Shooting Star Native Seeds, based in Spring Grove, Minnesota, was established in 1989 in response to the increasing demand for local ecotype, native prairie seed. Using the equipment, facilities, land, and expertise gained from a commercial farming background, Shooting Star quickly became a major supplier of native seed for corporate, municipal, and private landowners across the upper Midwest.Foundation seed for native production fields was originally collected within a 50-mile radius of the intersecting borders of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. As production and sales increased, additional seed sources from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, and Indiana were added. There are currently over 800 acres of native grasses, wildflowers, sedges, and rushes in production, with more being added every year.Shooting Star Native Seeds operates its own native seed conditioning plant, which is certified by both the Minnesota and Iowa Crop Improvement Agencies. The plant's state-of-the-art cleaning equipment, combined with Shooting Star's seed production program, provides our customers with high-quality seed at competitive prices.