Category Archives: Seed and Story

Colorful and Cutting Edge: New Carrot Varieties Take Root

Our research team recently joined Washington State University (WSU) researchers for a Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture (CIOA) field harvest and evaluation. CIOA is a long-term breeding project that is helping farmers and plant breeders find existing carrot varieties – and … Continue reading

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New Purple Sprouting Broccoli Variety Trial Report

Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) released a report today that details variety trial results for purple sprouting broccoli grown in Oregon and Washington. Purple sprouting broccoli is an ideal crop for winter food production in the Pacific Northwest, and is gaining … Continue reading

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Summer Newsletter: Is Purple the New Green?

It’s hard to believe that summer is upon us. As you watch the growing season unfold, do me a favor and ask yourself a question: What do I wish I knew right now about seed production, plant breeding, or the … Continue reading

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Looking Back on OSA’s Successes in 2014

I’m excited to share our annual report with you today, which includes some of our most important successes in 2014. We are making tremendous progress in building regional seed systems, monitoring the state of organic seed at a national level, … Continue reading

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You Can Support Our Seed Stewards

The local, organic food movement has done a tremendous job of making us think about the people and places producing our food. We understand that from field to plate our purchasing decisions matter, and can lead to healthier meals for our families, a healthier planet, and healthier communities. Farmers growing our food also have an … Continue reading

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