Kirstin Barchard is delivering more than fresh produce to her customer’s homes.
The co-owner of Micro Acres, a local farm, is helping residents stay safe and healthy during an uncertain time.
“Seeing the joy on people’s faces when fresh food is delivered to their door makes me so happy,” says Barchard.
“Hearing parents tell me their kids are enjoying greens when they barely would touch them before is the absolute best. Knowing that what we do is making a difference in someone else’s life is why we do what we do.”
Micro Acres also gives back by donating their products to the Airdrie Food Bank and sponsoring a family through the Airdrie Lioness Program.
“Our community has been so supportive to us that we think it is imperative to give back to them in the way they have given to us,” says Barchard.
“Many in our community are struggling in one way or another so doing what we can as business to help is so very important.”
Barchard’s husband and business partner David nominated her for the Amazing Heart Award, saying that his wife cares deeply for the families of Airdrie and shows it by the work she does to help others.
“Every week, Kirstin delivers to people’s homes with no delivery fees or minimums to ensure that everyone has access to local, healthy produce,” he says.