Our Seeds

Welcome to Allen, Sterling & Lothrop, Maine’s oldest seed company and home of “Sterling Quality” seeds.

 We believe that it's important to know what's in your food.  To that end, we have never knowingly sold genetically modified seeds. 

We signed the Safe Seed Pledge from the Council for Responsible Genetics:

"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, sell or trade 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 healthy people and communities."