organic vegetable seedlings and starter plants


Please tell me the online stores and direct visit centers in the GTA where I could buy heirloom and organic vegetable seedlings and starter plants or plug trays.


This is such a good question now that spring is in the air. Organic and heirloom seeds are readily available online and in stores but many of us appreciate the convenience of vegetable seedlings and we want to be sure that we are buying organically grown plants.  The interest in heirloom varieties is growing as well, and surely it won’t be long before organically grown options will be everywhere.

In the meantime, the best places to find organic vegetable plants are the many farmers’ markets in Toronto and environs.  Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market, Wychwood Barns Farmers’ Market and Evergreen Brick Works Farmers’ Market are a few examples that come to mind.  A complete list of Ontario farmers’ markets is available here: .

Here are some websites of local organic vegetable seed and plant suppliers around the GTA and slightly further afield:

Urban Harvest –

The Cottage Gardener:

Trout Lily Nursery:

I hope you have an enjoyable quest for vegetable seedlings this spring!