Alberta Open Farm Days is a weekend that brings Albertans together, and we want you to be our guest. You’ll come away knowing your rural neighbours a little bit better and how food gets from the farm to your table.
On August 14th and 15th local chefs from across the province will team up with Alberta producers to offer a memorable series of culinary experiences. This year’s culinary events include something for everyone. Choose one of the great events listed below and enjoy the tastes of Alberta agriculture.
Hi! Thanks for checking out our Farm! This year our ranch will be celebrating its one-year anniversary for opening our on-site Farm Store. Our cute little shop is filled with our homegrown Beef, Pork, Chicken & and Farm Fresh Eggs. As well as multiple wonderful products from local businesses - Sourdough Bread & Bagels, Raw Honey, Fresh Veggies, Hemp Seeds & Oil, Preserves & Pickles, Potted Plants & Flowers, Home Decor, and more.
This year's family-friendly event will include:
- Hayride farm tour through fields amongst our cattle
- Food & beverages
- Pony Rides on our superstar Unicorn Pony Gemma!
- Shop our Farm Store offering fresh produce, meat, eggs, honey, sourdough, and more
- View our Pigs, Goats, Lambs, Horses, Cows & Calves
- Pick eggs from our Chicken Coop
- Let your little ones play in our kids' zone: farm-themed playhouse, swing set & games
Located just East of Edmonton in Strathcona County you will find Chicks N Chaps and Bar OA Farms. Chicks N Chaps is a line of condiments including Kickin Honey Mustard, Grainy Beer Mustard, and Dilly Horseradish Mayo developed by Experience Alberta. Ingredients in our mustard and mayo are sourced from other local growers and producers from around Alberta. Taste a sample of our mustards, learn about what we put in them and why, and purchase a little jar to take home.
Bar OA Farms is a micro flower farm growing distinctive, hard-to-find, environmentally sensitive flowers. During your visit you can participate in one of our garden tours which will start at 11:30am and 2:30pm. Learn why we grow flowers, how we grow them and why local flowers are a better choice over imported blooms. You can purchase flowers from the Flower Bar or purchase a ticket to participate in our hand tied bouquet workshop that starts in the barn at 3:00pm. For the littles and little at heart we have floral cookie decorating kits available for purchase.
On the farm you will find a number of photo opportunities including the flower gardens, a tractor, horses, and straw bales.
Have you ever heard of Bunnock? It’s a fun game thought to be created by Russian soldiers that needed to entertain themselves whilst posted in remote areas of Siberia. We will have two sets of the game set up so families can play.
Other free activities for the kids include rock painting, and seed planting (for the first 40 kids on a first come first serve basis).
Pop Up Shops at the farm include:
Funky Mango Food Truck – pick up lunch from the truck and have a picnic on the grass while watching the horses graze.
Fifendekel Pie Shop Café – purchase a handmade pie, including Peach Pie the August feature flavour
Fox and Willow Home Décor – browse beautiful home décor items and find something new to spruce up your house for fall
Christy Creek Honey produces local honey and other hive products. It is a small, family-run business in the heart of NE Alberta summer blooms. We offer hive tours (June – August). We are excited to be open for 2021 Open Farm Days! While you are at the farm, plan to:
Learn about bees
Hear their buzzing,
Watch the bees in action in the observation hive (or book a premium hive tour)
See the scenery and blooms. Sit and stay awhile!
Smell the fresh county air.
Taste a sample of honey!
Play some games.
Buy some yummy goodies made by the Mill Bakery and Delacey’s Kitchen made with local Lac La Biche County honey! The bakery truck will be at the farm for the day!!! Stock up on tasty bread, treats, and amazing cookies!
Shop for bee themed and locally made items, including our signature small-batch honey and our new, handmade stir-stick lollipop!
Country Roads RV Park, Corn Maze & Joosed Moose Winery
In or near:
We are hoping to have an open market and live music, food trucks, and farm-fresh food. weather permitting the corn maze and sunflower festival will be going on. We have an orchard and cottage winery, The Joosed Moose Winery that you can tour and taste saskatoon wines and more. you can get a taste of the agritourism in our gem mining, honey bee observation hive, and products in our general store. Taste our saskatoon pies and buy some fresh ground flour from the grain grown on our land.
We have a corn maze, gem mining, outdoor activities, and games, we have an orchard with fruit for pies, wine, and meads. We also have honey bees and bee products that we sell at our general store. our new winery the Joosed Moose Winery is located on the south quarter, just a short horse and wagon ride over to check out. We host a pumpkin festival in the fall, and this year we will be hosting a sunflower festival as well. We have something for everyone throughout the summer and fall. We are second-generation farmers here and have grown beyond the farm into agritourism and the RV park for everyone to enjoy.
