Pamper a pony/horse; garden with a goat; chill with some chickens; hike our hilly terrain or engage in an experiment to learn more about our farming practices. Adults, children & families can be expected to learn more about our regenerative agriculture practices through a variety of hands-on activities & mini-projects illustrating many processes & procedures practiced on our farm. A market store featuring farm-fresh rainbow eggs and other unique, quality delights are also available for a fee.
Our programming and practices delve into the wonder and awe behind the art and science of farming. While our main initiative began with horse stabling and boarding, we quickly grew through an effort to improve the nutrient profile and natural grazing opportunities for our horses. This quest brought us to experimentation and then implementing of some mixed crop pastures. It is not uncommon for our horse pastures to feature vast displays of sunflowers. This is just one example of the many ways we strive to utilize nature to nurture the animals, people, plants, and soil at our farm. Everything at our farm works in unison, to create an engaging and lasting experience for all participants and inhabitants. We welcome people of all ages and abilities.
Our taproom and two patios are open for you to enjoy a local ale brewed on-site. In-person tours are subject to AHS guidelines at the time of the event but if things are open we will be doing tours every 2 hours on the hour beginning at noon. We love telling the story of our farmers growing this amazing barley, malted just down the road, and brewed here...local-like
Known for good beer, good people, good atmosphere
close to fish ponds, bike trails, dog parks, world's largest fishing lure
Join us for a free tour of our family farm! Bring your walking shoes and take a guided tour around the farm with interactive learning and fun for all! Tours are every hour on the hour, beginning at 11 am and ending at 4 pm.
Get an up-close tour of our farm and animals, watch machinery demonstrations, bring your lunch or a snack and a picnic blanket to enjoy a picnic in our pasture, plus a few new additions will be included this year!
Chatsworth Farm will be open from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, August 14, 2021.
Find more information and about our event HERE
Please join us!
You've seen the farm through Facebook Live and Youtube, now it's time to experience it in real life! You will become immersed in all things Chatsworth Farm and learn about how we raise our animals and run the farm. Just a few things you'll be able to do:
- Touch a day-old chick
- Learn how our farm is Verified beef Production Plus Certified
- Discover the reason why eggs are green
- Shop the farm store and take farm-fresh goodies home with you
- Feel sheeps' wool
- Listen to the turkeys gobble
- Walk amongst the cattle and horse in the pasture
- Shake paws with our Livestock Guardian Dog Lizzy
- See the chickens taking a dust bath
About us: Rick always wanted to farm, from the time he was a young boy. But while both sets of his grandparents farmed, his parents didn't. So Rick had to start from scratch, and in 1993 he bought the land where Chatsworth Farm is now. But even before 1993, Rick had a cattle herd that was steadily increasing, and he had been buying second-hand machinery and other equipment. In 1994 he married Johanna and they started the farm. Our three kids -- Charlotte, Nick, and Alex -- started helping from the time they could walk, and are now as young adults an important part of the operation.
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!
Come enjoy The Speakeasy Experience at Eau Claire Distillery.
Travel back in time to the days of Prohibition when the Moral Reform League declared war against the scourge of alcohol. Our speakeasy experience opens the doors to the sights, sounds, and tastes of the 1920s, where you will learn about Alberta’s place in Prohibition history, Turner Valley whisky trading and, how Eau Claire Distillery came to be. A guided tasting of our award-winning spirits and an unmistakably delicious craft cocktail are included in the experience.
Tour times are Saturday and Sunday: 1:00pm, 3:00pm and 5:00pm
Children must be 12 or older.
15% off of all food, merchandise, drink excluding Single Malt Whisky
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.
Have a walk through our garlic field at Garlic Goodness farm where we have 12 varieties of garlic for sale. Maybe pick up some delicious onions, fingerling, and full-size potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, and other vegetables in season. No weed killers, fertilizers, pesticides, or chemicals of any kind used anywhere on the farm. While you're here, check out our hairy Scottish Highland beef cattle too.
Located just North of Barrhead, pavement leads the way to Glenreagh Gardens offering an easy-to-travel route to our farm. Once you arrive, you will be asked to sign in and then you are free to cruise through our sunflower gardens, our u-pick gardens, and/or enjoy a guided tour of our Alpacas that would love for you to visit and possibly even feed them.
Our farm is riddled with history dating back to the Klondike Trail. The Glenreagh Post office used to be located where our house is now, and the pioneer church still resides on our 3rd generation family-owned quarter.
Your hosts, Darren and Baukje Strawson will be on-site to welcome you.
Playground for the kids
Food truck on site
Artisan Market & other vendors
Self-guided Sunflower Tours
In Season Sunflower & Wildflower u-pick
Scheduled Guided Alpaca Tours
Photographer on site
Farm Store will be open
Other on-site activities will be planned!
The Gull Lake Honey Company is a family-run honey farm committed to keeping strong and healthy bee colonies.
On-Demand Activities (free access): Farm store with fresh honey on tap and other products. U-Pick Vegetable Garden. Small petting zoo with goats and horses. Photo Op area with sunflowers, hay bales, and beehives (no bees). Enclosed observation beehive.
