31+ Free Catalogs to Request Via Mail for Gardening, Homesteading, Beekeeping & More


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Free homestead catalogs help me make it through the winter. If you’re looking for seed and homestead supply catalogs, here’s a list of free catalogs that will help you garden, keep backyard bees and chickens, homestead and farm!

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Are you ready to turn your gardening and homesteading dreams into reality without even stepping foot in a store? Imagine having a wealth of inspiration and resources delivered right to your mailbox, all for free!

Today’s we’re sharing a treasure trove of catalogs that you can request by mail to fuel your green-thumb ambitions and homesteading aspirations. Get ready to dig into a world of possibilities as we explore these fantastic free resources that will have you tending to your garden and homestead like a pro.

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just getting started, these catalogs are your ticket to a bountiful harvest and a more sustainable lifestyle. Let’s dive in! 🌱🏡

31+ Free Catalogs to Request Via Mail for Gardening, Homesteading, Beekeeping & More

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Free Seed / Garden Catalogs to Receive by Mail

Requesting free seed catalogs offers practical benefits to gardeners. They can informative references, essential details on various plants, including their growth requirements and care instructions, help with garden planning.

Free seed catalogs also introduce gardeners to unique and heirloom plant varieties that can be hard to find locally. Garden diversity is good for both your garden’s appeal and seed security.

Finally, free catalogs can be particularly helpful for beginners, offering valuable guidance on suitable plants and gardening techniques. Here are a few free seed catalogs you might want to request this year!

  • Seed Savers: Seed Savers’ free seed catalog showcases a remarkable collection of heirloom and open-pollinated seeds, preserving biodiversity and offering unique plant varieties.
  • Baker Creek / Rare Seeds: The Baker Creek catalog is a visual delight, featuring an extensive range of heirloom seeds, including rare and exotic plants from around the world.
  • Johnny’s Seeds: Johnny’s Seeds provides a comprehensive catalog with a focus on high-quality vegetable, herb, and flower seeds, coupled with valuable growing information.
  • Annie’s Heirloom Seeds: Annie’s Heirloom Seeds offers a catalog brimming with heirloom and organic seeds, emphasizing traditional gardening practices and preserving heritage varieties.
  • High Mowing Organic Seeds: High Mowing’s catalog features a wide range of certified organic seeds and promotes organic gardening practices for environmentally conscious gardeners.
  • Pinetree Garden Seeds & Accessories: Pinetree’s catalog is a compact but diverse resource, offering a variety of seeds and gardening accessories for gardeners with limited space.
  • Territorial Seed Catalog: Territorial Seed Catalog provides a selection of high-quality seeds, especially adapted for various regions and climates across the United States.
  • Burpee’s: Burpee’s catalog offers a wide array of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds, along with gardening supplies, catering to gardeners of all experience levels.
  • Burgess: Find diverse selection of seeds, plants, and gardening supplies for both beginners and seasoned gardeners.
  • Gurney’s Seed & Nursery Co: Gurney’s catalog specializes in fruit trees, berries, and gardening supplies, making it an excellent resource for orchard enthusiasts and gardeners alike.
  • Fedco Seeds: Fedco Seeds’ catalog focuses on cold-hardy varieties suitable for northern gardeners, with an emphasis on sustainability and cooperative ownership.
  • DripWorks: DripWorks’ catalog is a go-to resource for garden irrigation solutions, offering a variety of products to help gardeners conserve water and efficiently water their plants.
  • Hudson Valley Seed Co.: Hudson Valley Seed doesn’t have a catalog, but you can sign up for their infomative email newsletter!
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Free Flower Catalogs to Request by Mail

If you’re looking for hard-to-find, exclusive, or rare flower varieties, make sure to request a few of these free flower catalogs to go with the seed catalogs above. Like the free seed catalogs, free flower catalogs are also full of useful information to help you grow the best possible flowers!

  • Breck’s Bulbs: Breck’s offers a wide selection of flower bulbs, including tulips, daffodils, and more.
  • White Flower Farm: Known for their high-quality flowers and plants, White Flower Farm’s catalog is a visual delight!
  • Swan Island Dahlias: If you love dahlias, you’ll want to grab a copy of Swan Island Dahlias catalog!
  • Jackson & Perkins: This catalog specializes in roses, along with a variety of other flowers and gardening supplies
  • Harris Seeds: Harris Seeds offers a range of flower seeds for both gardeners and professional growers. Their catalog has moved to digital only.
  • Wayside Gardens: Wayside Gardens offers a catalog showcasing a variety of flowers, including perennials and roses

Free Fruit Tree & Berry Bush Catalogs to Order by Mail

Do you want to get better at orchard management or fruit production on your homestead? Here are free catalogs you can request to help you produce better fruit! Note, in 2023, a lot of these companies are not longer offereing paper catalogs. You can download a digital version in many cases, though.

