“Is this Organic?”; What does that even mean?

To certify or not to certify? That is the question.. There is significant debate within the small-scale agriculture community and, even within the organic community, as to whether, certification is worth it. And among consumers, whether certified organic product actually better? What does organic certification actually mean for the producer, and how does that translate… Read More »

My Experience as a CSA customer – Emily Jones

My first CSA pick-up is a fond memory. I was living in Kingston, Ontario, it was pouring rain as I drove to an unfamiliar area of the city; I was excited, but had no expectations. I arrived at the pickup to two smiling faces, keeping their boxes of produce stowed safely in a garage. The… Read More »

The most Frequently Asked Questions – Answered!

We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common questions we get about our Harvest Box program — check them out and let us know if you have any additional questions that aren’t answered here: 1. What do I do if I can’t pick-up or I know I’m going away? The easiest option is… Read More »

Farmer Friday: Getting to know Amber Yano of MOB Honey

There are 4 fundamental concepts that make up my identity:   1. Nurture I’m a bee momma. There’s no other way to describe my practice. Each entry into a hive is thoughtful and can often take a unique direction depending on their activity. In order to acquire a surplus of honey you must first acquire… Read More »

Plastic: A two-faced tale

  Plastic sucks, it’s no joke. Anyone who has seen images of the 2 gigantic plastic islands choking our Oceans knows that plastic truly needs to get gone. At YYC Growers, we repeatedly have customers ask for a plastic free share option. And we certainly do wish to find a solution, but thus far, we’ve been… Read More »

COHB Recipe – Carrot Cake Chia Pudding

From the Cooking ‘Outside’ the Harvest Box video – Chia Seed Pudding Chia Seeds – 1/4C Nut Mylk – 1C Maple Syrup – 1tsp Cinnamon – 1/2tsp Vanilla – 1tsp Method: Combine all ingredients in a mason jar, shake to mix the pudding together. Shake occasionally to break up the chia seeds, store in the… Read More »

Farmer Friday: A day in the life of Calico Farms

While I may not be as busy with Farmers Markets during the winter months, the laying hens still need constant care and they still lay eggs all winter long! My days begin with morning chores of feeding, watering, and collecting the eggs from 300 hens.  Next up is washing all the eggs and putting all… Read More »

Why we want YOU to grow your own garden!

It might seem odd for a group of farmers to be encouraging Calgarians to grow more of their own food. After all, YYC Growers’ mainstay of business is the Harvest Box program; our customers buy product all grown and produced by our 19 member farms. But this season, YYC Growers is expanding its operations to… Read More »