Who We Are
We're in the "Heart of the Parkland" in north central Saskatchewan, just a few miles south of the boreal forest that runs on into the Canadian arctic. Our farm is located near Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, Canada. Our warehouse is located in Parkside, Saskatchewan.
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Jim & I started farming, by "going back to the land" in the mid 1970's. We had milk cows, chickens, pigs, sheep, honey bees, leafcutter bees, a big garden, and a small saw mill. One of the main crops we grew on our small organic farm was alfalfa seed. Over half our farm is still original forest.
Fifteen years later we had two small children, a flock of sheep (200 ewes) and a side line business selling our organic alfalfa and radish seed for sprouting. The coyotes helped us to decide to get out of sheep by killing 60 one summer, despite our best efforts.
Our sprouting seed business kept growing and growing :-) and by the mid 1990's it was more than we could handle, so we took the big step of hiring help. About 7 years ago we moved our sprouting seeds and office from the farm to an old curling rink in the nearby town of Parkside. Now it's still more work than we can handle, but we have a great crew helping us.
In 2010, our daughter Lisa returned to the family farm to help in the operation of the business.
It's been interesting getting to this point with our business. Jim has been our website guy. I've enjoyed working on package designs. It's fun going to work. Every day something interesting and unexpected happens.
Our organic certifier, OCIA International, has been a good organization to belong to. We've been lucky to have great people working for us. We have also had the good fortune of being able to source our sprouting seeds from organic farmers who tend to be open minded, innovative, and fun to know.
Owner, Mumm's Sprouting Seeds