  • Indiana Berry & Plant Co.: Indiana Berry & Plant Co. provides a catalog featuring various berry plants, including strawberries, raspberries, and more.
  • Stark Bro’s Nurseries & Orchards Co.: Stark Bro’s quit offering their print a catalog, but you can sign up for their e-newsletter which is full of growing tips and tricks.
  • One Green World: One Green World provides a digital catalog for download that includes a diverse selection of fruit trees, including rare and exotic varieties.
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Free Catalogs for Backyard Chickens and other Feathered Friends

Poultry catalogs often contain a wealth of information about various poultry breeds, including their characteristics, behavior, egg production, and suitability for different climates. This information can help you make informed decisions when choosing the right birds for your flock. Here are a few poultry catalogs you can request by mail.

  • Hoover’s Hatchery: Hoover’s Hatchery offers a catalog with poultry breeds and supplies for backyard poultry keepers.
  • Murray McMurray Hatchery: This catalog offers a wide selection of chicken breeds and other poultry, along with helpful information on raising them
  • Stromberg’s Chicks and Game Birds: Stromberg’s catalog offers a range of poultry breeds, including chickens, ducks, geese, and game birds, along with poultry equipment.
  • Cackle Hatchery: Cackle Hatchery’s catalog provides an assortment of poultry breeds, including chickens, ducks, and more, along with poultry supplies.
  • Metzer Farms: Metzer Farms offers a catalog focusing on ducks and waterfowl, with a wide selection of duck breeds and waterfowl supplies.
  • Welp Hatchery: Welp Hatchery’s online catalog includes a selection of poultry breeds, hatchery equipment, and helpful poultry care information.

Free Catalogs on Backyard Beekeeping & Beekeeping Supplies

If you’re a backyard beekeeper or want to add bees to your homestead, you might want to check out these free beekeeping catalogs! You can also check out my post on Beginning Beekeeper Supplies you’ll need.

  • Mann Lake Ltd.: Mann Lake offers a comprehensive catalog of beekeeping supplies, including beekeeping equipment, protective gear, hive components, and more. You can request their catalog for free on their website.
  • Dadant & Sons: Dadant & Sons, a long-standing beekeeping supplier, provides a catalog with a wide range of beekeeping equipment, books, and educational materials. Check out their digital catalog or request one via mail.
  • Betterbee: Betterbee offers a catalog featuring beekeeping supplies, hive components, and various bee-related products.

Free Catalogs with Homesteading / Farm Supplies & More

  • Gardens Alive: Focuses on environmentally responsible products that work.
  • Agri Supply: Agri Supply offers a catalog with a wide range of farming and agricultural supplies, including tractor parts, fencing, and outdoor equipment.
  • Lehman’s – this one acutally costs $6, but I’ve heard it’s worth it!
  • FarmTek: FarmTek specializes in agricultural and farming supplies, including greenhouse equipment, livestock housing, and farming tools. Their catalog is now virtual.

These are the catalogs I’ve requested! What did I miss? What catalogs do you recommend? 

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About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.

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  1. Thanks Michelle. I’m moving on from gardening to chickens so the catalogs on those will serve me well. Thanks again.

  2. I Michelle,
    I can over to find the link to the Bear Creek catalog you suggested on Instagram and saw that you linked to my list of catalogs. Thank you! Now I’m going to have to break my goal of keeping my catalogs to only 4 per year- but it looks like it will be worth it. I’m going to link to your post as well. Have a happy day!

    1. I try to keep catalogs out of the house too, except gardening catalogs! I still have seed catalogs from a couple years ago. LOVE them!

  3. Someday I’d really like to have my own garden. They just seem so peaceful and relaxing. I can only imagine the tranquility and refreshing feeling it can bring. Someday…

  4. I so want to get out in the garden and start working but it’s just been way to wet here. I think I request a few catalogs to keep me busy. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this list.

    1. We’re frozen solid after last week’s -50 temps!! It will be a while before I can get out there, but I want to be prepared!! 🙂

  5. I wish I knew how to garden, I seriously kill everything! Thanks for linking up this week to our Follow our Thrift linky!

  6. I’ve always wanted to start an organic garden but I don’t know much about it. I started my first garden ever about 3 years ago and it did pretty well. I guess the magazines would probably be a good place as any to start! Thanks for sharing.

  7. I always get my chicks from Murray McMurray! They arrive happy, peeping and healthy! In all these years I have never lost a chick in shipping:)

  8. Love to garden, I grew only tomatoes this summer and my yellow pear tomatoes have gone wild well over 8 feet tall and growing like a vine and producing still tons of tomatoes. My husband says I just love them in excess. Because he has had to use shepherds plants rods to stake them up ….. That is true too!!!

  9. I recommend Cackle Hatchery for mail order chickens. I’ve literally only lost 1 out of 45 in transit. I also recommend their Buff Orphingtons or Easter Eggers. Both are calm & friendly breeds and highly productive. Cackle is spot on for their sexing.

  10. I am a new to home steady but I am working on getting some pigs and goats I looking for catalog