DNA Gardens

Farm fresh gelato featuring our own black currant and cherries. Cherry pies and uber healthy juices cold pressed. Tours of many varieties of fruit trees and orchards and general show and tell of combines and cherry pitting operation. Perhaps fresh squeezed apple juice depending on the season. You know we have to work with mother nature!


Schedule of Events

10:30 Juicy Environmental Sustainability Tour  (Wagon Ride) –  Free
Enjoy a scenic wagon ride through east Red Deer County where the parkland meets the prairies.   Truly scenic pot n kettle geology.   DnA Gardens – a 12 acre orchard have developed their own irrigation collection system and improved the land and water quality over a 640 acre block.  Over 90 bird boxes, ground bee boxes, mason bee boxes and strategically planted shelterbelt create: habitat, flyways, valuable “waste” land for beneficial insects, and water for irrigation.    View 2 uniquely different fruit combines!  Our wagon is drawn by the original tractor on the farm – A FarmAll M, a 1947 special.  An engaging and educational tour.

Day long self-directed scavenger hunt.  If successfully completed, win a scoop of our delightful farm made gelato!  Adults need to accompany children.

11:30 Horticultural Walk-about Tour – free
Discovery and show-and-tell. The purpose of this walk about tour, is to educate the guests on the intricate art of grafting, followed up by introducing them to some of our unique exciting, new fruit varieties.

1:30 Tasting (Yummy!) in our farm store to win our gift basket.  We will sample our in-house made juices.  All of our gelato, juices, and other products are made here in our commercial kitchen, designed and crafted by our product development team.    Fruit galore!    Win a basket of goodies by participation at our sampling table.  Sampling to include our famous cold pressed juices, fruit leather, pies, gelato and sorbetto!

Lunch available to purchase on site:

1:30  Juicy Environmental Sustainability Tour (Wagon Ride) – Free

1:30 – 2:30  Face Painting!  Wha who!
1:30 –  4:30  Small market place

1:30 – 3:30  Dog and pony show!  Meet and greet a wonderful working, gentle kid’s horse and of course, all our farm dogs.

*Please note: There is lots of open water on our farm. Children must be supervised at all times.

Join us on August 18th or 19th 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.

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