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.
Located just East of Edmonton in Strathcona County you will find Chicks N Chaps and Bar OA Farms.
Bar OA Farms is a micro flower farm growing distinctive, hard-to-find, environmentally sensitive flowers.
Garden tours which will start at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. 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
Hand Tied Bouquet
Purchase a ticket to participate in our hand-tied bouquet workshop that starts in the barn at 3:00 pm.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Paint Night at Little Cherries on The Prairie - August 14 from 5:30-8:30
A paint night will be held on Saturday, August 14 from 5:30-8:30 pm overlooking the Blindman Valley. The meal will include a full, 5-course dinner, featuring local ingredients.
The menu includes:
bruschetta on sourdough baguette,
Hungarian chilled cherry soup,
mixed green salad,
bison steak bites with cherry wine glaze,
chicken bites with pear relish,
and a choice of 3 desserts: haskap scone tarts, raspberry sandwich cookies, English 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 fruit-based, 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 may be available for purchase the night of the event: locally milled flour, cookie mixes, jams, sauces, sourdough bread, and possibly honey.
Tours - August 15, from 1:00-4:00
On Sunday, August 15, from 1:00-4:00, there will be orchard tours. There will be no u-pick this year as a massive hailstorm took most of the fruit. What remains will be left on the trees for Open Farm Days viewing. There will be an opportunity for purchasing some orchard preserves.
Come experience Alberta's only no-till farming operations that supply award-winning restaurants, Shokunin, NUPO, and EIGHT.
Hosted by the chef and his team. Join us as we showcase our free-range naturally raised poultry, heirloom eggs, ducks, and geese. Tour our 1 Acre, 150 species first in Alberta no-till garden space. Tastes of the garden to be provided, also vintage antique market. Beautiful veggie produce stand where you can purchase free-range eggs, veggies, herbs, and more!
Join us from 10 – 4 on August 14 & 15, 260006 Twp. Road 224, Wheatland County, near Carseland.
Poplar Bluff Open Farm Days – Carrots by Cam Farmyard location.Come prepared for fun!
Come prepared for fun! For $2 you can relax & ride the wagon out to the fields for a crop tour, or if you prefer just take the walking tour for free.
Purchase a bag to fill with produce. $5.00 each. The tour will be narrated by Cam, the farmer who grows the carrots, beets & parsnips. Sample a fresh from the soil, carrot or beet. See & experience what fresh really tastes like.
There will be a Bale slide that will offer the kids a safe place to work off some energy.
Face Painter Angela Hitch will be there & is always a special treat for the kids. Cost $5 /each.
Inner Equine Journeys, a local horse riding business is coming again this year. Pony rides for the kids (paid activity)
Shope from the talented local bakers & artisans on site to share their delicious & beautiful pieces of work.
Poplar Bluff will have extra bags of vegetables available for sale as well. Take home something as a special remembrance of your outing in the country.
Food Truck, Souper Spudz will be at our location to stave off the hunger pains. Other snacks like, Hot Dogs, Ice Cream, Popcorn & Water available as well (additional cost)Things to bring with you:
Cooler to keep your produce, food purchases in so they stay fresh.
Cash for shopping
Coat & Hat – Weather is unpredictable, expect anything. This is Alberta, anything can happen.
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, you don’t have to be fancy when visiting the farm.
We look forward to visiting with our neighbors, friends, customers and all those new to this experience. Come & see where the food you enjoy is actually grown and learn how & why these farmers put their heart & soul into this operation on a daily basis. See you in August.
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.
This outdoor event pairs a daytime vendor market with an evening picnic-style meal and concert. Connecting consumers with local producers is our goal. Saturday, August 14- OUTDOOR PRODUCER MARKET10:00AM TO 4:00PM | FREE ADMISSION!In one location we have gathered a collection of ag producers representing their farms and showcasing their fresh products in an open-air market. Discover a unique variety of exceptional local meat products, farm-fresh eggs, organic and naturally grown vegetables and fruits, flavourful preserves, locally crafted cheese, aromatic coffee beans, and more! Members of the Cherhill 4-H Multi Club are ready to show you their interactive displays and introduce you to their feathered friends. Along with the market, activities for all ages include Garden tours, children’s crafts, and an antique ID contest. Walk with chef Doreen Prei at 3:00PM as she meets our vendors- pick up some tips for your food purchases. Enter a draw for a chance to win a Food Incubator Box filled with new products from farms around the province. Check out our producer profilesto see who you will meet at our market.Saturday, August 14- OUTDOOR POSH PICNIC AND CONCERT 5:00PM TO 9:00PM | TICKETS ON SALE *Experience a one-of-a-kind meal prepared by award winning chef Doreen Prei. Delivered to our diners as it is prepared, each course features in-season, locally sourced products. While dining, enjoy a 60-minute concert with genre-hopping musician Martin Kerr. Cash bar open throughout the evening. Why a Posh Picnic? Our 2021 Rural Roots Farmer Showcase is a hybrid of our 2019 sit-down dinner and 2020 take-home picnic basket. Planning with COVID uncertainties, Chef Prei designed a meal to follow Alberta Health Services' recommendations. This is a Bring-Your-Own-Blanket (or table and chairs) affair. Groups of diners will be served in their own designated area, spaced out on the Pegg Garden lawn. *Each ticket includes a chance to win a Food Incubator Box filled with new products from farms around the province. Purchase your picnic tickets hereThis is a very special family-friendly and food-focused day! Sunday, August 15, open 10:00am-4:00pmVisitors are welcome for Garden tours, children’s crafts, scavenger hunt, and a walk down the nature trail. Bring a picnic lunch and find a shady spot. Enter the draw for a chance to win a Food Incubator Box filled with new products from farms around the province.
