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FortWhyte Farms

Growing youth, food, and community.

We Grow Youth

Working with Youth

FortWhyte Farms partners with high schools and youth-serving organizations to identify students who would benefit from learning experiences outside of a classroom setting. These organizations then bring young people to FortWhyte Farms to learn about nature, food, farming, health and wellness.

As young people move through the stages of programming they travel the road to self-reliance starting with day programming with their peers, into summer employment, into leadership training, and then into work or further education in the community.

The Road to Self Reliance

  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.

Learn about FortWhyte Farms

Assortment of vegetables set up at FortWhyte Farms Market

We Grow Food

The Market

Presented by: The WolfStrata Group

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 with 100% of your purchase supporting the farms work with youth.

Every Thursday, 12 – 7 pm
July – September


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

The Goods: Our CSA Program

Presented by: The WolfStrata Group

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.

$600 Full Share (weekly) SOLD OUT!
$375 Half Share (bi-weekly) SOLD OUT!


Wondering what a CSA is? Check out our blog that answers our most frequently asked questions.

We Grow Community

A Certified Social Enterprise

FortWhyte Alive is a social enterprise — a business whose purpose goes beyond profit to the social and economic benefits that extend into the community. Every dollar you spend at FortWhyte Farms is reinvested in our work providing education programs, skills training, and employment opportunities for youth.

When you purchase from FortWhyte Farms 100% of your money supports this work and it’s that reinvestment in the community that makes the farm a social enterprise.

We are also proud to be a certified Buy Social Canada Supplier.

Dark blue circle with text reading "Buy Social Canada Certified"
People at picnic tables inside tent at harvest supper


“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.

A story of hope amid the climate crisis

At FortWhyte Farms we grow youth, food, and community. Youth like Kara, a 16-year-old Fort Richmond Collegiate student who has volunteered and worked on the Farm, experience pride and meaning in their work as community members come to buy fresh vegetables.

Growing Youth

Thanks to your generosity, Shea gained the confidence and skills she needed to land her first job.