Come out and experience life on the farm. You can see our barn, lambs, ewes, and two guardian dogs.
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Free Mossleigh Grain Elevator tours at 12pm and 2pm! Short Aspen Crossing Railway Tours (1 Hour Duration) at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Adults $25, children 25 months-14 years $15, children under 24 months free.
Kids activities, market, photo booth, scavenger hunt, visit animals, and more. A wide variety of activities and something for everyone!
Also visit our tavern and restaurant if you are in need of lunch!
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Aspen Grove Nurseries is home to a nursery with old town styled store fronts, the Country Market at Aspen Grove and many rescue animals. On August 18 & 19 we will be having Tractor rides ($), Apple Tastings (free), Smore Cookout ($), Fruit Tree pruning Demo, Fruits of the Prairies Discussion, Old Time Confectioneries ($), Concession with proceeds to Pet Food Bank of Parkland County, Handmade Vendor Market, Apple Bobbing ($).
Suggestion: bring a blanket and picnic basket to enjoy rest breaks while you engage in self-guided discovery of our multi-use recreational farm.
Cash sale of local goods includes (please bring coins, small bills):
authentic Dutch faire provided by our neighbours from The Wooden Shoe, Gull Lake (deep fried oliebollen, kroketten, frikandel).
organic direct trade Honduran coffee roasted by the Good Neighbour Coffee Company, Lacombe.
honey from Luymes Apiaries (across the road from our farm).
Tour the 1954 vintage gambrel roof barn, repurposed as an event centre; read about 1920’s Dutch migration to Lacombe and our family’s history on the farm from 1945 to present.
Walk trails around crop perimeters (alfalfa) through old growth forests of spruce, aspen, tamarack and birch. Experience our current commitment to conserve wetland biodiversity and habitat. Take a moment to rest on the benches along the trail and listen to nature.
Play yard games such as bean bag and frisbee toss or enjoy a pickup game of soccer or football.
Listen to our matriarch’s stories of early days on the farm and view household artifacts and handiwork.
Explore the artifact garden; the old cream separator, harnesses, travel trunk, wheels, saws and tools. Enjoy the 1945 John Deere D tractor up close; one of the first pieces of machinery to replace our workhorses.
Pose for photos with our horse sculptures and vintage yard furniture.
Barney's Pub & Grill Leduc is proud to be local and authentic and we want to share that passion with everyone else!We are excited to be featuring Blindman Brewing on our taps all weekend in addition to all of our other great Alberta vendors including Morinville Colony, Pine Haven, Village Brewery, Rig Hand Distillery and many more!
The Bergen Farmers’ Market presents "One Minute to Grow.” At every Market table, in no more than 60 seconds, each vendor will educate Market patrons on how and why we grow or produce what we do: what makes local products special and healthy, and how all of us are supporting our vibrant community through agricultural products and activities.
Please note that Bergen Road is closed so please see the attached detours
We offer interaction with live animals and horse back rides. You will have an opportunity to try roping, butter making, and ice cream making. There is also supper, trade show booths with local businesses selling produce, bus tours, barrel train, milking demo, native prairie display with live plant, and more!
1:00 P.M. DOORS OPEN
1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 ICE CREAM MAKING
2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 BUTTER MAKING
2:45 BUS STARTS LOADING FOR TOUR TO ACADIA COLONY TO VIEW MILKING IN PROGRESS LEAVES AT 3:00
1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 AND 5:00 APIARY DEMONSTRATION
5:00 TO 7:00 SUPPER WILL BE SERVED COST $20.00 PER , CHILDREN 6 TO 12 $10.00,UNDER 6 FREE
BARREL TRAIN RIDE, HORSE BACK RIDES, LEARN TO ROPE, PETTING ZOO, COW MILKING AND MANY MORE ATTRACTIONS CONTINUOSLY THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON
TRADE BOOTHS WITH LOCAL PRODUCE
We will tour our farm and explain how we handle our operation.
Guests will have the opportunity to pet and feed the piglets and take a wagon ride across the field to our new butcher facility. Tour our new Butcher shop facility and farm store and feel free to bring a cooler to purchase some product.
We will supply free sausage samples.
Take a tour of our greenhouse and explore the beautiful land. Activities for kids including hay rides! Farm store and restaurant with chef on site.
