Eat fresh. grow healthy.
Bumble Beets Farm was started out of a passion for growing food and restoring connections between people and the earth. We are rooted firmly in a family that has always valued a connection to the earth and is not afraid to go out and fill a need in the world around them. On one side we have roots in homegrown Alberta ranching and grain farming, and on the other side we have avid gardeners, and beekeepers four generations strong.
After years of dreaming, we decided it was time to simply start with what we had, where we were. So we rolled up our sleeves and started planting. After countless days of hard work and careful planning we were harvesting an abundance of beautiful, tasty veggies and feeding several families with local, organic produce. 2017 will mark our fourth season of market gardening.
Bumble Beets Farm grows over thirty-five different types of vegetables, and currently keeps a few bee hives for pollination and honey production. We thrive on learning new things, exploring our ecosystem, sharing our love of good food, and seeing others come to share our excitement.
Sarah Preston – Owner, Farmer, Beekeeper
Sarah has loved gardening since she was four years old. She has a passion for food, justice, and caring for the earth. After graduating from Eston College in 2011, she spent a Summer at A Rocha Canada as a sustainable agriculture intern. Sarah also completed UBC’s Permaculture Design Course, becoming a certified permaculture designer. For the last few years she has turned her attention back to farming sustainable, ethical, local produce though Bumble Beets Farm. Her vision is for a farm that brings people together, raises awareness of healthy and just alternatives, and stewards the land in a responsible way.
Ennis and Kathy Myers – Landowners
Ennis and Kathy have devoted their lives to ranching on Chestnut Ranch, near Veteran, AB, and more recently just outside of Tofield, AB. They are very involved in their local church and the community of Tofield, and are a source of encouragement and strength wherever they go. Ennis and Kathy have a legacy of selfless service toward their family and community, and their help around the farm is a life saver. Ennis helps with the equipment and building projects, and Kathy with the growing and harvesting. Bumble Beets Farm would not be the same without their wisdom and support.