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.
An excellent source of vitamin C, kale provides iron, vitamin A, calcium, magnesium, potassium, protein, carbohydrates and dietary fibre. It 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.
Beautiful fresh kale off the field. </br></br> An excellent source of vitamin C, kale provides iron, vitamin A, calcium, magnesium, potassium, protein, carbohydrates and dietary fibre. It 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.
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.
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!
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.
Using our tomatoes, mostly heirloom varieties, this homestyle ketchup is smooth, sweet, tangy and a great change as a BBQ condiment, pizza sauce, or sandwich addition. Has hints of nutmeg, cinnamon and local food. We love it and think you will too.
Farmer’s Choice for several years. This thick relish is almost exclusively fennel and adds a unique flavour to sandwiches, charcuterie, burgers and anything you want the sweet taste of fennel to. Not as strong as raw fennel, but keeps its lovely anise taste. Plus the added digestive benefits that fennel packs. Yum.
Get your spice on with this organic kimchi. Spicy from chili paste and made from our favorite type of cabbage on the farm. Our Napa cabbage provides a nice crunch and texture to this easy to snack on treat. Shelf stable
Good o’l wholesome kraut. German, polish, ukrainian or just a lover of kraut, this one is for you. We love it on reubens, with perogies, as a side dish or a snack. Plain kraut or apple cumin krout available. Apple cumin kraut gives a nice savoury note to this sour delight. Both styles are pasteurized to be shelf stable.