At Prairie Berries we are always striving to be innovative and sustainably grow our Saskatoon Berries.
Prairie Berries is committed to managing our energy use. We do this in our processing plant by making sure we are properly using the equipment to it’s full potential and managing our schedules in a way that allows us to use the least amount of power. We focus on smart logistics and made the decision to build our own processing plant right at the farm which means fewer miles driven to between the field and the plant.
Prairie Berries is very committed to our staff and community. We are committed to providing a safe and respectful work environment for all full time and seasonal workers. We have created a culture at prairie berries where all staff can feel comfortable voicing their opinion, respecting other staff members opinions and working as a team to achieve the same end goal. Prairie Berries is able to supply jobs to locals in the area with year round work as well as seasonal jobs.
Prairie Berries is always looking for ways to eliminate waste within our plant, crops and when manufacturing products. Saskatoon Berries that don’t meet our quality for human consumption are spread in our fields and used as fertilizer and for our animal friends to snack on. Did you know? Prairie Berries uses the left over pomace from extracting juice to create our FibreBoost powder! After the juice is extracted from the berries we dry the pomace and grind it into a powder for our FibreBoost product.
We are dedicated to water conservation in our fields and our processing plant. We currently just rely on mother nature to water our bushes oppose to using irrigation. Waste water from cleaning the saskatoon berries in our plant is then used to water plants and landscaping outside.
Saskatoon Berries are native to Saskatchewan and we are working on studies to see which breeds grow best based on weather and soil in our area. Our staff are trained in food safety and are certified to manage pesticides and trained to store them properly.
Sustainably growing 100% of our Saskatoon Berries is something we are constantly striving towards. We continue to do research and follow government requirements to reduce our carbon footprint.