Fall 2016 Hoven Farms Update

Where to begin!  What a crazy summer.  2016 has shown every farmer in the province how dependant we are on decent weather.  From the beginnings in the spring with highs in the 30’s, to rain starting in July and having moisture every 36 hours…

Cleaning the Garden with Chickens

#eggs = #recycled #vegetables A video posted by Tim Hoven (@hovenfarms) on Sep 8, 2016 at 8:14am PDT We moved the chickens to the garden. Why?  The chickens will be eating all the leftover vegetables and materials left behind. Yes, we are turning a…

Organic Broccoli

Good news everyone! Hoven Farms will have organic broccoli available for the next couple of weeks. Grown without ANY chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers, these broccoli taste amazing. We will be offering these broccoli first of all to our Veggie Box CSA customers, and…

My Mission

Daily life on the farm gets busy. This year we are operating cattle, pigs, laying hens, meat chickens, and a vegetable garden.  We have many children helping doing all the different enterprises. It is great to work as a family but it isn’t always easy….

Weekly Delivery of Hoven Farms Organic Meat to Red Deer, Sylvan Lake and Area

We are pleased to announce weekly delivery of our organic and free range meat to Red Deer, Sylvan Lake and Area. One of the challenges of direct marketing your own product is distribution.  Getting our meat from our farm to your freezer is a…

Why the Certified Humane Debate Matters

This blog post might make every conventional beef producer in the province angry at me. (Disclaimer:  My farm is not certified humane.) But I am going to act like a prophet – say the truth and get a few stones thrown at you –…

Cage Free Eggs VS Pastured Eggs

I had to stop by the grocery store and pick up some milk yesterday.  I usually wander over the store looking at the crap that I shouldn’t eat but secretly desire. (I am looking at you frozen pizza!)  Sad but true, I don’t eat…

Calgary Meat Delivery on May 19

Our next delivery to Calgary is taking place this Thursday on May 19, 2016. We will be meeting people in the Cross Iron Mills parking lot between 7 and 7:30 PM. Please place your order and we will be in touch with all the…

Organic Spinach in the Ground

We got the first transplants in the ground last evening.  We started after a late supper but got the first 100 ft bed done by 9:30. It was a great feeling to see the little plants in their long rows.  We were excited when…

Organic Garden Update

organic vegetables

Perhaps you are wanting fresh organic vegetables this summer.  If so, that’s awesome!  Think about signing up for our Organic Vegetable Share program.  Pick up your FRESH box of HEALTHY veggies once a week in either Red Deer, Sylvan, Rocky Mountain House or Eckville.  Sign up for your…