In 1994, an enterprising couple from Calgary who had been looking for five years for the perfect place to call home, moved to the Dogpound area southeast of Cremona. The quarter section of land offered beautiful views, a mix of farmland and pasture, fabulous soil and livestock facilities.
They lived in the tiny older mobile home on the property for 10 years as they ran their business and saved to build their dream home. In the meantime, they they added a flock of sheep, and the equipment they needed to grow and process hay. They got into the Saskatoon beery business in 2003 when they noticed their few bushes were doing well enough to harvest.
Their first "store" and u-pick headquarters was a tent they put up on the farm in the summer of 2009. They added sorting equipment and processing space over the years and are now cleaning and sorting 5,000 lbs of Saskatoons an hour for sale either fresh or frozen. They also produce jams, syrup, dessert topping, juice, frozen ready-to-bake pies and more — many available at the Cochrane Farmers Market!
Soltice Berry Farm continues to produce premium berries to the highest possible standard and hope that visitors and customers who visit the farm enjoy the beauty, peace, and a sense of belonging. The farm has 40 acres of Saskatoons, including approximately 10 acres that open for u-pick during the fresh fruit season (usually the middle of July).
Check the website for summer hours.