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By learning from other ‘agri-tainment’ operators, Leona and Blaine Staples have 
turned the family farm into a bustling and ever-expanding enterprise.

Harvesting good ideas from farmers across North America

Reading Time: 4 minutes During this busy summer’s growing season at The Jungle Farm, Blaine and Leona Staples also found themselves harvesting good ideas from a winter business trip. Their U-pick, greenhouse, strawberry patch, market garden, and ‘agri-tainment’ operation near Innisfail has been constantly expanding since the couple came back to her family’s farm in 1996. A half-acre of […] Read more

Top guns for agri-tourism workshops coming to Airdrie

Agri-tourism, farm-direct marketing workshops being held Feb. 23 – 24

Reading Time: < 1 minute You can learn from the best about agri-tourism and farm-direct marketing at two workshops being held on Feb. 23 in Leduc and Feb. 24 in Airdrie. They will be led by Mark Saunders and Angela Grant of Saunders Farm, an award-winning operation near Ottawa that began welcoming farm visitors 25 years ago. “Originally a strawberry […] Read more