Farmers and producers

Fresh, Local and amazing

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Nick Shipley

Farmer - owner/ highland producer

Nick Shipley, started the Hartell homestead as a place people could truly buy local and help farmers directly market their products to customers. He has a love for agriculture and raising livestock and is a wealth of knowledge for anything homesteading related.

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Alli Shipley

Customer Care

Alli is Nicks wife and helps when she can on her days off  . She works hard on the farm feeding livestock and pulling weeds in the garden. Even though Alli started as a city girl she has quickly learned the farm life and loves interacting with our customers and helping you find exactly what your looking for in the store!

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F4 Ranches

Producer - Pork

F4 Ranches is the result of four generations of Bews' farming and ranching west of High River. With each generation feeding and raising pork it is in the heart of the operation to continue to do so. With the goal to raise well marbled and dark red pork F4 Ranches as established a breeding program that compliments these traits, the sows are a Berkshire/Wild boar cross for outdoor hardiness and quality meat production and a mangoliza boar to add more marbling and dark meat to the pork giving it that excellent home grown quality you can not buy in any regular grocery store.

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Highland Honey

producer- honey

Raw, Pure, Simple. 
The Manning-Ross family is from Black Diamond on the western edge of the Cameron coulee. 
Rod has been beekeeping for decades and it truly shows his passion in the honey. with his wife dawn beside him they are truly building a company that respects the traditions well bringing sustainable quality honey to you.

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Forage and farm

Producer - Garlic

Their farm specializes in growing a variety of hardneck garlic right here in the foothills, saving seed from previous years to grow a truly locally acclimatized garlic. Our climate is wonderfully suited to grow a variety of organic and flavourful hardneck garlics.  We specialize in growing high quality seed stock garlic as well as gourmet culinary garlic. Everything is  planted, weeded, harvested and cleaned by hand.

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1907 Bison

Producer- Bison

1907 ranch runs purebred plains bison they are grass fed and finished. the name 1907 comes from when bison where re introduced into canada and since we have seen a great growth in the population.

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Farm Wife collective

Candle maker

small shop producing small batch top quality soy, wooden wick, fine fragrance oil candles right on our farm North of Blackie Alberta. They take pride in only putting out products They are proud of!

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Highwood soap company

soap maker

small batch soap • palm oil free • natural vegan ingredients

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Jrrrs BBQ

chef / sauce maker

amazing BBQ sauce made right here in the foothills!

Axe in Tree Stump

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ax maker/ craftsmen

if you have been in the store you have seen the amazing craftsmanship of these axes, they are completely refurbished and ready for use!

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Frosted Fern Bakery

Baker

we love that we partnered with frosted fern to bring fresh baking to the store, selection changes every week from bread to pies

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Shirley's greenhouse

Farmer- preserves

Shirleys greenhouse makes all of our preserves,

What sets them apart from other greenhouse and garden growers is that we grow all our vegetables WITHOUT the use of synthetic pesticides. Our kids can walk into the greenhouse and eat fresh veggies right off the vine.


We guarantee the quality of our product, if you’re not happy we’re not happy.

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Lakside farmstead cheese

Farmer/ cheesemaker

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Lakeside Farmstead Cheese is locally crafted in Sturgeon County, Alberta using our very own single-source milk.  We are excited to offer quality products produced sustainably at the farm—food we are proud to serve on our table and yours.

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willowbank ranch

producer- beef and chicken

We love our neighbors to the east and i think you will love their beef too, willow bank ranch is located right here in the Hartell valley with us, they raise pasture raised grain finished beef. their son took the summer and raised chicken that we where lucky enough to bring to the store as well.