We are a small company of dedicated plant and art lovers. Just as a seed is the composite product of many forces—the soil, the sun, the rain, their specific pollinators—the Hudson Valley Seed Company thrives because our team combines the efforts of an array of important tasks. Explore this page to learn about who we are, what we do, and what we love!
Ken works with our artists to help them share the stories of our seeds. He keeps the seed company true to its original mission protecting seeds, increasing seed diversity, fostering an ethical seed landscape, and celebrating the art of seed.
Favorite Art Pack: Heart Seed. Being a seed saver is about being in a relationship with plants. All seeds love us back, but this one knows how to show it!
Seedy Secret: Ken runs a non-profit called Seedshed that focuses on seed justice. Find out more at seedshed.org.
Doug supervises both the farm and the office, setting direction for the catalog and the business.
Favorite Art Pack: Evergreen Scallion. It suggests that life is an adventure through a vegetable landscape, which matches his life experience.
Seedy Secret: He dreams of taking a long-distance bike trip someday, hopping from garden to garden and farm to farm, documenting the diverse ways in which people connect with plants and the Earth.
Brett oversees production and shipping and receiving. He also coordinates purchasing, manages inventory and supervises all employees in these departments.
Favorite Art Pack: Snapdragon Mix. Dragonflies are prehistoric and eat mosquitoes which makes them an old friend.
Seedy Secret: As a scuba diver, Brett is proud to have survived the bottomless Blue Hole dive in Dahab, Egypt.
Cara receives all your seedy orders and makes sure they are sent to you safe and sound.
Favorite Art Pack: Pansy Mix. Cara loves this pack for the obvious reason that these flowers are playful and gorgeous, but equally important, she loves it for its social justice message.
Seedy Secret: When Cara Sue is not at HVSC she hosts a weekly LGBTQ social night called Pansy Club here in the Hudson Valley.
Marybeth packs seeds, ships orders, packages tubers, and generally jumps in where needed during Seed Co.'s fall/winter busy season.
Favorite Art Pack: German Thyme. It's got a gnome on it. Duh!
Seedy Secret: As a Flower Farmer/small business owner, she has to be the boss of everything, so she likes having a winter job where other people tell her what to do.
This guy fills our packs with seeds (and a little love). He is also our self-proclaimed resident Mr. Fixit.
Favorite Art Pack: Spider Flower. The artist's use of deep blue and indigo hues elicit a calming effect.
Seedy Secret: He is an exceptional cook!
Sandi takes pride in making each Art Pack (that opens like a flower) as beautiful as the art and seeds within.
Favorite Art Pack: Sugar Magnolia Snap Pea. It’s got everything delightful, it’s got everything you need.
Seedy Secret: She has a tiny house surrounded by open-pollinated, non-GMO, Hudson Valley Seed Company flowers both she and the wildlife enjoy.
Jake ferries all the seeds, tiny and great, to their seed pack homes in ship shape, so they can sail merrily to you!
Favorite Art Pack: Goth Art Pack for its celebration of music soaked in eye liner, hair, and feelings.
Seedy Secret: October Halloween movie marathons to ward off scary spirits!
Steven manages all aspects of our organic seed farm.
Favorite Art Pack: Sacred Basil. He appreciates the beautiful mandalic symmetry of the pack and the adaptogenic quality of the plant.
Seedy Secret: He is just as superstitious as he is rational.
Kenny is part of our farm crew and helps harvest and process seed.
Favorite Art Pack: Black Futsu. They were the first seeds he sowed at the start of his farming life.
Seedy Secret: He likes Japanese stand-up comedy.
Katie is part of our farm crew that grows and process our own organic open pollinated seeds.
Favorite Art Pack: Shanghai Baby Bok Choy. Baby Bok Choy has been her favorite vegetable since childhood, and she loves the babies reaching out to grab it.
Seedy Secret: Katie has seen every episode of Star Trek. Live long and prosper!
Keith works with our suppliers, including our farm, to ensure that everything we offer in our catalog is available for sale.
Favorite Art Pack: Wild Arugula. Not to jump someone else's train but the colors in the artwork remind him of a record he used to listen to in high school.
Seedy Secret: He’s terrible with names.
Jen manages all art print production and inventory, manages the original art archive, and assists with calls for art and new art-related product development.
Favorite Art Pack: Mache. It provides fresh greens when she craves them most—at the very beginning and the very end of the growing season. She loves how this subtle, layered artwork makes mache look larger than life.
Seedy Secret: Jen loves to procrastinate by baking.
Isabel develops and implements strategies across our teams to support our growth and efficiency goals.
Favorite Art Pack: Honeynut Squash. This seed pack has it all - the sweetest squash imaginable, a beautiful woodblock print and an intriguing seed story taking us back to the mastodons!
Seedy Secret: Isabel has never sung karaoke and may or may not want to keep it that way....
Temperance writes blog posts, sends newsletters, and hunts down typos.
Favorite Art Pack: Moonflower. She loves how the woman has climbed a ladder to see the moon and how the moon illuminates the hidden nocturnal animals among the flowers.
Seedy Secret: Temperance can be found haunting antique stores and staring deeply into other people's discarded family photos.
Ayelet answers the phones and coordinates wholesale orders.
Favorite Art Pack: Gift Zinnia. Ayelet loves the Zinnia detail in the artwork. You can really see the complexity of the flower and the flowers within the flower.
Seedy Secret: She went skydiving once and will never do it again.
Carrie handles timesheets, runs payroll and attends to related accounting/tax issues, including the on-boarding of new employees.
Favorite Art Pack: Pollinator Petal Patch.
Helping the pollinators, especially bees and butterflies, feels like an important thing to do right now AND the flowers are beautiful!
Seedy Secret: She read every Nancy Drew mystery in the original Carolyn Keene series and still loves a good mystery!
Brendan works in our retail store keeping the fine art of customer service alive one guest experience at a time.
Favorite Art Pack: Dino Kale. Kale is healthy and hardy and the artwork reminds him of his dog Frankie.
Seedy Secret: Brendan likes to pickle things.
Jake spends his days packing up the variety of wonderful goods that our customers have ordered, and sends them on their merry way.
Favorite Art Pack: Midnight Garden Mix.
Owls and birds of prey are Jake's favorite creatures on earth.
Seedy Secret: Jake has a 1960s comic-accurate Spiderman costume that he intends on wearing to work the day before Halloween!
Welcome to the Hudson Valley Seed Company: your source for heirloom and open-pollinated garden seeds and beautiful garden-themed contemporary art. On our site, you'll find photos and artwork that stoke your horticultural imagination—along with tips to make your garden dreams a reality.