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.
After farming urban plots for a number of years in Edmonton, Ryan made the move back to his roots bringing us back full circle, he is now growing great veg at his home farm at Pigeon Lake.
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!!
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.
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.
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!
The Tomate Verde, or 'Green Tomato' that is a staple in Mexican cooking. These tomatillos have been de-husked for extra cooking ease. </br></br>For a wonderful resource on storing, preparing, and cooking tomatillos check out this website: http://whatscookingamerica.net/tomatillos.htm
Did someone say salsa verde? Time to can up some great tomatillo salsa for the long winter ahead.<br><br> ****By ordering by the case you are getting a considerable discount however you accept the risk that there may be some waste
Crunchy. Red. So good. Adds wonderful colour and texture to many dishes. Essential in homemade coleslaw! </br></br> Fat-free and cholesterol-free, red cabbage is rich in vitamin C, plus offers carbohydrates, calcium, iron, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, potassium and fibre. One cup of shredded cabbage contains about 25 calories.
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.
Napa cabbage is a variety of Chinese cabbage. Its flavour is more subtle and pleasant than European head cabbage. The water content is also higher, creating a crisper and more refreshing texture. Napa cabbage can be used in a variety of recipes. It pairs well with red wine, apples, spices, horseradish & meat. It can be used for roulades, in stews and soups, as well as roasted plain and drizzled with olive oil. </br></br>Napa cabbage is a variety of the plant species Brassica oleracea. Savoy cabbage is a winter vegetable. Cabbage provides fiber, vitamins A, C, K and B6, folate, potassium, manganese, thiamin, calcium, iron and magnesium.
Conical cabbage is perfect for coleslaw and stir-fries as well as salads where you want some extra crunch. The sweetest, most tender cabbage that we have ever had. </br></br>Excellent source of vitamin C.
Kohlrabi. It's kind of like broccoli, except it's not broccoli... it's kohlrabi. Has a similar flavour to broccoli stem. Great raw, or cooked up in a stirfry for great texture. Great raw, or cooked up in a stirfry for great texture.
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.
Garnish your dinner with this tasty, palette cleansing herb! Or make your own tabouli salad! </br> </br> Mineral-rich and vitamin-rich parsley stems and leaves offer an excellent source of magnesium, iron, calcium, beta carotene and vitamin C.
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.
Considered one of the sweeter squashes, Delicata is very tasty and lends itself well to baking, roasting, and steaming. </br></br> Delicata squash is not as rich in beta-carotene as other winter squashes, but is a good source of dietary fiber and potassium, as well as smaller amounts of vitamins C and B, magnesium, and manganese.
This stringy squash provides a fun substitute for pasta and can be cooked in a variety of ways. </br></br>Winter squash, are high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which are important for cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment. They also have been shown to be helpful in regulating blood sugar. They are high in vitamins and especially excellent sources of Vitamin A and C.
Easily one of the best potatoes we have ever had (and trust us when we say we have tried A LOT of varieties of Potatoes) </br></br>Organic Farmers often use aromatherapy to inhibit sprout growth. That’s why you might smell dill, caraway, mint, or cloves on the packaging. </br></br>
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.
An edible and versitile root vegetable in the celery family. It can be mashed, roasted, or slow-cooked in a stew and has many medicinal properties. </br> </br> Celery Root is a surprising bundle of nutrients. It's a good source of vitamins C and B6, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, and Iron. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber & protein.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.