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Fairwinds Farm produce the delicious chèvre cheese that adds a tangy, creamy pop to dishes like our summertime watermelon salad. A family-owned business based right here in Alberta, they’re bringing fresh goat milk, yoghurt and cheese to local restaurants and shoppers.  

The route to great products starts with the land. The Hermus family grow crops to feed their goats using the herd’s composted manure as fertilizer. They also rotate the feed crops regularly, keeping the soil healthy and brimming with nutrients. The goats have year-round access to pasture and their nutritious diet helps keep them healthy without the need for pesticides or antibiotics. Everything a goat eats will influence the quality of its milk, so it’s important that the herd are well looked after! The goats are milked twice a day and receive a whole grain treat when they enter the milking parlour. 

Large commercial operations use artificial hormones and lighting to induce their goats to breed outside of the regular season, resulting in higher milk production year-round. At Fairwinds Farm, the goats are allowed to follow their natural breeding cycle. They produce less milk in the winter, so at this time of year it all goes into fresh products; when there’s a surplus in the summer season, it is used to make aged cheeses.  

Photo: Fairwinds Farm

All this care and effort adds up to a product that’s kinder to the animals and the natural environment, as well as incredibly delicious! 

We’re proud to showcase regional products on our menu. If you’re interested in learning more about Alberta’s local food landscape, you might like to check out Alberta on a Plate.

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Spend your working week (5 nights, Sun-Thurs) at the Juniper, starting at only $299+tax for our Standard woodland view room. 

To make the most of the inspiring vistas, we recommend choosing our Deluxe room with mountain views for only $399 + tax 

This deal is only available by contacting our sales team; please email your booking enquiry to  

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Pricing valid for minimum 5-night stays, Sun-Thurs, October 15th 2021-April 30th 2022. Weekend nights may be added for an additional fee – please contact sales with your dates for a custom quote. Not valid over the holiday period and subject to blackout dates.

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Ring in 2022 in Banff! Enjoy a 2-night stay, plus our festive 6-Course NYE Dinner featuring signature dishes created by our talented chefs from authentic regional ingredients. What better way to start the year than waking up in the mountains?

Stay must include December 31st - please reserve your dining time at the Bistro when booking your package.

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Add some local flavour to your stay with a $100 dinner credit at Juniper Bistro. This season, our menu celebrates quality Canadian ingredients, paired with seasonal veggies and our chefs’ finishing touches. And don’t forget to leave room for dessert…

This package is available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday evenings from 5pm.

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