Jul
16

Simplifying Spinach Variety Selection

At Osborne, our priority is to find the best spinach varieties for consistent performance throughout the year. The key to success is planting the right variety for the season and choosing a...

Jul
16

Simplifying Spinach Variety Selection

At Osborne, our priority is to find the best spinach varieties for consistent performance throughout the year. The key to success is planting the right variety for the season and choosing a variety with resistance to the prevalent races of mildew on your land.

Posted 16th July 2019 by Rebecca Morse
Jun
14

Farmshare Austin - A Recent Visit By Rebecca

I recently traveled to Central Texas to visit with growers, walk some fields, and talk about the current climate for growers in the region. I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon at Farmshare...

Jun
14

Farmshare Austin - A Recent Visit By Rebecca

I recently traveled to Central Texas to visit with growers, walk some fields, and talk about the current climate for growers in the region. I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon at Farmshare Austin, a diversified 10 acre, certified organic farm about 20 minutes outside the city. Farmshare is a 501(c)3 with a mission of “growing a healthy local food community by increasing food access, teaching new farmers, and preserving farmland”. 

Posted 14th June 2019 by Rebecca Morse
May
29

National Organic Standards Board Meeting

 

May
29

National Organic Standards Board Meeting

 

Posted 29th May 2019 by Linda Fenstermaker
May
29

Selecting Your Seed

 

KNOW YOUR SEED

Seeds such as lettuce can be pelleted with a clay outer coating that makes it easier to see/handle and are all uniform in size/shape and are available organic and conventional.

May
29

Selecting Your Seed

 

KNOW YOUR SEED

Seeds such as lettuce can be pelleted with a clay outer coating that makes it easier to see/handle and are all uniform in size/shape and are available organic and conventional.

Posted 29th May 2019 by Linda Fenstermaker
May
8

Boots on the Ground; Tradeshows and Conferences

OUR FOOTPRINT

Our boots have been on the ground many times this year venturing across the United States and Canada. We’ve visited more states and provinces than ever before in the 37 years that ...

May
8

Boots on the Ground; Tradeshows and Conferences

OUR FOOTPRINT

Our boots have been on the ground many times this year venturing across the United States and Canada. We’ve visited more states and provinces than ever before in the 37 years that Osborne Quality Seeds has been a company. 

Posted 8th May 2019 by Rebecca Morse
Jan
10

Ask A Farmer: Hello, Henry!

We asked some farmers what their favorite & least favorite parts about growing were. To our surprise, the answers varied and we were quite interested in the diversity of the answers. Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we report their answers to you, and keep in mind that we want your input too! See more details at the bottom of this blog post for how to send us your story. 

Jan
10

Ask A Farmer: Hello, Henry!

We asked some farmers what their favorite & least favorite parts about growing were. To our surprise, the answers varied and we were quite interested in the diversity of the answers. Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we report their answers to you, and keep in mind that we want your input too! See more details at the bottom of this blog post for how to send us your story. 

Posted 10th January 2019 by Muriah Carlson
Dec
12

Focus On Farming, 2018

Osborne Quality Seed attended Snohomish County’s 15th annual Focus on Farming trade show event on Thursday November 8th, 2018 where this year’s theme was “Connect, Innovate, and Grow.” Linda Neunzig, the Agricultural Coordinator for the event, stated that this trade-show was originally created as a space for farmers and grower to discuss opportunities, obstacles, experiences, and information.

Focus on Farming has grown in the last 15 years...

Dec
12

Focus On Farming, 2018

Osborne Quality Seed attended Snohomish County’s 15th annual Focus on Farming trade show event on Thursday November 8th, 2018 where this year’s theme was “Connect, Innovate, and Grow.” Linda Neunzig, the Agricultural Coordinator for the event, stated that this trade-show was originally created as a space for farmers and grower to discuss opportunities, obstacles, experiences, and information.

Focus on Farming has grown in the last 15 years...

Posted 12th December 2018 by Muriah Carlson
Aug
31

VARIETY TRIALING AT OSBORNE SEED

What is variety trialing and why is it important?

Variety trialing is the process of growing and evaluating several different varieties to compare the distinct characteristics of each variety.  

Seed companies breed for new attributes, and it’s our job to test and evaluate those attributes for our growers. It’s their needs as well as the changing marketplace that define our selection. That’s why we grow new varieties and compare them to...

Aug
31

VARIETY TRIALING AT OSBORNE SEED

What is variety trialing and why is it important?

Variety trialing is the process of growing and evaluating several different varieties to compare the distinct characteristics of each variety.  

Seed companies breed for new attributes, and it’s our job to test and evaluate those attributes for our growers. It’s their needs as well as the changing marketplace that define our selection. That’s why we grow new varieties and compare them to...

Posted 31st August 2018 by Muriah Carlson