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.
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.
Christy Creek Honey offers hive tours (June - early September).
Learn about bees, taste a sample of their honey, hear their buzzing, see the scenery and blooms, and smell the fresh county air. Bee themed and locally made items, including our signature small-batch honey and our new, handmade stir-stick lollipop, can be purchased in the gift shop!
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.
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.
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 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.
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
Join us in August when more than 80 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.