It all began on a shoestring" is the way Arthur Vesey (the founder of Veseys Seeds) described the beginning days of Veseys Seeds.
From a very young age, Mr. Vesey operated a market garden in the rural community of York, Prince Edward Island.
During his market garden years, he was keenly interested in securing and testing seeds that were suitable for the cool, short growing seasons of Atlantic Canada.Since 1939, Veseys seed has been tested and packaged on the premises in York.
Today, automated packaging has mostly replaced what had been done by hand.
However, many small and delicate flower seeds are still packaged by hand using a combination of measuring devices not unlike the original spoons and scoops of Arthur's day.