In 2010, when owner Brijette Peña came to the stark conclusion that few companies were producing regionally adapted seeds for Southern California climates, she took an oath. An oath to produce organic, regionally adapted seeds that gardeners, farmers, and market growers could depend on. This lofty goal has led to the amazing development of San Diego Seed Company. Through her seed company she not only produces organic heirloom varieties well adapted for Southern California growers, but she also facilitates and promotes ethical seed production aimed at providing growers the best varieties for their success.
The idea is simple. If good seed that is adapted to our climate is produced locally, then we can add one more layer of support to our regional food systems. In the end, for San Diego Seed Company it’s about supporting those that support us by growing nutritious local, food.