36,000 square foot greenhouse east of Didsbury. You can purchase from Shirley’s Greenhouses and other producers at the Symon’s Valley Ranch Farmer’s Market.
- 2 Types of Cucumbers
- 8 Types of Tomatoes
- Butter Lettuce
- Hot and Bell Peppers
- Visit Farmers’ Markets – Symons Valley in Calgary
How We Grow
On our farm we grow a little bit differently than many other greenhouses. We grow without pesticides. In our growing we don’t use insecticides we use good bugs to eat bad bugs. We don’t use fungicides unless they are certified organic and herbicides kill our plants. We now have charcoal filters to get rid of the garbage that may get into our water. We want our kids to eat off of our plants and never worry. As well none of our seed is genetically engineered. All of our seed comes from the Netherlands where most greenhouse seed comes from. The reason we are not organic is we still use elemental fertilizer. We send water samples away, get them back and add in exactly what the plant needs to grow, right down to the trace nutrients. Plants need sunshine, water and nutrients to grow.