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Edgar Farms Logo & Name
 
May 22, 2012

 

Spring Asparagus News
In This Issue
Asparagus News
Our Country Store
Preserves Shelves
Home Raised Angus Beef
Baby Pea Tendrils
Asparagus Festival
Map to our Farm
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Who we are:

Edgar Farms is a 6th generation family farm in central Alberta. Back in 1986, inspiration to start diversifying into the locally-grown, consumer-direct market first came from tasting the intenseness of the flavor of asparagus grown in our family garden and the desire to market direct to consumers. No one else was growing asparagus in our weather-challenged climate so we gave it a try. We now harvest a 21 acre patch of asparagus every spring which, due to our unique cool Alberta spring nights and optimum soil conditions, has incredible sweetness and amazing flavor.

Asparagus is ready

 

Asparagus growing in fieldWe are now picking our asparagus field daily.

 

The asparagus that we grow in our cool climate has an amazing intense flavor and is very sweet.

 

The season is very short, we will only be picking until the end of June.

Our Country Store

Farm Store

 Our shelves are brimming with home grown & home made goodness.

We offer farm-direct seasonal farm gate sales of our home grown sweet and tender asparagus and many other seasonal veggies.

Open 8 AM- 8 PM daily May 15 – Sept 30

Located 10 km. west of Innisfail on the Cottonwood Road, our store is now open.

Please visit our website www.edgarfarms.com

 

Along with our asparagus, we will be harvesting Rhubarb, Pea Tendrils & Spinach within a few days.

Preserves ShelvesAsparagus pickles

Our  preserves shelves are brimming with a large selection of handmade preserves using traditional recipes and our own home grown ingredients. We hand make and never use any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Everything is natural as it should be.

 

Home RaiseMoving our Cowsd Angus Beef 

In our display freezer you will find a large selection of cuts of our  hormone- and antibiotic-free grass fed Angus beef.

 

Our beef is aged a full 21 days for optimum tenderness and flavour.

 

The animals are home raised and  grass fed here on our family farm.

 

Baby Pea plants under row cover
Baby Pea Tendrils Under Row Cover
The big white blanket that is in  the picture is a cover we put on to protect from frost and encourage growth. I have lifted a corner of the row cover to show the pea tendrils. We hope to be harvesting them within a few days and they will be in our Country Store.  Pea tendrils are delicious in salads or stir frys.
We could not use row cover on the asparagus. It grows much too fast and the field is very, very large.

 “Get into the ‘SPEAR IT’ of Spring!!”  Asparagus FestivalAsparagus Eats Booth At our festival

 

If you are a lover of asparagus, looking for some fun on a real working farm, or maybe just a little curious about how this quirky member of the lily family grows, then you will definitely want to attend the hugely popular “Get into the ‘SPEAR IT’ of spring!!” Asparagus Festival at Edgar Farms. Enjoy a hay ride to the largest asparagus field in Alberta, tastings prepared by executive chefs, petting zoo, bale fort, meet Mr. Aspara-guy, shopping at our Edgar Farms Country Store, other locally made/locally baked booths and lots more, so bring along the kids for a fun experience and create great famiPeople touring fieldly memories!

 

June 2 & 3, 2012  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Rain or Shine

$5.00 per person or $20.00 per Family – under 3 free

Exit 365 west off QE#2, follow signs to Cottonwood Road, then 10 km. west.

Map to our Farm

 

Save 25%
Print this coupon and present at the time of admission to the Edgar Farms Asparagus Festival June 2 or 3, 2012 to recieve 25% off of the Family Gate admission price of $20.00.
Coupon only valid June 2 & 3, 2012 and must be presented at time of admission. This  offer can not be combined with any other offer.
Offer Expires: June 4, 2012

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Thank you for supporting our family farm.
Elna Edgar
Edgar Farms
RR#3

Innisfail, Alberta T4G 1T8
403-227-2443 or 403-350-0659
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Edgar Farms | RR#3 | Innisfail | Alberta | T4G 1T8 | Canada