What We Grow

In the Fields


Canadian Hard Red Spring Wheat has been growing on Faspa Farm since it was purchased by Great-Grandpa in 1939. We grind it at home and love to use it to make FaspaFarm bread and other baked goods. The wheat berries are also great as a side dish like our wheat salad.



Beautiful fields of yellow flowers bring a tasty oil, high in alpha-linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid.

Green manure crops

A mix of cereals (like rye and oats), legumes (field peas, faba beans, and clovers) and other plants are sown to help add nitrogen and organic matter to the soil and is an organic method of reducing those pesky weeds, like wild oats, from our fields.


The first crop to get going in the spring is uplifting to see after a long Manitoba winter. Rye is great at suppressing weeds and is a great addition to a green manure crop as well as making a tasty bread.

Barley and Oats

Yellow Peas

In the Garden

We have several different areas where we grow fruits and vegetables. Our fruit trees and shrubs include: crabapples, saskatoons, raspberries, currants, gooseberries and chokecherries. Many of these are native shrubs growing on uncultivated land. Others were planted by our grandparents when they started farming and we are continually expanding their love of fresh produce by planting a few more each year.


Our perennial garden includes asparagus, strawberries, raspberries, saskatoons, gooseberries, sorrel, and rhubarb.

Herb Spiral

A newly-built herb spiral with dill, coriander, parsley, oregano, chamomile, sage, borage, chives and calendula.

Annual Garden

  • potatoes
  • sugar snap peas
  • eggplant
  • carrots
  • fennel
  • parsnips
  • soybeans
  • cabbage (red and green)
  • beets
  • swiss chard
  • spinach
  • zucchini
  • cucumbers
  • pumpkins (sugar and Jack O’Lantern varieties)
  • watermelon
  • spaghetti squash
  • corn
  • green beans
  • cantaloupe
  • sunflowers


A garden wouldn’t be complete without flowers, so we’ve left the native flowers like yarrow, fleabane, wild bergamot and planted other pollinator-friendly flowers like Phacelia, clovers, borage, marigolds, zinnias, cosmos, calendulas and daisies.