Seed Sales Growth 

Maine’s seed companies say business is booming because of the tough economy and the growing interest in locally grown food. Joann Matuzas at Johnny’s Selected Seeds store in Winslow says home garden sales are up 50 percent. Winslow Agway True Value Owner, Brent Burger is seeing similar sales which are up 38 percent compared to last year. Seed shoppers tell TV5 News that it’s about savings, quality, and the satisfaction of growing their own food. Although Spring may be right around the corner Matuza and Burger agree to not get to ahead of yourself when it comes to planting early. They recommend sticking to the cold crops which include, lettuce, onion, eggplant, and peppers until Old Man Winter leaves Maine for good.