Seed Exchange MAIN Round CLOSED

The 2019-2020 Seed Exchange Main Round 

ordering ended on January 31st.

Surplus Round online ordering begins March 1st.


Not sure what to do with your seeds when they arrive? Check out the Seed Exchange Helpful Links page for website and article links to Germination guides, as well as to Seed Collecting & Cleaning, and Seed Identification. 


EU and Japan members will NOT be able to order in the Surplus round due to phytosanitary restrictions.


The Surplus round seed list will be available for viewing a few days before online ordering begins, so that you can plan your order. Surplus seeds are $10 per 20 packets with a maximum of 100 packets allowed. Contact Laura Serowicz if you need a copy of the Surplus round seed order to order by mail - it lists seeds remaining by number only so you will need a print list, or use the list on the website.

Please read the Online Ordering Instructions - READ FIRST! page before going to the Order Seed page to place your seed order. You can also download for viewing or printing various files related to the seed list on the Downloadable Seed List Files page. If you want an .xls, .csv or .txt version of the seed list that you can put into a spreadsheet or word processing program, contact Laura Serowicz.  In case you have any trouble seeing the Menu on the Home page (if you use an iPad or tablet), you can access the links to all the pages for the Seed Exchange at

IMPORTANT: The European Commission has issued a regulation stating that a phytosanitary certificate must accompany all shipments of seed entering any country within the European Union. This is in addition to the phyto already required for seeds entering Japan.

We regret that members residing in EU countries and Japan will not be able to place orders in the Surplus Distribution.  Fees for phytosanitary certificates vary with the state from which the seeds are sent; states set their own fees. The cost of a phyto in Wisconsin, where the distribution of the Surplus Round will be based, is far higher than in New Jersey, where the Main Distribution took place.


Many thanks to the seed donors for all the wonderful seeds they sent in; to the seed packagers who are sorting all the seeds into individual packets in December; to the Watnong chapter volunteers who filled the Main Round seed orders in January; and to the Wisconsin-Illinois chapter volunteers who will again be handling the Surplus Round in March.

You can view previous year's lists on Past Years Seed Lists page. 

If you have any questions/comments regarding the Seed Exchange send a message to Seed Exchange Director and/or Intake Manager using this contact link.