Founded in 2019, Futura Farms is located in the rural municipality of St. Andrews, Manitoba — 25 minutes north of Winnipeg. Owned and operated by Carl Durand, Futura Farms is 38 acres in total and includes a six acre enclosed by a deer fence where the majority of trees and shrubs are grown.
Futura Farms was developed to serve three separate needs. The first is to grow prairie fruit crops to supply the ever-growing Manitoba food and drink market. The second is for large scale growing and collection of seeds to supply wholesale tree nurseries across Canada. Finally, in conjunction with Bylands Nurseries and Prairie Shade Consulting, we are testing new species of prairie-hardy trees and shrubs for future market introduction.
We also own and are preserving six acres of a 47-acre old growth aspen–oak parkland forest located at the west end of our property. We are in the process of expanding the forest an additional 5 acres through restorative tree plantings.
All aspects of the farm have been developed with environmental impacts in mind. Our fruit crops are 100% spray free. Our long term goal is to reduce our carbon emissions to near zero through full electrification of all current machinery.