Poplar Flats Farm
Bernard and Amoree Briggs
Why Visit Poplar Flats Farm?
We have a wide variety of animals to see and feed, and offer learning experiences in farming and sustainability. We grow just about everything that can be grown in the Yukon, including berries, apples, pumpkins, herbs, brassicas, and much more. In early June and September, there is the possibility for students to engage in and learn about chicken and beef butchering, including organ dissection.
About our Farm
We are a small mixed farm (about 40 acres) that includes beef cattle, meat birds, laying hens, rabbits, pigs and alpacas. We compost, add manure and practice crop rotation in the garden and greenhouse to promote soil health. In spring, we’ll have calves and baby chicks. We’ll plant the garden and the greenhouse will be in full swing. In September, we’ll be harvesting and may have another batch of baby chicks.
Our chickens get locally grown grain and lots of fresh garden greens and grass. Our cattle graze on our pastures all summer long and eat our hay in the winter. The beef we produce is unique in the Yukon because we feed fresh carrots and potatoes all winter long (culled vegetables produced locally from the Yukon Grain Farm). We process everything here at the farm, including our beef because we have a cooler and butcher shop space. We also generate the majority of our own power through solar. We can cater to younger students, as well as older groups that want more in-depth learning.
Livestock & Crops
- Cows and calves, rabbits, pigs and alpacas
- Laying hens and chickens (chicks in spring & possibly Sept)
- Vegetables, berries, apples and hay field
- Covered outdoor eating area and indoor eating area
- School bus turnaround
Drive north from Whitehorse on the North Klondike Highway, past the Takhini Hot Springs Road for about 7 km. Turn right onto Burma Road; we are the first driveway on the right.