San Diego Seed Company News


The Organic Seed Alliance Welcomes Brijette Peña

Brijette Peña is the owner and founder of the San Diego Seed Company. Her experience in the seed industry and her connection to the farming and gardening community in Southern California brings a tremendous asset to our Board of Directors and the organization as a whole...

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Local company produces homegrown seeds

Tucked away in a hillside community — an extension of City Heights perched over the 94 freeway — is one of San Diego’s more unusual businesses: a seed company. On a sprawling acre, replete with a couple of large metal storage sheds, a garage filled with seed processing machinery and...

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A passion for seeds and growing food

Brijette Peña was taking a class on seeds at San Diego City College a few years ago when she got the idea to start her San Diego Seed Company, which produces seeds adapted for local and regional Southern California climates. She saw a need to serve urban farmers and small-scale growers, and each...

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Brijette Peña: The Seed Starter

San Diego Seed Company sustainably produces local heirloom seeds (non-hybrid and non-GMO) based on what she grows and what her contract growers produce. The seeds--vegetable, herb, and companion flowers--can be purchased online or at nurseries including...

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The Story of Seeds: From Breeding to Eating

Back home, we stop in at seed saver Brijette Romstedt’s urban farm. Brijette owns San Diego Seed Company and grows vegetables on an acre near San Diego’s City Heights. She grows, harvests and processes seeds, then sells them across San Diego County. You might think of Brijette as...

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