Welcome to Sunworks
Sunworks Farm is the home of Ron and Sheila Hamilton is located near Armena, Alberta.
We are guided by our philosophy and strongly believe in the principals of organic and holistic agriculture, as well as the importance of ethical/humane handling of all creatures, including our farm animals.
We are committed to marketing as much of our products as possible directly to the consumer. In this way we can offer the highest quality meats and eggs at a fair price.
We enjoy discussing our products and how we raise our animals with our customers and we welcome your comments.
The Sunworks Blog
Last December when I was in Ottawa for the Canadian Organic Technical Review Committee the consumer representative on the committee asked us to use the term Genetically Engineered (GE) when we were talking about Genetically Modified Organisms. Since then I have been thinking a lot about the term genetically engineered and its similarities and differences [...]
We recently had a customer ask “You write and say you use no artificial hormones. Do you use natural hormones?” We do not inject, or add to the feed, any artificial or natural hormones. The reason that we say we use no artificial hormones is because all animals have naturally occurring hormones that they produce [...]
Last week was a great week for Sunworks Farm, Sheila and myself. Sheila and I have had a dream for many years to build our own Certified Humane poultry processing plant and… it is finally under way. I have done extensive research into humane poultry processing with a trip to England 3 years ago to [...]
Organics is about more than just the food. Often on the news you see studies that compare organic products to their non-organic equivalent. These studies most often look at nutrition and pesticide residues. But eating and buying organic has a much greater effect than just the food that you put in the body. Organics is [...]
We recently had a question about whether our cattle go through a feedlot before they are processed. Our cattle are never in a feedlot or feedlot style setting and go straight from our farm to the butcher. During the summer the cattle are rotationally grazed on fresh green grass with lots of room to run. [...]
We are often asked why we make our sausages, bacon and deli meats the way we do without artificial preservatives, artificial flavours or colours, and without fillers. This started because we believe in the importance of eating pure food for our health and for the environment. When our youngest daughter Erin was little she had [...]
Organic food is grown and made in a system that is audited, tested and verified. Our Canadian Organic Regulations and Standards are overseen by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The Canadian Organic Regulation was implemented in 2009 with the consultation of the whole organic industry and is designed to minimise pesticide residue in our food. [...]
There are lots of exciting things that are going to be happening at Sunwork’s Farm this year. The most exciting for us is that our humane poultry processing facility is finally going to start construction and should be up and running within the year. Sheila and I have had a dream for many years [...]