There will be two tours. One at 10:30 AM and the other at 1:30 PM.
Come witness our 3 day old chicks! Learn about how we grow our chickens from the hatchery until they are ready for the meat market. Additional activities including visiting with rabbits, goats, and even pedal go cart racing!
Canadian Northern Railway Heritage Park Meeting Creek
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Tours of the 1913 station and elevator, wagon and speeder rides, scarecrow building, story-telling, crafts and other entertainment, homemade pies and beverage for a nominal charge. Enjoy the Natural Linear Park for hiking, biking, birdwatching...rent a bicycle built for two!
Self directed tours - available campground, market garden and mixed fruit orchard - featuring Haskap or Honeyberry. Owners are happy to discuss the operation and answer any questions. Games and music all day.
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Red Deer County
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 Events10:30 Juicy Environmental Sustainability Tour (Wagon Ride) - FreeEnjoy 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) - Free1:30 – 2:30 Face Painting! Wha who!
1:30 - 4:30 Small market place1:30 – 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.
Mid August is the best time of year to visit our farm as our mazes have reached full height and full bloom. The U-pick gardens are bursting with fresh Certified Organic Flowers & Vegetables. During the Open Farm days Weekend visitors can enjoy free face painting from 12:30-3:30 and wagon ride tours of our gardens and newly established Hop Yard.
There will be two tours of our Dam. The first starts at 10 AM and the second starts at 1 PM. Each tour will take approximately 1.5-2 hours.
Scenic Viewpoint/Parking Lot: Upon exiting the vehicle at this location, participants will be able to observe the entire dam and spillway structure as well as the start of the EID’s main canal. Your tour guides will provide an overview of the history and background of the Eastern Irrigation District demonstrating to the participants the importance of the water delivery system to agriculture, industry and the region.
The Dam and Spillway from above ground: Participants will be able to visit the control tower of the Bassano Dam and will walk across the spillway structure to observe the gates, hoists, friction wall and concrete spillway from a closer perspective. Discussion will focus on historical and future construction activities, operation of and operational technologies used in the running of the dam and Provincial water management policy.
Walking under the Bow River: As the spillway structure is a hollow core concrete dam, during this portion of the tour participants will descend multiple flights of stairs to walk through the centre of the structure via the observation deck. Here participants experience an interesting perspective of the 100 year spillway structure.
*Please Note we can only accommodate about 20 adults per tour. Please pre-resister with our Admin staff by 3pm on Friday, August 17 by calling 403-362-1400.*Due to the nature of the facility (there will be the equivalent of seven flights of stairs to go up and seven flights of stairs to go down) the tour cannot accommodate strollers, wheel chairs or anyone with limited mobility
Free tours of the honey and mead making facilities and tastings of honey and mead. The farm gate store will be open for sales and coffee and cold drinks will be available. Feel free to bring your own picnic lunch and enjoy the deck and yard site while you are here.
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Come and visit a small scale sheep farm. Pet the sheep, learn about animal management, permaculture practices like rotational grazing, using chickens to make compost, and how to make biochar. See the various methods of vegetable gardening and the benefits of animal compost. Learn about taking wool from fleece to yarn. There will be spinning demos, yarn and wool items for sale as well as other farm produce. You can even try your hand at carding wool and making felt!
Farming Smarter puts on a day of Learning Adventures for young and old alike at its research site on the eastern edge of Lethbridge. Expect to learn fascinating facts, have a ton of fun and experience farm activities 1st hand. Please visit the site and register for one of the wagon rides to make sure you have the most fun. You will talk about your Farming Smarter experience for years to come!
Flaghill Ranch is a family farm owned and operated since 1983, our farm specializes in producing quality grass-fed black angus beef. Come join us at the farm for a delicious roast beef lunch, meet the cows behind the operation and learn about on farm solar energy and environmental stewardship practices. Spend the day learning the benefits behind pasture to plate meat and soaking in the fresh air of the countryside.
Complementary Lunch 11am-2pm
Hay Ride Farm Tours 10 am & 2pm
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Come out and visit our 5th generation family farm in the Wetaskiwin area. We have chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, cows, a donkey and some horses, as well as 4 acres of assorted fruits and veggies. There will be plenty for all to enjoy!
