Great Lakes Staple Seeds


Box 540
Ortonville, Michigan 48462

Wild Pea of Umbria - a Slow Food Ark of Taste delight

Local food security begins with local, regionally adapted seeds. Great Lakes Staple Seeds provides sustainably grown seeds for homestead staple crops - grains, legumes, squash & more. Noteworthy varieties include those aboard Slow Food's Ark of Taste and those from the Kusa Seed Society Collection. We are an official partner of the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI), offering 5 pledged varieties. 100% Michigan grown. 100% Open-pollinated.

Growing Practices

  • Cover Crops; Co-planting; Crop Rotation; Minimal Tillage; Mulch
  • Integrated Pest Management


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