On April 1, 2021 Purity Seeds Limited and Larry Lamb Farm were purchased by a group of investors including the Schraa family, David Boileau and Patrick Boileau. Larry Lamb Farm has been renamed Carpe Diem Farms and is a sister company to Purity Seeds. It includes 215 acres of tile drained crop land that supplies seed for Purity Seeds processing, including wheat, barley, oats and soybeans. In addition to processing its own certified seed, Purity Seeds markets a complete line of NorthStar Seed products.
As President for Purity Seeds, Dave Schraa brings many years of agribusiness and farming experience to the Rainy River District. He is a Certified Crop Advisor and Certified Crop Science Consultant. Over the past 10 years, Dave worked as a sales agronomist for a large crop inputs company in Didsbury, Alberta. He worked closely with the local farming community and provided advice on fertility, seed, crop rotation and crop protection products. Dave has always been involved in agriculture of some form. He grew up on a small dairy farm near Orangeville, Ontario. He later made the move to Alberta, where he continued his passion for agriculture and met his wife, Ceri, who also comes from a farming background. Together they have three children, Mackenzie, Grace and Taylor.
David and Patrick Boileau have a diverse background of investment and development projects in Northwestern Ontario and other parts of Canada. David is an Associate of North Vista Advisors and President of Windeau Investments Inc. He has developed several large scale hydroelectric and wind projects across Canada. Patrick is the President of North Vista and has extensive experience in project management, energy infrastructure development and commercial real estate investment.