Since I’ve started including hemp seeds into my diet, I’ve sampled hemp seeds and hemp hearts from a variety of retailers. However, since it’s Ask a Question Wednesday,I thought I’d answer a question that gets asked in the comments section and on our Facebook page often enough and that is….where is the best place to buy hemp seeds?
For the most part, the seeds themselves are pretty standard across the board, however, there are differences such as:
- Organic versus Non-Organic
- Shipping times
- Shipping costs
- Whole seeds, shelled seeds or toasted seeds
- Variety of forms (seeds, oil, powder)
Buy from Local Health Stores
Buying local will let you get your product quicker and without paying shipping costs, however, the drawback is that usually the selection of products will be smaller and the cost is generally higher when you buy locally versus purchasing online. I’ve heard this isn’t always the case, but so far it has been for my local organic grocery store.
Typically you won’t find hemp seeds in general grocery stores, instead, you will need to check specialty health or organic grocery stores such as Earth Fare or Whole Foods.
Buy Direct from Retailers Online
Your next option is to buy directly from the manufacturer of the hemp seed product. There are plenty of retailers to buy directly online from including Manitoba Harvest, Nutiva
and Hippie Butter just to name a few.
The great thing about buying direct from retailers is that you have access to their entire product line and bundle deals they offer. Manitoba Harvest offers a special bundle pack with hemp seeds, hemp oil and hemp protein powder, that you can only get at the special discounted rate through them. Nutiva, is another fantastic one that has a huge catalog of products available through their website that isn’t found (or at least very easily) through the giant online retailers such as Amazon. There are some retailers like Hippie Butter, who’s products are only available through their store.
Mega Online Retailers
The mega online retailers, like Amazon are great resources for hemp seed products. They offer products from a variety of brands as well as give you tons of options in various pricing ranges. What I really like about buying my hemp seeds from Amazon is that I get free shipping as an Amazon prime member. I also get my orders in two days when I buy a prime products (and I only ever buy prime products) so there isn’t much of a wait time. I’ve also found buying from Amazon tends to lead to cheaper prices since they buy in bulk. Pair that with free shipping and we have a winner.
So there you go, my complete list of course on where to buy hemp seed from. I hope it’s helpful to you!