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!
K 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!
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.
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.
Kate makes sure our seeds get turned into the garden, homestead, and farm packs available for your purchasing pleasure.
Favorite Art Pack: Catnip because CATS.
Seedy Secret: Her entire department (and life) would fall apart without Keith Werwa.
Jake spends his days coordinating and packing up everything we sell that doesn't come in a seed pack (think dahlias, garlic, potatoes, fruit trees, and so much more).
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!
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.
Patrick spends his days getting all of our great seeds out to gardeners so they can be planted as soon as possible.
Favorite Art Pack: Matchbox Pepper. He has a big jar of dried matchbox peppers in his kitchen that he uses almost every day.
Seedy Secret: Patrick likes to experiment with all kinds of food preservation, from drying to salting and fermenting.
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!
Julia helps lead and support the farm team's efforts, from planting and tending seedlings in the greenhouse, to transplanting and cultivating crops, all the way through to the harvest.
Favorite Art Pack: Mexican Sour Gerkin. She's a sucker for cute things and these sweet rodents enjoying veggies are right up her alley!
Seedy Secret: Hailing from New Mexico, via Massachusetts, Julia is a desert girl at heart.
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.
Crimson coordinates wholesale orders and provides phone support to both wholesale and retail customers.
Favorite Art Pack: Johnny Jump-up. This Art Pack lets you see the magic of a seed growing through the eyes of a child. Magic.
Seedy Secret: Crimson is a garden lover, avid cross-stitcher and hockey fan. A perfect combination!
Lesley assists with all customer inquiries and sales projects.
Favorite Art Pack: Dark Star Zucchini. The whole design fosters some nostalgia for her. It brings her back to late summers spent tending to the garden in the afternoon and watching the stars at night. Plus she loves zucchini bread!
Seedy Secret: Lesley likes slam poetry and performs from time to time at local open mics.
Clay works at FFF and HVSC planting, cultivating, harvesting, and packing seeds.
Favorite Art Pack: Ruby Moon Hyacinth Bean, "because the pack and the plants entrance both me and the hummingbirds so utterly!"
Seedy Secret: Clay is also a puppeteer!
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.
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!
Anastasia welcomes everyone to the retail store! She responds to customer service emails and answers the retail phone.
Favorite Art Pack: Brilliant Beet Blend. She loves its versatility of using the leaves and the roots in addition to the sweetness it adds to dishes...like borscht!
Seedy Secret: She makes a mean old-fashioned strawberry jam and loves all things fiber: knitting, crocheting, spinning.
Carrie strives to give our stellar staff the best possible experience at work.
Favorite Art Pack: Echinacea. Every year this grows back stronger in her garden with more beautiful flowers. It's a joy to help the pollinators!
Seedy Secret: Carrie read every Nancy Drew mystery in the original Carolyn Keene series and still loves a good mystery.
Tiffany does a little bit of everything from shipping out orders to various production tasks. She's always happy to learn new things and jump in where needed.
Favorite Art Pack: Tiffany loves tea, and Sacred Basil is one of her favorites. It has so many amazing benefits for your mind and body.
Seedy Secret: Tiffany has taught elementary art for several years and has a small collection of children's skeleton drawings that is one of her most prized possessions.
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.
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.
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!
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.