A Discussion about Blue Bird Poppy Seeds

blue bird poppy seed discussion

By Lone Goose Bakery | May 16, 2019

I’ve decided to write a brief post describing some basics about one of our most popular products, our Blue Bird Poppy Seeds™. Many of you, our dedicated customers, will wonder why I am writing this post. This is a response to frequently asked email questions and misinformation being spread by others online. I have been shocked by the sheer volume of misleading info, whether motivated by ignorance or malice, so I’ve decided to combat it. Unfortunately, a significant portion of the inaccurate info was purposefully spread, and we even discovered other seed companies (competitors) among the sources. We want to clear up inaccurate info to ensure all of our customers, including new and potential shoppers, are armed with the correct details.

Learn about the skill of Baking with Poppy Seeds on our related post.

Country of Origin | England

English poppy seeds lone goose

Our poppy seeds are harvested from farms located in England. We have chosen seeds from England because the quality and taste are excellent. The unique flavor profile and aroma have propelled England to the top spot for quality seeds. We have also found that English seeds are more consistent than in other countries. All crops and natural products have slight variations in taste, appearance, etc. because they are impacted by Mother Nature. We do our best to minimize these variations and supply the best possible seeds.

Identifying the Best Poppy Seeds

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Large Poppy Seed Tote Arriving at Lone Goose Bakery

We are constantly monitoring and studying different seed & nut sources to identify the best products on the market. The poppy seed market is unique, and it takes a considerable amount of time and effort to stay current. This hard work pays off and helps us discover excellent sources. As stated above, our poppy seeds are harvested in England and shipped to the United States. The seeds arrive at our warehouse in a similar manner to many of our other products. The large seed bags weigh over 1,000 lbs and are transported on pallets. We have included some pictures of these large containers at our warehouse above & below.

blue bird poppy seeds tote

Quality Control

Once the poppy seeds arrive at our warehouse, they still must earn the Blue Bird name. Multiple team members check each batch to make sure that the quality, appearance, and flavor of the seeds make them worthy to be sold on our site. Seeds that do not meet our specifications are disposed of appropriately. This rigorous process helps ensure that Blue Bird Poppy Seeds™ maintain their position at the top. We’ve also mastered the art of properly storing poppy seeds to ensure their flavor remains delicious and nutty!

The Price of Blue Bird Seeds

We are aware that Blue Bird Poppy Seeds™ are not the cheapest brand available. Our focus is not on providing the cheapest seeds like a majority of other brands. We DO focus on providing the highest quality product at a reasonable price. The quality of our Blue Bird Poppy Seeds™ is worth the price point, and we consistently receive positive feedback stating they are a great value. As a result, the price of our seeds is reasonable considering the quality. We are fortunate that our Lone Goose Bakery community tends to appreciate quality.

We Appreciate YOU

We appreciate the time and effort that you have dedicated to informing yourself. All of you have helped support our growth, and your passion is contagious and keeps us motivated. I hope that you understand more about our seeds after reading this. If you have any other questions that weren’t addressed in this post, please leave a comment below, and everyone will see my response. For more private inquiries, feel free to reach out to our support team via email or our Contact Us page.


  1. swiftysafari on November 27, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    My wife and I have recently opened our own bakery, and although the business can be challenging, we are rewarded with customer loyalty and marvelous comments regarding our baked goods with poppy seed ingredients. Your Poppy Seeds are superb in quality, the best by far, and we feel blessed to have such quality with our clientele, who are loyal to us, because your product is superb. Thank you Lone Goose Bakery, for giving our business an edge over the competitors.!

  2. clvan on October 8, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    Follow up to my latest order. I am happy to report that these poppy seeds do indeed have that fresh nutty taste that I’ve always known them to be. It goes to show that sometimes there is a glitch in even the seemingly perfect quality measures that are in place. This is some of the best Kolache my cousins and I have ever baked. Thank you Lone Goose Bakery!

  3. thomasmshields on August 30, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    I have been a customer of Blue Bird for more than 2 years and you have NEVER let ne down. Not in quality of product or not of shipping and delivery. Not many companies can make claims like that. If there is a special discount or a change in availability you are right there to let us know. Thank you Blue Bird from the bottom of my

    • thomasmshields on September 1, 2020 at 10:51 pm

      heart !!

  4. Patricia Ballard on August 18, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Very good seeds I just put another order in! Made the best lemon poppy seed muffins with your recipe! A little goes a long way! Thank you guys for the good work and high quality!!!

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