A showcase farm that has grown trial seed crops for global export is up for sale and I’m daydreaming about the possibilities. The property would be an amazing base for the LovePlantLife Seed Empire to flourish. Interested backers please apply.
Osterley Farm near the Canterbury township of Springston is a 26.243 hectare property which has supplying seed to international agri’ merchants AB Annand & Co since 1998.
AB Annand & Co Ltd was founded in New Zealand some 95 years ago – with the firm’s seed production growing a number of varieties and hybrids in Canterbury’s temperate climate. Osterley Farm operates in conjunction with Annand’s sister farm in Oregon, USA, allowing for seeds to be grown for supply all-year-round. The Springston location has made use of the world-class research facilities and laboratories at nearby Lincoln.
Among the seed crops which have been grown at Osterley are broccoli, cabbage, coriander, kale, mustard, peas, radishes, spinach, beet, carrot, cauliflower, and turnip.
However, after some 14-years of running the intensive cropping operation, Annand & Co no longer requires the trial farm. The property is being now marketed for sale by Bayleys Canterbury – with offers being accepted until August 2.
The property is immaculately presented with a 257m2 villa, 56m2 2-bedroom guest cottage, laboratory shed, 4-bay vehicle store, 2 hay sheds, 3 grain silos, pump house and several other sizable sheds.