Ordering from Fedco Seeds

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To enable ordering from our online catalog, enter your email address and ZIP code. Our secure check-out takes all major cards.

We send an email confirmation of your order automatically upon receipt. If you don’t see it, check your Offers folder, or your spam folder. If you still don’t see it, let us know, and we will manually re-send it.

Three methods to build your order:

  • Browse the catalog, and order from the Quick View box.
  • Read individual pages, and order at the bottom.
  • Use our simple form to enter stock numbers from a marked-up paper catalog; we’ll confirm the name and price. Or use the bulk entry option to upload from a spreadsheet or text file.

To place an order by mail, please use the Fedco Seeds 2019 order form from the center of our catalog, or download it here.

We do not take fax or phone orders.

Seeds Discounts

Volume Discounts are based on your order total.

  • Orders over $100 deduct 5%
  • Orders over $300 deduct 10%
  • Orders over $600 deduct 15%
  • Orders over $1200 deduct 20%

Repeat Seeds orders over $50 qualify for your original (or largest) volume discount, if they are shipped to the same address.

Consumer Member Discount: Consumer members of the Cooperative earn a 1% discount on all orders. If you log in using the email address we have in our member database, the discount will apply automatically. If you are a member and the discount does not appear, please write us a note in the Order Comments space on the final checkout page; we will verify and refund you as appropriate.

Group orders: We take group orders online or by mail. Group coordinators and group members click here for info, including how to form a new group.

Seeds Deadlines

Order by April 17, 2019, for pickup at the Tree Sale. The final order date for vegetable, flower and herb seeds is Oct 31, 2019.


We accept Visa, MasterCard, AmEx and Discover cards, and Fedco gift certificates. Payment must accompany all orders. (Except, government agencies and non-profit organizations should call us to set up your Purchase Order before you order.)

For mailed orders, we accept checks and money orders as well as cards.

We will charge your card when we receive your order. We will send you a bill or refund for any adjustments as each order is completed.

Sales tax

Orders shipped to Maine addresses and all pickup customers pay 5.5% sales tax. Because of the Supreme Court decision last June, we must collect local taxes in states that require us to do so. Farms and retailers: please send us a copy of your state resale certificate or farm exemption. Otherwise we must charge sales tax.

Maine addresses and all pickups Pay 5.5% sales tax on Adjusted Total
IA, MD Pay your local tax rate on Adjusted Total
IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, NC, NJ, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV Pay your local tax rate on Adjusted Total plus Shipping

Seeds Shipping and Handling Charges

All Seed orders under $30 including pickups pay a $6 handling charge, regardless of how much you ordered from other divisions, or earlier in the season from Seeds.
For orders $30 and up, shipping to US ZIP codes is free for Seeds, items 0200-5999.
For shipping rates to Canadian Postal codes, click here.

Shipping Schedule

We ship via USPS First Class Mail, USPS Priority Mail, or UPS Ground; our choice, based on weight. Please let us know if you require mail delivery.

We begin daily shipping of seed orders on Jan. 2, 2019.
We pull and ship orders according to the date we receive them. No special rush service.
From early May through early November, we ship twice a week, usually Tuesday and Thursday. For quickest turnaround time order online by noon Monday or Wednesday.

We send an email with tracking info when your order leaves the warehouse. More than 99% of out-going orders arrive safely and on time. Contact us promptly if your order seems to have dropped into the ether.

If you’d like us to hold your order for a later shipping date, please write us a note in the Order Comments space on the final checkout page.

Pick up at our Warehouse

You may pick up your Fedco Seeds order at our warehouse at 688 Bellsqueeze Rd in Clinton, ME. The warehouse is open year-round on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am-3pm. Sorry, no other weekdays or weekends, except for the Tree Sale.
We will send you an email within a week of receiving your order, confirming that your order is ready for you to pick up.

Tree Sale Pickup: Orders placed by April 17, 2019, may be picked up at the 2019 Fedco Tree Sale, Fri and Sat, Apr 26 & 27 and May 3 & 4, from 9am-3pm. Note: Seed orders will be at the Seeds warehouse on the Bellsqueeze Road, up the hill from the Trees warehouse, less than a mile away.

Walk-in Sales

The Seeds warehouse is open year-round, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-3pm (barring national holidays or companywide meetings—exceptions are posted on our website).
Consider simply coming to shop instead of placing a pickup order if you need seed now.

No Returns

No returns or exchanges of seed. If you bought it, it’s yours! See limited guarantee for defective products, only.


Backorders are items not available at time of your shipment that we expect to arrive later. We try to minimize them.

  • For orders with only one A-size or B-size packet on backorder who accept substitutions, we will substitute for rather than backorder those items.
  • Early orders have the most backorders.
  • We ship backordered items needing an early start ASAP after we receive them. We batch other backordered items to reduce our shipping costs.
  • We fill orders received after March 8 from available remaining stock. No backorders.
  • We will ship all backordered items by March 22. Please contact us if you are still missing any backorders or have not received a refund by April 5.

Bulk Orders

To order quantities of four or more times the largest size listed here please email questions@fedcoseeds.com for availability and a price quote.

Still have questions?

Call 207-426-9900 or send an email to questions@fedcoseeds.com.