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Snout to Tail with EH Farms

EH Farms is one of the host farms participating in Alberta Open Farm Days. Visit Eh Farms on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Also at EH Farms, the Mangalitsa Heaven “Snout to Tail” Long Table Dinner will take place Aug. 17 from 6:30 to 10 p.m.. Go to albertaopenfarmdays.ca for details, including tickets to the
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14.08.19
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Alberta Open Farm Days Beer: A Story of Collaboration and Local Ingredients

Alberta has an abundance of local ingredients that are used to brew beer, and after the laws changed around small craft breweries, Albertans started to take notice. Since then, craft breweries have been popping up all around the province to help bring this small but awesome industry to the forefront, all while using the most local ingredients they can find.
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31.07.19
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Treat yourself to an Alberta farm-to-table dinner under the prairie skies 

Join the Prairie Farm Project on Aug. 17 for a one-of-a-kind dining experience  It doesn’t get any fresher than dinner right in the middle of the farm field, where the food on your plate was harvested just hours before. That’s the idea behind the farm-to-plate dinner at Lazy T Farm on Aug. 17, in partnership with two other nearby farms,
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31.07.19
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Wild Life Distillery 

    This year will mark seven years of Alberta Open Farm Days, and for two days in August, farms across the province are opening their doors so we can meet the farmers and learn more about what they do, and where our food comes from. It’s a fun weekend, a little educational, and usually very tasty too. But when
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30.06.19
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Rocky Meadows Country Getaway: come for the pie, stay for the mini golf

  Lori and Vince Toker operate Rocky Meadows Country Getaway on their farm near Bonnyville. They started a saskatoon U-pick several years ago, and now farm several kinds of berries, offer fruit pies at the café and operate a campsite and mini golf course created from vintage farm equipment. It’s a relaxed country paradise off the highway, two and half
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30.06.19
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Experience the journey from hive to table at Paradis Valley Honey

Drive with your windows open in mid-summer along Highway 49 east and you can’t miss the sweet aromas of blooming clover. The area around Falher is prime honey country. It’s here that Charles Paradis found a new home in Girouxville for his bees, transporting them by train from St. Hughes, Quebec in the 1950’s. Now, Danny, a seventh-generation beekeeper, and
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30.06.19
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HGB Bison Ranch

George Briggs grew up on a mixed farm near Olds. The family raised cattle and had milking cows, chickens, sheep, pigs, and huge vegetable gardens. It was pitchfork after pitchfork of hard work and when he turned 18, George hit the road to Calgary to get an education and build a career in oil and gas.    You can take
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30.06.19
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DNA Gardens

The land east of Elnora and west of the Red Deer River rolls from parkland to prairie in long, sweeping valleys and verdant hills. It’s a beautiful part of Alberta and in among those hills and valleys, just south of Highway 590, sits one of the more unique agricultural operations in the province – DNA Gardens. It’s home to Arden
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29.06.19
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Cold Creek Farm and Campground

Tom Petruniak and Mary Thiessen had a dream. A dream that came true in the form of the farm they purchased together in 2014.  When the couple first toured the property, located 1 hour west of Edmonton, the vision they shared was ignited into reality. “The location was perfect – it’s right off the highway,” said Tom. “It’s 100% asphalt,
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12.06.19
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Kneehill County Makes the Perfect Rural Alberta Open Farm Days Wander

Drive East of the QEII in between Innisfail and Airdrie and chances are you’ll stop somewhere in Kneehill County. Set amongst the rolling prairie hills, Kneehill County is rich in agricultural diversity, creative ingenuity, and natural wonder. Within one hour’s drive from Calgary or Red Deer you’ll find a host of things to eat, drink, and experience. During Alberta Open
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12.06.19
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Asparagus in Alberta

  It’s springtime in Alberta and that means the first of our “post-snow” crops are ready for harvest! Asparagus is a hardy member of the lily family and is one of the first Alberta fresh vegetables available to purchase from the garden in the spring. Edgar Farms in Innisfail has the largest crops of asparagus in the province with 28
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24.05.19
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Kiwi Nurseries Tour

The Tri-Region has so many engaging experiences that it can be hard to decide on your next adventure. Sometimes keeping up to date with calendar events, like Alberta Open Farm Days, makes the decision-making process easier. Alberta Open Farm Days is an event held on the third week of August that concentrates on farming and ranching. It encourages urban and
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12.07.18
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Tour of The Jungle Farm

Open Farm Days is a two-day agricultural celebration in August where farms and businesses across Alberta open their doors to the public. A commonality throughout Open Farm Days host locations is passion, and this farm did not disappoint. The Jungle Farm is filled with authentic family fun that has old and new farm favorites waiting around each corner. We were amazed
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12.07.18
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Barr Estate Winery Tour

Visiting Barr Estate Winery has been high on my list of local businesses to visit ever since I read an article on them last summer. So, when I had the chance to visit this property, I jumped on it! Husband-and-wife team, Rick and Amy Barr, own Barr Estate Winery. They purchased the property in 2002 and have been producing wines
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10.07.18