Canadian Exotic Grains Ltd. is a member of the Canadian Special Crops Association, Canadian Seed Growers Association, Saskatchewan Mustard Growers Association, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Association and The Alberta Pulse Growers Association.

ABOUT CANADIAN EXOTIC GRAINS

WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

Welcome to Canadian Exotic Grains!

Canadian Exotic Grains Ltd started life as G.H. Schweitzer Enterprises Ltd. in 1981 as a Specialty Crop Marketing Company. The owners of the company were Gary and Susanne Schweitzer. The company changed their name on January 1st, 2011 to Canadian Exotic Grains Ltd to more accurately reflect what the company does. The company was restructured to allow employees to become involved in ownership of the new company and the company logo was updated to read “growers and marketing of spice and pulse crops”.

By 1988 the company had begun marketing specialty crops for itself and other local farmers. The main crops being marketed at this time were lentils and canary seed.

Gary began growing test plots of various spice and pulse crops to determine if any other of the more exotic specialty crops would grow in this part of Canada. Somewhat to his surprise 10 of the 12 crops that were initially tried proved to be successful. This was a light bulb moment for Gary. He realized that there were many other crops that could be grown here but had not previously been tried.

He continued to experiment with new crop research and over the next several years he developed new crop production techniques for coriander, caraway, anise, dill seed, fenugreek, cumin, desi chickpea, kabuli chickpea, ajowan and various beans. Over the years they built up a clientele of customers from over twenty countries around the world who buy products from us on a regular basis. Growers are contracted to grow previously unknown crops that now have a steady demand.

In 1996, Gary and Susanne build a new house on their farm and then renovated their old home into office space for the expanding marketing division of the company.

In 1999, a warehouse and grain handling facility were constructed to facilitate increased volume and improved shipping capacity.

Currently, Canadian Exotic Grains employs fifteen people in the production, marketing, shipping and logistics aspects of the company. Two local processing plants as well as several other processing plants around Saskatchewan clean and bag products for the marketing operations. Many local farmers now grow exotic specialty crops on their farms near Eston.

farming

Growers

Canadian Exotic Grains Ltd. staff is always purchasing old crop and new crop from growers throughout the year. We are licensed through the Canadian Grain Commission. For competitive offers please contact the office by phone, fax or email.

Buying

Canadian Exotic Grains Ltd. buys, processes and markets pulses and spice throughout Canada, United States, and overseas.

We have experienced Logistics staff to coordinate your full truckload shipments by intermodal, road and vessel. Canadian Exotic Grains Ltd. ships within FDA regulations. 60,000 lbs. of product can be hauled within Canada. 44,000 lbs. can be shipped to the United States. Our staff can offer competitive quotes to your overseas destinations based on 20’ or 40’ containers.

Bulk Options

Options for packaging are as follows:

  • 50, 55, 100 lb. bags

  • 1500-3000 lb. totes bags

  • Plain poly-woven bags

  • Tags can be accommodated

  • Pallets or loose on floor options available

OUR GRAINS

QUALITY GRAINS FROM US TO YOU

Peas – Yellow

Peas – Split Yellow

Peas – Split Green

Peas – Green

Mustard – Yellow

Mustard – Brown

Lentils – Richlea

Lentils

Flax – Yellow

Flax – Brown

Fenugreek

Dill

Coriander

Chickpeas – Split/Broken

Chickpeas – Kabuli

Chickpeas – Desi

Caraway

Beans – Whole Faba

Beans – Small Red

Beans – Pinto

Beans – Pink

Beans – Black

Anise

CONTACT

GET IN TOUCH WITH US

Address:

Canadian Exotic Grains Ltd.
P.O. Box 444
Eston, Saskatchewan, Canada
S0L 1A0

Phone and Fax numbers:

Phone: 306-962-4751
Fax: 306-962-3251

Email:

info@canadianexoticgrains.com

We are open:

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Please feel free to get in touch! We will get back to you as soon as possible!

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