Well, after a very successful season I am pretty much fully wrapped up now.  I should have my production manual finished within the next 2 months and will soon start doing seed trials for next season as I am considering trying to get my production Certified Organic.  There may be a few challenges since I am urban-centered, but I am confident I will be able to adequately address any concerns of the Certification Committee.  I am now more concerned about finding good enough certified organic seed.  This year I used a hybrid seed that performed so perfectly it is almost hard to believe (though I will give my production method a bit of credit as well!).  I am not as concerned about volume of production as I am about uniformity.  The sprouts this year were so uniform the trays looked like a perfect carpet of sprouts.  Quite beautiful.

My big challenge right now is still finding an appropriate urban location for production!  I have been too busy lately to do a thorough search, but I do have a few potential spots.  I am just holding out for something a little closer to home!


Phi Corbett · November 17, 2009 at 12:16 am

hey chris…

really impressed with/inspired by your project!

i’m on the sunshine coast & have also spent the summer experimenting with volume sprout production (sunflower, buckwheat & clover) & am also in the process of producing a DIY manual/guide based on my own experience. i’d be happy to share what i’ve learned.

i love your machete routine… brilliant! i use an electric knife ($2 @ thrift store)… it’s a cool breeze.

shine on…
phi dajim corbett

danno · November 26, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Hey Chris – just put this up on our volunteer blog (Vancouver Farmers Markets), also Roberta put a note in our Monthly Newsletter – best of luck!

I live in a flat with nooo outdoor space, otherwise I’d be hosting some space for ya! Hope all is well.

Sharon · December 1, 2009 at 2:18 am


I saw your posting on the Farmer’s Market blog and I may have a space for you. Do you have an e-mail address where I can send more info?

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