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Mission Statement

Prairie Heritage Seeds Organics is committed to providing the customer a healthier food alternative through sustainable agriculture, at the same time, offering a reputable place to do business.


Our History

Alfred Galarneau took over the family farm at the age of 19, after the sudden death of his father in 1953. As a young farmer, Alfred understood the importance of sustainable agriculture. Alfred & his wife realized the benefits of farming "chemical free". In the early 80's the couple learned of the growing interest in organic production and that consumers were willing to pay a premium for healthier food. The couple were already farming "chemical free" and they soon took hold of opportunities in a flourishing industry. Alfred marketed his first load of chemical free grain in 1982.

With a growing market and the need to secure consumer confidence, Alfred began to seek an independent third-party certification system. This led him to Lenexville, Quebec where he met with several processors to discuss a system to assure grains were produced free of chemicals. Later, it would be said this was the first Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA) meeting in Canada. With a group of four other organic farmers, Alfred travelled to Portland, Oregon and applied for the first OCIA chapter in Western Canada: OCIA SASK Chapter #1.

Alfred & Reine and their two sons built their first grain cleaning plant in 1987, under the name Galarneau Farms and started to work with other farmers to fill the ever-growing market. Eventually, Alfred & Reine retired from the business and their sons took over. The two brothers built up the business into a successful company, forming Prairie Heritage Seeds Organics Inc. In 2019, there was a reorganization, Alex and Janet Galarneau now own and operate PHS Organics. Alfred and Reine still remain an integral part of the legacy and philosophy of the company.

The journey continues as the organization continually strives to increase their knowledge about emerging farming practices, organic and non-organic products, logistics and quality assurance. PHS understands that the most important assets of its business are the people it works with. The company's success hinges on the relationships it forms with its growers, customers and staff.


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