The organization also purchases conventional crops
Organic producers looking to sell their crops to an organization with worldwide appeal can consider Field Farms Marketing (FFM).
The company’s headquarters is in Petrolia, Ont. but it has locations throughout Canada, Ukraine, Switzerland, India and the Netherlands. So, there’s no shortage of opportunities for growers to sell their corn, soybean wheat or other crop.
Canadian facilities associated with FFM handle milling, flaking, crushing, refining, co- packing and storing. International facilities also handle crushing, refining and storing.
“The integrity of organic status is a priority for us and that’s achieved by having a paper trail for every movement,” Rita Felder, CEO of FFM, told Farms.com. “We’re a proudly Canadian workforce, yet culturally diverse with the ability to conduct business in twelve languages. We embrace the diversity of our workforce, which permits us to comfortably conduct our global trading activities.”
The success of the organic industry has also afforded FFM the opportunity to expand. FFM recently opened an office in Toronto’s commercial district.
Having an office in Canada’s business capital allows FFM to properly assist and represent growers.
“It makes sense for a Canadian-based company which is doing business on a global basis to have a presence in Toronto,” Felder said. “We bring a premium to the farm gate, which contributes to the development of better agricultural practices through produce and process development, and organizational stability encouraged by helping families continue to farm.”
Representatives from FFM will be at the Guelph Organic Conference to discuss marketing options with producers and to answer other questions.