Come on over for a cup of great coffee and delicious sweets. Every cup of coffee is made fresh - we make specialty coffees as well - and enjoy a delicious pastry from our own artisan bakery.
Koen and Inge have a European background and improved their business over the past 23 years into a beautiful garden center where you will find some relaxation and a lot of succulents.
Their daughter Elien has started up her own bakery located inside the garden center and makes every sweet goodie from scratch.
Elieneke's Bake Shop will have a info booth about her sour dough breads - and the use of oils
De Herdt Gardens will have an info tour about growing hydroponic vegetables and our succulent nursery will be open for visitors
The Delidais’ help educate people on what can be grown in central Alberta. Having owned their farm since 1975, they have been key proponents of new Canadian varietals that are being developed at universities and research stations across Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Delidais Estate Winery is the first winery in Red Deer County. Vintners on staff have been developing craft wines & spirits, with full prairie fruit flavors. The labels and themes of the wines and spirits have come from “Our Roots” the history of the Delidais Family and the land settled in the area.
Learn the why, when & how of Alberta Prairie Fruit. Farm Store full of our creations; pies, cheesecakes, low sugar jams, juice, and farm-fresh gelato all made right on the farm.
Wine tours in the Orchard - Meet the Vintners - Taste our Wines & Spirits
Hike our trails, crafts, music, and animals.
Friday Night Bootlegger, Beer & Brisket (reservation required)
Lunch on Saturday
Ultimate Pancake Breakfast on Sunday
Eh Farm raises a unique Heritage breed of pig, the last breed in the world to sport a wooly fleece-like coat, The Mangalitsa. Eh Farms was the first to import the Red Mangalitsa into Canada back in 2016. This breed has been hailed the "Kobe" beef of pork. It is world-renowned for its flavourful juicy red, marbled meat and has been rated 5 stars in the charcuterie meats.
A unique culinary experience/event with the Mangalitsa pork at the heart of every dish.
Chef Danny Beaulieu from Ankor, Canmore, and aspiring young Chef Easton from Eh Farms will be preparing an exclusive menu for this event.
This is an experience you do not want to miss!
Also includes a private farm tour experience to meet our Mangalitsa family.
Introducing Forage & Farm and Stone Wood & Steel Blacksmithing School
Forage & Farm specializes in growing a variety of gourmet hardneck garlic (including our Made in Alberta Award-winning Black Garlic), crafting Pestos and hosting Homesteading classes including the top-rated destination by TripAdvisor - Stone Wood & Steel.
Stone Wood & Steel has been creating Blacksmith artistry for over 25 years and has fulfilled custom orders for countless satisfied customers. To share his passion for Blacksmithing, James teaches a variety of classes through the homestead school.
Open Farm Day is the perfect opportunity for visitors to come out and see a garlic farm right around harvest time.
Scheduled tours will be held throughout the weekend at the times indicated below:
11 am - Blacksmith shop tour
12 pm - Garlic field tour
1 pm - Blacksmith Shop tour
2 pm - Garlic field tour
Visitors can also attend our local artisan market and pick up some culinary treats to enjoy with a picnic. We have several vendors to showcase their local products at our market.
Bring a blanket and have a picnic in our field.
Explore the Mini Market featuring locally made products (Saturday only)
Pre-order a locally curated picnic basket and bring along a picnic blanket to enjoy overlooking the Rocky Mountains.
Please Do Not Bring Dogs!
Visitors will leave with an appreciation of how garlic grows in a northern climate and get a view into a working blacksmithing shop.
James has been mastering his craft of blacksmithing for over 25 years and Cheryl has been named the Garlic Queen. Together, the unique dynamic duo leads a homesteading facility that offers people the opportunity to step away from their busy lives and expand their knowledge base about sustainable farming and craft.
Visitors will see first hand where food is grown and how it is cared for at our ranch with a “hands on” tour where they will see:
-Different feeds and supplements we provide to our beef cattle
-Vaccines and medicines our livestock receive and how we ensure food safety and track our livestock
-Visitors will have an opportunity to get up close to hand feed livestock.
-Visitors can enjoy Sunday Brunch with many fresh vegetables fresh out of the garden being served.
Opportunity to purchase Farm Fresh Beef
Sunday Brunch featuring:
-Scrambled Eggs & French Toast
-Borscht (made with fresh garden ingredients)
-Delicious Roasted Beef
-New Garden Potatoes with Creamy Fresh Dill Sauce
-Fresh Corn on the Cob, Green Beans & Carrots
-Delicious Apple Crisp & Peach Cobbler topped with Vanilla Ice Cream
Come visit our first-generation livestock farm in Camrose County!
Meet the animals on a farm tour and learn more about how your food is raised.
Don't forget to visit the farm market store to shop for farm-raised meat, local foods, and local artisanal products.
