I AM CURRENTLY NOT TAKING ORDERS. I WILL REOPEN IN AUGUST WITH FALL PLANTED GRAINS. ALL OTHER SEED FOR THE 2020 GROWING SEASON WILL BE AVAILABLE AROUND THE MIDDLE OF NOVEMBER.
* I do not ship outside the USA, 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, with the exception of Largo wheat, which is being produced by my friend Kevin Payne in Taft, California. 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.