Have you thought about selling seed to seed companies?

 

Seed companies very rarely grow all the seed they sell. And they are always looking for reliable seed growers to supply them with good seed.

That could be you!!!

A couple seed crops grown on contract for a seed company can be an interesting way to diversify your crop production and revenue.

 

 

If you’re curious to hear more, then, come on out to …

How To Sell Seeds To Seed Companies

 

 

photo: Sharif Mirshak

 

 

What you'll learn in this workshop

  • What kind of seed companies will buy your seed
  • 5 types of seed that seed companies are looking for
  • Is seed saving profitable? (there will be a spreadsheet for this)
  • Seed contract details
  • A year in the life of a contract seed grower

Meet Your Workshop Guide

Hey there, I’m Dan Brisebois

 

Farmer by day, spreadsheet maniac by early morning. (Asleep by night)

 

On a continual quest to keep farm systems simple and give farmers the tools to be able to keep farming.

 

I want to see soil and seed stewards across the landscape. I think it’s the best way that we can keep communities rooted in the land.

 

Every month I’m here with another online workshop to bring you systems and spreadsheets to better manage your farm so that you can keep farming!

 

 

Here’s are some facts about  where I farm

 

Tourne-Sol co-operative farm is in Les Cèdres,Québec (that’s in Canada)

Tourne-Sol is a play on the French tournesol which means sunflower. The play on words is that it also means turn the soil.

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 The farm runs as a workers coop (I’m one of the founding members)

In 2005 we were 5 coop members. Now we have 7 coop members + 12 non coop members

Non coop members can become members over time

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We grow

  • 7 acres of organic vegetables
  • 1 acre of organic seeds
  • 4+ acres in full year cover crops in our rotation cycle
  • There are also a lot of flowers in our fields

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In 2005, we had 110 CSA members and 2 farmers markets. Now, we’ve phased out markets and have 500 weekly CSA baskets

In 2005, seed sales were $700. These days we sell more seeds than vegetables - we have an online seed store and seed racks in 150+ stores

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This is what the farm looks like now, it is ever changing