By Justin Seward
Ontario-based G.S. Dunn Dry Mustard Millers bought the old Spitz Plant in the County of Forty Mile back in July and now are expected to be fully operational next month.
“We’ve already taken possession of a bunch of seed and I think the plan is we’re going to start cleaning that in December,” said Jason Gould, G.S. Dunn Dry Mustard Millers president.
“We’ll be fully operational then in terms of the Phase 1 receiving, cleaning and shipping.”
The company will be launching a grower program in December for next year’s growing season.
“We will provide a contracting price for a certain amount of production per acre and that would be a delivery for next year’s production,” said Gould.
“It will be open to anybody who wants to take a look and sign it. We’re better suited for people in southern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan. Mustard travels a lot of distance in western Canada. We won’t be restricting that.”
The plant is fully employed for seed cleaning as there are four employees, all of whom were with the old Spitz Plant.
“They’re talented people and it always makes sense to give the local people the first opportunity,” said Gould.
Gould says the community engagement has been positive between the company and the community.
“We’re supportive of the communities in which we operate in,” he said.
The mustard seeds come from southern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan.