I am looking for a source of Meadowfoam Seeds (Limnanthes alba). I have a few beehives and want to plant a small patch for them to pollinate and gather nectar. I searched OSU site and found a good publication but don't know where to ask about seeds. I live a few miles southeast of Eugene, OR. thanks, Ginny McVickar
After calling local garden stores, and internet searching - i found no meadowfoam seed; I have a partial answer.
Currently meadowfoam is only sold to farms. Maybe request that Territorial Seed carry the seed.
Charles Ortiz at 503-559-2471 is the area sales person for meadowfoam. Try him but they may only sell in large amounts.
More information on meadowfoam for Melissa Fery, Small Farms Extension agent:
Thanks both to Jennifer and Melissa. It was worth the effort. Maybe in 4 years Jennifer! Ginny McVickar
More local info on meadowfoam;
Sorry for the delayed response here! I am doubtful anyone locally has it in stock, although one never knows where something like this may turn up. For small quantities, here are a couple of resources…
Not sure if this one supplies the seed, but if not they may be able to suggest sources…
I assume since you checked Territorial that you’re not necessarily looking for large quantities, but if you are, please let me know, as I can check with a couple of specialty seed crop folks in the northern part of the valley.
Jeff Choate, OSU Extension, Lane County