Ask The Farmer: Part 1

A few questions came from a customer yesterday. I thought I would answer them and make a blog post as they are good questions. What breed are your cattle? We do not have a single breed of cattle on the farm. Our cows are…

Antibiotic Free: Why it Should Matter to you

In the midst of all the twitter uproar about Premier Brad Wall and A&W, I want to look at one of the protocols that A&W is promoting. A&W makes the claim that the beef they use is antibiotic free. And the response from the…

Happy Cows

One of the questions many customers ask me is “Are your cows happy?”   I would say that cows have 3 emotions – anger, contentedness, and stressed. Each individual cow is usually predisposed to one of the three.   Angry cows, much like Angry…

Hoven Farms 2017 Update

2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year. I will be honest – 2016 was a crazy year on the farm. We had cows, chickens, pigs, a huge 1.5 acre garden and the summer became quite the whirlwind. It was very exciting and…

Follow Us on Instagram

We use Instragram so we can give everyone a chance to see life on the farm. We post pics and we also use the story feature for videos of what we are doing.  Please check out those short 10 sec vids to see how…

January 2017 Meat Deliveries

Happy New Year! Hoven Farms is having a series of deliveries into Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer during the month of January 2017. UPDATED:  The delivery dates are as follows: CALGARY – Tuesday, January 24 2017 RED DEER – Tuesday, January 10 2017 EDMONTON –…

Hoven Farms Meat Delivery this Thursday

Hoven Farms is having two meat deliveries to Calgary this month to Calgary. Please mark Thursday, October 6 and Thursday, Oct 13 on your calendars. We will be delivering the preordered chickens and beef to our customers. We have no more chickens available for…

6 Reasons to Eat Organic Grass Finished Beef

6.  Healthier Fats Grass finished beef has been tested to have 2-4 times more Omega-3 fatty acids.  There is a healthier ration of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acids.  Why is that important?  In our grain based modern day diet, our bodies get way more…

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…

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…