Open Farm Days – Winter Edition

 

 

Love Alberta Open Farm Days? How would you like a winter version?

Experience life on the farm in winter! See how the animals keep warm and how farmers job is never (ever) done.

 

December 14-15  Alberta Open Farm Days is piloting a winter program in Strathmore and Wheatland County in south-central Alberta.

A select number of farms are participating for our inaugural Alberta Open Farm Days – Winter Edition program, some who you may recognize from Open Farm Days this summer!

 

Participating Farms

 

Back to Good – Pick up a potato bacon soup and carrot cake for your road trip, or eat in and warm up on December 14 from 10 – 3 pm at Back to Good.  The soup and cake have been made with potatoes and carrots by Poplar Bluff and Carrots by Cam.

Custom Woolen Mills – demonstrations, crafts, hot apple cider, and cookie decorating.  The gift shop will be open where everything is made either at the mill or hand-finished by local artisans using wool from the mill!

EH Farms – tour the farm and see the mangalitsas piglets. More in-depth and educational tours, including weiner roast and drinks, are available for $5 (under age 2 is free) at 11:15, 12:30 and 1:30. The store will be open with plenty of products to stock your freezer for winter. EH farms are collecting donations for the food bank, so feel free to bring a donation.

Your Local Ranch – sleigh rides, cook your own smokie over the fire, hot chocolate and a self-guided tour of livestock. Bring your own skates and toboggan for some winter fun (weather pending). Our meat shop will be open! You can preorder to save you some time. Two Pine farms will be there with their honey display and products.

 

Dates & Times

Open Farm Days – Winter Edition is taking place on December 14-15, 2019. Each farm has set their own dates for the event. Please see their listing for the dates and times the farms are open (above)

 

Cost

Entrance to the farm is free, but there will be things to purchase such as food, drinks, experiences or product, and will vary farm-farm.

 

What to wear

Dress for the weather (Alberta in December)! Bring your winter boots, your mitts, and your toques.

 

What to bring

You’ll be able to purchase food, drink, and products from the farms. Please bring cash as debit/visa cards aren’t always available at the farms. If you plan on purchasing meat from the farms, it’s always a good idea to bring a cooler with you.

 

Pets

We ask that you leave your pets at home.

 

About Open Farm Days

Alberta Open Farm Days is a collaborative, province-wide, two-day event that gives Albertans an opportunity to experience farms during the winter. This year (2019) marked the 7th year for the summer event in Alberta. Alberta Open Farm Days gives Albertans a backstage pass to meet the farmer, experience Ag-tourism in Alberta and taste local foods direct from the producer.

This is the first year Alberta Open Farm Days has piloted a winter theme event.

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