Jere Gettle always had a passion for growing things, and at age 3 he planted his first garden. Thus began his love of seeds, which eventually grew into a desire to be involved in the seed industry. So in 1998, at the age of 17, he printed the first Baker Creek Heirloom Seed catalog. The company has grown to offer the largest selection of heirloom varieties in the USA. We only sell open-pollinated, pure, natural, and non-GMO seeds. The company has become a tool to promote and preserve our agricultural and culinary heritage. Our company and seeds have been featured in The New York Times, The Associated Press, Oprah Magazine, Martha Stewart, The Wall Street Journal, and many others. Jere and Emilee also work extensively to supply free seeds to many of the world’s poorest countries, as well as here at home in school gardens and other educational projects. It is their goal to educate everyone about a better, safer food supply.