February 11, 2020
February 11 marks National Agriculture Day and the Northwest Territories (NWT) has lots to celebrate!
Every community in the NWT has a community garden and almost every region has a commercial agriculture business. From fresh eggs and produce to honey and jam – your plate can be filled with locally grown and harvested foods while supporting our hardworking growers.
In recognition of Agriculture Day, we’re looking back at a few of our favourite agriculture stories:
- Is there anything as sweet as locally made honey? Norman Well’s Bush Pilots Honey was a huge success when it launched. Read more.
- Hay River’s Boden Farm harvested roughly 1,800 kilograms of potatoes one season! Read all about their agriculture astuteness. Read more.
- Spruce tips, rose hips & crowberries are just a few of the ingredients Laughing Lichen harvests for products. Read more.
- Aklavik’s greenhouse has been producing hundreds of pounds of produce for residents each year. Learn more about how they make their system work. Read more.
- Tractors made a big difference for agriculture in communities across the Sahtu Region. Revisit the story and discover how the machinery transformed community agriculture. Read more.
- Le Refuge has been a staple at the Yellowknife Farmer’s Market and for local restaurants as well! Learn more about the vision behind this small scale organic operation. Read more.
If these stories have you eager to advance your own agriculture operation, be sure to check out the programs and services Industry, Tourism and Investment offers.
You can join the National Agriculture Day conversation on social media with #CdnAgDay.