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.
Bezanson's Culinary Festival:
Our goal is to share a unique experience with local vendors showcasing products from the local farms. This culinary experience will have you taste-testing a variety of meat, vegetable, and fruit samples including jams, pickles, and honey. Sample beverages from breweries and wineries. Shop from the local vendors with a variety of meat products, vegetables, frozen meals, preserves & pickles, baking, honey, flowers, and home decor.
- Cooking demonstrations
- Butter making demonstration
- On-site food trucks
- Tour the Kleskun Hills Museum- a local historic village
- Tour the Old Bezanson Townsite
- Tour of a local farm
- 5 pm - Enjoy a dinner or individual picnic hosted by the Freezin' Hub with local products from the farm (Tickets on sale in July)
- Conclude the day with a dance from 9 - 1 am (Tickets on sale in July)
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
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
Visitors will be amazed by the beauty of the land that they will spend the afternoon in. Hiking is an option to see views from different hill tops. Wild flowers, beautiful grasslands and many of our cattle will be seen in the area. Learn about how we raise premium quality beef and enjoy a scrumptious meal surrounded by nature.
Tour the grasslands in Special Areas #4. Cattle will be grazing, wildlife may be spotted and the beautiful scenery enjoyed by all. Outdoor meal will be provided in a scenic location. Beef product from our farm, traditional Ukrainian side dishes and dessert from a local baker.
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.
Visitors can come out and see a garlic farm right around harvest time.
The public can see the garlic field, the drying shed and see a variety of products that we make from our garlic.
Live blacksmithing demonstrations.
1 pm will be a tour of the garlic field
11 & 2 pm will be a tour of the blacksmith shop
Bring a blanket and have a picnic in the field.
Mini market of some other locally made products.
Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy
Please Do Not Bring Dogs!
We are known for our gourmet heirloom garlic and artisan food products.
We are also well known for our Blacksmithing classes.
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. Cheryl has been named the Garlic Queen and together they have created a unique dynamic duo and homesteading facility that offers people with the opportunity to 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.
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 which showcase their many talents.
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.
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)
Join our family for a relaxed ranch visit. Meet the barnyard animals. Observe the grass-fed cattle grazing and learn about how beef is raised on a family ranch. Purchase a cold craft beverage and some beef jerky, then relax in the shade of the barn or take a walk in the pasture.
Bring a cooler and cash to shop the farm store for grass-fed beef, sausages, honey, bone broth, and more.
Please leave pets at home.
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.
We have a commercial kitchen on our farm where we make our own products that we sell in our farm store. The farm is decorated with a display of our area's history and is a must-see.
We will be offering a tour of our farm, that includes our orchard, tea patches, and gardens.
After the tour, you can visit our Farm Store where all products sold are made by us or locally sourced.
We offer a shopping experience with local vendors in our market area.
Book yourself in for a paint class with Jackie - Cost TBA.
Enjoy a Farm Fresh Smoothie and a hot dog 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!
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.