CFMF sponsors in profile - Winter's Turkey / Trail's End Beef
At the Calgary Folk Music Festival, we are very mindful of the organizations that we bring onboard as sponsors. Their support helps us produce the amazing Festival that you know and love; they help us offset our costs, keep our ticket prices affordable, and fund the programs that we implement onsite.
The contributions of our sponsors come in the form of cash and in-kind gifts (providing us with goods and services).
Over the coming months we would like to shed a little light on how our sponsors' philosophies align with those of the Festival.
It’s a little peek behind the curtain of the Calgary Folk Music Festival...
Did you know?
As a volunteer of the Calgary Folk Music Festival there are many perks. From enjoying full access to the Festival all weekend, to being fed organic, gourmet meals in our hospitality area, organic cotton t-shirts and great parties, among others benefits. We have estimated that our volunteer perks would cost about $350 per person, multiply that by 1800 volunteers... You get the picture. Two of our sponsors, Winter’s Turkey and Trail’s End Beef are both family-run, local ranchers who ethically raise the turkey and beef that go into 3 of the weekend’s meals, keeping our hard working volunteers nourished. We thank the Winter and the Loree/Herbert families for their tremendous support!
Here they tell a little more of their stories.
Spanning four generations our family has been raising free range turkeys on our Alberta farm near Dalemead.
Our birds range in sunshine and fresh air with unlimited access to the outdoors. They are provided a whole grain diet that is complemented with organic greens and forage. We raise our birds humanely with total consideration for their comfort and well being; we regularly provide our flocks with clean bedding and they have unlimited access to fresh water. Since 2000 we have been raising a certified organic flock and in 2010 we introduced Orlopp Bronze heirloom turkeys to our farm. We offer a wide variety of products all of which are gluten, dairy and nitrate free.
We are dedicated to practicing sustainability for our planet and providing respectful husbandry for our animals.
- The Winter Family wintersturkeys.ca
Trail’s End Beef:
On the hills and prairies near Nanton, about an hour south of Calgary, fifth-generation Trail’s End is home to happy healthy grassfed and finished beef. These cattle are raised the old-fashioned way: entirely free-range, no feedlots and no grain, antibiotics or growth hormones, just the natural rhythms of sun, grass, and time. Trail’s End is about relationship, for the customers, the animals, our family and the land. Linda (Granny) summers the cattle on her land in the beautiful Porcupine Hills, and in the winter they are at Tyler and Rachel’s on the short-grass prairie near Nanton, where the calves are born. Making a genuine connection with our customers and helping them to connect with the land and animals that produce their food is essential to our business. As part of this relationship an open-ranch policy is in place year-round. We encourage visitors, to meet us and the animals. Buying directly from the rancher also makes you a part of the cycle of good land, good health, and good relationships.
- Linda Loree and Rachel & Tyler Herbert www.trailsendbeef.com