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.
Brett oversees Operations and Facilities Management for the seed company.
Favorite Art Pack: He loves the Campfire Rudbeckia artwork! "Each illuminated flower is a symbol of hope. We all need hope in our lives."
Seedy Secret: In his spare time, Brett is a bass player and singer in the local rock band, the Lone Riders.
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.
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.
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.
Crimson coordinates wholesale orders and provides phone support to both wholesale and retail customers.
Favorite Art Pack: Johnny Jump-up. The imagery and back story of this art pack resonate deeply. She thinks of her own child saving seeds and planting them around the garden and sees the magic of a seed growing through a child's eyes.
Seedy Secret: Crimson is a garden lover, avid cross-stitcher and hockey fan. A perfect combination!
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!
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.
Mary works to help things run smoothly whenever it relates to data. From setting up new products, to making sure the "recipes" for each pack have the right amount of seeds, to monitoring inventory on the website--Mary gets to interact with the products through all different stages of their journey!
Favorite Art Pack: Mandurang Moon With fond memories of picking tomatoes off the vine in her mother's garden and hurriedly eating them before the school bus arrived, paired with her love for all things related to the stars and moon, this pack is the perfect combination of beautiful and nostalgic!
Seedy Secret: Currently Mary maintains a collection of 200+ uncommon and rare tropical houseplants in her one bedroom apartment, and she dreams of having a solarium one day to fill to the brim with even more!
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.
Catherine manages our sales and marketing team and helps the company tell seed stories in compelling and original ways.
Favorite Art Pack: Ping Tung Eggplant. She loves the synchronistic story behind this art pack , the way food brings people together, and grilling eggplant in the summertime.
Seedy Secret: Catherine has hiked most of the trails in Yosemite National Park.
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.