Farmer Seed Company - Faribault, MN
“Farmer's Seed Company was founded in Chicago, by William F. Kueker and his brother-in-law, Otto Kozlowski in 1888. They were associate editors of a monthly farm publication and … noting that a large portion of the sales were to farmers in southern Minnesota and Wisconsin, they moved their firm to Faribault in 1893.
“The company is Minnesota's largest horticultural mail order firm, distributing about one million catalogs throughout the country. … Owners of Farmer's Seed have been a reliable retail outlet for all of the University's horticultural introductions, including fruits, vegetables, flowers and woody ornamentals.” --from A History of Minnesota Floriculture, by Richard Widmer, 1997.
Fun Fact: The 1900 catalog says, “We can say this much about ourselves, that we are as familiar with the plow as with the office work connected with our business, and prefer the work on the farm.