In Canada, almost 4 million real Christmas trees are cut from Christmas tree farms across the country. With a huge number like that, it begs the question – what happens on a Christmas tree farm?
A family-owned processor that also happens to have their family-owned farm next door. Processing their own milk seemed like a great way to expand their business and to produce and market their own products. One of their products is a seasonal favourite: eggnog.
Today, when a new dairy barn is built, the most common milking system to install is a system that milks the cows by itself. On top of that, you can buy robots that feed the cows, feed the calves, sweep up feed and even scrape the manure up.
Treating animals well isn’t a question of how big or small a farm is. Instead, it’s about the people working day in and day out to make sure animals are safe, comfortable and have everything they need.
It’s an unmatched passion – for pumpkins. When it comes to the pumpkins from Kelsey’s farm, they aren’t about to end up as pumpkin spice anything. Her crop is entirely for families to come and choose that perfect one, and take home for whatever fall tradition they have with it.
With the craft beer craze in full swing, farmers in several parts of Canada are growing a new crop – hops!
When it comes to getting that apple ready for you, there is a pile of work that goes into making the best apple possible.
I always find mushrooms to be that incredibly accessible food that goes with a lot of things. But what’s the process for growing those mushrooms?
There is a new push to get more of the garlic we eat, produced here in Canada. Discover how garlic is harvested, sorted and stored.
In a perfect world there’d be no pests to deal with in our crops, but that’s not always the reality. As our crops progress throughout the growing season we monitor them for weeds, diseases and overall plant health.
There are many moving parts to a modern, no- till planting system and new technologies allow farmers to be more precise with seed and fertilizer placement. This not only saves time and money but ensures that each seed has the best possible start with minimal soil disturbance.
How do strawberries grow? Here are some frequently asked questions about how strawberries grow.
Asparagus is one of the first seasonal crops you see in the grocery store each year. It is a sure sign that spring is finally here.
Maple syrup is iconic to Canada. Most likely because so much of the world’s maple syrup comes from Canada, specifically from the provinces of Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.
One of the many questions I get about keeping honeybees in Saskatchewan is “How do they survive the winter?” Well, for winter, I wrap them up snug as a bug in a rug. Literally.
Ever been confused by the variety of choices in the egg section of the grocery store? Me too. We are extremely blessed here in Canada to have such numerous choices for food, including eggs.
Anyone want to go back to the 1930s and farm in foot-deep-dust? Me neither. Farming practices and advancements in technology have allowed farmers to reduce or eliminate the need to plow their land to prepare it for planting.
Part of the excitement of the spring is planting the crop into the unknown future of the growing season! Both my son and daughter experience this with me in the tractor while planting is taking place.
Have you ever taken a fresh pea pod, opened it up and taken the peas out? You’re effectively harvesting the peas, which really isn’t that dissimilar from a combine harvester, just on a different scale.
I love fall and here is my daughter and I harvesting the peas and peace. I always enjoy the weekends when my kids can ride with me in the combine and we can talk one on one for hours without video games!