Miche Genest

Miche posted 7 stories to Yukon News.
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These little farmers go to market

Everybody loves a farmer’s market — the stalls brimming with vegetables, the artisans selling handcrafted goods, the smell of grilling food, the sound of kids running and shrieking through the stalls.

  • Apr 21st, 2017 1:16pm

Online guide makes it easy to find Yukon farmers to feed you

It must be spring. The swans are back, the mud is beginning to overtake the snow, and Yukon Agricultural Association’s online Yukon Farm Products and Services Guide is updated with this year’s info.

  • Apr 12th, 2017 11:07am

Harvest swoon: The lean years of Yukon farming

Between 1901 and 1911 the Yukon’s population fell from 27,000 to 8,500, but as the population shrank, the demand for local produce increased and farmers could make a profit. As the local food supply increased new technologies developed.

  • Nov 25th, 2016 1:47pm

Meat the Klondike

For the cattle drivers who followed the thousands of hungry miners, adventurers and entrepreneurs pouring into the Klondike at the turn of the 20th century, cattle drives were a means to an end, and the end was profit.

  • Nov 4th, 2016 12:58pm

Rawhides: Robert Campbell and the Yukon’s first cattle drive

The first cattle drive into the Yukon was to have been a small one: two heifers and a young bull, brought from Fort Simpson on the MacKenzie River to Fort Selkirk on the Yukon River in 1852.

  • Oct 28th, 2016 12:53pm

Haymakers: Meet the Whitehorse farmers who keep local cattle fed

Hay farmer Joanne Jackson Johnson’s motivation is to feed the animals that feed people, and to do it organically.

  • Oct 21st, 2016 3:05pm

Yukon outfitters run on horses, and on hay


  • Oct 14th, 2016 3:04pm