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.
Directions: From highway 762, you will turn East or left onto 290 Avenue W (Parkins Road)
Follow that to the T-intersection and turn South or right. Follow that, the road will bend to the left and go up a hill.
We are the first driveway on the left-hand side at the top of the hill.
We are 288100 Parkins Road
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.