July 15: Sturgeon County, AB – Haskap Orchard Tour & Tasting

Posted by Dana Penrice on June 05, 2017

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Join Rosy Farms for a fun filled, educational afternoon and evening learning all about haskaps fruit and ecological, farming practices! We will be moving through Rosy Farms, explaining our story, their super fruit health benefits, how haskaps grow and where the industry is going. Learn about Alberta orchard methodology, establishment and longevity. As well participate in a Haskap tasting! Even with 2017 being only our second year, come enjoy fruit from the farm.

Following the tour we will be filming parts of a crowd funding, promotion video. Finishing off with and evening potluck and social. There is plenty of space to put up a tent for anyone wishing to stay the night and avoid the drive home!

Come out to fill your mind and your mouth with haskaps.

Where: Rosy Farms, 57114 Range Road 264, Alcomdale, AB

When: Saturday, July 15th

Time: 3:00PM- 9:00PM

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rosy-farm-haskap-orchard-tour-and-tasting-tickets-35297148722
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Schedule of Events

3:00PM- 5:00PM: Farm Tour
Presented by Andrew, owner, and Brianna Lutz- Naturopathic, doctor candidate

5:00PM- 5:30PM: Filming
We will be filming parts of a crowdfunding campaign, launching Jan 2018, with the aim to buy a Haskap harvester. Produced and filmed by Kevin Kossowan.

5:30PM: Potluck/ Social
Please bring a potluck dish. E-mail for more information on dishes.

Feel free to come to all three parts or just one. All Are Welcome

** Free camping (bring your own tent and gear)**

rosyfarm-haskap-1 About Rosy Farms

Rosy Farms is a cutting edge Haskap Orchard. Specializing in growing Haskap fruit.
They are the new super fruit in North America. Proven to be 3 times the antioxidants and 5 times the anti-inflammatory as a high bush blue berry, the previous titan of healthy fruit.

In our second year we have planted 18,000 haskaps.

We use a mix of holistic and sustainable farming practices to grow the highest quality haskaps possible. Working with our environment, maximizing fruit quality and production.
In the spring of 2019 or 2020 we will be constructing a IQF (Individually Quick Frozen) facility on site. Which will extend our sales window, maximizing profits. The facility will be open for rent to other haskap growers in Alberta. The mission is to create a processing hub for haskap production

Rosy Farms is one of the Co-Founders of

  • Alberta Haskap Association
  • North 49 Fruit Corporation- nonprofit sales and marketing company for Canadian haskaps fruit.

Farmer Andrew Rosychuk has spent the last 12 years travelling the country to learn from farmers, pushing the limits of innovation, and is excited about sharing the future of haskaps farming.

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Farm Tour

The most exciting aspect of Rosy Farms is how we are creating a sustainable and stable industry for haskaps fruit. Allowing new farmers to grow their dreams and guiding existing farmers in diversifying their crops. We are helping to bring a whole new industry into Alberta. Think about it, we have the opportunity to bring the blue berry industries of the east and west coast into our own back yards. We will explain how this is possible and who we are stabilizing this new industry.

We will wander through the farm explain and demonstrating soil biology/ soil food web, haskaps production methods, the current state of haskaps in the prairies and across Canada, plant biology, native pollination, orchard methodology, farm diversification- Sea buckthorn and Brianna Lutz will explain the amazing health benefits of the fruit. All while freely picking ripe haskaps when walking through Rosy Farms. Pick at your own leisure.

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