A few of my favorite go-to resources:

Watch for locally grown organic vegetable starts at independent nurseries and farmers markets.  Generally speaking these will be plants and specific varieties that are known to do well in your immediate area.

Just like in politics – all (successful) gardening is local!

More than just a source for sometimes hard to find seed, the following mail order seed sources are a valuable repository for growing tips, design ideas and tasty recipes.

Territorial Seed – vegetable seed selected for outstanding performance in the PNW.  In nurseries and online at http://www.territorialseed.com or 800/626-0866

Renee’s Garden Seed – gourmet vegetables, kitchen herbs and cottage garden flowers.  In nurseries and online at http://www.reneesgarden.com.

Botanical Interest – huge selection of delicious vegetables for the home gardener.  In nurseries and online at http://www.botanicalinterests.com.

Ornamental Edibles – An international mail order seed business offering choice varieties to discriminating home gardeners, farmers and hydroponic growers.  http://www.ornamentaledibles.com/

Raintree Nursery – fruit trees, berries and unusual edibles. Online at http://www.raintreenursery.com or visit the nursery at 391 Butts Road Morton, WA 98356  360/496-6400

New Dimension Seed – high quality Asian seed line carried in several West coast nurseries and online at http://www.newdimensionseed.com.

Seed Savers Exchange – 890-acre Heritage Farm in Decorah, Iowa, is home to Seed Savers Exchange, the largest non-governmental seed bank in the United States.  SSE permanently maintains over 25,000 endangered heirloom and heritage vegetable varieties.   http://www.seedsavers.org/

Seeds of Change – Promoting sustainable, organic agriculture and preserving biodiversity for over 20 years.  Available in nurseries and online at http://www.seedsofchange.com/

Johnny’s Selected Seed  – over 230 organic seeds and products including unique, specialty varieties.  1-877-564-6697 and online at http://www.Johnnyseed.com.