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Hybridization is a technique that has been used purposefully and accidentally for thousands of years to achieve a diversity of characteristics including unique colors and shapes, high yields and disease resistance. Many growers rely on the benefits that hybrids offer, … Continue reading
Our customers are awesome! Your decision to buy organic seeds directly results in healthier air, water & communities, encourages further investment in organic research, and supports the many family farms (including ours!) that grow the seeds that end up in our … Continue reading
The Culinary Breeding Network (CBN) is a group of plant breeders, chefs, seed growers, farmers and produce buyers dedicated to discovering and developing vegetable varieties with superior culinary qualities that thrive in the unique climate of the Pacific Northwest. In … Continue reading
Each year High Mowing donates thousands of seed packets to schools, non-profits and community groups across the country–and this year was no exception, with a whopping 143,657 packets donated to over 600 different recipients! But where did they all go? … Continue reading
‘Tis the season—to turn your homegrown produce into sumptuous holiday meals! What will you make this year? Our goal is to delight and inspire your holiday cookery with a Local Feast giveaway including: a beautiful covered casserole dish, for baking … Continue reading
“If you want to be happy for a lifetime, plant a garden.” ~ Chinese proverb Inspire a loved one to plant their first seeds, support a gardening addiction or deck out the green thumbs in your life with organic goodies. … Continue reading
Much the way innovations in horse-drawn technology ended with the invention of the tractor, innovations in open-pollinated (OP) breeding nearly ceased with the arrival of hybrids. Finally, however, the trend is starting to wane, and a select group of independent … Continue reading
Spoiler alert! Our 2016 catalog will be arriving in mailboxes soon, but we just couldn’t wait to share some of the great new features for this year. Read on if you’d like a sneak peek of what’s inside… The Paper … Continue reading