Grab a delicious lunch or snack featuring locally grown farm-fresh ingredients!
Farm store open (see hours on the website). Offering farm tours seasonally.
Welcome to our early 1900s farmstead. Come on out and enjoy picking vegetables in our 3 acre U-Pick and checking out all the farm animals on a farm tour. We will also be providing our guests the opportunity to see how some of our equipment works and answer all your questions on our farm operations. Don’t forget to stop in at our Farm Store where you can shop other locally produced products. And last but not least, enjoy lunch on the farm where everything is produced/grown/raised local to us.
A paint night will be held on Saturday, August 14 from 5:30-9:00 pm overlooking the Blindman Valley. The meal will include a full, 5-course dinner with ingredients being sourced from within 1 mile. The menu includes: bruschetta on sourdough baguette, Hungarian chilled cherry soup, mixed green salad, bison steak bites with cherry barbecue sauce, chicken bites with pear relish, and a choice of 3 desserts: haskap scone tarts, raspberry sandwich cookies, English cherry possets. All courses will be served while the paint night proceeds. Local artist, Dawn Derrien from Boho Apothecary, will be leading a very unique painting experience. In keeping with the theme of local and farm fresh, she will be featuring egg tempera paints reminiscent of Michelangelo's Renaissance paintings. Cost is $125/person and can be e-transferred to email@example.com or mailed to Little Cherries on the Prairie, RR1 #40306, Bentley, AB, T0C0J0. Products will be available for purchase the night of the event: locally milled flour, cookie mixes, jams, sauces, sourdough bread, and possibly honey.
Welcome to the Carrots by Cam farm & to Poplar Bluff. The owners of both farms will be on hand to give you a guided tour of the crops in the fields. Climb aboard the wagon & let our tractor driver be your chauffer. You'll learn a bit about what is grown here, the science behind it and & you'll get to taste-test the product. Once back in the main yard there will be snacks available to purchase, local artisans to shop with, a bale maze for the kids, or just a comfy spot to kick back & relax in.
* "Cam's carrots are the only carrots my kids will eat", quote from a customer.
* 17 varieties of potatoes grown, used and loved by many of Calgary's top chefs.
* Vintage equipment & artifacts on display.
* Wide open space for the kids to play.
* Bale maze.
* Local vendors on-site with an assortment of products that showcase their many talents.
* Face Painters
* Food Trucks
* Pony rides (nominal fee), supplied by Inner Equine Journeys
Prairie Gardens is the furthest north Blue Pumpkin Farm in the world! Tam and Laurel Andersen are a mother-daughter team, pioneers of agri-tourism and pumpkin farming in Sturgeon County on their small family-owned farm - Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm. Learn how these women innovate and live a sustainable farm life in the Prairies! A year-round CSA, new apple orchards, and a 35-acre market garden featuring over 150 varieties of local vegetables make for an interesting farm tour. There is a great little farm market with in-season produce, a collaboration with Benny's Breads offers sweet cinnamon buns and fresh-baked breads. Add some Mewuly's Charcuterie and Jaune Fleur Cheeses along with Little Bear Gelato to create your own take-out picnic are also available for purchase onsite. Laurel's special project is heritage chickens - sign up for a private "Rustic as Cluck" workshop to learn about her preservation of these heritage breeds, how to take care of back-yard chickens, and their amazing rainbow of coloured eggs! Space is limited - register in advance! Ltd farm fresh eggs are available for purchase.
Gate Admission is waived for Saturday and Sunday August 14th and 15th. Register for free timed-entry tickets in advance online.
Come for an educational farm tour of our market gardens, run through our 15 minute Corn Maze, or pose for photos in our Sunflower Garden. Learn about our incredible Blue Pumpkins as you stroll through our 10-acre pumpkin patch. Extra fees apply: U-Pick Strawberries, Vegetables, Train Rides, Gem Mining, Farm Picnics, Wood Fired Pizza. Get Cooking Canada - Farm Dinner.
We promote small local producers of the area. We also offer a petting animal area for the young ones, educational tours, and talks for the family, and a fine tour of the historic gardens. Our producers offer only the highest quality foods for you and yours. Come meet new friends and old and see who grows your food!
We are excited to continue our 3rd Rural Roots Farmer Showcase at George Pegg Botanic Garden! Come out with the family and meet local farm families producing a wide range of meats, veggies and fruits, soaps and homemade goodies, as well as fresh baked sourdough, fresh roasted coffee, cheese from fine producers, and other surprises! Following is a special outdoor concert and chef event you will NOT want to miss! More details coming soon!
We are hosting on Saturday, August 14, 2021, a Farmers Market, and in collaboration with our Market Buds Program
We are offering a workshop on Composting and Worm Farming to educate youth and adults on the importance of 'Soil Health' and how regenerative farming improves the soil and the environment.
