Hudson Valley only offers heirloom and open-pollinated seeds- no hybrids and nothing genetically engineered. The company signed the Safe Seed Pledge and adheres to Vandana Shiva’s Declaration of Seed Freedom. Hudson Valley Seeds takes these commitments even further by researching the origins of all of the seeds they don’t grow themselves to make sure that those sources are not related to, owned by, or affiliated with biotech or pharmaceutical corporations. They do the research so you can feel good about your seeds. At the same time as more and more seed sources are gobbled up by these multi-national corporations, they are busy collecting, preserving, growing, offering, and celebrating seeds in all their diversity. Thanks to gardeners like you, every year they have been able to expand their catalog of independent seeds.