Johnny’s Selected Seeds is 100% employee-owned seed producer and merchant based out of Winslow, Maine. For over 48 years Johnny’s Selected Seeds has been helping families and friends to feed one another. We are proud to have been one of the original one of nine original signers of the Safe Seed Pledge, in 1999. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners, and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy, sell, or trade genetically-engineered seeds or plants. When you buy from Johnny’s, you can be confident that the seeds you are planting are fresh, vital and of superior quality. We guarantee it.
Stephen Jones is a wheat breeder and the Director of the The Bread Lab. Stephen has a PhD in Genetics from the University of California at Davis and teaches graduate courses in advanced classical genetics and in the history and ethics of genetics. His first wheat crop was on five acres at Chico State University’s student farm in 1977. Together with his graduate students he breeds wheat and other grains for local uses to be grown on small farms in the coastal West, the upper Northeast and other regions of the country. The Bread Lab is a combination think tank and baking laboratory where scientists, bakers, chefs, farmers, maltsters, brewers, distillers and millers experiment with improved flavor, nutrition and functionality of regional and obscure wheats, barley, other small grains and beans.