Hey farming folk! We’re headed back to the place where it all started for YA Alberta. Three years ago we held our first YA event with these fine folks and we’re excited to be back. We hope you can join us!
Where: Farm Tour at Tamara Ranch (home of Steel Pony Farm and Prairie Gold Meats) Range Road 270A off Township Road 372. Look for the Tamara Ranch sign and you’ve got the place!
When: June 18th, 2017
Time: 2:00pm-12:00am (Farm Tour at 2pm & Potluck at 4:00pm)
RSVP: This event is FREE but please RSVP here.
Schedule of Events
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Steel Pony Farm Tour including cultivation demonstration in the market garden.
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Prairie Gold Meats Tour
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Travel to hall
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Networking with other farming folk!
6:00 pm: Potluck (Bring a dish to share and tools to eat with, friends and family welcome)
About Steel Pony Farm
Mike Kozlowski is a self described soil worshiper, vegetable whisperer, and yogi at heart. Mike runs Steel Pony Farm, a market garden growing veggies that provide healthy, beautiful food for the Red Deer community. Mike reaches his customers through a CSA and sells produce through local grocery stores and restaurants. Recently, he has been working on innovative new approaches to improve the CSA model. Mike works to build a really great team at Steel Pony Farms including MacKenzie, one of our YA Apprentices! Together they grow A LOT of different veggies. Come learn how they do it – from the field, to the wash station, to the cooler, to the customer.
About Prairie Gold Meats
Blake Hall, along with his wife Ang and kids, are the faces behind Prairie Gold Meats. Blake began building his herdsmanship skills working on farms throughout Canada and the US. Slowly, he began building his herd and has landed at Tamara Ranch south of Red Deer. Blake works to grow high quality, nutrient-dense, grass-fed beef through managed grazing and sells his product through a herdshare into Edmonton, Red Deer and Calgary. Prairie Gold Meats also has a large pasture egg enterprise and has experience raising pasture pigs. Lately, Blake has been working on his disc golf game and using it as a tool to manage grass inventory over the ranch. This summer, Prairie Gold Meats is also home to Josh, another YA apprentice.
Young Agrarians Alberta is a program of Organic Alberta funded by Peavey Mart, the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency and the Government of Alberta’s Status of Women Grant.