Our instructor Alyssa Gross, her farm name is Greener Pastures, will give children and adults instruction on how to create effective composting using worm farming to create microorganisms in the production of food.
We will hand out 'tokens' to our youth participants through our Market Buds program, to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables from our Locally Grown producers and highlight the importance of local food production to our food source and how Alberta Agriculture is supporting farming throughout the Province.
We are collaborating with the Stettler Board of Trade to promote 'Taste of Heartland' from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM highlighting locally grown food in a four (4) course meal served on Main Street to 150 people.
We will be offering free wagon tours around the farm talking about our farming practices; garden walks through our 2+ acres of market garden; on-site market booth selling all of our pasture-raised meats, eggs, and veggies; food and beverage options; kids crafts; endless picnic locations.
- you get to meet and talk to the farmers (so bring all your questions!);
- see what an operation farm looks like;
- see how your food is grown;
- taste & buy food straight from the farm;
- country views & fresh air
Take a free tour of the cherry orchard with several varieties to taste and try. Watch a demonstration of the cherry pit machine removing cherry stones. Enjoy a piece of cherry pie & ice cream for purchase with an orchard view.
U-Pick sour cherries will be open August 20 - September 6. Some varieties are ready sooner than others.
We are excited to be showing off the farm for our second year of open farm days. Big changes have happened since last year as we have finished our farm store and now are offering fresh produce, eggs as well as local beef and pork that is raised right here in the foothills. Alongside some local artisan vendors showing off their craftsmanship and giftware. The farm has Highland cattle (with newly born calves on their side) as well as chickens, ducks, goats, and horses mixed in with large gardens
The Hartell Homestead has become known as a great place to learn about where your food comes from and buy truly local. Our highland cows are always a highlight for our guests but everyone enjoys seeing the chickens, ducks as well as large garden spaces. we also will have a grain field growing that we planted with horses and will be our feed for the livestock the following season. Overall whether it's your first time or you're a regular the homestead is constantly changing and growing.
We will be offering farm tours that will give you the chance to come get up close with all the animals and learn more about how things are run.
Saturday August 14th at 6pm we will be hosting a dinner at the farm! It will be long table style right in the middle of all our homesteading splendour. We will be supplying all the raw ingredients to JRRR BBQ who will be making pulled pork brisket and some amazing and fresh sides that come from right here on the farm.
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It's a great place to bring the family and bring home some great local products.
The Old Red Barn is a rustic agri-tourism and special events venue located in Leduc County on a working dairy farm. Our goal is to create unique dining experiences while focusing on using the amazing local products here in Alberta. We provide a "Taste of The Farm" dining experience right in the heart of the farm. This unique dinner takes place outdoors on the veranda, or in the upper loft of our 1950's gambrel barn. Overlook tranquil Whitemud creek and picturesque farm fields as you enjoy your meal. Our vision is for all consumers to trust and prefer Canadian-made food products, and to buy them from their local farmer.
U-pick corn (if ready to pick)
-Farm store (meats and produce for purchase)
-Dairy farm education, displays , butter making demonstration
-Ticketed Long table dinner or individual picnics with Chartier Restaurant (Restrictions permitting) (tickets not on sale yet)
Paulette and Rennie Sparks are the owners and developers of Wild Country Gardens, Rennie homesteaded our property and all the work put into our farm has been completed by us right down to clearing the land. Our plan was to build something that we could use for retirement income and still enjoy it as our paradise. In doing this we have developed an atmosphere that is visitor friendly which is so peaceful and amazing to see. We have one of the largest variety of fruit trees and berry bushes and vegetable gardens which we harvest yearly. Our newest venture is growing herbal mints and herbs which we use for making leaf teas.
Tour of the Wild Country Gardens: includes our orchard, tea patches, vegetable gardens, garlic patch and picnic area.Wild Country Gardens Farm Store – all products sold are made by us or are locally sourced. Bring a cooler and stock up.
We are offering a shopping experience with local vendors in our Farm Market area:· Prairiehawk Fibres: Homespun wool and hand woven scarves, shawls and tea towels.· Wild Ventures Game Farm: Bison: with government inspected bison meat, pepperoni, beer stix, and garlic sausage and our famous antler dog chews!· Rocky Mountain Big Horn Distillery: A family owned and operated craft distillery, offering hand crafted spirits· Jackie Paul: Paint classes for all age, and Face Painting – Cost TBA.· Wild Country Gardens: Local grown fresh garden vegetables. Just a reminder to be prepared and bring a cooler.· And a few surprise vendors.Lunch serviced all day by: Wild Country Gardens & Wild Ventures Game Farm: Bison Burgers with farm fresh salads and refreshments – Cost TBA