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About Osborne Quality Seeds

 

Osborne Quality Seeds is an independent family owned seed dealer located in the Skagit Valley of Washington State, specializing in innovative varieties and excellent customer service for over 35 years. Our selection includes vegetable, flower, herb, and cover crop seeds, including both hybrid and open-pollinated varieties, available as certified organic, untreated, treated, and pelleted. Our employees are continuously working to streamline the processes to get orders to you as fast and accurately as possible.

We supply growers of all sizes throughout the United States and Canada with high-quality seed. We offer a Spanish language catalog and Spanish speaking customer service support for our Spanish speaking customers. Choosing the best varieties for your situation is one way to set the foundation for a successful crop, and our sales and customer service staff aim to provide you with the information and products you need. We work with many seed vendors, both large and small, and trial extensively throughout North America to find the best of the new varieties alongside the tried and true to help make you, our customer, successful.

MEET OUR COMMERCIAL SALES REPRESENTATIVES

LINDA FENSERTERMAKER

Western Regional Sales Representative 

Linda has worked in the farming industry since 2014 in various capacities, from teaching at garden education non-profits, to managing small-scale farms, to running her own organic market farm named First Cut Farm. She loves connecting with commercial farmers to assist with variety selection and building relationships around seeds. She is very involved with the variety trials and marketing areas of Osborne.  

 

Radicchio, carrots, and winter squash are a few of her personal favorite crops. She has experience with farms selling through wholesale, farmers markets, restaurants, CSA and farmstands and understands the seed needs of each sales outlet. 

 

Linda is originally from the greater Seattle area and loves exploring the expanses of the Pacific Northwest. She studied film at Hampshire College and creates experimental films in her free time using 16mm film. She also helps her partner run First Cut Farm and is passionate about supporting local food and cooking with farm fresh ingredients. 

REBECCA MORSE

Midwest and Eastern Region Sales Representative 

Born and raised in and around Chicago, Rebecca left to roam the country in her 20s, unpacking her bag for a time in WA, AK, NY, TX, and VT. In 1998 she settled in Washington State, where she owned and operated her own small organic farm for 15 years. 

 

In 2010 she began her work with Osborne, first as part of the seasonal support team before transitioning off the farm to manage the field trials. Her job has evolved over the years to working directly with growers, in addition to participating in variety selection for trials and creating Osborne's catalog. She loves getting to know growers and seed producers across the country at conferences, field days, farm walks, and searching for unique new varieties.

DAVE MURRAY

Canadian Sales Representative 

Dave has been working in the vegetable seed industry for over 18 years, assisting many growers across Canada. He currently is charged with the task of managing sales, logistics, trials, and customer service across the Canadian market.

 

Dave also ran a small farm operation on his land in South Surrey, mainly servicing friends and families before moving into full-time work with Osborne. He had good success and thoroughly enjoyed growing carrots, beets, beans, lettuce, green onion, and peppers. Working with larger farms across BC, he has gained valuable experience in a number of staple crops here such as lettuce, green onions, spinach, various herbs/microgreens, and Asian vegetables.

 

During the off-season, or whenever time allows, Dave enjoys his sports—football, hockey, golf. He is an avid outdoor adventurer and can’t stay away from hiking, camping, swimming, and photography!

JOSUE ROSALES

Spanish Speaking Sales Representative 

Josue has worked for Osborne since 2005. He started in the warehouse fulfilling orders. As he learned more about the business, he moved on to receiving and shipping. As time went by, he learned all the ins and outs of the warehouse and became the warehouse manager.

 

As Josue became more involved in helping customers, he wanted to learn more about growing and variety selection, so he started going to the trials and learning about varieties. He is now our Spanish Speaking Sales Representative. 

 

During the off-season, or whenever time allows, Josue plays soccer and enjoys watching it, as well.

TIM TERPSTRA

Product Development Manager 

Tim joined Osborne in 2020 as our Variety Trials Manager. Previously, he worked and managed an organic vegetable farm for 16 years and was the general manager of a Skagit flower farm for one year. In keeping with his passion for protecting farmland and promoting local agriculture, Tim has served on the board of directors of three local ag-related nonprofits. 

 

Tim loves to travel, climb mountains, kayak, garden, read fiction, and especially to adventure with his family. 

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