Krista and Jason Roske
Why Visit Sunnyside Farm?
With mountain views in three directions, and frequent visits by moose and lynx, our farm is an inspiring place to live and work. This mixed farm includes vegetables, berries, hay field, a friendly farm dog, horses, turkeys and laying hens. There will be chicks and poults in May. We have lots of space for students to experience nature and explore the differences between farm land and boreal forest.
About our Farm
Sunnyside Farm is an 86 acre family farm located in the Ibex Valley which has been carved out of boreal forest and is still under development. Our livestock eat locally grown hay and feed from the Yukon Grain Farm. The chickens and turkeys get produce residues from the garden and the horses love a good garden carrot! We use portable poultry tractors to ensure our birds have lots of fresh grass as they grow and protect them with electric mesh fencing.
We have one hay field in production and a new field that will be seeded this season. A small berry patch is starting to take root. Two market garden areas, a 100 foot vegetable tunnel, raised beds and a greenhouse are used to grow herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, root crops, greens and berries. We use crop rotation, compost and natural fertilizer “recipes” on our crops. We have a number of different growing structures on the farm to protect various crops in our cold climate and provide opportunities for students to plant or harvest produce.
Livestock & Crops
Horses, laying hens and turkeys (chicks/poults in spring)
Vegetables, berries and hay
Covered outdoor eating area
School bus turnaround
Drive west on the Alaska Highway 1 km past the Klondike Highway turnoff and turn right onto Parent Lane (across highway from yellow gates). Follow the road 1.5 km as it curves west beside the highway. (Ignore the McGundy Rd sign.) Turn right on Wanner’s Way and follow the road for 3 km. Turn left at lot 304 (Sunnyside Farm) and follow the road beside the power line until you reach the farmhouse.