Sask Farm Sources





 (Picture of Chicken Man! He lives by Neville)
Here’s a list of our favourite Sask farms that we have visited (that have websites, many don’t):

Farm To Folk Guidelines:

-Produce: raised in old fashioned gardens without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.

-Meats: free ranged! No antibiotics or hormones added. If an animal is sick, it is humanely treated but not sold to us as food. Animals may have to spend time in a barn during cold weather and they like to be warm too.

-Eggs: we look for farms that have consistently good yolks. Flavourful and dark because the yolks don’t lie about what is a healthy chicken. With new farms sometimes it takes the farmer a bit of adjusting the feed to find that sweet spot as well as older chickens that their time has passed. No antibiotics or Hormones (hormones for poultry are illegal in Canada anyways). We also like our chickens free rangey and foraging for bugs and grass when the weather permits. During cold winter months they can spend time in the suitable, healthy, spacious indoors.

Honey: we look for new keepers that keep an obit image relationship with their bees by testing them for mites every year and assessing rather than medicate routinely. Many have not had to medicate in years and have said that they believe that helps the bees build a natural resistance. Honey is raw and unadulterated except for the creamed honey which is whipped and the fruit honeys from Grandpas Garden that have just their own fruits added. Pasteurization is actually a pretty intensive process that most small honey producers won’t be prepared to do.

Pantry goods:

All the grains are certified organic. The majority come from the Farmers Direct Coop.

Let’s see the farms!

  • Cobblestone Farm by Davidson is where we are getting the majority of our pork from these days. Berkshire pigs which are truly feee ranged. They have so much space that they don’t even have all the grass dig up and I’ve never met nicer pigs. Calm and peaceful.
  • Nvigorate provides us with a beautiful selection of sea buckthorn products. From their website “Seabuckthorn contains up to 190 bioactives including C, E, K, beta carotene, unsaturated fatty acids, essential amino acids an flavonoids. The berry contains high levels of omega 7, which in Finland, was clinically proven to help mucous linings of the body. More recent studies have shown it may fight weight gain. Twenty eight trace elements including magnesium, calcium and zinc are present in the berry. The berries contain b-sitosterol. Sterols may prevent cardiovascular disease. The seeds have a one to one ratio of omegas 3 and 6 and Vitamin E. One-third of a cup serving of berries only has 2 g of naturally occurring sugars and 3.5 g of fibre which is 14% of the recommended daily intake. The leaves are very high in antioxidants. In studies in India, the leaves have been shown to reduce stress levels and recovery rate for soldiers working at high altitudes and low temperatures.”
  • Prairie Pearl’s Homestead by Admiral/Shaunavon/Swift Current

-I love these people. They are so dedicated to their HUGE organic garden as well as their free ranged animals like chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese and pigs. They specialize in pastured (alfalfa and milk vetch) lamb. They also now have eggs available as well as raw wool.

*Thank you Chicken Man by Neville for sharing this source with us*

  • Peter and Frida at the Vanguard Hutterite Colony. This couple leads an amazing team of gardeners. They grow a huge old fashioned garden using row covers instead of sprays. They provide us with a good supply of fresh, naturally grown veggies even throughout the winter. They have big root cellars to store things like cabbage, potatoes, onions, beets and carrots.
  • Grovenland Farm! They supply us with free ranged, naturally raised eggs, beef, pork and chicken. The Mennonite sausage is so simple (just pork with salt and pepper) yet it is so flavourful! The best sausage I’ve ever had. Fancy that.
  • Bio-Cor (biologically correct) Greenhouses by Assiniboia, Sk

-LEMONS. Need I say more! They also have chickens that benefit from all the tasty greenhouse scraps. B&K Fletcher Farm near Moosomin. Providing us with a generous supply of grass fed beef and free ranged pork and eggs. Their meats are butchered by an amazing team at Welwyn Custom Meats. They have such an attention to detail that they even grind their own peppercorns!

-They are doing a major favour to the earth as they demonstrate how we can restore the land with animals. Their lush pastures are proof of it, even in dry spells. They raise cattle, sheep, goats.

