Seabuckthorn Berry & Red Clover Blossom Syrup Vinaigrette Recipe

Courtesy: Executive Chef Anthony McCarthy The Saskatoon Club 1 cup seabuckthorn berries ½ cup Red clover blossom syrup 1 orange, juiced 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard ¼ cup White wine vinegar 1 oz Fresh chopped thyme 1 finely chopped shallot 1 ½ cups Canola oil ½ cup Olive oil Salt and pepper . Put seabuckthorn berries, vinegar, orange juice and syrup … Read More

Passion and Partnerships Key to Adventure Farm’s Healthy Harvest

It started out 60 years ago as a tree nursery and greenhouse. Today, Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm is a family-friendly tourist destination that attracts 50,000 visitors a year. The journey has been one of passion and partnership, lifelong learning and innovation, and a business model that can only be described as relentless. “Everything we do is about building community and connecting … Read More

Hardy Sour Cherries

6 Tips for Growing Tart Pie Cherries in Edmonton Plant Sour Cherries in a protected area with well drained soil. Avoid low lying areas where cold air collects. Windbreak are recommended for North and West sides of the orchard. Late winter or early spring is the best time to prune. Pruning of damaged branches can be done at anytime. Never … Read More

How to grow tomatoes like a farmer

Five things tomatoes love Tam grows incredible tomatoes – they climb all the way to the greenhouse roof! Here are five growing tips from our favourite farmer. Tomatoes love hot summer We have long days here in the summer, but the really hot weather that tomatoes love is short. Pick a short season variety – 55-60 days is ideal for … Read More

Farmer Tam’s Let it Snow blog post

LET IT SNOW by Farmer Tam We welcomed a delightful family of travel-bloggers to the farm from sunny Australia – who were amazed to experience the farm last fall – just after it snowed! The snow made a huge impression on their children, Cassie, age 5, and Eddie, age 11. Imagine these kids seeing snow for the first time – … Read More

Tam’s top three CSA seeds

Summer dreaming Every February, rebelling against the snow, I order way too many garden seeds. There are always a bunch of new seeds I’ve never tried before – like this year’s red bloody butcher corn – and some that I plant every year without luck – fifth year’s a charm for blue breadseed poppies, am I right? And then there … Read More

Wedding Testimonial: Nathan & Courtney

Wedding Party: Nathan & Courtney ………… (Married on September 121h, 2015) Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm is the perfect venue if you’re looking for a rustic, country wedding setting! From the planning and coordination of details provided by Kelly (including the recommendation of an amazing photographer), her team’s artistic decorating abilities, Kathy’s beautiful floral creations, the awesome cooks and catering … Read More

Mom’s guide to Halloween at the farm

Last week, I got to tour around the farm with the family-travel experts from Travel with Bender – this happy family has travelled to over 60 countries and writes the #1 family travel blog on the web. We made pizza in the farm’s outdoor cobb oven, stuffed scarecrows, met the goats, took an especially bumpy train ride, got a balloon sword … Read More

Pumpkins Pumpkins Pumpkins!

At Prairie Gardens, we are crazy about pumpkins! And fall is the time of year to celebrate this magnificent orange berry (yes – pumpkins are technically berries!) with yummy recipes and fun facts!

Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

Fall has arrived and with it, the pumpkin season. There are always plenty of pumpkins to carve up around Halloween time and a great way to make use of the seeds is eat them, salted and toasted. Our preference is with the shells on – if they are toasted properly they are wonderfully crunchy and easy to eat. It helps … Read More