Ann Arbor Seed Company: Local Seeds for Local FoodAnn Arbor Seed Company was founded in 2012 to bring sustainable, small-scale, local agricultural principles to the business of saving and selling seeds. We grow and process open-pollinated seeds in Washtenaw County, Michigan to give gardeners an alternative source for vegetable and ornamental crops. Since cultivating seeds is a process that takes more than one season, we look forward to sharing news of our burgeoning adventures with you. We are actively developing a catalog of vegetables and ornamentals available via local retailers.
After graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in Computer Engineering, Eric spent several years working in automotive and electrical engineering. In 2007, he started volunteering at Abbondanza Organic Seeds & Produce, a local farm in Boulder, CO with strengths in both traditional CSA and market models as well as a pioneering seed cultivation business. Eric left engineering in 2007 to work at Abbo full time, which provided him with excellent training in the world of local farming and seed saving. Eric is looking forward to growing and selling seeds in the Ann Arbor area, and contributing to the local food ethos of Southeast Michigan, where he was born and raised.
A fellow Michigander and University of Michigan alum, Meredith is the daughter of dairy farmers and the granddaughter of general store owners. With a hand in much of what happens outside of the greenhouse and field, she’s responsible for business planning, marketing, and our web presence. When not on the farm, she’s a librarian at the University of Michigan.