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Five Years of Food Farms

By: Katelyn Duncan, Agriculture Awareness Specialist

May 2017

Food Farms are celebrating five years in Saskatchewan! What started in Yorkton in 2013 has expanded to nine Food Farms across Saskatchewan. Grade 3 and 4 students get to experience the full cycle of farming from seeding to harvest, learning about where their food comes from. They’ll be actively participating in growing some of their favourite foods such as potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, mustard, lentils, bacon, ham, hamburgers, and honey.

Over 1,500 children will participate in a Food Farm this year, thanks to collaborative efforts between Agriculture in the Classroom-SK, Regional Ministry staff, and local agri-businesses. Food Farms are a great example of how working together with communities and local industry can enhance agriculture education efforts. This year, Blair’s Family of Companies will be hosting two of their very own Food Farms in Watrous and Lanigan, and South Country Equipment will be hosting the Moose Jaw Food Farm

With less than two per cent of the Canadian population directly involved in a farming operation, it is no wonder consumers are disconnected from farming and food production. By helping children make the connection between food and farming, they’ll better understand where their food comes from, how it is produced, and why we employ the practices we do.

If you can, be sure to stop by one of the Food Farms near you:

Location

Seeding Date

Harvest Date

Directions

Lanigan

May 25

September 12

2 miles east of Lanigan off of Highway 16. Turn south onto grid road.

Watrous

May 26

September 13

2 miles south of Watrous off highway #2. Located on east side of highway.

Saskatoon

May 30 & 31

TBD

Monsanto Research Farm:

-Highway 41 and Fleury Road.

Yorkton

June 6 & 7

TBD

From Yorkton:

-Highway 10 East from Yorkton

-South On Range Road 40

-1 Mile South

-Pizza farm site on east side of road

Swift Current

June 6 & 7

TBD

Highway #1/#4 Intersection:

-East of number 4 highway on the south service road, on an unmarked road, close to the creek.

Melfort

June 7

TBD

Gateway Vet Services:

-710 Hamilton Ave (Melfort)

Moose Jaw

June 8

TBD

North of Moose Jaw, two miles east on the North Service Road.

Kindersley

June 9

TBD

Kindersley Plains Museum

-east of Kindersley

Prince Albert

June 13 & 14

September 19 & 20

From Prince Albert:

-21 km south of Prince Albert on Hwy 2

-About 1 km east

-Watch for signs.

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