We are first-generation farmers working on 153 acres near Didsbury, AB. Having not grown up on a farm, we bring some fresh & interesting perspectives to local agriculture. But we also face a HUGE learning curve and continual infrastructure builds. When we purchased the farm it was being used for grain crops, with no roads, utilities or even fencing! It was like a blank slate for us.
Our farm work primarily draws on regenerative agriculture practices, with the focus of improving the land by promoting soil health, regrowth and rebuilding an entire ecosystem. In the short time that we have been on our land, we have seen it go from heavy tilled, hard-packed soil with very little organic matter to vibrant mixed species in our pastures, croaking toads and salamanders. All good signs that we are on the right track!
We raise happy hens on pasture to sell farm fresh eggs and do precision, custom grazing of cattle. We also have a flock of ducks and this year we are welcoming our first piglets! We work with many other farmers and specialists, including soil health monitoring, beekeepers, and market gardeners.
This year, we have had the amazing opportunity to be selected on the shortlist of the 30th Annual Emerald Awards recipients by the Alberta Emerald Foundation for our environmental work!
Come and visit our mixed small farm where we practice regenerative agriculture!
– Guided pasture & livestock tours (pastured laying hen flock, beef cattle, heritage breed pigs, ducks, and heritage breed meat birds)
– Learn about how we are rebuilding an entire ecosystem!
– Learn from a soil health specialist about “all things soil”
– Chat with our resident beekeeper to discuss the world of honey bees
– Farm Store
– Kids Activity Corner & Scavenger Hunt
Directions: (SW S26 T30 R2 West 5th)
Take exit 315, for AB-518 towards Carstairs
Turn left onto AB-581 W (signs for Carstairs) - 5km
Continue straight onto Gough Rd. - 110m
Turn right onto 10th Ave - 1.9km
Continue onto Township Rd 303 - 2.3km
Turn right onto Range Rd 20 - 1.6 km
Turn left onto Township Rd 304 (look for the Zion Mennonite Church sign)
Drive 3km to Gate 2168 (farm destination is on the right)
Join us in August when more than 100 farms, ranches, and ag-tourism operators open their gates and invite visitors to share in local stories, see on-farm demonstrations and purchase locally grown and produced products.