We are SO EXCITED! It's finally launch day for our new website WWW.LOCALROOTS.CA where you can get info on our market garden and CSA Veggie Box Subscription program! Here is a little info on us, what we are all about and how we dream of bringing fresh, local produce to High Prairie, AB and surrounding areas.
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 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. Family work was focused off farm for a few years but when my husband and I moved back to his home turf in 2012, we set our sights on bringing the family farm back into production. 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 provide a variety of fresh produce to the new and tasty local eatery The Farm Truck! We are proud to be involved in a community that embraces local businesses and have been inspired by the many local, exciting, forward thinking entrepreneurs! This year we are expanding again with an exciting new venture into a Veggie Box Subscription service and joining forces with Christie's Gardens and Greenhouses and The Farm Truck to bring you fresh and local all summer long!
Head on over to our website or Facebook page and check us out on Instagram to see all the exciting things we have to offer this season!