Saturday, June 29, 2019

The land east of Elnora and west of the Red Deer River rolls from parkland to prairie in long, sweeping valleys and verdant hills. It’s a beautiful part of Alberta and in among those hills and valleys, just south of Highway 590, sits one of the more unique agricultural operations in the province – DNA […]

Friday, June 21, 2019

There are no roosters crowing, no petting zoo, no corn maze, and no rolling hills of carrot tops or fruit trees. As you approach Gruger Family Fungi in Nisku, Alberta, what you will find is an unassuming facade in an industrial area that houses the largest indoor vertical mushroom farm of its kind in Canada. […]

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Tom Petruniak and Mary Thiessen had a dream. A dream that came true in the form of the farm they purchased together in 2014.  When the couple first toured the property, located 1 hour west of Edmonton, the vision they shared was ignited into reality. “The location was perfect – it’s right off the highway,” […]

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Drive East of the QEII in between Innisfail and Airdrie and chances are you’ll stop somewhere in Kneehill County. Set amongst the rolling prairie hills, Kneehill County is rich in agricultural diversity, creative ingenuity, and natural wonder. Within one hour’s drive from Calgary or Red Deer you’ll find a host of things to eat, drink, […]

Friday, May 24, 2019

  It’s springtime in Alberta and that means the first of our “post-snow” crops are ready for harvest! Asparagus is a hardy member of the lily family and is one of the first Alberta fresh vegetables available to purchase from the garden in the spring. Edgar Farms in Innisfail has the largest crops of asparagus […]

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Tri-Region has so many engaging experiences that it can be hard to decide on your next adventure. Sometimes keeping up to date with calendar events, like Alberta Open Farm Days, makes the decision-making process easier. Alberta Open Farm Days is an event held on the third week of August that concentrates on farming and […]

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Open Farm Days is a two-day agricultural celebration in August where farms and businesses across Alberta open their doors to the public. A commonality throughout Open Farm Days host locations is passion, and this farm did not disappoint. The Jungle Farm is filled with authentic family fun that has old and new farm favorites waiting around […]

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Visiting Barr Estate Winery has been high on my list of local businesses to visit ever since I read an article on them last summer. So, when I had the chance to visit this property, I jumped on it! Husband-and-wife team, Rick and Amy Barr, own Barr Estate Winery. They purchased the property in 2002 […]

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