As many of you know in visiting our website or social media platforms, we are a family farm, passionate about what we do. The farm was founded in 1955 and until 2013 we were unable to link what we did on our farm to a product on the shelf. That changed in 2013, we decided that we wanted to put our name on some products so that we could link our story and what we do, to a product consumers could get behind.
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Do you know enough about the food that you consume? Or do you need a recipe? We have you covered! Here we will give you information about modern farming. Still, because it's more fun for you to share delicious food then facts about agriculture, we have included some awesome recipes developed by our family.
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The Sunday breakfast recipe you didn’t know you needed.
“Stratas are a great way to clean out your fridge and use up leftovers. Use whatever cooked meats you have on hand, vegetables that are starting to go, and that stale loaf of bread in your pantry. Soaked in an egg, milk, and cheese mixture and baked until light and fluffy, it’s a satisfying breakfast.”
Your weeknight meal rotation is missing these Cheesy Baked Chicken Fajitas from Chef Craig Scherer. Quick, easy and delicious.
“This is a favourite weeknight dinner in my house, modified from a recipe my mom used to make when I was growing up.
Are you at home with kids? Involve them in the kitchen! We can’t think of anything better than Chef Craig Scherer’s Lime Cake that is specially labeled for the afternoon. This Afternoon Lime Cake is easy to make with your kids and the PERFECT afternoon snack!
Another great recipe from our friend, Chef Craig Scherer! This Clam Chowder is quick to make and is sure to be a hit with your family. If you are an aspiring home chef, be sure to check out Craig’s instagram, @chefcraigsherer, for tips and tricks to quickly improve your cooking.
We met Chef Craig when he came to the farm for a tour. He is an extremely talented chef and is passionate about local and quality foods! Craig created this recipe and it has quickly become a family favourite around the farm. Boiling the raisons in spices makes your kitchen smell heavenly and his Not-Too-Sweet Cream Cheese Frosting is drool worthy!
Coming just in time for Valentine’s! This Chocolate Brownie Cake is so easy to make and is so good. Its a cake, but also a little like a fudgey brownie. Serve it still warm with ice cream or try it with our Vanilla Butter Cream.
Our good friend and Holistic Nutritionist, Rae-Ann from Emerald Roots Nutrition, makes this recipe!
She is a gardener, yoga, and tea lover and preaches about a balanced life style. She also has a big passion for teaching kids about wellness and nature. This recipe comes to us just in time for Valentines!
It seems so often a bundle of bananas goes brown on us. This browned butter banana bread is the perfect solution! With warm hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, and the addition of walnuts and coconut, this loaf is best enjoyed warm as an after school snack with a generous smear of butter or peanut butter. Have a picky eater? Sub the walnuts for chocolate chips!
These scones are simple to make and are great for breakfast or with soup for lunch! Our favourite is to use a combo of white and orange cheddar with ambrosia apples, but a combination of your favourite hard cheeses will also be delicious.
Modern dairy farms focus on cow comfort and providing our cows with low-stress environments. Barn design and use are aiding in creating a comfortable environment for our cows. Modern dairy barns allow the cow free access to feed and water. The barns are designed to keep the air flowing, so it’s fresh. We have beds that are comfortable and clean. With our barns, we can also protect our cows from the adverse weather, and any other threat to them.
One of the top priorities we have is to create an environment for our cows that is comfortable. Over the last 20 years, we have been dedicating more time and resources to promoting cow comfort. It is one of the easiest ways to increase milk production. Happy, comfortable, and healthy cows produce more milk. Not only is it the right thing to do, promoting better welfare is good for our business. You and I prefer variety, but cows prefer consistency, routines that they can predict.
You can’t beat a hearty and creamy chicken noodle soup! Its loaded with chicken, veggies and orzo, and finished with our milk and cheddar cheese. The secret sneaky ingredient to this soup is a pack of Liptons Chicken Noodle Soup!
We love serving this salad with a steak and creamy garlic mashed potatoes! It brings a simple freshness to any meal!
This loaf is so good! Made with butter, olive oil and plain yogurt it is super moist and the perfect afternoon pick me up or dessert.
There are many versions of the indulgent Cheese Burger Soup, but this is our favourite. We love to serve this with fresh bread and our Big Salad. Its great to pack for the cabin, ski hill, or on cozy nights in.
We love Big Salad! Serve this salad with the lettuce and the toppings separate so you build your salad yourself. The more toppings the better in our opinion! This veggie packed salad is an awesome side to lighten up an indulgent meal, or great on its own. Pair it with your favourite dressing or go with our Yogurt Jalapeno Ranch.
This apple feta salad is fresh and light with the yogurt poppyseed dressing! It is wonderful for lunch or as a side for dinner with chicken or steak.
A Dijon Garlic Balsamic Dressing paired with a Blue Cheese & Pear Salad… This goes wonderfully with steak.
I have started making this dressing and salad nearly every week since my cousin, Amanda, made it. My husband says, “That was the best salad ever!” and “Can we have Amanda’s Salad tonight.”
Have you ever read or heard a headline, seen an advert, or listened to a story and thought do farmers really do that? The reality is that 99% of the time its a false claim designed to attract attention, with very little to no attention to facts, truth or contexts. Admittedly there are times we are disappointed with the actions of one of our colleagues in our global industry. More often we are proud of the thousands of farmers across the world that work diligently to provide you with the actual necessities of life, food.