Our Story

We’re owned by farmers—we are the growers! 

YYC Growers is a farmer-owned collective of leaders in local urban and rural agriculture, using farming practices that enrich our soil and our lives.

We provide fresh, nutrient-dense produce directly from farms to customers through a subscription service, as well as operating an online store and physical farmers markets. We offer home delivery and have multiple pick-up locations throughout the Calgary metropolitan area.

We pride ourselves in being not just sustainable but, even more importantly, regenerative. The 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 the environment gets taken care of.

We are committed to providing you with the best in sustainable, nutritious, and seriously delicious food.

In addition to our member (cooperative owner) farms, we partner with other local farms and producers who align with our regenerative values and practices. We are proud to offer a wide range of products from fresh produce, grass-fed meats, pantry and much more!

By purchasing through YYC Growers, you provide a reliable market for small-scale local farmers and producers who are working to reshape and reinvigorate our current system of industrialized agriculture.

Learn more about the driving forces behind our organization below.

  • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Values

    YYC Growers operates based on a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model—a sustainable food model that connects consumers with farmers. It's a partnership between the two groups that provides environmental, economic, social, and health benefits for both the individuals and communities involved. 

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  • Regenerative Agriculture

    Regenerative agriculture offers a sustainable way forward for farmers and consumers alike—one that can help create a healthier and more resilient food system.

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  • Nutrition

    We’re dedicated to providing nutritionally superior, sustainable, and seriously delicious food.

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  • Circle Economy

    It’s our vision is to create a healthy, happy, connected and thriving community through regenerative living. To do this, we must invest in our local economy. 

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  • Soil science research

    We’re soil nerds here! This research helps us understand how to manage our soils in a way that ensures their long-term health and productivity.

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  • Waste reduction initiatives

    Our commitment to both food and material waste reduction touches every part of our business.

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  • Regenerative Ways of Working

    YYC Growers is a self-managed organization that gives our team members the freedom to do what they love and make a difference in the world.

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