Organic Places in Alberta

I am working on putting together places across Canada for everyone so they know great places to buy Heritage & Heirloom Organic Seeds: Click on the name of the company and it will take you to their website.

Not Seeds from any of Monsanto companies.

GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism. Any living thing, plant or animal, that has had its DNA altered by humans is a GMO.

GE stands for Genetically Engineered (not General Electric). GE crops are GMOs.

So what is a backyard gardener supposed to do?

Check them out and do your Homework, that’s what. Just because a dealer sells Seminis seeds, that doesn’t arbitrarily make it a bad company. They might be family- or employee-owned, and they might have a strong commitment to stewardship and environmentalism. They also might be a company who answers to shareholders and is only concerned about their bottom line. You have to find out for yourself.

The only way to be a responsible gardener is to get involved and contact your seed dealer directly. Find out which of their products are Seminis/Monsanto and which aren’t. Find out which seeds are GE and which aren’t. Let them know you won’t buy Seminis. Let them know you won’t buy GE seed, regardless of the company of origin. Vote with your dollars. Seed dealers are like any other business… they respond to their customer’s needs. If there is no demand for Seminis seeds, then dealers will stop carrying them.

Alberta:

Gardners Web

Located in Bowden, Alberta

Gardeners Web supports The Safe Seed Pledge

“Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants. The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political, and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately people and communities.”

Bedrock Seed Bank

Located In Sangudo, Alberta

Bedrock Environmental Services Ltd. is an Alberta company growing and providing plant and seed products since 1993, with production facilities at the farm in Sangudo and seed propagation fields outside of St. Albert.  In the past 15 years Bedrock has built a value-chain of experience, resources, knowledge and plant production methods and facilities. We have begun our understanding of ecological eco-system rebuilding and stewardship, and provide those services for sustainable landscaping practices for large commercial projects and homeowners alike. This site is designed to get you started on YOUR stewardship project and journey.

Welcome to Eagle Creek Seed Potatoes

Located near Bowden, Alberta

Eagle Creek Seed Potatoes is a family farm located near Bowden Alberta where they have growing seed potatoes for the past 24 years. Their goal is to provide high quality potato seed to home gardeners, market gardeners and nurseries across Canada. They are sold out for 2012 already but please check out there website. As they have more to offer besides Potatoes.

Harmonic Herbs

Located near Barrhead, Alberta

They are a family farm focused on seed and herb production. Located in central Alberta, near Barrhead (120 km northwest of Edmonton), they specialize in varieties that do well in our short northern growing season. All of their seeds are open pollinated, so the seed they make can be saved, and most are classic heirloom varieties. Each year they trial new plants to evaluate their performance in the Prairie environment, adding their favourites to the selection of seeds they offer. Their 2012 trials are concentrated on staples, mainly grains and beans that are useful in small scale food production – as well as finding the tastiest early tomatoes. They currently produce most of the varieties they sell and, at least so far, they enjoy the challenge of growing more kinds of seed every year. The remainder is sourced from our network of trusted suppliers, including some of the best organic seed breeders in North America.

Green Eggs & Ham

Greens Eggs and Ham is a 10 acre mixed farm near the Edmonton International Airport. We believe in a sustainable approach to farming and maximize nutrient use from fowl to gardens. It is important to us to produce health conscious products for ourselves and our consumers, all our products are low in saturated fats and free of common allergens.

We naturally produce odd, unusual, heritage & healthy products to add color, flavor and texture to plating. Our product line includes every possible type of vegetable we can grow, potatoes, duck eggs, duck, geese, game hens, turkeys and guinea fowl.

We do not believe in mass produced anything, be it fowl, potatoes, eggs or vegetables. Mass production has considered only that which can grow quickly, uniformly, be harvested quickly and store well with no concern for flavor and nutrition.

We do not accept status quo in anything we do but strive for better and different:
-carrots are not orange and our beets are not red
-potatoes are heritage varieties that have color, flavor and texture without butter and sour cream
-meat ducks are hybrid to ensure equal sizing of legs and breast and an even distribution of fat all around
-eggs are duck eggs, with an alkaline base, no known allergies, no digestive problems, a creamy yolk and thick egg whites, they are superior for everything.

Paddle Valley Ranch

Located in Sangudo, Alberta

In 1959, our land was broken and cultivated. No fertilizers or chemicals have been used since this date. We raise certified organic beef using a closed bred herd. During the grazing season our cattle feed on certified organic pastures. During the winter months they are fed certified organic grass, hay, barley and rolled oats which creates lean tender and flavored beef. They are not finished in a feedlot, ensuring high quality beef.

