Sand Hill Preservation Center
It is our sincere hope that each and every one of our customers takes the time to read this page. The few minutes that it takes to read this will help provide you with a better understanding of our operation and will communicate to you how we operate. We are not a large operation and all of the work is done by members of our family with occasional inputs from outside sources. The family consists of myself (Glenn) and my wife, Linda. Our two grown sons, Nick and Cory, are no longer living at home but come back occasionally to help out.
We are genetic preservationists that are in this for the genetic diversity of this planet we all call home.
We are not a wholesale seed company nor are we a large hatchery.
We produce all of our own eggs for our hatches, tend all of our own flocks, weed and care for the seed crops and produce around 90% of the seed which we sell (one of the highest percentages of any place in the country).
In addition to the seed we produce here we also work with several close friends to produce some rare and unusual items to help give you a bigger and better variety.
We purchase a few varieties of non-treated seed of common items to expand our offerings.
We use these common items in our grow-outs to run comparison tests against the heirlooms.
Our primary mission is the preservation of our genetic resources. It is so difficult to find the time and resources to do that properly that we need to set limits on what we can do and then do it right. You will notice that periodically we have to change our plans and do things a little differently. For example, this season we will again be producing all of our sweet potato plants in the field. This means a stronger healthier plant for the customer and this gives us more greenhouse space to start other things. However, this means no plants earlier than late May.