The coronavirus pandemic upended business as usual for our seed company friends. Due to wildly increased demand, many were forced to temporarily shut down website orders and stop answering phone calls and emails. Four companies answered our questions about the dramatic changes that have affected their businesses this year.

When did you realize something was up?

When the national emergency was declared on March 13, we experienced a 250-percent surge in visitors to our website, our phones were ringing, and orders came flooding in.

— Johnny’s

Around St. Patrick’s Day, we noticed a

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