We specialize in growing & supplying Seed Potatoes for your Home or Market Garden
Located in Central Alberta near the small town of Bowden, the Mills Family has been growing seed potatoes for over 30 years. Although Eagle Creek Seed Potatoes is one of Canada’s smallest seed potato farms, here you can find Canada’s largest selection of seed potatoes for home gardeners & market gardeners from coast to coast.
The smallest bag contains only 4 potatoes. Going up from there spuds are bagged in 1kg, 5kg 14kg & 900kg bags.
We are in the process of obtaining organic certification for our farm. 2015 was the first year we grew our seed potato crop without the use of any synthetic fertilizers or chemicals. To create a healthy 8 year rotation for our potato crop we are transitioning a total of 400 acres into organic production which will be a mix of potatoes, hay, grain & vegetables.
We have no minimum order size, so if your having a tough time sourcing small volumes of 4 or 5 specialty varieties, ask us for our 14kg bag discounted pricing. Or if you need more than 500kg of one variety we can help with that too! Need more than 2 tonnes of one variety? Well that is getting out of our scope, but may be able to connect you with someone who can.
You won’t find smaller packages than ours. For your convenience our packages start at 4 potatoes, all one variety or a mix of 4 different varieties if you prefer. Which is great for testing out one of our unique varieties or for those who garden in pots on a balcony. (Learn more about growing potatoes in containers)
Seed Potato Season
Each year we will take orders from January – April. Due to Canada’s Climate we are not able to ship to most of Canada until April at the earliest. Western British Columbia is the one exception with an early shipment option March 15th. Most orders are shipped via Canada Post. Orders over 100kg will be shipped via courier. Our shipping season is generally complete mid May at which time what hasn’t been sold is re-planted in our fields.
We do not ship to customers outside of Canada
A Seed Potato is a potato which has been grown & inspected by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Although it is possible for gardeners to save seed for planting the following year, only farms certified and inspected can sell potatoes for seed. Unlike many vegetables, potatoes are not grown from seed, but instead from a tuber (the potato). This is done because a potato grown from the seed produced on a potato plant do not necessarily produce tubers identical to the mother plant. Only by planting a potato can we ensure that the potatoes harvested are the same as the potato planted.
This is more like a bulk buying and unlike it’s name is not restricted only to Garden Clubs, but anyone who wants to get together with friends to order. Not only will we offer a discount if you can order with at least 5 people, by combining multiple shipments to one address we can also drastically reduce shipping cost.
Looking for a unique product to sell as a fundraiser for your group? Take a look a our new fundraiser program.
There is not much to see on the farm during the winter or spring, unless you would like to avoid shipping charges and pick your potatoes up personally. However in the summer you are welcome to visit our farm to see how we farm. We have upick gardens showcasing many of our potato varieties along with a collection of Corn, Sunflower & Tree Mazes.
We are now finished taking orders for spring 2017 seed potatoes. Please think of us again next season.