Our Story

VDF Specialty Seeds was born out of collaboration between Rutgers University and Van Drunen Farms recognizing the need to commercialize varieties with resistance to basil downy mildew.  Our aim is to make elite basil varieties available to growers beginning with those conferring true downy mildew resistance.


What We Do

VDF Specialty Seeds provides seed to produce sensational basil plants and is committed to providing the highest quality seeds to local, national, and international basil growers. VDF Specialty Seeds is a division of Van Drunen Farms, which has been in the agricultural business over 150 years and dedicated to finding agricultural and food ingredient solutions to feed the world in a sustainable, ethical and healthy way.


Where We're Located

Our operations are located in the Coachella Valley in Southern California with our headquarters in Momence, Illinois.