Edgar Family Farm – The Asparagus Farm – opened mid-May when the asparagus was ready and closes at the end of September when the weather starts to turn.
They normally celebrate the fresh asparagus with a festival but due to COVID, they haven’t held the Asparagus Festival for the past two years.
The farm store is open every day except Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. They have natural fermented veggies, asparagus and homemade soups, ready to bake homemade fruit and pies.
There are hand-made preserves from their family recipes and fresh garden ingredients.
Edgar Farms also offers home raised, hormone and antibiotic free, grass-fed Angus beef. They don’t use any artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
The Edgar family originally settled in this area in 1907 and six generations later, they are still farming the traditional grain and cattle crops.
The first acre of asparagus was planted back in 1986 as an experiment to see if it was a viable crop with the goal of direct marketing to customers. They now have 50 acres of asparagus planted, which is labour intensive. More than 20 people are employed each year to hand pick the entire field daily as well as wash and bundle the vegetable.
They are located 14 kms south and west of Innisfail at 1465 Twp 352. You can also find Edgar Farm delicious fresh and preserved products at the Gasoline Alley Indoor Farmer’s Market at the Innisfail Growers booth as well as many other Central Alberta farmer’s markets.