P.O. Box 39426
Lakewood, WA 98496 USA
Greetings from Washington,
GEM Cultures is entering our 33rd year in business! We are a family owned and
operated business started by our folks Betty and Gordon in 1980. We are
continuing to care for the very same cultures they cared for, so you too can
enjoy these fresh cultures and share them.
Please be aware that fresh cultures cannot be shipped in the extreme heat.
During the hot summer months, the bread leavens, the dairy cultures, Kombucha
and Seed Miso will not be shipped until cooler weather. These periods will vary
depending on where you live. To find out if we are shipping fresh cultures to
your area during the summer, you can email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org and leave us
your zip code. We will use this to check the temperatures in your area.
When we see it is reasonably cool, we will ship these cultures once again. We
continue to ship fresh cultures to parts of the cooler Northwest year round
(you can email us to check on your area).
deep freezes can also cause delays, as we pride ourselves on the "FRESH" in
fresh cultures. The dry cultures such as the Tempeh starter and
Natto, the Koji starters and Tofu coagulants, as well as the kitchen items can
be shipped all year round.
There are two ways to place an
order with us from within
1. You can send us your
order in the mail, along with a Check or Money Order to the address located
above and on our
U.S. Order Form,
which can be printed. If you are unable to print our order form,
use any piece of paper to provide all the information we ask for on our order form.
2. You can email
your order by listing the items you would like and the quantities of each.
Also, provide the shipping address, then we will send you Pay Pal
To place an order from outside the USA, see the "Orders Outside U.S."
Email your order by
listing the items you would like and the quantities of each.
Also, please provide the country you are located in so we can
calculate the postage and send you Pay Pal instructions. email@example.com
For those of you just learning about us and all those who have been long time
customers (and friends) of Betty and Gordon, we thank you and look forward to
Here's to your good health, Lisa & Russ Dunham.