Fall planted wheat and Sangaste’ Rye is now available to purchase. The rest of my 2018 season offerings will be available in mid-November. This will include a number of “new” varieties, including 5 upland rice varieties, Italian polenta corn, Italian beans and Miami Indian beans, and rare wheat. That is the short list. Stay tuned.
* I do not ship outside the US, and I do not have quantities available larger than the listed packet sizes.
Welcome to Sherck Seeds. It is my hope that this website can assist local sustainable gardeners and homesteaders in their ongoing agricultural adventures. My goal is to provide a regionalized source of open-pollinated seed, for staple crops like rice, wheat, barley, dry beans, and many others. This website gives customers a place to browse, learn about, and purchase this seed.
This website is not intended as a resource for survivalists anticipating a global apocalypse. There is no quick and easy way to be self-sufficient or sustainable. My vision is one of a long-term and generous commitment of time, labor, and interest in learning to grow well, and to grow an abundance of nutritious, healthy food. I also periodically post information on what I have learned about growing, harvesting, storing, saving seed, and of course, cooking with these crops. I try to share simple and inexpensive methods to accomplish these goals. All of the seed offered here is raised on my farm, using strict organic methods. I strongly support the “free exchange” of seeds, with no proprietary notions of exclusivity or patented ownership. In addition to selling seed (which covers the basic expenses of operating the farm), I also frequently share and swap seed with individuals engaged in efforts to secure biodiversity and traditional farming practices. Learning to save, select and adapt your own seed is crucial to the future of food security here in Indiana and across the globe. I look forward to serving and/or networking with growers from other neighborhoods here on our groovy planet.