Friday, September 29, 2017

Great seed company, great cause - Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

I had to share this notice I received via e-mail because it's absolutely wonderful.  Baker Creek is a company that I've been ordering from every year for about 8 years now and everything about it is great: heirloom non-GMO seeds from around the world, customer service is excellent, $3.50 flat rate shipping AND they include at least one FREE seed packet with every order.  Sometimes I'll end up with 2 or 3 orders from this place a season - the selection is that fantastic.  I have no connection to this company apart from being a very loyal customer and advocate.

They ship year-round and internationally.  Not only are they donating proceeds from orders but they are also donating garden kits to people who lost their garden in the storms. Who does something like that? Baker Creek, that's who.  Thinking of something you want to grow next year?  Now is a good time to order it.

I just drafted up my seed inventory for 2018; you can see the previous one here, and will post it soon.

Everyone who was worried about my goose - thank you!  It's doing just fine and you would never know anything happened.  And I learned a lot, but that's for another day. 

UPDATE - I just put in a $25 order and it looks like they're sending me TWO free seed packets - about a $6 value.

This was the e-mail I received today:


Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company may be located on a small farm near a small town in rural Missouri, but we are neither uninformed nor complacent about the devastation caused by the recent hurricanes in other parts of the world.  Our hearts go out to those who have lost everything except their lives, and our hearts go out to the families of those who actually did lose their lives.

We want to do more and we want you to help us do more.  Many of these people need IMMEDIATE assistance of food, water, and medicine.  It takes MONEY to get those things to them.  In an effort to get that immediate aid to those who need it, Baker Creek is running a special for an entire week in which we will donate 100% of the seed sales to World Help, who will distribute supplies to Puerto Rico and other areas damaged by these horrific hurricanes.  All sales proceeds from all orders placed today, September 29, through next Friday, October 6, will be donated to World Help to help them move in food, water, medicine, and other needed supplies.   

We also are donating home garden restart kits to any individual or family who has lost their gardens to these horrific storms.  If you or someone you know has lost a garden in the hurricane and could use a start up seed kit, please send your story and contact information to and to the attention of “donation” so that we can send you a starter kit.

Our friend Rick Young of World Help says, “The destruction is unfathomable in Puerto Rico!!”  He elaborates, “The electric grid will need to be completely replaced, no cell towers, no electricity, no power lines. This will be a major problem for over 3 million people, almost 2 million Americans. This is not for a few days or weeks but for months and years. It will take up to 2 years under normal conditions to completely fix the infrastructure.”  He further explains what many of us see on the news:  Barbuda had to be evacuated and remains uninhabitable.  Ninety percent of the buildings were damaged in Dutch St. Martin.

Please place your seed order online at  All proceeds will go to assist hurricane victims from online seed orders only.  Email us your story and contact information at for a starter kit if you lost your garden in the hurricane or you know someone who did.  
Thanks so much for helping reach people in the greater Caribbean, both financially and with seeds. Your order today will help get families back on track.

Please share on social media and with your friends and family.

God Bless,

Jere Gettle and The Baker Creek Family


  1. What a nice thing to do!
    Shared and I'm off to see what they sell.
    Thanks for sharing

    1. This company is so wonderful. I hope you find something!

  2. Glad your goose is on the mend. I have been to the FB page for Baker Creek Heirloom seeds and prompted friends who grow stuff in the US. I'm in the UK and don't rate my chances of getting seeds through customs. Wonderful, kind, generous idea to support hurricane relief. Ros.

  3. I'm reading newest first so glad to see the goose is fine and I'll going backwards to find out what happened! Love that you found a seed company that does good in the world as well as a great service. How lovely.