Reclaim Urban Farm is a multi-locational urban micro-farm located near Whyte Avenue in the heart of Edmonton, Alberta. It was started in 2014 by team Ryan Mason and Cathryn Sprague. We reclaim back and front yards, empty lots, and gardens in the neighbourhoods of Garneau, Old Strathcona, King Edward Park, and Bonnie Doon, repurposing them to grow food. In exchange for land, we offer a weekly box of fresh produce to the landowner. They can choose to have the box delivered to their home or have us donate it to a local charity on their behalf.
To reclaim means to reimagine and repurpose urban spaces to new and old uses. In doing so we also recognize and acknowledge that the land we farm is part of Treaty 6. Before our grandparents arrived in Canada, this land was used by Canada's first farmers, hunters, fishers, and foragers. We stand in solidarity with those who believe everyone has the right to healthy food, land, water, and air.
A locally grown, certified organic bouquet brought to us from Reclaim Organic Farm near Pigeon Lake Alberta!<br><br> Flowers will be a beautiful seasonal mix that is sure to brighten up your day!!
Purple Redbor is a flowering curly kale that produces vibrant deep magenta red foliage. Its flavour is mild and sweet and texture, crisp. </br></br>Kale is a superfood monster! Packed with vitamins, minerals, flavenoids, and glucosinolates. All of these combine to create an amazing detoxifying vegetable which helps cleanse our body and keep us healthy.
Delicious, peppery and aromatic salad green. Most delicious on a homemade pizza! </br> </br> Like most salad greens, Arugula is very low in calories and is high in vitamins A and C. It has a rich, peppery taste, and has an exceptionally strong flavour for a leafy green. It is generally used in salads, often mixed with other greens in a mesclun, but is also cooked as a vegetable or used raw with pasta or meat. It is most delicious when added to homemade pizza though.
This cruciferous vegetable will suprise you. It sits on the top of the world's healthiest foods list and tastes amazing sauted with vegetables. </br></br>You'll want to include Mustard Greens as one of the cruciferous vegetables you eat on a regular basis if you want to receive the fantastic health benefits provided by the cruciferous vegetable family. Jam-packed with nutrients that are hard to find in other foods, Mustard Greens are an excellent source of Vitamins K, A, E, and C, contain lots of essential minerals, and provide a good source of Dietary Fiber.
A seasonal mix of local greens. Contents may change from week to week depending on season. </br> </br>Lettuce is ridiculously rich in Vitamins A, C, and K. The vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and fiber found in romaine lettuce are a wonderful reason to start eating more of it... and it helps that it is so dang crisp and tasty!
This stir fry mix is a mix of braising/cooking greens. Kale, beet greens, chard and mustards... which are perfect raw, or on top of a stir fry or soup. </br></br>
Fresh local cabbage. Green and crisp. Definitely delicious. </br></br>Cabbage, particularly short cooked or raw cabbage, contains sinigrin. Sinigrin has been shown to have unique cancer preventative properties, specifically for bladder, prostate, and colon cancer. A great source of vitamins K, C, and A.
These gems are a member of the cabbage family and can be eaten raw or cooked. They have a slight broccoli flavour and are delicious. </br>_x000D_ </br>_x000D_ Kohlrabi is a member of the cabbage family. It can be eaten raw or cooked. It is especially high vitamin C and dietary fiber.
Basil has highly aromatic qualities and flavour profiles. The wide range of distinctive fragrances within its chemical makeup emit notes of citrus, clove, anise and cinnamon, all providing a sensory memory that sets basil apart from other herbs.
Fresh Italian parsley... delicious, vibrant, & nutritious. Parsley is the world's most popular herb. It derives its name from the Greek word meaning rock celery (parsley is a relative to celery).A sprig of parsley can provide much more than a decoration on your plate. </br> </br> Parsley contains two types of unusual components that provide unique health benefits. The first type is volatile oil components the second type is flavonoids.
A nice bunch of dill that has set to flower, making it perfect for pickling as well as adding to soups, roast veggies, or garnishing fish entrees. </br></br>While pretty low on the nutritional scale, dill is loaded with health beneficial flavonoids, and monoterpenes. They act as antioxidants and trap free radicals in our bodies.
Great for drinks and culinary, our variety of spearmint has a pleasantly sweet flavor that is perfect for cooking and deserts. The leaves dry well, but when used fresh they make a nice tea or an even nicer mojito! Like Rafferty's basil it is grown in their aquaponic system without the use of any synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Available in 28g (1oz) retail packs or 100g (3.5oz) bags for restaurants.
A bunch of bright red radish! This variety has a milder flavour than most radishes, and adds some serious crunch to any salad. </br> </br> Radishes contain adequate levels of folates, vitamin B-6, riboflavin, thiamin and minerals such as iron, magnesium, copper and calcium. They are great sources of vitamin C, and contain health promoting anti-oxidants in the form of sulphorane.