Red Birch Energy is seeking partner growers for Canola. We offer contracts with fixed pricing per pound or will purchase seed on an "open market" plan with our growers. Mr. Sam Brake, formerly of Open Grounds Farm and the Grain Growers Cooperative provides grower support for planting and harvesting of the crop. Our only requirements for the quality of seed are limited to the following:
Grower agrees to use good agronomic practices for production, monitoring, and harvesting of the crop. Crop to meet the following standards:
- USDA No. 1 Canola
- Moisture - 8%
- Foreign Material - 1% or less
- Damage - 1% or less
- Grades and Germinations to comply with U.S. inspections and State Seed Department Certificates
Weight will be adjusted based on 1% FM and 8% Moisture. Company agrees to purchase all crop from the number of acres of said variety stated above meeting the standards above.
If the produced crop is stored in Grower's bin, Company will pay to the Grower handling and storage fees on a per bushel bases as follows:
- $.05 for loading into the bin
- $.05 per month beginning one month after harvest
- $.05 for unloading the bin into truck(s) for delivery
For more information, click here to Ask Sam.
Franchise and/or license opportunities
We feel very strongly that the look and feel of Red Birch Country Markets would have overwhelming acceptance anywhere in the Southern U.S. Many market segments can find alluring characteristics within this model... Moms, truck drivers and travelers all seek the aspirant qualities in our model. Also, the name Red Birch Country Markets has some what a double meaning in the name "country". We serve the rural communities in the country; we also reach the patriotic folks by using flags and a red, white and blue theme.
Our model is the first closed loop system of its kind in the country. We are contracting for growth of the Canola feedstock, producing the product immediately beside the retail outlet (no transportation), and selling the product to the retail market, all under one ownership structure. We feel this model will change the way biodiesel is sold and marketed. Vertical integration almost always makes its way into every market. In order for renewable fuels to be competitive, the same pattern of consolidation is unavoidable.
The biodiesel business as it looks today consists of 5 levels.
- The Farmer
- The oil manufacturer-crushing
- The biodiesel manufacturer
- The transporter or blender
- The Retailer
Our plan takes these 5 levels and converts them into one unified, vertical entity.
Use the contact link above to get more information detailing licensed and/or franchised Red Birch Energy Biodiesel Truck Stop opportunities.
Red Birch Energy, Inc.
5656 Virginia Avenue Bassett, Virginia 24055 (276) 629-7111