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Box 50, San Clara, Manitoba, R0L 1T0
Located in western central Manitoba near the Saskatchewan border, Snoetic Farm is a small diversified family operation producing quality seed & culinary garlic; fresh market vegetables; pastured poultry; pastured pork; Dexter beef and breeding stock; fertile eggs, chicks and replacement heritage chickens; and a variety of farm-
Our garlic crop and other Alliums move together in a 4 yr rotation and are followed by cover crops, chicken tractors, and market vegetable production.
Bulbils are a huge part of our operation. Not only are they a fantastic and safe way to introduce a new variety to our collection, we view them as insurance for seed stock quality. Bulbils from every bolting and weekly-
Our chickens are raised outside in movable shelters with daily access to new grass and vegetation and a fantastic quality of life.
Snoetic heritage pigs are born here and raised outdoors in 2-
The Dexter herd
Dexters are a small breed of dual purpose cattle originating from the Irish highlands. They are known for their friendly natures, calving ease, feed efficiency and tender marbled beef.
We raise our herd naturally without ionophores, therapeutic antibiotics or medications, or growth-
We created and chose this word for its implication that our thoughts, wishes and actions would facilitate the onset of winter each year. Noetic sciences examine “how beliefs, thoughts and intentions affect the physical world”. Snow is… snow.
Summer is a long haul for us; it is filled with countless hours of hand-
By September we are welcoming the shorter days and cooler nights. We are daydreaming and talking about snow, skijoring and winter trails. Soon, we are planting next year’s garlic crop and putting it to bed for the winter, preparing it for vernalization and subsequently another year of growth.
Winter is an essential constituent in both the success of our garlic crop and the balance of our lifestyle.
Our garlic and vegetables are grown in an ecologically-
Our Dexter cattle, Tamworth & Large Black pigs, Broiler and Layer chicken flocks are raised on pasture where they have the space and freedom to do the activities that come naturally to them; live in clean & stimulating environments; and have access to the lush green foods growing around them ~ all while participating directly in the farm ecosystem.
Snoetic is a whimsical combination of the words “snow” and “noetic” with the additional benefit of rhyming with “poetic.”
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