ALBANY, N.Y. – Several people across New York, and all of the United States, have reported receiving mysterious seed deliveries -- unsolicited and with discreet packaging.
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has received multiple complaints, and advises people to mail the sealed package of seeds directly to the department at:
Office of the State Plant Health Director of New York
C/O Christopher Zaloga,
United States Department of Agriculture
500 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205
The original packaging, the residents’ contact information and any additional relevant details should also be included.
People are reminded not to call 911 to report receipt of a package of seeds.
The USDA continues to investigate the origin of these packages, and whether or not they pose a threat to the public.
Anyone looking to buy seeds online are advised to buy from a reputable location.