Mobile Seed Cleaning Trailer

In 2018, we bought a trailer and outfitted it with seed cleaning equipment to help farmers save and clean their seeds; readying them for sale. Since then, we have cleaned over 100,000 pounds of over 50 seed varieties as part of our mission to support BC farmers and increase the availability of provincially grown organic seed. Our Mobile Seed Cleaning Trailer has been on tour across southern portions of the province, responding to demand for on-farm seed cleaning capabilities.

Often a lack or complete absence of equipment, such as the equipment in our trailer, stops growers from pursuing certain opportunities. Seed cleaning can be tedious but our trailer increases the efficiency of this process while reducing labour costs, and improves the quality of the finished product. For example, our mobile trailer helps farmers increase the germination rate of their seed lots as compared to sorting by hand.

In addition to cleaning lots of seeds, our trailer helps farmers scale-up and incorporate seed production and cleaning as an economically viable part of their business which leads to great food system resilience for all.

Book our Mobile Seed Cleaner Request a stop at your farm during our 2021 Mobile Seed Cleaner Tour

Covid has shown us how fragile our seed supply chain is, and highlighted the importance of a resilient local seed network. All seed producers in our area have been struggling to increase our production in order to keep up with increased demand. Access to the mobile seed cleaner has made a huge difference in our ability to process seed efficiently and has increased the overall quality of the seed we sell. – Theresa Heinekey, Saanich Organics

Folks examining seed from the seed cleaning trailer

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