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FortWhyte Farms

Growing youth, food, and community.

The Road to Self-Reliance

FortWhyte Farms partners with high schools and youth-serving organizations to bring young people into nature to learn about food, farming, health and wellness.

Young people at FortWhyte Farms gain skills and confidence through four stages

  1. Academic and Skill Building
    Hands-on learning at the Farm and in the kitchen.
  2. Summer Employment
    A supportive full-time summer job placement.
  3. Leadership Program
    Supports a focus on gaining independence through specific skills.
  4. Bridging to Off-Site Employment and High School Graduation
    Youth become FortWhyte Alive ambassadors while preparing to graduate and move on to further education, training, or apprenticeships.

The FortWhyte Farms Market

Our weekly summer market is the place to buy fresh, naturally grown, in-season produce, and delicious baked goods. It’s a market with a difference, where you not only support local, you invest in your community too.

Every Week
July – September

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The Nature Shop always stocks FortWhyte Farms products like honey, whole chickens, and various pork cuts all year long.

The Goods: Our CSA

We take great care to prepare ‘The Goods’ — a fresh, tasty selection of food from our farm perfect for your table. At every pick-up you’ll get 8-12 naturally-grown veggies and a newsletter featuring seasonal recipes and stories from the farm.

$550 Full Share (weekly) [SOLD OUT]
$325 Half Share (bi-weekly) [SOLD OUT]

 

 

FARM STORIES

“I enjoy working at the farm because what I do in the farm is what I am interested in.”

Hi I am Simon. I like to work outside and working with my hands and I am interested in working with plants. I like growing them and also working with animals, taking care of them which is what I do here at the farm. I also like music, working out at the gym and I like soccer. I enjoy working at the farm because what I do on the farm is what I am interested in so it is a fun place for me.