On August 23rd and 24th of this year, farms across Alberta will swing wide the garden gate and welcome the public to come get familiar with your food and experience rural life during an event called Open Farm Days. During these two days, individuals and families will have a “back stage pass” to:
- meet the people who grow your food
- see how various types of farming operations… well… operate!
- experience Ag-tourism
- taste food directly from the producer
There will be culinary experiences on the 23rd (for a fee) and the 24th is dedicated to open houses (free!) at the participating farms. A participant guide is being developed so keep watching the website or, if you’re a farmer and you want to become a Host Farm, you can fill out an application form
It’s sure to be a super fun two days as well as a great educational experience for kids and adults alike. Enjoy!