There are as many seed companies as there are condiment options in the grocery aisle, and similarly, seed companies become a deeply personal choice. We identify with them. They sustain us. They get us. They literally nourish us. I am no exception, falling into committed relationships with my seed sources. I save a minimal amount of seed, and I'll admit, I thoroughly enjoy the process of flipping through catalogues and ogling gorgeous veggie photo shoots, especially during the long, cold winter months here in Minnesota. And, going on a seed shopping spree always feels like the best gift of the year.
That being said, I have grown to love some companies more than others, while not necessarily loving others less. If this notion resonates with you, well, that brings a smile to my face. There is always room in my budget to support new, small, and ambitious seed companies.