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.
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)
The Yak Ranch is a large Yak ranch nestled in the hills south of Caroline Alberta. Specializing in quiet top quality Tibetan Yaks for high-end breeding stock, meat and fibre sales.
The Yak Ranch is the largest breeder of purebred registered yaks in Canada.
Visitors will be in awe of the majestic beauty of these animals and meet and feed some of our famous pet yaks including Fancy, Rosy, Charolette, buddy and Bear.
Visitors will also get to meet and feed The Yak Ranch alpacas including Dolly, the yak ranches first baby alpaca!
There will be a huge variety of frozen yak meat products available for purchase as well as other yak products including yak tallow soap, yak tallow candles, hand-forged healing bowls from Nepal, and a variety of handmade imported clothing from Nepal.
For open farm days 2021, there will be a $5 hot lunch available both days.
Lunch will be choice of Yak Chilli with a choice of drink or one of our delicious yak hot dogs with a choice of drink.
Come learn about these amazing animals and the fast-growing yak market in Canada.
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:
Bahrynowski Farm: Garden Fresh Vegetables bring your cooler!
Lois Fortier: Quilt Walk - featuring beautiful handmade quilts on display and for sale and along with several quilted items for sale Saturday & Sunday
Barbs Baking: The best baking in our country! Breads. Buns, Pies & Pastries - Saturday 3 to 5 and Sunday all day
Prairiehawk Fibres: Homespun wool and hand woven scarves, shawls and tea towels - Saturday & Sunday
Wild Ventures Game Farm: Bison:government inspected bison meat, pepperoni, beer stix, and garlic sausage and our famous antler dog chews! Bring your cooler -Saturday & Sunday
Rocky Mountain Big Horn Distillery: A family owned and operated craft distillery, offering hand crafted spirits Saturday & Sunday
Jackie Paul:Face Painting our local artist that is a famous face painter & Paint classes for all ages, and– Cost Applied. Saturday and Possibly Sunday
Wild Country Gardens: Local grown fresh garden vegetables. Just a reminder to be prepared and bring a cooler. Saturday & Sunday
And a few surprise vendors.
Farm to Table Lunch serviced all day by: Wild Country Gardens, Barbs Baking & Wild Ventures Game Farm: Bison Burgers with farm fresh salads and refreshments – Cost TBA
Tour of the Historic Berube House (according to public health indoor capacity restrictions) featured in the Alberta Archives
Tour of the Beeyard
Tour of Fallaway Farms Market Gardens
Nature's Table Walk of some of the Natural Edible Plants in the Aspen Parkland
Sheep Herding demonstration and Lamb Visit
Bees and Teas Event on the veranda with a choice of teas-with honey of course- and Saskatoon scones for $5 per person
Market Garden and Wildflower Bride Honey sales
Wildflower Bride Farms looks over an amazing view of valley and woodlands and natural waterways of the Aspen Parkland. The Historic Berube House, built in 1906, is a favorite of many visitors to the farm. The busiest workers on the farm are the hardworking bees, gathering nectar from the Aspen Parkland to create a beautiful wild floral honey. Other friendly residents of the farm include our rescue cows and our flock of sheep. Our sheepdog, Hudson, will gladly demonstrate the sheep round up! Don't miss the innovative and child friendly market garden from our partners at Fallaway Farms. After enjoying the tour of your choice and your visit to our 1940's reconditioned barn, we invite you to enjoy local teas and saskatoon scones on the original veranda of the historic house. Tea and scones- with honey of course- will be $5 per person. Our Bucket Families will be able to refill their buckets from the farm tank and see what the new season honey tastes like!
Free tours & activities10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Each tour/activity will take 15 -30 minutesHistorical Tours including: 1910 Work-Horse barn, 1905 one-room Orton School, 1905 replica Homestead Cabin, Weaving Shed, Historical/agricultural/nature Hay Wagon tour Demos & activities: experience Rope making, Blacksmith forging demo, Simulated Cow Milking experience, Elastic Rifle shooting, Farm Zoo, Stick Calf roping, Horseshoes.Possible combine harvesting rides (season dependent)abt. 12:00-1:00 Concession: BBQ on a bun lunch, snow cones, popcorn Animal food 7:00 p.m.Western Family Dance with Country Line Dancing instructionOur tours will leave you with a feel for the lifestyle of the early settlers and the challenges that they faced.Please register a time you would like to come.Our historic site is used for hands-on educational experiences of life around the years of 1900s, as well as a rustic or western venue for such things as weddings and reunions.Windy Rafters’, although currently being operated with the most modern equipment focuses on life at the turn of the 20th century.There has been six Orr generations on the farm since it was homesteaded in 1905, currently overseen by Monty Orr and his wife Ronalee Bennett Orr, (a retired school principal). Ronalee is currently writing her 3rd children’s historical fiction novel about the farm and southern Alberta area under the title of ‘Windy Rafters Roughnecks”. (Books available for sale)
Join us in August when more than 100 farms, ranches, and ag-tourism operators open their gates and invite visitors to share in local stories, see on-farm demonstrations and purchase locally grown and produced products.