Our Approach

YYC Growers participates in the food system in game-changing ways to impact the health of consumers, as well as the health of the earth and her soil.

WHAT GUIDES OUR FOOD

The YYC cooperative prides itself in being not just sustainable but even more importantly, regenerative. Regenerative farming is a dynamic state-of-being. A regenerative farmer is guided by this question, “Is my soil better this season than last?” The key impacts of asking this question are that the soil’s produce is more nutritious and flavourful, and Mother Earth gets taken care of.

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A VITAL ECOSYSTEM

The agro-ecological position taken by the cooperative means that land is valued as the foundation to a vital ecosystem. Farmers become stewards and builders of this ecosystem, helping to create conditions to grow good food. Healthy soil is pest- and weed-resistant soil.

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REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE

Our member farmers practice regenerative agriculture: “farming and grazing practices that, among other benefits, reverse climate change by rebuilding soil organic matter and restoring degraded soil biodiversity–resulting in both carbon drawdown and improving the water cycle.”

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SEASONAL GOODNESS

Our weekly harvest box carries seasonal produce and food products. The summer allows for a bounty of farm-fresh, delicious produce; through the winter, you’ll receive stored root crops, microgreens, greenhouse vegetables and food products such as preserves, honey or coffee. Alternatively, you can order from our webstore anytime, too!

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Celebrate local

A local community fed by the bounty of local farms in a local ecosystem strengthens the local economy.

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Nutrition matters

The health and nutrition of the soil, the produce, and the consumers who enjoy it matter to us. We champion nutrient density and the cascade of benefits that it represents—increased nutrition means more flavour, more customers delighted, more land regenerated, and more carbon sequestered. We seek to get better at what we do with every passing year.

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Respect for all life

All life is interconnected, from the invisible to the tasteable. We want to respect this exchange in conscious and compassionate ways. Humans rely on the death of things to live, and we are grateful for the plants and animals that make our health possible.