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.
Food lover, gardener, husband and pensively absent. Ryan has grown roots to gardening and Alberta that stretch way down. His great grandfather began it all when he immigrated to Edmonton and tried to make a living off of 5 acres in current day Bonnie Doon. Ryan was raised on a small farm at Pigeon Lake, where he competed with his brother to see who could fill the most yogurt containers with raspberries (and won)! Through the Augustana Campus, UofA he traveled to Mexico and Cuba where he renewed his passion for food justice and learned from the best campesinas around. Recently, he returned from Tanzania where his food security research enabled him to work alongside wakulimu (farmers) harvesting, thrashing and winnowing an assortment of grains. Bringing us back full circle, he is now growing great veg at his home farm at Pigeon Lake.
Pure Relish made in the heart of Garneau, Edmonton. Enjoy a truly premium relish. Serve on hot dogs or in salad dressings, tartar sauce or tuna and chicken salads. Share with your friends and family with joy.
Perfect for Tacos, sandwiches or anything you want to use them on. These bright beautiful radishes make a great add on to top your meal or as a side.
Sunchokes, also known as Jerusalem artichokes, are a funny-looking tuber with a delicate, artichoke-like flavor, and they have been growing in popularity in recent years, popping up at farmers markets and on restaurant menus around the country. But before you go on a sunchoke binge, you should know its unofficial nickname: the Fartichoke.
Grown just outside of Edmonton! We cannot guarantee potato size as these are not graded to size </br></br>Russet potatoes are considered the classic French frying potato. It makes great baked potatoes and hashbrowns as well. They are a good source of carbohydrates, vitamins C and B6, folate, niacin, and potassium.
Rutabaga is a root veggie that originated as a cross between cabbage and turnips. Very popular in Scandinavian dishes, they can be mashed, roasted, or baked into a casserole. </br></br>Rutabaga has a natural sweetness the is enhanced by cooking. A good source of fibre, thiamin, vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, and a very good source of vitamin C, potassium and manganese.
Calendula infused vinegar not only tastes great, Calendula flowers have a high percentage of flavonoids, saponins and triterpenes, which work together to both ease swelling of inflamed tissue and stave off infection.<br><br>Calendula vinegar also makes a lovely hair conditioner. The vinegar helps hair follicles to lay flat after contact with soap or shampoo, and the calendula gently lightens hair color.
Use this sweet peppery tasting vinegar to make salad dressing, marinades, or splash it on roasted veggies. Combine it with equal parts honey to make a nasturtium oxymel. Or you can use it any way that you would use regular vinegar!