-An urban gardener that is really changing the way we eat and produce food as she shows us how to use the spaces around us to grow food. She sells at the farmers market and runs a CSA program. Check out her website for more info

Catherwood Organics we’ve been getting some amazing sausage from Betty! “We believe in giving animals the best possible life as close to natural habitat as possible . We believe the only way we can be sure of what is in our food is to grow it ourselves, on our own certified organic farm.”

“Beef as nature intended, always grass and hay fed, no grain, growth promoters or antibiotics. Just good beef.”

-Another amazing urban gardener that regularly sells at the farmers market as well as off season. Beware, Caroline’s passion for local organic food is contagious! Visit her website for more info.

She actually lives down the block from me, very local. A great source for fermentation cultures like yogurt, milk kefir, water kefir, kombucha, jun, natto and sourdough.

*Thanks for living down the block*

-Locally grown organic and fairly paid grains like various lentils, quick and rolled oats, hemp, chick peas, fava beans and more!

“We offer certified organic bedding plants, herbs, vegetables, fruit, and poultry near Regina, Saskatchewan. Our philosphy is to provide high-quality foods to high-quality people! We love to share our organic and eco-friendly way of life with others.”

U-pick fruits, massive market garden and honey. They also have a new and delightful Meadery that makes mead out of their own honey and fruit. Their retail store is located on Main Street in Moose Jaw and has all their delicious flavours.

-An amazing abundance of raspberries, saskatoons, chokecherries, prairie cherries, strawberries, rhubarb, currants, gooseberries, apples, pears, plums, asparagus and so much more.

This is a great place to take kids to as they have lots for them to do including a trampoline, swing set, petting zoo, ice cream shack and paddle boats.

-AMAZING cheese and yogurt made with sheep and goats milk. They now even have feta!

*thank you to Mariana Brito for sharing this source with us*

-Pastured eggs, bulk meat (lamb, pork, beef), lard, raw honey

-Pastured and free ranged eggs, meat (chicken, turkey, beef, pork), lard

*Thank you Sloughbottom for contacting us!*

-Prairie cherries, gooseberries, currants, homemade syrups, juices and sauces

-Amazingly fragrant organic wild rice. Very reasonable prices especially if you can buy in bulk.

*Thank you kijiji*

-Organic grains farmers that raise a variety of free ranged animals for meat and eggs.

  • Waldeck Colony

An abundance of vegetables even in the winter months. They have amazing carrots! They do deliveries to Regina and Moose Jaw and they don’t spray their gardens with poison.

Peter (306) 773-3807 Ext 105

-They aren’t in Saskatchewan but I love what they are doing with this not for profit company. And the coffee is so good.

-This is the best health food store I have ever been to. They are committed to organic and health and also work hard to bring in a lot of local products. They also can offer bulk discounts and custom order products for you. I’ve ordered many cases of things and received 15% off.

-This family sources naturally grown nuts and dried fruits directly from the farms and has it shipped to you after harvest. Nothing beats their freshness.
There are many other farms that we adore and deal with on a regular basis. their farms are so small they they don’t even have a name yet. We get to enjoy their passion for their farm “pets”. These people are the Fairweathers, the Baedkes, the Haubrichs, Erin McCarthur, Chicken Man (Bill Bryan), Bill and Anita Wilson as well as many others that we have had the pleasure of dealing with once or twice.

*Thank you Caroline in Swift Current for introducing us to this amazing company*

-I have never used this service but it looks awesome! They make up assortments of local fresh foods and deliver. Let me know if you’ve tried them.

Canada’s source of sea salt. They do plain, smoked and an assortment of naturally flavoured salts. Shipping is free.

*Thank you Sarah Galvin in Swift Current for recommending we buy Canadian salt from this company*

I was very impressed by their assortment of fruits growing! They are certified organic and they even had peaches that they move indoors for the winter. They make all kinds of delicious foods with their fruits.

This is local food at its finest! Mariana Brito is working with Over The Hills Orchard to bring people amazingly prepared foods with the whole experience of being at the farm where it is produced.

Have a source to add? Email it to:

Thewanderingmarket@gmail.com

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