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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.
Three kune kune pigs in the pasture

The Goods: Community Shared Agriculture

We take great care to prepare ‘The Goods’ — a fresh, tasty selection of food for you to pick up right from the farm, meaning you get the ultimate local food experience. Each week you receive between 8-12 naturally-grown veggies to try and a newsletter featuring seasonal recipes and stories from the farm.

Full Share: $500 [ SOLD OUT ]
Pick up every week for 12 weeks

Half Share: $275 [ SOLD OUT ]
Pick up every other week for 6 weeks

Commercial Kitchen for Rent

Our state-of-the-art commercial kitchen can be the start of your new business venture! It is available for rent throughout the year for short-term and long-term rental agreements. Kitchen renters must provide:

  • $100 non-refundable deposit
  • a Certificate of Insurance with FortWhyte Alive added as an additional insured
Four youth smiling as they cook in the FortWhyte Farms kitchen

Question about rentals?

Contact Owen Campbell.

Owen Campbell

Kitchen Coordinator

Email

(204) 895-2373 x 223

FARM STORIES

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.

Growing Youth, Food and Community

We’re thrilled to share a snapshot of the goings-on at FortWhyte Farms so far this summer. In case you didn't already know, FortWhyte Farms is a pretty magical place — a working, educational farm and a social enterprise growing youth, food and community

Thanks to you Vol. 2

Thanks to you, FortWhyte Farms continues to grow youth who go on to create change in their own families and communities.

Sustainability Tips: Local Food

To celebrate Sustainability Month, members of our FortWhyte team are providing tips on how you can incorporate sustainability into your everyday activities.