Veggies and farm goods will be available to purchase. Cash, e transfer only. No debit.
Check out our culinary event at https://albertafarmdays.ca/farm/huckleberries-comes-to-the-farm/
Glen View Greenhouse grows over 90 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, and many prairie hardy melons. Learn about sustainable organic greenhouse production, open pollinated vegetables, container vegetable growing and seed saving. At this farm you will be able to see a mature prairie orchard, say hi to the tame ducks, cats, laying hens and friendly guardian puppy and feed some sheep. We should have some local vegetables for sale and maybe even enjoy bobbing for apples from the orchard.
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Come and visit our family owned and operated Apiary. Activities include: hive visits, honey extraction, beeswax candle making, honey tasting, and even a wagon ride! Learn all about the amazing honeybee!
Come and visit this horticultural village in the making.
Tours at 11 AM and 1 PM will include our energy saving greenhouse technology, unique tree growing system, edible food forest, chickens, ducks and peacocks.
Browse our Love Local Market and stop by our beautiful rustic garden centre.
Happiness By The Acre is a small family farm located between Carstairs & Didsbury. Join us for guided farm tours of the pasture & livestock (beef cattle & chickens), self-guided tours of our market garden, scavenger hunt for kids & other kids activities, the grand opening of our Farm Store (with local Alberta made goods), beekeeping demos & info, and u-pick flowers. We will have fresh veggies, honey & bouquets for sale, as well as, a coffee cart with baked goods & cold drinks.
At HGB Bison Ranch there is an opportunity to learn and observe Bison close up. Enjoy a tour of the pastures for a unique close up experience with these native majestic animals. There will also be a Hydraulic Bison Handling System Demonstrations. Take a walk through the bison handling system to see how our bison are sorted, weighed and ear tagged in the fall. Samples of various bison meat products processed from our natural grass fed bison will be available for tasting and purchasing from our on-site Meat Shop.
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Come and enjoy picking fresh vegetables and berries, show your kids how their food is grown, talk to your hosts about gardening practices and just wander around taking in the sights and sounds of the country.
*Cash only for both u-pick and farm store
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Come and enjoy our hay bale maze that includes over 100 hay bales. There will be a display of farm machinery, with Jim available to answer questions, and for photo opportunities. We will have a demonstration, and hands on station for wheat grinding. There will be a few cattle, and a horse that will easily accessible for viewing and again for questions and pictures.
We will be bringing the soft serve ice cream machine from Homegrown to offer ice cream for sale (we are the only organic soft serve ice cream in Alberta). Our ice cream will also be used by the Pie Shoppe for desert in the picnic lunch. Also, from Homegrown we will be offering organic coffee, espresso, and a small assortment of snacks.
Come see how your food is raised, while enjoying the beautiful foothills.
Twisted Pantry Catering & Events' food truck will be on the farm showcasing Honest Meat Co. pork and chicken in pulled pork tacos and chicken poutine!
Enjoy an on-farm market with local vegetables, pottery, quilts, farm fresh eggs, Eastern Slopes Roasting Co coffee & Effervescent Tea Kombucha.
Treat yourself to some rest & relaxation on the farm! Heidi Bradley, RMT will have her massage chair and table set up and will be offering massages throughout the day.
Come see first-hand on a farm tour how the chickens, pigs and geese are raised on pasture.
For more details and to stay updated on the event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/389092778262561/!
On our farm there are free range Heritage Berkshire pigs, a meat shop tour, and a retail store. There will also be a lunch featuring pork products (while supplies last). Lastly, come out and enjoy our farm family animals.
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We would like to invite you out for a short tour of our coniferous tree farm. The tour will include the different varieties of trees grown, and how to care for them. We will also offer a short tractor ride and a planting activity for children. We can demonstrate how the large spade trucks and tractors dig and plant trees.
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Tour the grain operation and see the machinery used from seeding to harvesting. Have a look at the community garden, visit with the horses and ponies (we board around 60), see the bee hive(s) and our small herd of Dexter cows and meet the most amazing flock of pet chickens! There will also be a bouncy castle for kids (weather permitting)! Jackson Homesteaders Farm has been on this piece of land for 5 generations - since 1881. We're proud of what we do and what we grow.