Our Certified Organic Beef Contains: No steroids, No hormones, No animal by products, No antibiotics,  No herbicides, No chemical fertilizers, No parasitoids

Riparation areas have been maintained along the Paddle River to keep nature and our cattle in harmony.

 Also Available: Barley, Oats, Hay, Fruit/Vegetable Garden, Bush, Beef Cattle-Breeding Stock, Beef Cattle-Heifers, Beef Cattle-Steers, Beef Cattle-Bull(s), Beef Cattle-Calves

Harmony’s Way Farm

Located in Crooked Creek, Alberta

Welcome to harmony’s way farm , where we take the “puzzlement” out of organic meats and produce, and put all the pieces together to help you make better choices about what you and your family eat.

Let us take this opportunity to tell you About Us – our small, family operated, very diversified, Certified organic farm.

We believe that by using a Holistic model on our farm we are being responsible stewards of the land and animals to the best of our  ability.

One of our philosophies is that healthy land equals healthy crops and animals, which in turn equals healthy people. Read about our organic Beef, Sheep, Chickens, Pork and Garden produce.

Look over the information contained on our pages, and consider the benefits to your and your family if you choose to eat right!

The Crossing

The Crossing Farm strattles the Battle River. Don and Eileen Blumhagen own in Flagstaff County and partners Chris and Jennifer Blumhagen own on the Paintearth side. Don’s farm was homesteaded by his grandfather John in 1911 and has remained Blumhagen ever since.  We have organic saskatoons, oats, forage hay, and canola.

The Crossing Farms goes far beyond the absence of chemical and fertilizer dependence for crop production. We utilize methods long forgotten and abandoned by conventional farming to focus on soil building to allow plants to grow naturally taking on only the nutrients required at only the rate needed. The result is feed and other products of the highest quality regularly preferred by humans and livestock.

Utilizing biodynamic and holistic management techniques The Crossing has been able to produce highly valued products that are repeatedly preferred by customers. Organic production is in high demand given the unstoppable consumer drive in the US and growing in Canada. The Crossing is poised and flexible enough to meet this growing demand and is enjoying the healthy and sustainable ride!

Mighty Trio Organics

Located outside Redwater, Alberta

We believe that in order to support healthy living, everyone should have access to fresh, whole foods.

Mighty Trio Organics is a family owned and operated business located on a beautiful acreage just outside of Redwater Alberta. We are both a manufacturer and distributer of highly nutritious, fresh foods. This allows us the opportunity to interact directly with customers and seed producers. We greatly value these relationships, herein lies the Mighty Trio; Farmers (freshly harvested seeds!), Processors (Us!) and the customer (You!). By bringing people closer to the farms where their food is grown we are able to provide the freshest, most nutrient rich foods available.

At Mighty Trio Organics, we value our environment and support local businesses, which is why we use seed grown as close to our facility as possible. By supporting Mighty Trio Organics you are also supporting local farmers and because our products have not traveled great distances, you are also making a friendlier choice for our planet.

Mighty Trio Organics provides you and your family with the fats, fibers, proteins and nutrients essential for healthy bodies and minds. We are proud to share our products with you and your family.

Sunshine Organic Farm

Located in St. Francis, Alberta

Our livestock are raised in a natural environment with  organic feed free from antibiotics, hormones, growth additives or  chemically treated grains and hay. Respect for their comfort and safety is a high priority.   We  sell pasture-raised , grass-finished  Angus Beef from a closed herd ;  pasture-raised Pork (Berkshire or Landrace); pastured poultry and turkeys, and laying hens live in a spacious barn in the winter time and roam freely in  warm weather.

 Sunshine Organic Farm is certified through Global Organic Alliance. The third party independent audit done on the farm yearly confirms you are buying exactly what the product is advertised to be and can be tracked from birth to your table. This paperwork trail is your assurance that the food you and your Family eat is truly grown according to the standards you desire for optimum health and well-being.

First Nature Farm (The Ranch)

First Nature Farms (or “the Ranch”) as it has been known as since around 1918, is located in the Goodfare area of the Peace River Country in Alberta Canada, just four miles east of the British Columbia border.

Certified since 1990, the operation produces bison, beef, pork, chickens, eggs, Merriam’s wild turkeys and domestic turkeys.

First Nature Farms is operated as an ecological reserve. It is home to many species including Trumpeter swans, mountain bluebirds, wolves and grizzly bears. The farm goal is to protect and enhance the biodiversity of the land.

Our Goal – to produce in a manner which sustains our natural environment and our customers.

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