We're a small organic family farm about 25km from Calgary and 4km out of Okotoks.
We love the land! We leave about 70% of the land untouched for the natural flora and fauna (deer, coyotes, hawks, eagles, muskrats, beavers, and sometimes even bear) that it share it with us. While dad's family has been in the area for over a century and he grew up on a nearby farm, he bought the land in the early 80s and left it fallow so that it could heal, which it has! It is now a beautiful system of countless wild flowers, herbs, grasses, trees, animals, and so on.
We love food! We don't use any herbicides or pesticides on our food. We are certified organic and believe that considering and respecting the biosphere goes a lot deeper than that; we are continuously working towards greater sustainability - we are stoked on permaculture.
Our primary food adventures are a variety of Saskatoon berries (Northline, Smoky, Thiessen and Honeywood), strawberries, and market gardens. We sell berries fresh in season, but most are frozen as soon as possible after picking to preserve their nutritional benefits. This makes them perfect for everything from smoothies to baking and wine-making. Our produce garden has a variety of carrots, beets, lettuces, amazing arugula, garlic, onions, potatoes, rainbow chard, spinach, zucchini, asparagus, dill, peas, beans, and we're always playing around with new ideas. Most of these delicious veggies are only available in season; however, we’ve found that carrots, beets, and potatoes keep great in our root cellar, so they’re usually available all year.
These are red beets and are rich in antioxidants and other health promoting vitamins and minerals. Try them raw, roasted, pickled, or pureed into soups. </br></br>The betalin pigments present in beets have repeatedly been shown to support activity within the body's detoxification process, activating and processing unwanted toxic substances up with small nutrient groups. Great source of folate and manganese.
Saskatoon berries can be considered as one-kind of Superfruit. The word Superfruit refers to fruit which contains high sources of antioxidants. From a nutraceutical perspective, antioxidant rich fruits have anti-cancer, anti-aging, and anti-heart problem effects on human body. The benefits of antioxidant have contributed against cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases, and act as a protective guard to our immune systems._x000D_ Oh, and they are super yummy too!