It's a simple concept: The best seed comes direct from the farmer to you. From our farm to yours.
– CHRIS HANCOCK
3 Reasons to Choose Farmer Direct Seed
Hancock Seed Company believes in Farmer Direct; selling only seed that lives up to our high standards. We grow our own seed, and what we can’t grow, we buy from family farmers and other quality seed suppliers. If you order seed from Hancock Seed, you can be assured that it has been inspected, packaged, and shipped directly from the Hancock Family Farm. This system offers the best possible results for both those buying the seed, and the farmers who grow it. There are three primary reasons why Farmer Direct is the best practice:
Hancock Seed both grows and works with family farmers across the United States, without the need for seed brokers. We process, package, and ship all of our seed products from the Hancock Family Farm. Cutting out brokers and no middlemen before they reach your door means we can offer the lowest-possible prices.
Our family’s name is on every order we fill, and we take that seriously. All Hancock Signature Seed is tested at least twice annually, to ensure that that it carries the full germination potential that we guarantee. If we get the seed from other family farmers, we inspect it on-site. We refuse to sell seed that was gathered prior to the most recent harvest. We might not be able to mass produce seed, but we can guarantee our quality like no one else.
Farmer Direct might give you the best possible price, but that’s not because family farmers are getting a raw deal. Suppliers to “Big Bag” seed retailers must sell their products at a discounted rate so that the big companies can generate a profit. We offer the lowest prices, and you can rest assured that you’re supporting American family farmers.
Around the Farm
Hancock Seed finds it easy to sympathize with family farms because we are, at the our foundation, a family farm. We have grown mightily since our founding in 1978, but the Hancock Farm goes back several generations, on land Francine Hancock inherited from her father, and she and her husband Richard have in turn passed it along to their son, Chris Hancock—our current chief. Our farm and ambitions have grown as Hancock Seed has had success, but we’ve never forgotten our roots.
Chris Hancock describes it as “a seedsman’s life.” Getting up early, tending the land, planting, harvesting, and all the work that comes with the goal of delivering Americans the highest quality seed. This lifestyle describes thousands of American farmers, all across the country. They grow different products, but they share a common goal.
That’s why we’re happy to work directly with family farmers. They’re more than collaborators; they’re kin.
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Hancock Seed is dedicated to helping you find the best seed for your project. If you have any questions, fill out the form below, and one of our qualified experts will be in touch as soon as possible! You can also give us a call at (800) 552-1027. If you’re in the neighborhood, swing by the Hancock Farm in Dade City, FL!