Scheduled Activities: Every Hour on the hour: Hayride in Bison Field (20 Min) – Cost $5/person or $20 per family. Every Hour on the 1
The Lac La Biche Agricultural Society will be organizing and promoting local farm tours for the public.
There will also be agricultural-related displays in the Agri-Com building, along with a bench show and entertainment for the whole family.
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.
Here you will see sheep, goats, horses, pigs, cows, peacocks, llamas, and much more.
We have a large garden you can pick from to buy.
There are tracker Rides as well as horse-drawn carriage rides. We do offer overnight camping with fires if permitted.
This is a farm and can but muddy so bring rubber boots.
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 Skies Ranch is a small ranch operation that began 6 years ago with one goal in mind, to bring naturally raised ranch raised beef, chicken and pork to the kitchen table.
When you come on your visit, you can expect to see all our animals and how they raised and treated, take a walk around the area and enjoy the countryside.
Take a look at our products at our store and enjoy some of the samples we’ll have ready for you.
So from our ranch we hope to see you enjoy yourselves.
And while we do raise our animals in the traditional sense, we also do homestead, such as growing our own vegetables, baking our own foods. So everyone who comes can see how we do our very best to minimize our carbon footprint.
Come and hand-feed our 6 alpacas we have on the farm.
- demonstrations of hand spinning and weaving.
- try your hand at needle felting and hand carding their beautiful fiber. See and feel the fiber in the different stages of processing.
- visit our on-site studio to see the many fashions I make from our own animals including shawls, scarves, felted mitts and hats, and much more. We also have alpaca socks made from our own fiber. Visa/MC/Debit
All activities are free.
If you have wanted to visit in the past but have postponed it this is the year to do it! We have re-homed 1/2 our herd this spring as we will be retiring early this fall. This will be our last year participating. You will love the intimate setting on our acreage. Kids love to do the needle felting, try hand carding, and especially feeding the alpacas from their hands. I am also hoping to have my 1920's sock machine set up as well.
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!
Visit and learn about alpacas in their natural environment, some are friendly and will come up to the fence and eat out of your hands or let you scratch their heads.
Visitors are not allowed in the pens during open farm days.
See how we make yarn from their shorn fleeces in our mini-mill, there will also be hand spinners and knitters doing demonstrations.
*Dogs will not be allowed on our farm, any unknown dog big or small terrifies the herd
Alpacas are raised for their fibre, it comes in 22 natural shades, it is a soft, durable, and extremely warm, we will have a market place open where you will have the opportunity to purchase raw fleece, yarn, roving's and finished products made from our very own herd!
-For the little and big kids you will have the opportunity to learn how to make a felted soap, which is your's to take home
-Excellent selfie opportunities with the alpacas as your background
-Understand and learn about these amazing animals and enjoy spending some time on an alpaca farm
Come out to the ranch for the day.
Take a walk through the bush. Look for wildflowers and birds. Learn about plants that are poisonous for cattle.
Try to spot the Pileated Woodpecker. Learn why we fence off the wetlands from the stock.
Come down to the pond. Watch the geese, ducks & diving swallows.
Tour the calving barns. Check out the maternity pen & the branding chute.
Tour the horse barn. Groom a horse. Try roping the plastic steer.
Please wear sturdy shoes for your safety.
Tall Timber Cattle Co produces local, sustainable, hormone & antibiotic-free beef. No BS! It is government inspected at a professional abattoir. We sell from our store on the ranch and delivery to the city. You can order a single steak or a whole cow - it's up to you. We can even store it in our freezers for you for a small fee.
Our beef is deep red, soft, and tender. It is lean, with a healthy profile of omega 3 fatty acids, from the grass diet. It bleeds when you thaw it.
Your roast or steak will come marked with the identifier of the animal - we know exactly where it has been and what it has eaten. Your ground beef will be from a single, known animal - not leftovers from 200! You can tour the summer pasture, just up the road if you wish. Real beef tastes different - better!
We graze our cattle on natural grass, grown on bush pastures near Bergen. This land cannot support crop production - there's not enough soil. We turn unproductive bush into delicious beef while keeping the fire risk low. Carefully grazed lands maintain the ecosystem, keep invasive weeds out and provide habitat to wildlife. Grazing keeps CO2 in the ground and trees, reducing greenhouse gases.
Our family has been farming since 1827 in Canada but the cattle business is a new venture of James'. He ranches with a strong business education, a tender spot for all of his herd, and a natural aptitude for machinery. Learn about the many skills it takes to run a ranch - from welding broken gates to timing breeding and calving of the herd. Ask James why he chose this life over Bay Street investment banking.
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 Yak Ranch is a large yak ranch nestled in the hills south of Caroline, Alberta. Specializing in top-quality Tibetan Yaks for high-end breeding stock, meat, and fibre sales. Store on-site with homemade yak products (candles, soaps etc.), importing clothing and products from Nepal, and delicious meat products and samples!
There are lots of animals to view including yaks, alpacas, horses, and dogs!
View the baby yaks, feed a treat to Fancy The Yak, and let the alpacas eat out of your hands!
Come learn about these amazing animals and the fast-growing yak market in Alberta!
Check out our new store including lots of great yak products and meat available!
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.