About us

In 1987, long time friends, Ted Willard and Dennis McGlynn decided to put their agricultural and sales expertise together and go into the seed company business for themselves. Their goal was to create a line of high quality, chemical-free seed products at a reasonable price. Since then, NE Seed has provided commercial growers and home gardeners with the vegetable, flower, and herb seed varieties they need at the farm and at the table. Conventional, Organic, Heirloom and Hybrid seed varieties are carefully chosen and tested for quality before they can carry the NE Seed label.

Commercial Growers buy Seeds from us to satisfy the selection, yield and quality they are looking for.

In 2007, after 20 years in business for both companies, NE Seed and D. Palmer Seed merged. The result of this merger created NE Seed’s sister company DP Seeds LLC. DP Seeds LLC. is a commercial hybrid vegetable seed company dedicated to providing seeds of the highest quality to commercial vegetable growers worldwide. Their close relationships with independent breeders enables them to offer dependable, proven hybrid seeds with features such as such as improved disease resistance, increased uniformity and higher yields.

NE Seed offers the vegetable, flower & herb seed varieties consumers expect from a quality seed company.

This merger has given both companies added strength in the market and provides us the capabilities to directly ask our breeders to add market specific varieties. We are dedicated to bringing you products that our growers and independent breeders have as their vision, not ours. NE Seed will continue to market and be the liaison between you the grower and our breeding partners. You can find DP Seeds vegetable seed varieties right in our printed catalog and on neseed.com. Commercial growers and seed distributors can find DP Seeds LLC. current and upcoming varieties on www.dpseeds.com.

Most DP Seeds varieties have No Organic Equivalent and are available as Untreated seeds for many organic programs.

In addition to the fine vegetable, herb and flower seeds available through our online catalog, NE Seed offers a full line of premium grass seed, field and forage mixtures , growing supplies and wildlife food plot mixes. For more information call: 1 (800) 783-7891

NE Seed is proud to be a NO-GMO Seed Company.

The Safe Seed Pledge

Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative,

We pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants.

The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political, and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately people and communities.