Lund's Organic Farm is a certified organic family farm located 1.5 km northwest of the town of Innisfail. It has been certified organic since 1988 (since 1993 in current location). They grow a variety of vegetables, with the emphasis on cold weather crops such as carrots, spinach, lettuce, and several potato varieties. Cool weather crops grow very well in cool, shady Central Alberta. Most summers here are too short and cold for heat loving crops such as tomatoes, cucumbers, and corn. Their farmland is mostly gently rolling hills with an abundance of natural shelterbelts and waterways. The soil is rich and black, and is 12-24 inches deep. It was used as pasture before they took over the farm, and therefore has never been sprayed with chemicals of any sort.
Soil fertility is maintained with the use of various varieties of grain. At the moment, we run a 3 year rotation. We grow grains for two years, plow them into the ground and grow vegetables the third year.
We have set aside wildlife refuge for native birds and mammals to help control insects and pests in crops, and also to maintain a balanced farm ecosystem. All waterways are protected, as are nesting sites for many native birds.
Certified organic vegetables have been produced in accordance with specific guidelines and organic standards, as established by the certifying agency. Each year, their farm is inspected by an independent inspector to verify that it meets, or exceeds the standards.
A delicious bag of local spinach! </br></br>Spinach is in the royalty of leafy greens. It is insanely versatile, full of flavour, and incredibly good for you! Eat up, feel better, and bring a toothpick.
Fresh Swiss Chard. This bundle of goodness is one of the most popular greens around the world! </br></br>Chard is considered one of the most nutrient packed vegetables around, second only to spinach. The vitamin content is unrivalled, with K and A levels being off the charts. Green or Rainbow depending on stock
Although slightly resembling flat leaf parsley in appearance, cilantro can be distinguished by its unmistakable aroma and flavor. Cilantro offers citrus overtones with a flavor that can be bright, earthy and pungent, though its pungency is often contested to border on "soapiness". If left to go to seed, the plant produces white delicate flowers from the cilantro leaves that have the exact essence of cilantro with a sweet floral finish. You either love it or hate it! It's in your genes!