Category Archives: Seed Industry

California Seed Hubs Link Up

Organic Seed Alliance hosted the 3rd annual California Organic Seed Summit last month in Montara. The retreat provided an intimate and informal environment for seed producers, breeders, and seed company representatives to connect, share information, and discuss collective actions to … Continue reading

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Working Around the Calendar to Breed Organic Carrots

This past week OSA researchers, Laurie McKenzie and Micaela Colley, joined Dr. Phil Simon and his research team in El Centro, CA, (just north of the Mexico border) to select carrot roots for seed production and breeding. They selected roots … Continue reading

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Apply Today for the Seed Internship Program

Calling all organic seed producers and students! Applications are being accepted for the Seed Internship Program. The Seed Internship Program combines online and classroom learning, farm-based independent study, and real-world experience through a diverse network of family farms. Hosted by … Continue reading

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Symposium to Showcase Organic Food Projects from Seed to Plate

Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and EcoFarm will host a one-day symposium in Pacific Grove, California, on January 25, 2017. The gathering will bring together farmers, chefs, grocers, wholesalers, plant breeders, and seed growers who have partnered to create new vegetable … Continue reading

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New Report Helps Organic Farmers Extend Their Vegetable Season

Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) released a report today that details variety trial results for storage cabbages, storage onions, overwintering chicories, and overwintering purple sprouting broccoli. The trials were grown in multiple locations on the Olympic Peninsula from 2014 through 2016, … Continue reading

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