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…

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 –…

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…

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…

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…

Front Page Pigs – Look Who Made the Front Page!

free range pigs

So last week I made the front page of the local paper. Click here to read all about it. Ok, it wasn’t me on the front page, it was my little pigs.  The reporter had to choose between a photo of me or my…

Red Deer Organic Food Delivery April 26 2016

The next Red Deer delivery is scheduled for TUESDAY APRIL 26 2016 between the hours of 7 and 9 PM. Place your order and Tim will deliver it right to your door. We will be bringing in our great tasting Hoven Farms ground beef, hot…

Building the Hoop House

Saturday was a big day.  Construction of the first ever hoop house on the farm. Our hoop house is one of the many steps towards our organic vegetable garden this year.  It will be our home for our transplant seedlings and also our place…

Spring and Mud! Organic Farmlife Vlog Ep1

Welcome to Episode 1 of the Organic Farmlife Video Blog. So why a vlog?  I cannot explain my desire to show people what we do on our farm.  I have seen many places and farms where they promote one thing but do the opposite…

First Calf of 2016

Every year, it is an exciting day when the first calf of the year arrives. This year it was a little more exciting  as he came a few months early.  There was a bull who got out a few months early. So watch the video…