Primrose Farms welcome all to Alberta Open Farm Days
Cor nel and Cremona Primrose of Big V alley ar e officially op ening their do ors to experience wha t it is like on the farm come August 19 and 20.
After 14 years of experience and f amily tie s, t he c ouple and their two little girls aged 7 and 9 ar e more than happy to share their life to the public. “We have farming ancestry on all side of our f amilies; born with farming in our blood,” Cr emona ha s an Animal Health T echnology b ackground and notic ed how industry companies were pushing dairy farmers to use more pharmaceuticals for “band-aid” approaches on t heir cows. “We disagreed with the industry and t hought t here must be a breed who is healthier. A year later, our farm was using Fleck vi eh genetics directly sourced from Germany in lower Bavaria ,” said Cremona in an email interview.
The Fleck vi eh breed offers dual purpose of both high quality beef and milk as well as the ability to fight disease without many antibiotics and pharmaceuticals.
“We have always farmed with ethics in mind, especially with world wide superbugs on the rise,” said Primrose.
By 2016, the family farm obtained a processor's license and began selling whole milk, plain yogurt and pl a ink efir. Their products have seen shelves in many stores across the province now.
“It’s a global calling to be able to provide food for your fellow human beings. Their traditional approach to farming includes the ani- mal's experience on the farm and how they are treated.
The mil king cattle specifically are fed high for age diets which essentially ensures moderate milk production of a healthy, long lasting cow.
A unique part of the farm is that all animal s are named rather than identified by numbers.
As for the open farm days itself, it is set tobe full of family-friendly fun activities. Many f armers, ranchers and ag-tourism operators invite visitors to experience informative tours and culinary events that help highlight the importance of agriculture in the province.
This year, there are more than 100 Alberta Open Farm Days ho st sit es and over 20 culinary events across Alberta including Primrose Farms, south of Big Valley.
Cornel and Cremona Primrose of Big Valley are officially opening their doors to experience what it is liNe on the farm come August 19 and 20.