Updated: Jun 5, 2022
Taber is the largest community in the Lethbridge Orbit. Forty minutes east of Lethbridge, it boasts 8800 people. The town was founded in 1905 and serves as an agricultural hub for the area.
The most recognizable crop grown in the Taber area is corn. It is a highlight of mid to late summer. Beginning in July, dozens, if not hundreds, of pop up corn stands appear in parking lots from Calgary to the Crowsnest Pass to Medicine Hat. There have been some unconfirmed sightings in British Columbia as well! Taber corn is so popular in Southern Alberta that there is an annual "Cornfest" in August to celebrate the harvest of the noble crop.
As recognizable as corn is, sugar beets are just as important to the local economy of Taber. There are so many sugar beet farms in the area that Roger's Sugar built a processing factory in Taber to speed along production of their sugar brand. This sugar is exported to countries all over the world.
Taber is the headquarters for a Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Young Single Adult members of the Church that live in the Taber area are encouraged to attend the London Road Ward in Lethbridge.