Hi, everyone! We at CP Farms are excited to be hosting our 5th Open Farm Days! We strive to provide a fun, family-friendly, and yummy experience that will help make guests aware about a special ingredient they might be using in their kitchen: Alberta-grown sugar! We, along with 200 other local farmers, are growing sugar beets to produce the only source of 100% Canadian sugar — and it’s a verified sustainable product!
Unfortunately, over 90% of sugar sold in Canada is made from imported cane sugar. This often comes from unregulated countries that don’t uphold the same standards us. This is one of the many reasons why we’re proudly growing this crop, and we want to educate others on this fully Canadian product!
If you come out and visit us, you’ll be able to learn all about Alberta sugar, how sugar beets are grown and harvested, how to tell if your sugar is Canadian or imported, and other local businesses you can support that use our product!
The day will be filled with fun games for the kids, food trucks, tours, and educational activities. We hope to see you there!
Meet, and learn from, the family farmers who grow sugar beets for 100% Canadian sugar.
-Explore the large equipment that is used for harvest
-Sugar beet tasting from the field
-Learn how our sugar beets are sustainably grown
-Learn how to detect Canadian vs imported sugar
-Enjoy ice cream and cotton candy
-Fun, family-friendly games
-Learn how you can support local farmers by purchasing #ABsugar22 – a verified sustainable product
-Learn about other local food shops that use our sugar
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.