17 backyard fruits – Sweet, fresh and very, very local

Even with a short season, Alberta gardeners grow apples, goji berries (pictured above), stone fruit, even grapes in their backyards. Here are just some of the fruit varieties available at the Prairie Gardens greenhouse right now. Apples We grow great apples that are hardy enough for the prairies. Red Sparkle, Winter Cheeks, Goodland, September Ruby and Kerr are all productive … Read More

All about winter squash

It’s bumpy, it’s blue (or deep green and maybe stripy) and it’s delicious – but you might never have dared to cook it up before now. Here are our tips for how to care and prepare Prairie Gardens winter squash. You can find all these varieties in our indoor pumpkin patch – open daily 2:30–4:30 weekdays and 9–6 weekends until … 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