Publication date: October 2, 2008
Publication: Vue Weekly
Before you turn your nose up like Sam-I-am, open your mind to the message behind the classic Dr Seuss book just long enough to learn about a local producer building a business on green-tinted duck eggs. But wait, the madness doesn’t stop there. Green Eggs and Ham also carry a plethora of heritage vegetables that look like they belong at the Mad Hatter’s tea party.
If you stumble under the Green Eggs and Ham tent at the City Centre farmers’ market on a Saturday, you’ll be swept away by the passion that Mary Ellen Grueneberg has for her products. The warm-hearted woman with a permanent smile sows her seeds and tends her flocks on a 10-acre mixed-family farm near Leduc. Mary Ellen and her husband Andreas believe in a sustainable approach to farming, maximizing nutrient use from their water-based-fowl to their garden.