It’s an idyllic late summer day at Black Fox Farm and Distillery just south of Saskatoon. Standing on top of the hill that overlooks the distillery, you notice that some of the leaves are just starting to turn. The flower and fruit fields are on the hill’s plateau. The flowers are still in bloom — spikey gladiolus blossoms, nodding sunflowers, petite calendulas all paint the landscape with vivid strokes of yellow, orange, pink, red and white. At the bottom of the hill, pumpkins ripen.
During the growing season, Barb Stefanyshyn-Cote and John Cote also run several festivals, such as the Gladiola and Lily Fests, where customers harvest their own flowers.