Alberta Open Farm Days Launch at Metis Crossing, June 12, 2023

Thank you for joining us for the 11th annual

Alberta Open Farm Days Launch Event


Lilly Rose, Métis Crossing

Juanita Marois, CEO, Métis Crossing

Dale Kirkland, Superintendent, Elk Island National Park

Tim Carson, CEO, Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies

Nizar Abouchami, Servus Credit Union

Tannis Baker, Food Tourism Strategies

Chef Liana Robberecht

Liz Buller Page, artist

Nicola Doherty, Marketing and communications coordinator, Open Farm Days


11:00 – Registration

11:30 – Program begins

12:15 – wrap up and lunch (bannock and smokies)

12:45 – Guests are invited to follow along in their car to Lonesome Pine Bison ranch for a tour and learn about their Bison production.



Liz is a member of the Treaty 6 Mistawasis Nehiyawak of Saskatchewan, and lives in Calgary, Alberta. Liz creates art cards, prints, jewelry and handicrafts and her goal is to share the beautiful art and culture of the Plains Cree. Learning the Cree language and traditional way of life began during childhood visits to her grandparents, Rosina Demarais Campbell, and James Solomon Buller in North Batteford, Saskatchewan.

Learn more about our featured artist Liz Buller Page


Incubator Program and Pâté

As an incubator for Ag Tourism, Open Farm Days provides an opportunity for farms to explore Agritourism. Our food incubator program is designed to explore recipes and processing in an accessible format for our farms to encourage local food processing on a micro scale. The program has created and nourished new product development from local craft sour Cherry juice to honey lollipops to dehydrated bone broth to name a few.

This year we are delighted to launch our Smoked Bison Pate, Saskatoon Birch Chutney and Spent grain crackers – inviting our breweries, distilleries, fruit farms and bison ranches to participate and explore processing opportunities. This years recipes are brought to us by Chef Liana Robberecht (Smoked Bison Pate). Chef Andrea Harling (Spent Grain Crackers & Saskatoon Birch Chutney)