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EDMONton'S URBAN FARM


Unique agricultural products grown in the heart of Downtown

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EDMONton'S URBAN FARM


Unique agricultural products grown in the heart of Downtown

ALBERTA's FIRST
Urban Farm

Located at 79 street and 112 avenue in Edmonton, Alberta, Lactuca is a diverse urban farm that combines the latest technologies with sustainable agricultural production principles to create diverse, fresh, high quality produce.

Recognized as the first Urban Farm in Alberta, Lactuca was founded in 2012 as a backyard project directly retailing through the 124 Grand Market. Since then, we've expanded to over an acre of production within Edmonton's city limits and now supply many of the finest restaurants in the Edmonton area.

Lactuca continues to push the edge of fresh with varietal introductions that challenge what is expected and delight those who desire quality, locally grown food.

OUR MISSION

To cultivate high quality, diverse and unique agricultural products for the urban marketplace in a conscientious and sustainable way.

OUR METHOD

Focused and intensive production utilizing crop rotations and organic amendments to create nutrient-dense fresh produce.

OUR MENU

Our flagship product is ready-to-go hyper-seasonal salad mixes, but we also produce varietals such as radish, carrot, garlic, and more.

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The Team


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The Team


TRAVIS

FOUNDER

Born and raised on the west coast of British Columbia, Travis relies on an eye for detail and experience managing production systems from Vineyards to in ground soil greenhouses.  Travis attended Olds College in Alberta for Diplomas in Greenhouse Management and Nursery Production. He finished out his schooling at the University of Alberta in Sustainable Agricultural Systems. Travis founded the Edmonton Organic Growers Guild in 2005 and has worked across Edmonton on various Horticultural Projects.

CLaire 

Co-founder

Claire focuses on the business end of Lactuca. With a background in horticulture and degrees in Horticulture from Olds College and Urban Planning from the University of Alberta, Claire brings diverse business experience to the day to day business planning of Lactuca.

VIvian

Head Waterer

From a very young age Vivian has been involved with the business of Lactuca. In 2012 Vivian and her father worked together on growing what would be the first market crops of Lactuca.

MORGAN

Grower

Morgan built his working knowledge of plants and horticulture working for various landscape businesses and in his home gardens. Morgan moved to Edmonton in the Spring of 2015 to help bring Lactuca to the next level of Urban Farming

Mike

Infrastructure GURU

Mike keeps the lights on at Lactuca. From Water to electrical to cold frame construction, Mike builds it fixes it and makes it run. Mike brings 40 years construction experience to the farm and on a day to day basis makes daunting logistics disappear.

 

STACIA

Market maven

Stacia leads the weekly market business of Lactuca. Stacia has a broad background in market sales developed at the Salt Spring Island Market. Stacia has been gardening on the West coast of Canada for more than 40 years.

 

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Community feedback


"We hear daily from our customers how much they appreciate the fresh, quality greens provided by Lactuca. Our restaurant prides itself on using local ingredients as much as possible; Travis and his team have allowed us to do so easily and without compromising on quality."

- some restaurant person

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Community feedback


"We hear daily from our customers how much they appreciate the fresh, quality greens provided by Lactuca. Our restaurant prides itself on using local ingredients as much as possible; Travis and his team have allowed us to do so easily and without compromising on quality."

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News


News and updates about upcoming events, products, and industry information (and the occasional rant) from the team at Lactuca

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News


News and updates about upcoming events, products, and industry information (and the occasional rant) from the team at Lactuca