Pinetree Seeds started in 1979.
Deb dropped the first seed catalog on my desk when she returned from the Post Office yesterday. Pinetree Seeds https://www.superseeds.com/ (not an affiliate link)
The Pinetree catalog used to be a half-size, plain paper, black & white list of small seed packets, since the home gardener usually does not use all that they get. Now it is a larger format, still newsprint type paper, but has color pictures and they have MUCH more than when they started.
The seed packs don't seem quite as small but ranging from $1.00 to $2.00 per pack, they seem perfect for the home gardener to try a wider variety of plants. Want to experiment with Jicama, Celeriac, native tobacco, micro green mixes, or parsley root? You can play a little and not have to take out a loan.
They have taken the "Safe Seed Pledge" to "not knowingly buy, sell or trade in genetically modified (GMO) seeds or plants." It is regrettable that they have to hedge their statement by saying not knowingly" but the modified genes can reach much farther than projected.
They prefer organic seeds but don't assume that they all are. Organic seeds are not always available and they want to offer a good variety.
Their selection is a mix of heirloom and hybrid. Hybrids are the result of plant breeding (not necessarily GMO) but your saved seeds will not be the same as what you got the first time.
Maybe you wondered why the tomatoes that sprouted as unexpected gifts in your garden were not as pretty, or big as the previous year? The parent plant was probably a hybrid
What was your first seed or plant catalog of the new season?