Dilly Garlic Roasted Baby Potatoes

Potatoes are amazing vegetables – they are the world’s fourth largest food crop, there are 5,000 different kinds and you can even use it to make a potato battery. Plus they contain almost every nutrient you need and they are ready to dig up at Prairie Gardens’ u-dig potato patch. Dig our baby potatoes, baby This is one of our … Read More

11 ways to play at the Fairy Berry Festival

At Prairie Gardens, we love our strawberries so much that we throw them a big party every year. Join us on Aug 3, 4 & 5 to eat strawberries, dress-up like pirates, knights and fairies, play games, eat more strawberries, dance, sing, run and did I say eat strawberries yet? Here are 11 ways to play at this year’s Fairy … Read More

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