Farm Exploration Day
Sunday August 18, 2019 - 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Please come meet us and visit our farms to see how we grow all that wonderful fresh produce you have been purchasing at the Farmers Markets. Experience picking for yourself, learn what is involved in growing, plus taste the freshness straight from the fields. Follow the map to each of our member's farms listed below. (All farms are on Google Maps)
The Fuentes family – 403 224-2841
Located west of Bowden, turn off the QE2 to highway #587, go about 14 km west to RR#22. Turn north and go about 1 km. The greenhouse is on the left hand side.
Watch for the sign.
Jose, Carmen, Benjamin and Elena grow the cherry, beefsteak and orange tomatoes. This year we will be growing greenhouse beans, mini cucumbers and peppers as well. We also make poppycock, salsa and Crab Apple Jelly.
The Bradshaw family – 403 224-2633
Located west of Innisfail turn off the QE2 south Innisfail overpass (exit # 365), once off the overpass, turn left (south) go 1 km and then right (west) onto Cottonwood
Road, go about 7 km west to Range road #13, turn left (south) and go 1.25 km. The farm is on the left, watch for the sign.
Beck Farms is proudly owned and operated by Rod & Shelley Bradshaw and their sons, Kurt and Brent. We are proud to say we grow what our customers call “the greatest tasting carrots in the world”. We also grow cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, kohl rabi, beets, parsnips, brussel sprouts, hot peppers and baby dill. Come and see where we wash and bag our carrots, and our fields of vegetables.
Upper Green Farm
The Buyks family– 403 227-4403
Located west of Innisfail turn off the QE2 south Innisfail overpass (exit # 365) once off the overpass, turn left (south) go 1 km and then right (west) onto Cottonwood Road, go about 7 km west to Range road #13, turn right (north) and go about 5 km, the farm is on the left hand side, watch for the sign.
John, Corry, Hanno and Megan have been growing potatoes since 1993. We grow red, yellow, purple, russet and fingerling potatoes for the farmers' markets. Come and share our enthusiasm for healthy nutritious potatoes.
The Edgar family – 403 227-2443
Located west of Innisfail turn off the QE2 south Innisfail overpass (exit # 365) once off the overpass, turn left (south) go 1 km and then right (west) onto Cottonwood Road, go about 10 km west, the farm is on the left hand side, watch for the sign.
Doug, Elna, Keri and Randy boast of having the largest asparagus field in Alberta since 1986, come out see the field and learn why we can only harvest asparagus May and June. Weather permitting, take a tour to our field and experience picking delicious sweet fresh hand picked garden peas. We also grow sugar snap and snow peas, baby pea tendrils, broad beans plus green and yellow beans as well as home raised hormone & antibiotic free Angus beef, home made pies, homemade preserves and much more. Come and enjoy our farm.
The Jungle Farm
The Staples family – 403 227-4231
Located 6 km north of Innisfail on highway #2A, turn right at the blue The Jungle Farm sign (township road 362), drive 1 km to the farm on the left hand side. Watch for the signs at the end of the lane. Park at the red barn.
Welcome to Staples centennial farm. Blaine, Leona and their three boys grow strawberries, raspberries, lettuce, spinach, pickling and slicing cucumbers, zucchini, winter squash, pumpkins, onions, kale, celery, leeks, potted flowers and artichokes. Come enjoy a ride on our school field trip wagon to our u-pick and farmers market gardens. We look forward to sharing our gardening experience with you.
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