‘We’ve never had hail’: Storm shreds lily crops at Black Fox Farm and Distillery

Barb Stefanyshyn shows the damage to a field full of lilies at Black Fox Farm and Distillery due to a recent hail storm. (Bridget Yard/CBC News)

By Bridget Yard, CBC News, July 17, 2017 

Golf ball-sized hail reported in Dalmeny, Chitek Lake

The beginnings of a hail storm hit Black Fox Farms and Distillery last Monday — the farm’s first in seven years. Another storm pummelled the province six days later.

“The winds picked up, the rains started coming and then the hail came down. What occurs is that it shreds the plants and leaves lasting damage,” said Barb Stefanyshyn, co-owner of the farm, which is located just outside of Saskatoon.

Stefanyshyn and her husband decided not to purchase a separate hail insurance policy for their property.

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