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.
A great mix of greens perfect for juicing and smoothie makers. A seasonal mix of Kale, Chard and whatever else our farmer has in season. Perfect to add some greens to your favorite fruit smoothies and juices.<br><br> Check out our frozen bananas and cherries as well!!<br><br> As the weather changes, contents may change to include other healthy greens
Add a bite to your salads or burgers with this amazing mix of baby mustard greens. Mustard greens can be eaten raw or cooked down in your favorite sitr fry. </br></br>
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!
A head of cabbage great for slaws and stir-frys. Delicious, fresh, and crunchy. </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.
Are you still in the canning groove from fall harvest? This is perfect for all the sauerkraut lovers out there. Perfectly good cabbage but it split in the field from all the rain this year. This 10lb bag will contain cabbage that has the splits cut off or them so may contain a lot of partial heads. Perfect for making sauerkraut with
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.
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.
The flesh of the buttercup squash has a sweet and nutty flavour, with a creamy consistency more in line with that of a baked sweet potato than a pumpkin. </br></br>All squashes provide vitamin A and vitamin C, some of the B vitamins, and are a good source of fibre. They are also rich in carotenoids. The darker the flesh of the squash the higher the concentration of beta-carotene.
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.
Colomba potatoes are distinguished by their yellow skin and flesh as well as round, slightly oval tubers. You can’t miss in the kitchen when using Colomba, as its unique taste and texture make it a rather universal potato variety. Both boiled or fried, Colomba will be an exceptional treat on your dinner table. When in doubt which type of potato to choose for the next culinary challenge Colomba is the safe way to go.
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.
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.
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.