Category Archives: Gardening

CSA Day Offers Second Chance for New Year’s Resolutions

Celebrate Community-Supported Agriculture on Feb. 22 with the farms of YYC Growers and Distributors [Calgary AB] February 14, 2019 – Are your New Year’s resolutions already in the rearview mirror? If so, you’re not alone, but you still have time to make good on those resolutions. YYC Growers is pleased to join other farms from around the… Read More »

2019: The Year of the Farmer

Written by Heather Ramshaw (Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Centre), A note from your friendly neighbourhood Farmers’ Market Manager. As a consumer, you are flooded with eating options. From restaurant delivery apps, chilled meal boxes on your doorstep, and the glowing frozen aisles and piles of perfect shiny vegetables at the grocery store, we are encouraged to… Read More »

How to Survive the Apocalypse (by eating local veggies)

Oh no! An apocalypse is among us, doomsday has arrived! What’s the first thing you do? If you answered anything other than “eat local veggies,” your survival probability isn’t looking so good… Okay, so maybe Armageddon hasn’t come to pass, but I’m still going to tell you why it’s so important that you get your… Read More »

Farmer Friday: Steel Pony steals our hearts

Who loves soil, practices yoga, and provides you with amazing vegetables? Mike Kozlowski, that’s who! No, we aren’t talking about Mike Wazowski, the little green creature from Monsters Inc, though this Mike certainly does have a green thumb. We’d like to introduce you to Mike Kozlowski of Steel Pony, our farthest north and newest member… Read More »

The Straight Beef!

Got beef? We do! Ethical, Alberta raised, grass-fed beef to be exact. And we want to share it with you. If you sign up for a beef share, either weekly or biweekly, you can expect to receive three pounds per share of some of the best ethical beef in Alberta. Each week will feature a… Read More »

The Styrofoam Story: Why we use (and reuse) styrofoam egg cartons

You might be surprised to learn that we use primarily styrofoam cartons for our eggs when styrofoam is notoriously bad for the environment. However, when customers return their cartons, using styrofoam is actually more environmentally beneficial than using paper cartons. We put a huge emphasis on the “reuse” aspect of the “reuse, reduce, recycle,” adage, and these cartons… Read More »

What are these little things?!?

What are microgreens, and how do I use them? Two of the most common questions we hear at Farmer’s Markets and at our pick-up locations are “what are these” while gesturing to a bag of strange looking miniature plants, followed by “how do I use them?” Never fear, we have answers here! Those strange little… Read More »