams. We offer consulting, installation and maintenance of gardens, as well landscaping, including edible landscapes and farmscape services. We are Local seed saving enthusiasts. We specialize in regenerative landscaping practices, for homeowners and small farms. Seeding change one garden at a time.

Gaia Organics is a certified organic seed company based out of Ottawa growing vegetable varieties for our region, acclimatizing old and new varieties. We have over 200 varieties to choose from one from every category of vegetable. With our little efforts, we are nurturing biodiversity and promoting the need for quality seeds in Canada.

City of Guelph’s Community Gardens Program:Do you love gardening? Are you looking for a way to get outdoors, connect with nature and make new friends? Are you interested in growing your own fresh organic vegetables but don’t have the space on your own property. There is a network of over 20 community gardens in Guelph where you can volunteer to grow food for charity, register for a plot to grow your own fresh food or do both. You can get involved by:

  • Joining an existing garden
  • Starting a new community garden in your neighbourhood
  • Making a donation to a garden

Guelph-Wellington Master Gardeners: Certified horticultural experts provide sustainable gardening information on a volunteer basis. Activities include:

  • advice clinics
  • public information sessions
  • seminars, workshops and events
  • newspaper articles and public lectures

Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds. Hawthorn Farm produces certified organic, farm selected, open-pollinated, vegetable, herb, and flower seed in Central Ontario. Certified organic by Pro-Cert since 1996, Hawthorn Farm started as most independent seed companies do, on a kitchen table with a single page printed catalogue filled by a handful of offerings. With over a decade of growing, selecting and saving organic seeds, we now have hundreds of exciting and tasty offerings. In addition, we work to support the seed community by hosting workshops and educational tours on our farm.  We are passionate about seed, and believe strongly that access to high quality seed grown for Canadians in Canada to the best of our abilities helps to build a more secure resilient food system.

Ignatius Farm is a regional leader in organic farming – focused on community and training. The farm grows certified organic produce (10+ acres) for Community Shared Agriculture members, the Milton Farmer’s Market, local business, and service agencies. Farm programs include the Community Gardens (3 acres), Acreage Rentals (175 acres), Internships and farmer training courses, Working Shares, volunteer opportunities, and seasonal community events. A good portion of the land is dedicated to cover crops and soil building every year. The Guelph Loam and Sandy-Loam soils are known for producing great tasting crops. Annually, over 2000 people visit, consult with, and participate with Ignatius Farm projects.

Pollination Guelph is a group of individuals dedicated to the conservation and development of pollinator habitat for current and future generations. We promote awareness and understanding of the role of pollinators in achieving local and global environmental sustainability goals and showcase pollinator projects that are a model for citizens and communities throughout Canada and internationally.

Royal City Nursery is Guelph’s only third generation, full-service garden centre! We specialize in creating custom outdoor living spaces and offering unique solutions for your garden, landscape and seasonal decorating needs! We work hard to carry the new, the exceptional, the time-honoured favourites and pretty much every plant in between. Located between Guelph and Cambridge, we are the garden centre of choice for discerning homeowners, landscapers and designers. Explore our greenhouse and garden store, inspire your imagination with new and exciting products, and create stunning outdoors spaces that will not only welcome you home, but provide you with a wonderful living space that suits your lifestyle! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Seeds of Diversity is a Canadian charitable organization that aims to “search out, preserve, perpetuate, study, and encourage the cultivation of heirloom and endangered varieties of food crops”, particularly Canadian plants, and to educate the public about their use.

Yorklands Green Hub aims to create for Ontario’s public domain a self-sustaining education, demonstration, and research hub at the former Ontario Reformatory site in Guelph, Ontario.
We seek community support for keeping this 70 acres of meadows, wetlands, streams and ponds as a public park and educational showcase for urban agriculture, water and wetland ecology and renewable energy. This shared space will be used for research, for learning, for growing and gardening as we steward the environment toward sustainability at this pollination park.

Zocalo Organics is a small family farm with 3 employees and 2 interns who help us grow amazing food in our low-till ecological gardens and greenhouses. We sell at the Guelph Farmer’s Market and through weekly and bi-weekly vegetable boxes in our CSA program (and to local restaurants!). Please consider supporting our small farm by doing the following: 1. Sharing this post! 2. Consider buying a CSA share for yourself OR to donate to a community member in need (in partnership with the Two Rivers Neighbourhood Group) 3. Buy a Market Share from us (10% of the proceeds of all Market Shares sold in 2020 goes to the Unistoten Camp Legal Fund to show our support of Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs) 4. Or visit us with cold hard cash from April to November at the Guelph Farmer’s Market 🙂 We believe the work of ecological farmers is vital to the health of our community. Farmers face many struggles to accomplish their goals and do their work. Making a big or small effort to support our farm can go a long way in ensuring that we can do our work towards creating greater resiliency for our community and our planet. Thank you for your continued support and help! zocaloorganics.ca/shop.

10C Shared Space“Are you interested in gardening but have limited outdoor space? Do you need an easy to care for set up?” Join 10C Shared Space and the City of Guelph’s Health Landscapes program to learn how to build and maintain a low water container garden.” We will have container garden ‘how-to’ guide (free), demonstration of container gardens of different sizes and information about the Healthy Landscapes program