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About us

We enjoy eating, and we enjoy growing stuff. So, what could be more natural than to grow food?

Introducing us and our family: We are Trent and Lois Loewen. We have 7 active, growing children. We have 3 farm dogs, a happy population of cats, and a few laying hens. Our house looks 'lived in', and our yard looks 'used'. It is, too!

I, Lois, have grown a home garden most of the years since 2004, and have enjoyed cooking and preserving many vegetables and fruits. Our family has always been an important part of what we're doing, so they'd spend lots of time in the garden, too. Trent has always been interested in plants and growing, so we've dreamed, and wondered how it could work to grow for market.

In January of 2015, a seed catalog inspired me, and I started dreaming of garden, and dirt! It didn't take long until Trent was also enthused, and planning started! Vegetables, fruit, chickens, and turkeys... It all looked wonderful. We started growing with the large garden we already had, but changed to a more intensive bed system, allowing us to grow much more in our space. We were glad to have happy customers, and have enjoyed serving them.

We have since added more garden space, and it's fun to let our children choose a crop or plants that they will try growing. Some of they're choices have been pumpkins, edible squash, gourds, and tomatoes. We chose to quit doing chickens, for now, so we could put more into vegetables.

We also built a greenhouse in 2017, and we really enjoy growing with it! We are interested in working with extending our growing season in spring, and also in fall. For some crops the greenhouse will be helpful with that.

It is important to us to have delicious, wholesome food for our family, and we want to share that with our community, too.

Although not certified organic, we strive to grow our produce without the use of synthetic chemicals, and in a way that is sustainable and beneficial to the land.

Farm Happenings for August 10, 2022

Posted on August 6th 2022 by Trent Loewen

Hello from the farm! Hope you all had a great week! On the harvest list this week is cauliflower, celery, lots of salad turnips, saskatoons (from Andrea at Leoville), large Copenhagen cabbage, and some large kohlrabi. A new local product we just got in is Whole Grain Mustard from The Prairie Momma, made with organic mustard grown on their farm. It's... read more »

Bok Choy
Eggplant, Asian
Garlic Scapes
Green Beans
Micro Greens
Peas, Sugar Snap
Peppers, Hot
Peppers, Sweet
Salad Mix
Squash, Spaghetti
Squash, Summer
Squash, Winter
Summer Savory
Taber Corn
Tomatoes, Cherry
Turnips, Salad
Homemade Ranch Dressing
Specialty bread
Pastured eggs
Farm fresh flower arrangement
Baby Kale
Mini Fennel
Squash Blossoms
Fresh Honey
Bell Peppers, Green
Sunflower Shoots
Pea Shoots
Green Onions
Romaine Lettuce
Red Kale
Rainbow Chard
Green Kale
Rainbow Radish Microgreens
Herb Bread
Bacon and Onion Bread
Cottage Cheese & Dill Bread
Red Cherry Tomatoes
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes
Baby Bok Choy
Garlic Cheese Bread
Zucchini, Small
White Bread
Green Leaf Lettuce
Golden Beets
Red Leaf Lettuce
7 Grain Bread
Mini Cukes
Long English Cucumbers
French Breakfast Radishes
Extra Large Tomato
Assorted tomatoes
Charcoal & Rose Soap
Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Cedarwood Beer Soap
Cylinder Beets
Baby Carrots, bagged
Pine and Peppermint Soap
Lemon Pie Soap
New Potatoes
Roma Tomatoes
Cabbage, Copenhagen
Yellow Beans
Shelling Peas
Flat head cabbage
Mini Sweet Onions
Hot Hungarian Wax peppers
Taber Corn - dozen
White Potatoes
Cauliflower florets, bagged
Red Onions
Sweet Spanish Onions
Red Potatoes
Small Cabbage
Slicer Tomato - Big Beef
Garden Cucumbers
Pickling Cucumbers
Whole Grain Mustard
Peach Jalapeno Jelly
Roma Tomatoes - 3 lbs.
Cabbage, Purple
Large Cabbage
Tomatoes, Costoluto Fiorentino
Refrigerator Pickles
Refrigerator Pickles
Jalapeno peppers
Poblano Pepper
Yellow Onions
Fermented Dill Pickles
Spaghetti Squash
Half Cabbage
Decorative gourds
Blue Hubbard Squash
Acorn Squash
Pie Pumpkin
Mini Pumpkin
Butternut Squash
Orange Summer squash
Roma Tomatoes - 4 lbs.
Carmen Sweet Pepper
Farm eggs
Tomato Salsa
Black Krim tomato
German Johnson tomato
Yellow Brandywine tomato
Carrots, Storage
Tomatoes - 4 lbs.
25 lb potatoes
Red Bell Pepper
Beef Box
Assorted Beef Box - Grass Finished
Hamburger Box - Grass Finished
Hamburger Box - Grass Finished
Hamburger Box
Basil Plant
Thyme Plant
Oregano Plant
Cucumber Plant
Gourmet Salad Mix
Vintage Rose Soap
Refreshing Peppermint Soap
Pine Tar + Charcoal Soap
Lime Dish Soap + Brush
Dinner rolls
Green Garlic
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Parsley, Flat Leaf