Alberta Open Farm Days Deadline May 31

Alberta Open Farm Days Deadline May 31
Posted on 05/01/2018

Alberta Open Farm Days returns this August 18-19, and farms have until May 31 to register online.  Last year’s event broke records with 101 host farms; 20,000 visits; 22 farm-to-table culinary events; and over $146,000 in on-farm sales.  Farm recruitment was featured in a recent Western Producer article here.

Open Farm Days contributes to building public trust in agriculture, growing the local food sector, and increasing ag-tourism by directly connecting consumers with producers right on the farm.  Farms can choose which day (or both days) they wish to open their gates, and are provided insurance specific for the event at no cost to them.

Anyone can promote this initiative through normal communication channels, or directly recruit farms to represent Saddle Hills County, and consider supporting farms during the event as appropriate.  Additional information is available by contacting openfarmdays@gov.ab.ca or 780-638-4302.