AG-DIVERSIFICATION

AG-DIVERSIFICATION

Regional Cuisine

Regional Cuisine refers to “locally produced/grown ingredients or processed products that have traceability back to a farm, locality, or province” according to the Dine Alberta initiative. This includes all foods on the menu of a restaurant or food event that specify their origin.

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Farmers’ Markets

Alberta Approved Markets must have 80% of their vendors “Make, Bake or Grow” in Alberta

GROWTH Alberta Region Operators:

  • Barrhead:
    • Location: The Multi Purpose Room in the Agrena (5607-47 St).
    • Day and Time: Saturdays from 10 am – 1 pm
  • Westlock:
    • Location: Bargain Shop Mall (10211 – 100 St.)
    • Day and Time: Fridays from 11am – 3pm
  •  Glenreagh:
    • Location: North of Barrhead (2 miles north of Barrhead and 1 mile west on highway 18)
    • Date and Time: Wednesdays from 11 am – 2pm
  • Darwell:
    • Location: Darwell Hall
    • Date and Time: Sundays from 11am – 2pm
  • Mayerthorpe & District:
    • Location: Diamond Centre
    • Date and Time: Thursday from 3pm – 7pm

Farmers’ Market Reference Links:
www.albertamarkets.com/

Farm Direct Purchasing

Farm direct marketing allows the farmer or producer to establish a direct relationship with the consumer, assuming both the accountability and the rewards. Quality agri-food products are sold directly to the consumer through a variety of channels, such as: U-Pick and U-Fish ventures, farm gate sales, farm stores, mail order, Alberta Approved Farmers’ Markets, direct to restaurant (where we assume the chef is the end-user), community supported agriculture (CSA), municipal buying clubs and e-commerce. Successful farm direct marketing involves consistently supplying quality products in a clean and customer-friendly environment.

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Examples of Local Operators:

A.M. Berry Farm, Barrhead
Farm Gate Sales, U-Pick (No Appt Necessary), Pre-picked Custom Orders, U-Pick By Appt
Phone: 780-674-4558

White’s Greenhouses
, Rochester
Farm Gate Sales, Pre-picked Custom Orders, Attends Farmers’ Markets
Phone: 780-698-2174

The Old Dutchman Berries & Vegetables,
Jarvie
Farm Gate Sales, U-Pick No Appt Necessary, Pre-picked Custom Orders, U-Pick By Appt, Attends Farmers’ Markets
Phone: 780-954-2230

MA-BE Farming, Barrhead
Eggs, bison, pork
Phone: 780-674-2952

Erdmanns Gardens & Greenhouses, Vimy
Farm Gate Sales, Pre-picked Custom Orders, Herbs, Attends Farmers’ Markets
Phone: 780-961-3912

Koenig Farm (Seven Bro Farms), Clyde
We currently have chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, rabbits, pigs, beef and will be producing eggs and carrying goats/sheep for the upcoming season.
We prefer to have ‘pre-orders,’ however also have ‘left-overs’ from time to time. Non-certified organic soil.
We welcome visitors and customers and would be glad to show you around.
Phone: 780-348-5872
E-mail: sevenbro@xplornet.com

DEZ Family Enterprises, Barrhead
DEZ Market Garden and Fish offers Strawberries, Saskatoons, and Raspberries in season.  We have a well stocked pond that offers you Rainbow Trout all year round.  Email or call us regarding the availability. Location:  From Barrhead, 8 miles south on Highway 33 to Secondary Highway 654 west, 6 miles west to RR 44, 1 1/4 mile south to 58029
Phone: 780-305-7079
E-mail:  info@dezfamily.com

De Herdt Gardens, Barrhead
De Herdt Gardens (formerly Southside Greenhouses) has a large selection of bedding plants, garden decorations, annuals, perennials, and chalk paint.
Location: 5001 – 49 ave Barrhead, ABT7N 1G4; Phone: Phone: 780-674-2844

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On-Farm/Ranch Activities (Agri-Tourism)

Agri-Tourism includes a diverse range of activities, from U-Pick Farms (see Farm-Direct Purchasing) to Corn Mazes to Farm Tours and is experiencing an increase in demand for such activities.

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