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Aurora Mountain Farm

(867) 393-GOAT
P.O. Box 20228
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 7A2
auroramountain(at)yahoo.ca

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Aurora Mountain Farm is a small family farm in the Yukon. Our operation is very diversified. From handspinning, felting & fibre arts, wild crafted jam, jelly, marmalade & mustard, handmade soap, pastured pork & chicken, mobile abattoir services & assistance with on-farm slaughter to garlic & alfalfa mix hay.

Follow the links below for more details about this busy farm.

During the summer, the best place to stop by and ask about our farm is at the local Fireweed Community Market. We'll be there each Thursday evening from 3 to 8 pm in Shipyards Park in Whitehorse with hot coffee from Bean North Coffee Roasters, freshly baked oatmeal cookies and other goodies. Come join the fun!

 

Fibre Art

During those long Yukon winter nights, we're busy turning cashmere, silk, angora, merino wool, mohair, and many other natural fibres into one-of-a-kind wearables, decorations and gifts. Find us seasonally at the Cranberry Fair, the 12 Days Market, and year-round at the Yukon Made Store in Shipyards Park.

Call or email to order your own custom felted cashmere and other luxury fibres scarf.

Hand-dyed yarn and roving, handspun yarn, hand-knit,woven, felted and stitched items, and drop spindle kits are available at the Yukon Made Store in Shipyards Park.

Custom spinning of pet fur or other fibres is available. Want to see what it might be like? For $20, I will wash, pick, card, spin and ply a 20 yard sample. If you decide you like it, the charge for additional spinning is $0.20 per yard for undyed 2-ply.

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Fireweed Jelly Label

Wild Crafted Preserves

We make a wide selection of jam, jelly, marmalade & mustard from locally harvested herbs and berries: Yukon Cranberry, Rhubarb Saskatoon, and Mountain Blueberry Jam; Raspberry and Rhubarb Marmalade; Chokecherry, Yarrow, Dandelion, Highbush Cranberry, and our best seller - made with the Yukon's territorial flower - Fireweed Jelly.

Our preserves are available at several locations including Bean North Coffee Roasters, Midnight Sun Gallery and Gifts, the Yukon Made Store, the Outdoor Market in the summer and 12 Days Market just before Christmas.

Goatmilk Soap

All our soap is made with olive oil, rendered fat from our own farm, and coconut oil along with goat milk. Goat milk is rich in proteins, vitamins, and minerals and is very nourishing for your skin.

Cold-processed soaps like these retain the glycerin that is naturally produced by the soap making process which results in a soap that is very gentle on your skin, lathers well and lasts a long time.

You can buy our handmade soap at the Yukon Made Store or at the weekly summer Fireweed Community Market in Shipyards Park.

goatmilk soap

Dolce

Pastured Pork

In the spring of 2009, three pigs joined the farm, Tasha, Boris and Fiona. Boris has been replaced by our Tamworth boar, Dolce and we've added Berkshires to the mix of Tamworth and Large English Black. Each year, we can expect several litters of lovely red and black piglets.

There is nothing that compares to the taste of pork raised outside with a varied diet. Our pigs enjoy peaches, tomatoes and other fruits and veggies as well as grass, hay, and a grain mixture made up of locally grown barley, oats or wheat with an organic protein concentrate.

Free-range, heritage breed pork by the side or whole. A deposit of $200/side is requested. You can come and pick it up at the farm, or we'll deliver for you to be cut and wrapped in town.

Pastured Chicken

Besides our certified organic laying flock, we also raise certified organic free-range chickens for meat. The demand for locally raised free-range birds is very high. We start taking orders in March with deposits of $15/chicken and are often sold out by the time the chicks arrive. The chickens we raise do well on pasture and are a combination of several heritage meat breeds. We'll be raising two batches again this year ready to be butchered in mid-July and mid-August. To reserve yours, send us an email, or during the summer market season, come visit at the Fireweed Community Market in Shipyards Park on Thursday between 3 and 8 pm.

Butchering day helps build a strong sense of community as neighbours and farming friends get together to share in the work. Since all our meat is sold "farm gate", customers come out to the farm to pick up their orders. Many of our customers participate in butchering day to share in that sense of community as well as become more connected with where their food comes from.

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Beef Halves

Mobile Meat Processing

Need help? We are currently operating the Yukon Mobile Abattoir which allows the processing of inspected meat for retail sale.

If you just need a little help with meat for farm gate sale, give us a call. We've had 10 years experience in processing meat for ourselves and our neighbours and we would be happy to help.

Garlic

We are working to grow more garlic. This year's crop is hanging to dry while the scapes we saved are still in the garden forming bulbils for next year's planting. We grow hard neck garlic - of several varieties - and are trying more to find just the right one for our short season.

We look forward to having enough to sell at the Fireweed Community Market!

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