Diamond Sun Farms is a family run business owned and operated by Allen and Alana Kuizenga and family. It was created in July of 2020 after 10 years of dreaming on how to supply our future customers with healthy and lower priced food. Allen and Alana started growing potatoes in 1999 for Lamb Weston inc when they decided to build a potato processing plant in Taber AB. Diamond Sun Farms has a very close relationship with Kuizenga Farms LTD, which supplies Diamond Sun Farms with all its food items.
Kuizenga Farms LTD was started in 1964 by dutch immigrants, Henk and Rose Kuizenga. Rose immigrated to Canada with her family in 1954, and Henk came to Canada in 1958 as an agricultural student. They left Holland after world war 2 to seek a better life for their families after Europe was battered by 2 world wars in less than 30 years. After meeting in Canada and getting married, they started farming on a quarter section of rented land raising sugar beets, grain and cattle. In 1973 after a devastating hail storm, they sold off the cattle and continued crop farming. Henk was one of the original farmer/investors in Alberta Bean Producers, which is now known as Viterra Bean Business Unit. They raised their 5 children all on the family farm south of Burdett which is now owned and operated by Allen and Alana Kuizenga with their 3 children, Natasha, Marissa and Brenden.
The Kuizenga have a history of giving back to the communities we live in. Henk has served on the Trans Alta board of directors, church councils, local community boards, and being an original investor and pioneer in the local bean industry. Allen has served on the board of the local Christian school, and is currently a co-chair on the board of Halo Air Ambulance. Their is no greater feeling of accomplishment than being able to give back to the wonderful communities that we reside in.
2020 started off as any other normal year, but very quickly morphing into a time of global panic due to the Coronavirus. Potato farming turned around almost overnight, joining the world in the uncertainty of normal life. It was decided in April, after 10 years of planning to finally take the leap into providing consumers with fresh, healthy and “local” produce. Southern Alberta is home to some of the most diverse group of forward thinking, positive and healthy food production in the world. We are very proud to be in the heart of this area and able to give our consumers the opportunity to experience this wholesome food.