FRESH & LOCAL
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Local Roots is a market garden located between High Prairie and Valleyview Alberta, with our roots deeply planted in our local community. We offer a large selection of veggies and will be expanding into fruit and berry production soon! Our produce is grown without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers, with the goal of providing you and your family with the same fresh, healthy, locally grown goodness that we put on our own table!
Our farm was homesteaded by my husband’s grandparents and father in 1969 and will provide a home for generations to come. Since those first days, and with countless hours of work by three generations of the Simmonds family, the farm changed and evolved from a parcel of treed land to a productive cattle operation and hay land. When my husband and I moved back to his home turf in 2010, we bought land bordering his family farm and set to work. We tilled under old hay fields and planted alfalfa to help revive and nourish the soils and added a small family garden a few years ago. In the fall of 2015 the garden expanded and 2016 saw our first crops of market ready produce. We attended local farmer’s markets in High Prairie and Enilda and provided a variety of fresh produce to the new and tasty local eatery The Farm Truck. In 2017 and 2018 we ran our first two seasons of CSA Veggie Box Subscriptions. With tons of positive feedback and interest in our new venture, we have decided to expand the program again this season - offering more CSA Shares, committing to more Farmer's Markets and building a greenhouse to amp up production, giving everyone in our area the opportunity to access fresh, tasty, high quality produce.
Throughout the spring, summer and early fall we will busily be planning, planting, growing, weeding, harvesting and delivering garden fresh goodness to our subscription members and local farmer’s markets for you to enjoy! We will be growing lots of varieties and trying out new items every season! Sign up or stop by a market and discover your new favorite veggies today! We also love to dig up fabulous, fresh recipes to inspire you once you get your produce home.
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We are so excited about the upcoming season and hope that you are too! Join us on our food revolution!