August 17 & 18, 2019
Relax, laugh and savor time with friends! Join us in the comfort of our deluxe Bi-West coach. You will have the opportunity for rare behind-the-scene tours of modern farms and local producers in picturesque Camrose County!
Tickets are only $40 and include lunch. Click here to purchase tickets. Seating is limited!
Saturday August 17, 2019 Bus Stops
Kozak Holesteins Ltd. – Bus Tour Exclusive
Kozak Holsteins Ltd. is a family owned and operated dairy farm located in the County of Camrose near Hay Lakes, Alberta. We are members of the breed organization Holstein Canada and raise registered Holstein cattle for milk production, breeding stock and for show. We are active in showing Holsteins and cattle bearing our prefix have been shown at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, the World Dairy Expo in Madison Wisconsin, USA and the Mexican National Holstein Show at Queretaro, Mexico. We also breed a line of genomic Holsteins and currently have animals at a breeding facility in Wisconsin, USA. We have recently introduced the Jersey breed into our herd and are hoping to start breeding some show winning Jersey cattle soon.
Kozak Holsteins Ltd. started in 1988 with the purchase of an abandoned dairy and 25 milking cows. In 1995 we relocated to our current location and slowly expanded the herd. To ensure a solid foundation for the next generation, ground was broken in 2017 for the construction of a new dairy barn that would allow for expansion of the herd and increased cow comfort. We moved into the new facility in August 2018 and can now handle increased numbers with maximum efficiency.
Grey Arrow Farm
Grey Arrow Farm grows a wide variety of delicious, no-spray veggies and herbs through sustainable agriculture. They use all natural (organic) growing practices– all of their veggies are grown from non-GMO seed without the use of any chemical pesticides or fertilizers.
Moon Druid – Bus Tour Exclusive
Moon Druid is 100% family owned and operated small fruit orchard and market garden. Their operation is diversified and vertically integrated; in that they provide the public the opportunity to self-pick our fruit; and they grow, harvest and use our own fruit and veggies in the preserves we make in their kitchen. Their greenhouse is a non-traditional structure where they grow tomatoes, cucumbers and other vegetables and they are constantly exploring new varieties and ways to grow them. Their naturally grown produce and preserves are sold at local Farmers’ Markets.
Sunday August 18, 2019 Bus Stops
609 Farms – Bus Tour Exclusive
A Family Heritage Farm raising livestock the Old-School way. They market farm fresh eggs from free-range, free-run hens raised on a hand-ground diet, which is free from all medications and hormones, and is sourced from local grain. They also sell beef, pork, and chicken certain times of the year.
Marshall Eco Farm
Natural-raised, grass-fed Scottish Highland Cattle, chickens, turkeys, pork and Mangalitsa pork. They also grow a chemical-free market garden through the summer.
S&D Trautman Farms Inc. – Bus Tour Exclusive
S&D Trautman Farms Inc. grows approximately 3800 acres of grains including Wheat, Malt Barley, Oats, Peas, Fababeans, Canola and Alfalfa. We also run a 75 head cow calf operation. Their farm is proud to be home to the sixth generation of Trautman’s raised on Section 29-45-21.
Little Red Hen Mills – Bus Tour Exclusive
Has been producing certified organic wheat, rye, barely and oats for milling since moving away from conventional farming in 1986.
Spruce Coulee Bison Ranch – Bus Tour Exclusive
They have four ranches that they raise bison on and ship 5 loads of 45 live animals each year to North Dakota. The number of bison they have fluctuate from approximately 750 to 950 animals depending on the time of year. Spruce Coulee Bison Ranch has been in the bison business since 1998.
Fridhem Baptist Church – Lunch Stop
Friends of Fridhem Society actively promote the preservation, restoration and maintenance of the church, adjoining cemetery, flora and fauna. They will showcase two fully restored antique Karn pump organs that dates back to the mid 1830’s.