WE ARE A FAMILY RUN FARM LOCATED IN THE HEART OF ROCKY VIEW COUNTY OUTSIDE CALGARY,ALBERTA. WE SPECIALIZE IN GROWING QUALITY FOOD AND CREATING EVENTS FROM SCRATCH FEATURING OUR HOMEGROWN BOUNTY.
Five years ago it was just a dream to settle on land... family dreams became a reality when we said "ok, lets do it." After two years of 7 people with their own vision searching for the right spot, we found it. The Gathered Farm was established in 2013, sitting in the bedroom community of Kathyrn, Alberta, 20km east of Airdrie and 30 min northeast of downtown Calgary. Kathyrn, Alberta has a long history of farming, railroad and a small rural school. It has become the perfect homestead for the Hauser family. It was important to have a place that the family could gather and dream of what the future would hold. With only a house and a garage on the acerage, the vision began. Thankfully the house was remodelled, and we could pour our energy into what we wanted the property to look like. The garden and flower beds were established the very first summer. One of our desires was to have the ability to grow our own food so the garden was a priority; breaking ground was a big day.
With our first daughter's wedding only months away, her dream to be married under the open skies, we went to work. There were many hours of plotting, planting and creating a landscape that would accent our property. We were careful not to disturb the natural beauty of this peaceful oasis, trusting that nature would be the biggest accent of all. The wedding day was a success and our dream of offering this place to others, was born.
It did not take long for the land to become an even greater adventure. We were convinced we'd always call this our acreage, but three years, 70 laying hens, countless broiler chickens, 2 goats, a lamb, and 6 dogs, it had become a farm. The dream became a reality as we began to gather food, gather people, gather together.
Since 2013 our family has expanded to include 2 son-in-laws, 1 daughter-in-law, and 8 dogs spread throughout the family!