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Summer 2017 Horse-back Group Lessons and Summer Camps

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Parent and Child Horseback Riding This is a great way for parents and their children to spend time together with horses in a safe environment. Parents and children will learn how to safely handle horses and the basics of riding in a fun and game-filled environment. Youth Beginner Horseback Riding For ages 15 and under, no experience necessary.  Become an independent rider in a fun and safe environment.   Twenty minutes of theory and 40 minutes of riding.   Adult Beginner Horseback Riding Have you always wanted to learn how to ride a horse? ...

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Spring Chicks Are Ordered!

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Late winter is an exciting time for planning at Aurora Farm.  We are always especially excited to order our heritage chicks from Murray McMurray Hatchery who are celebrating their 100th year anniversary!  Have a look at their website.  For poultry enthusiasts this is a cornucopia of heritage birds and information. Each year, we at Aurora Farm order our spring chicks of different breeds.  In part to refresh our own flock, but also to be able to sell to others in the community who might just want a few to augment their backyard flock.  This...

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Food Box 2017

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Be a part of the Aurora Farm Family this summer with a weekly food box.  Not like other food boxes, this one is a pre-paid credit to order whatever you want each week.  So if you want extra carrots but no broccoli – no problem.  Plus you are first in line to get our premium limited quantities products like fresh eggs from our heritage chickens, honey and garlic.  Plus we do lots of canning of sweet and savoury foods that you can store through the winter.  Now that our bees are producing more than ever, we make a lot of our sweet jams...

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Winter Solstice Extended Hours and Winter Break Workshops

Posted by on Dec 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Winter Solstice Extended Hours and Winter Break Workshops

Open Hours: Solstice Week:  Wednesday, December 21st to Saturday, December 24th inclusively – 11am to 7pm CLOSED SUNDAY DECEMBER 25TH Winter Break Hours:  Wednesday to Friday, December 28th to 30th CLOSED SATURDAY AND SUNDAY DECEMBER 31st AND JANUARY 1st.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Open Wednesday, January 4th to Sunday, January 8th – 11am to 4pm   Thank you to everyone who braved the cold to celebrate the Solstice! We had a great time visiting with everyone who stopped by. For those who couldn’t make it, the rest of the week...

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“No Thanks” to Energy East Pipeline in St. Norbert

Posted by on Sep 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on “No Thanks” to Energy East Pipeline in St. Norbert

At the end of October, Aurora Farm will have a 20-minute time slots to address the National Energy Board panel reviewing the Energy East Pipeline.  We applied for and got what they call “Intervenor” status. Unlike so many people who care, we will have a say in whether or not bitumen should be transported from Northern Alberta to the East Coast of Canada through a pipeline that is 40-60 years old. The proposed pipeline in our neighbourhood is less than a kilometre away from Aurora Farm. This is the same pipeline that  many folks in...

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Chicken Tractor Rental

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Chicken Tractor Rental

Aurora Farm Summer Chicken Tractor Rental This summer, we have decided to try out a pilot project of renting out Chicken Tractors to folks in the city who would like to try it out but not have to make a full commitment.  We are offering 3 chickens in movable pens with all the necessary supplies for one monthly rental fee.  We will deliver and pick-up with no questions asked if it doesn’t work out.  If you love it, and your neighbours are compatible, then you can purchase the chickens and equipment.  Nice and easy! Monthly rental fee:...

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Where Can I Find Aurora Farm Products?

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Where Can I Find Aurora Farm Products?

FINDING AURORA PRODUCTS! ➢ Aurora Farm Store OPEN Summer HOURS 11am – 4pm every Saturday AND every Sunday – 4265 Waverley Street, 4kms south of the Perimeter hwy. ➢Thompson Nickel Fest – Thompson, Manitoba – June 23-26. ➢ Winnipeg Folk Fest – Handmade Village, July 7-10 ➢ Ness Creek Festival, Big River, Saskatchewan,  July 14-17 ➢ Icelandic Festival in Gimli – July 30 – August 1st ➢ Morden Corn and Apple Festival – August 26-28 ➢ Aurora Farm Soaps and products in stores!! Sage Gardens –...

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Everything Aurora!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Everything Aurora!

New Workshop:  Summer Camp for Adults! EVERYTHING AURORA! This four-day workshop for adults gives a well-rounded approach to the basics of homesteading as practiced at Aurora Farm. Each day will start with milking the goats, making cheese and the best Latte!  Each day will have one topic focus: soap-making, natural personal care products, bread-making and canning and medicinal herbs. Each participant will take home many samples and can choose to purchase at cost their batch of soap. Each afternoon will be small group horse-back riding...

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Summer 2016 Garden Food Box

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Summer 2016 Garden Food Box

Aurora Farm Garden Food Box We are very excited to be well into our seedling planting and it’s coming up beautifully.  Sign up to get our food box for 10 weeks this summer into the fall harvest. How does it work?  Each week for 10 weeks, mid-July till the end of September, we send you a list of all our available produce and products.  You get to pick from available food categories. Food box pick-up at the farm or delivery each Saturday.  Each week we calculate what you have purchased and take it off your initial payment.   Delivery...

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Manitoba Mist Under Attack by Health Canada!

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Aurora Farm forced to discontinue production and sales of popular bug spray Manitoba Mist by Health Canada. Health Canada’s restrictive and expensive process for registering pesticides is forcing small-scale business Aurora Farm from producing and selling it’s proven insect repellant Manitoba Mist. Health Canada representative suggested that the process of registering a pesticide will cost upward of $180,000. The initial PMRA (Pest Management Regulatory Agency) Pre-submission Consultation Request can take up to 16 weeks. “Manitoba Mist has...

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