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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. She and her family are excited to continue the mission of supporting the home gardener by offering affordable, high quality seeds and goods. 


Ellis and Sloane Carrots

Dear 2023 Gardening Friends,

Another year for the history books! Thank you to everyone who once again allowed us the privilege of being your source for seeds and gardening goodies. We are always deeply honored by the trust you put in us to provide nourishment for you, your families, friends, and neighbors.  
We have all heard and felt the realities of shipping delays and rising prices, and sadly, our industry is not immune. After many years of stable prices, we have been forced to reevaluate based on grower pricing and vendor increases, and you will see the resulting modest price increases across many items. We appreciate your understanding and we continue to focus on offering value and a robust selection of high quality seeds as well as fair shipping charges. 
The good news for this year is that many beloved items are back in stock! We were thrilled to reintroduce some top producers throughout the catalog so be sure to check for your favorites. Every year we spend the summer packing your seeds (mostly by hand!) and planning to ensure the fastest shipping and best assortment we can, so please let us know if you have any suggestions! As always we love to help troubleshoot any growing questions or concerns so reach out anytime for some friendly advice. 
This year was marked by worldwide challenges, but also some very close to home. I have spent the last year battling, and beating, cancer and am entering 2023 with a renewed appreciation for life, and my returning health. In my absence, the team here at Pinetree came together and kept things running smoothly and I am truly grateful for each and every one of them. They are some of the kindest, most thoughtful people I know and I am deeply touched by the support, kindness, and tenacity they have shown over the past year. Everyone here makes a difference and they are all deeply dedicated to you, our customers. I am very grateful to each and every one of my staff and for each and every one of you.




Signers of the SAFE SEED PLEDGE

Staff photo 2023

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.”