Our family has been farming organically since the 1970s, and selling high quality organic sprouting seed for over 35 years. Our farm is located near Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, Canada and though our warehouse located in Parkside, Saskatchewan we can ship anywhere in Canada or the US. We also export overseas.
Mom and Dad started farming, by “going back to the land” in the mid 1970’s. They had milk cows, chickens, pigs, sheep, honey bees, leafcutter bees, a big garden, and a small saw mill. One of the main crops they grew on our small organic farm was alfalfa seed. Over half of our farm is still original forest.
Fifteen years later they had two small children (myself and my brother Alex), a flock of sheep and a side line business selling our organic alfalfa and radish seed for sprouting. The coyotes helped them to decide to get out of sheep by killing 60 one summer, despite their best efforts.
Their sprouting seed business kept growing and growing and by the mid 1990’s they took the big step of expanding their team. In 2000 they moved their sprouting seeds and office from the farm to an old curling rink in the nearby town of Parkside.
In 2009, after completing a BA in International Studies at the University of Saskatchewan, and a brief stint at McGill Law, I returned home to pursue my passions of organic agriculture and sustainable food systems. I’m actively involved in the organic movement, and serve on the board of Organic Connections and am past VP of the board of the Canada Organic Trade Association. I’m proud to be a fifth generation farmer. In 2015 my husband Paul and I welcomed the next generation to our family farm- our son Nico.
It’s been an adventure getting to the point we are now. Although our business has outgrown the capacity of our small farm, Dad and I continued to grow some speciality seed crops on our farm. We have had the good fortune of being able to source our sprouting seeds from organic farmers who are open minded, innovative, and a pleasure to know. We source most of our seed from farmers in Saskatchewan, but seed that doesn’t grow well in our climate is grown on organic farms outside the province or country.
Our family loves growing sprouts and microgreens. One of Nico’s first foods was sunflower shoots, and it’s still one of his favourites. Paul loves the brassicas, and my favourite mid-winter treats are garlic chives and dill sprouts. Mom loves Spring Salad Mix. We hope you and your family enjoy the easy, year-round nutrition of sprouts and microgreens as much as we do!