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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.