YYC Growers & Distributors – Garden Tour Bike Ride with Cyclepalooza

YYC Growers & Distributors hosted their first Garden tour bike ride as part of the YYC Cyclepalooza week of biking fun in Calgary.

Our leader of the ride was Kye from Grand Truck Veggies, he was the one with the brilliant idea to bike to various spin farms within Calgary and talk with the farmers of Dirt Boys and the Eden Project.

We had the opportunity to hear about each project, where it all started and harvest some of the produce they grew. I was so pleased to see the local produce and hear that they sell it at the various Farmers markets around Calgary. They also have a program you can sign up to purchase fresh veggies from them every week.  The CSA – Community Shared Agriculture program is available for 15 weeks during the summer and you receive a box of organic, healthy harvested food each week that can be picked up at a few of the markets in Calgary. After the bike ride we went to Kye’s and had a lovely fresh meal prepared from this garden. It was such a beautiful day and a wonderful way meet new people, learn about fresh local produce while riding your bike!!