ColdAcre Food Systems
Carl Burgess and Tarek Bos-Jabbar
Why visit ColdAcre Food Systems?
We are the only year-round hydroponic facility north of 60. We can show students how vegetables, herbs and mushrooms can be produced 12 months of the year, even in a cold climate like the Yukon. Students could participate in all aspects of the operations since growing activities are repeated weekly, including sowing, harvesting, data collection and mushroom substrate inoculation.
About our Farm
ColdAcre produces leafy green vegetables, herbs and mushrooms year round with a consistent weekly harvest. Products are distributed to grocery stores and a weekly Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) delivery. Growing operations have been ongoing for more than two years, including indoor germination, grow-out, and harvest of approximately 30 crop varieties.
Farm facilities include two containerized hydroponic gardens and interior growing cells for trialling commercial mushroom inoculation, new product development, and different growing systems. ColdAcre employs several indoor growing systems including: nutrient film technique, dutch bucket, misting, humidification, tray germination and hybrid hydroponics.
We recommend 2 hour visits for small groups, and can accommodate a maximum of 30 students.
Livestock & Crops
- Hydroponic vegetables & herbs (e.g. lettuce, chard, basil)
- Indoor washroom
- Indoor eating area
The farm, shop and facilities are located in the Whitehorse Marwell area at 103-114 Titanium Way.