Birthday party ABCs

All Aboard for your party, it’s your Birthday at last You’ve come to the farm, where you’ll have a real blast There’s a Campfire, presents and Dogs, as in hot And your mom brought a cake, she sure loves you a lot Every one of your Friends will have Fun on your day And there’s plenty of room to run every … Read More

What I know about growing vegetables

Each Sunday now, our family heads out to the farm to collect a basket of herbs, veg and yummy homemade biscuits. (And there’s also usually fudge, but I secretly eat it all, so shhh…) Since we joined Prairie Gardens’ Community Supported Agriculture program, we have eaten a lot of delicious new foods and I have learned a whole bunch about growing … Read More

Eat local food where it grows

On July 14, Prairie Gardens will host a very special celebration of local food (as in grown right here local) prepared by local chef Blair Lebsack. He’ll use all the tasty herbs, fruit and veg growing on the farm to create a sophisticated five-course dinner. Forget the 100 mile diet – this local food goes from field to fork in about … Read More

How kids play at Prairie Gardens

Kids play best when there’s lots of room to run and climb and jump and slide and Prairie Gardens has some of the best outdoor play areas around. (Plus ice cream, mud puddles and pirate dress-up days.) Mommy, I just need to run! I know it’s a good weekend for the farm when I start hearing: “Mommy, I just need … Read More

Your Outdoor Country Wedding

Fall brides on the farm It’s a beautiful fall day for an outdoor country wedding – the sky is blue, the clouds are at their fluffiest and tall cornstalks wave in the fresh breeze. Your guests arrive to the field on a bright red train (one day, you’ll have a little boy and that’ll be his favourite part) and mingle … Read More

Outdoors in the Winter – Children’s Old Fashioned Games

Bring Back Play! What’s the value of play? Active play may be fun, but it’s certainly not frivolous. Play allows youth of all ages to try new things, test boundaries and use their imaginations. In addition to the physical health benefits, active play offers cognitive, emotional and social development benefits. It has been shown to improve and foster motor function, creativity, decision-making, problem-solving and social skills, … Read More

Goodwill Gets Spooky with Sponsorship

We are very excited to announce that Goodwill is sponsoring Prairie Gardens with Bales of Clothes (1000 lb at time) for the free scarecrow making at the Fall-o-Ween Fest at Prairie Gardens September 15 & 16 and September 22 and 23. We have a message from Goodwill on the importance of your Goodwill donation. Have you ever wondered how much that … Read More

Strawberries are Blooming Now

Our Alberta strawberries are in full bloom now, which means that U-Pick season is just 2 weeks away.  Our favorite is Kent!  We are hoping for rain so the berries size up before they start to turn red. Here is a great recipe for Strawberry Shortcake. Try to imagine the taste of real shortcake, real whipped cream, and real strawberries — … Read More