Address: 30 West Idaho Ave., Glenns Ferry
During the winter of 2010/2011 the Gooding Garden Shoppe (the garden seed store that had provided bulk seed for much of Southern Idaho and Northern Utah) closed its doors. Since we had just discovered them as the place to buy our bulk garden seed the previous winter, we panicked, knowing that the alternative was those little packets of seeds in WalMart or the local farm supply store. It had been so nice to be able to buy as much or as little seed as we needed, and knowing that the varieties were suited for this area. We decided we couldn’t just stand by and do nothing, so we got in touch with Debbie (the owner of the Gooding Garden Shoppe) to see if she was just closing, or if someone was buying the business. She indicated that there had been some interest but that nothing had worked out. In short order we struck a deal and agreed to acquire her inventory of seeds and garden supplies.
To house the seed store, we immediately began a remodel on the old Glenns Ferry Bank building in downtown Glenns Ferry, Idaho–the original bank in Glenns Ferry, built in 1904. We temporarily opened shop next door while the remodel was going on. Seeds came to life on March 7, 2011. Glenns Ferry is located right off of Interstate 84, between Boise and Twin Falls. We are now in our remodeled building, anxious to meet your garden seeds and supplies needs.
While we would love to meet you and take care of your walk-in needs, we recognize that the cost of gasoline may make that difficult to buy seeds and supplies. We will gladly take your telephone order, and ship it to you–by the least expensive means. If you do decide to drive here, we can point you to a good place to eat and interesting things to see in the area.
Seeds is owned by David and Annette Payne. David is a retired US Air Force Special Operations navigator, and Annette is a stay-at-home mother of 8 children. As David was on the road much of the time during the summers, Annette has been the family gardener. David is now trying to catch up. Both have completed the Elmore County Master Gardener course through the University of Idaho County Extension office.