Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farms a highly diversified, mixed farm consisting of 160 acres of prairie/aspen parkland in the low foothills of the Rocky Mountains, about 75 kms. north-northwest of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The farm was founded in 1977, when Erika and Henry Vester, (immigrants from Denmark and Germany , respectively) moved their brood of six (soon to be 8!) from Cowtown (Calgary) to ...this beautiful piece of bare land near Carstairs. The farm evolved as the years passed and the offspring moved off to explore the world and educate themselves. The intentional process of localization and certification (first organic, later biodynamic) of the farm was undertaken in the late 1990's, when the sixth of the brood, Kristian Henry Vester, quit a master's degree in Germanic Studies to return home to the farm. If you ask him today, "why"? He'll tell you it has to do with Goethe's Faust... "Erst in der Beschraenkung zeigt sich der Meister". Blue Mountain is currently operated by Kris and his wife, Tamara. The farm's 110 cultivated acres produce cereal and legume crops, forage, vegetables and culinary herbs, in addition to raising poultry and hogs. 35 acres are maintained as native grassland/pasture. Products are sold directly to consumers through a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) project and also available through various retail stores, home delivery services and restaurants in the Calgary and Canmore area. The physical work involved in striving to produce food without being completely reliant on fossil fuel energy inputs is provided by Kris and Tamara, SOIL apprentices and community volunteers.