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High Mowing 100% organic, GMO-free garden seeds are back … and just in time to start early spring transplants for setting out in your garden in April!  We’re committed to bringing you only the highest quality products for you garden, and it doesn’t get any better than High Mowing.

In 1996 a young chap named Tom Stearns set out to grow and supply high-quality organic seeds to gardeners and farmers under the High Mowing banner.  Eighteen years later, the company is flourishing as the standard-bearer for environmentally responsible seed production, research and supply.  Each year, new varieties are introduced after vigorous trials at their home base farm in Wolcott, Vermont.  Enhanced flavor profiles, increased pest and disease resistance and the preservation of heirloom, open-pollinated varieties guide their work.  We have over 144 of their seed varieties, covering early spring veggies to stunning flowers and everything in between.

Look for our new “Western Transplant & Garden Guide” on the seed rack for nifty garden tips, including how to start your own organic veggies, fruits, flower and herbs indoors.  You can also download the PDF and print it yourself by clicking on the title.  We’ve included handy tags on the seed rack that indicate what crops to start now, along with additional information on some our personal favorite varieties.

If you’re hungry for more dirt on varieties, cultural information and kitchen preparation ideas, sign-up for “The Seed Bin,” High Mowing’s stellar newsletter here.

- Alliums: onions, leeks, scallions
- Early Brassicas: cabbage, kale, mustard, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts
- Swiss Chard
- Celery
- Herbs: oregano, marjoram, thyme, parsley





We love ginger for it’s pungent, warming, spicy flavor. The versatility of this ancient root makes it one of our favorite super foods.

Ginger has a distinctive fragrance and heat that can be used in sweet or savory dishes. At Western Market, we have ginger in candies, salad dressings, marinades, sodas, kombucha, beer, and chocolate. We also carry ginger teas, fresh ginger, minced ginger, powdered ginger, and crystallized ginger.


Radish art by Arthur Escoto




Watermelon Radish


The watermelon radish has been a darling to chefs and gourmets. This heirloom Daikon radish is crisp and juicy, ranging in size from a golf ball to a softball, depending on when the root is harvested. The mildly sweet, mildly peppery flavor make this radish delicious and interesting on the palate, yet it is the gorgeous coloring that turns this humble vegetable into a show stopper.




Reviving an old bar food standard


Some of you may remember the good ol’ days, when pickled eggs were a standard bar food. Or, maybe you’ve been up to Tandem Ciders in Leelanau lately and enjoyed one of their house-made pickled eggs (they go wonderfully with ciders). If you’re looking for a nostalgic, delicious and slightly off-beat snack, try our tried and true pickled egg recipe. You’ll find all of the ingredients at the store, along with our resident pickled egg expert, Jarred (the Wine Guy)


Sweet & Pink for the Sophisticated Soft Spot