We produce seeds of ancient and rare vegetable plants and select varieties for their ability to adapt to the local biotope. All our seeds are open pollinated, not genetically modified nor under any licence. They are organic and grown without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers. We believe nature knows best how to provide to her own needs.
At Terre Promise, heirloom varieties from Quebec and Canada grow along curiosities from all around the world. Each variety is unique and has its own characteristics. From one generation to the next, they are selected for their taste, color and shape, or for their resistance to diseases, pests or climate hazards. With the industrialization of our food system, Some varieties have been thrown into oblivion throughout the years, because they cannot survive transportation over long distances or are too fragile to be handled. We rehabilitate these varieties and share them with you to ensure better food diversity.
The plants born from the seeds we select will, in their turn, produce more seeds, that you may collect like our ancestors have been doing for generations. If saved properly at the end of the harvest season, you will be able to use them next year or share them with friends and at Seedy Saturdays. Seeds can be shared with gardeners and neighbors or passed from one generation to the next, in order to increase each and everyone’s autonomy and food security.
Biodiversity preservation is everyone’s business.
Terre Promise complies to permaculture principles and Bee Friendly Farming certification.