So we thought it was time to step out on our own, together with like-minded growers, to create something truly special: premium quality, locally grown produce available on a year-round basis.
What makes Big Marble better? Our cucumbers and tomatoes are grown in a high-wire system used by the world’s leading greenhouses. Our plants are well-fed and healthy, so there’s less need for pesticides or fungicides. Our climate is consistently warm, so there’s less stress on the plants and they are bathed in full-spectrum light (the closest thing to sunshine you’ll find anywhere). This is why Big Marble farm-fresh produce tastes so full of life!
Farming is about hard work and a sense of family—two concepts we wholeheartedly embrace at Big Marble Farms. This is why we continue to grow healthy and vibrant produce 365 days a year. We are passionate about the outstanding quality of our produce and challenge ourselves to be Always Growing on a daily basis.
We take great pleasure in meeting friends and neighbours in our growing community—from Carway to Fitzgerald (or Lethbridge to Fort McMurray). Small wonder we support local events and organizations as well as give more tours than just about any other greenhouse in the province. If you happen to be in Medicine Hat on a Tuesday or Thursday, make sure to drop by.
We are long-standing, second generation partners of the Red Hat Growers Cooperative. Working closely with like-minded Alberta farming families allows us to stay nimble, leverage resources, and cover a lot of ground quickly—the very cooperative spirit that the Red Hat Cooperative was founded upon 53 years ago!
Big Marble Farms represents the culmination of Ryan’s lifelong pursuit of excellence. As a long-time family grower, Ryan has a clear understanding of the right way to bring outstanding fresh produce to market. Ryan’s 365 day/year commitment to Big Marble is reflected in its status as Alberta’s largest greenhouse to operate on a year-round basis. The only thing more important to Ryan than work is family.
When we say family’s important to us we mean it. Brianne Cramer is a key part of our Executive Team and a long-time contributor to the day-to-day management of our Greenhouse. She and Ryan live right next door, along with their two children, so we’re talking about a multi-generational commitment to growing food that’s good enough to serve your family.
Rick is a people person. In addition to being a greenhouse grower for over two decades, Uncle Rick recognized that Ryan had the drive and the ability to grow into something bigger. He’s been a tremendous partner and source of inspiration helping Big Marble become what it is today.
Ryan’s dad grew up on a dairy farm with 8 brothers and sisters, but he wanted something different. So he moved west and discovered the joy of growing peppers and cucumbers under glass. He gave Ryan his first job working in the family greenhouse and continues to help with Big Marble Farms as a business partner, trusted advisor and patriarch of a growing family.
We're always looking for great people to add to our Big Marble Farms team.