The Safe Seed Pledge:

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.





 

Your source for organic seeds and heirloom seeds

At Urban Harvest, we are dedicated to providing our customers with organic seeds, seedlings and garden supplies that promote ecological diversity and preserve the health of our planet. Everything we sell is 100% certified organic.

Our organic and heirloom varieties are specially chosen for their unique qualities by seasoned urban gardeners. All of our seedlings are grown in or near the Greater Toronto Area to support the economies of Toronto, Ontario and Canada.

 

Our on-line store is open 24 hours a day

Seasonal Store & Hours (as of April 1)
Location: 1340 Bloor St West.

Hours for April:
Mon to Fri: 10-6     Sat 10-5
Sunday closed.

May and June:
Mon -Fri 10-7      Sat 10-5      Sun 12-5

Please find us at:
Dufferin Grove Farmers' Market, Thursday 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Wychwood Barns Farmers' Market, Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Our online store offers a secure, convenient way to shop for all of your favourite organic seeds and heirloom seeds. We can ship all of our organic and heirloom goods throughout Canada with the exception of plants. Our shipping is fast so if you need to plant soon, you can.

Shop online for your favourite organic seeds and heirloom seeds now

or

View a copy of our 2014 catalogue here

and

Download an order form and fax it to us at: 416.504.7426

(requires Acrobat reader, a free download)

We sell our organic goods at the following farmer's markets:

Dufferin Grove Thursdays 3-7 year round
Wychwood Barns Saturdays 8-1 year round
Leslieville Sundays 9-2 until late October.

Please come and visit!

If you would like to contact us,
please call 416.504.1653, or email:

Urban Harvest started out as a collaboration between Annex Organics and Earthly Paradise Gardens & Botanicals in 1998. That first year we were inspired to supply urban gardeners in Toronto with truly delicious and diverse vegetable and herb plants. Why should people only be able to eat Beefsteak, Sweet 100 and Early Girl? We wanted to taste some of those old varieties like Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifter, Zapotec Pink and Black Krim tomatoes. White Beauty Eggplant and Sweet Chocolate Peppers. These were varieties with great taste which had fallen out of favour because they didn't fit a narrow criteria dictated by big agribusiness. We wanted to taste tomatoes so good they would make us weep. North Americans now eat only a fraction of the diversity of fruit and vegetables we ate 100 years ago.

So grow some heirlooms, save some seed and really enjoy the fruits of your gardens. Growing as much of our own food as we can is not only good for our health it enhances our food security.

Good luck with your gardens, share some meals with good friends, know where your food comes from and may you never hunger.

Enjoy your organic harvest and thank you for supporting your organic growers!
Have a happy, healthy organic gardening season and please come back to Urban Harvest for all your future organic and heirloom gardening needs.