Jackson Homesteaders is one of the oldest, still operating farms in Alberta. Thomas Jackson arrived in 1881 and built his sod house on this very quarter section in 1883. Now, 140 years later, Colin Jackson and his wife Laura Newstead still have that pioneering spirit. We endeavour to grow our crops in an environmentally responsible manner and care for our livestock with integrity and respect. We are pretty passionate about farming and are excited to show you how we grow your food. We are looking forward to seeing you this summer!
At Jackson Homesteaders Farms Ltd you can expect to enjoy:
– farm tour (approximately 30 mins), where you can see and learn about the different crops we grow and the machinery we use to grow them (free!)
– pony adventures (free!) – come brush a pony and play a game or two with them*
– visits with livestock (see the horses, friendly Dexter cows, and donkeys!)*
– interact with the world’s most awesome flock of chickens
– have a look at our community garden
– enjoy the beauty of the farm site
Farm Type: Grain Farm, Horse and Ponies, friendly Poultry, Community gardens, Canadian Food Grains project
Directions: Head East of Edmonton on Highway 16 (Yellowhead). Take Clover Bar Road exit (Rge Rd 231) and head 800 meters north, past Greenland Garden Centre and Wallish Greenhouses. Go over railroad tracks and we're the first farm on the left. Search "Jackson Homesteaders" on Google Maps.
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.