An opportunity to see where the calves are born... including a tour of the calving barn along with what we do with the calves when they are born. The tour will also allow you to follow in the footsteps of a newborn calf to see all of the places they live throughout their life on our farm. We will also have some fresh beef samples available for tasting as well as purchase.
Come experience a working tree farm and retail Garden Centre and learn from Murray, Alison and Ashleigh who have been in the industry for over 50 years.
Visit the chickens and goats, participate in a family scavenger hunt/nature activity, and take a self-guided tour to learn a bit more about our history. You will love walking through thousand of trees, shrubs and perennials and may even get a chance to see some equipment in action, including our Tree Spade fleet!
Celebrate Open Farm Days with local food and farm producers at Kneehill County's: Growing Kneehill - Country Market at Horseshoe Canyon. Surrounded by an amazing landscape you'll meet, learn and purchase from remarkable local farm and food producers, artisans, and agri-tourism operators from Kneehill County and surrounding areas.
Visit Lazy Bee's shop and learn about honey bees, taste fresh honey and see a demonstration on how it is extracted (live bees present). Also tour Simply Bee’s shop where candles, soap and lip balm are handmade from honey and beeswax.
Join us for Wool Mania at the Michener House. Learn to card and spin wool and participate in our rainbow knitting bee at the Museum. This is a free drop-in activity all day for Open Farm Days.At the Blacksmith Shop, see smiths from across the region work together to make an ornamental garden trellis. Hear the anvil ring and learn about the important role of blacksmiths and Lacombe’s rich agricultural history.
Hourly tours to see our bison herd and our handling facility. Tasting samples, burgers for lunch. Bison jerky and pepperoni available for purchase. There will also be a Authentic Chuckwagon Cooking Demonstration where someone will cook bison from a real chuckwagon. You won't want to miss it!
*No pets please
Staring at 11am the Multicultural Heritage Centre invite you to explore the unique grounds and participate in some fun activities. At the Settler’s Cabin you can help stoke the wood burning oven while learning about early farm life in this region. Take a tour of the gardens and grounds and stop at 6 unique photo booths to learn interesting facts about agriculture in this area. We also have a Public Art Gallery on site and an opportunity to buy fresh grown produce from our gardens.
Northlands will be offering tours of the Northlands Urban Farm (located at 79 Street & 113 Avenue) on the hour from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (4 tours total) but attendees are also encouraged to wander at their leisure during the course of the day (9 a.m. – 4 p.m).
Find the Northlands' Bus Tours at https://albertafarmdays.ca/farm/northlands-tour/
Visit the historic OH Ranch and join us on history tours in the Cookhouse, walking ranch tours and learn about the North West Mounted Police that were stationed at the OH in the early years.
Kids activities include rope making, roping dummies, barrel racing and horseshoe games. We’ll have cattle and horses on display as well as a 4H heifer to showcase kids in agriculture.
Ranch tours start at 11am and will be on the hour until 4pm.
*No pets allowed on the ranch…service animals only.
We are focused on providing people of all ages an opportunity to learn about horsemanship. Our western horse tours are set to compliment the natural settings around us and encourage everyone to love and enjoy horses as much as we do. Wagon rides, indoor and outdoor arena, riding rain or shine. Also programs to demonstrate sustainable agriculture and small-scale farming, poultry demonstration, humanely raised grass fed pigs and lambs and other livestock, interactive animal areas for kids. Photo wall and cowboy cook-out all day.
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Red Deer County
August 18, 20189:30 AM to 12 Noon - Pancake Breakfast in the Garden – promoting fresh local saskatoon berry syrup from "The Jungle Farm". ($5.00 per person, Kids 3 years and under FREE)10AM to 4PM – Scavenger Hunt – search the gardens and enter to win a prize
– Live Music –11AM to 4PM – Petting Zoo- “Flying Cross Ranch” (Admission is a donation to “Smiles Thru Lindsey”)11AM to 4PM – Plant a Flower (Kids free activity)
12:30AM to 1:30PM – Animated Story Telling- Minka
from the “Red Deer Public Library”) (CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)1PM – 4PM – Fine Vine – turn your fruit into wine (info session)
2PM – 4PM – Sarah from “Edgar Farms” tastings of pickled vegetables/jams
3PM – 4PM – Gardening Tips – Gardening Info Sessions –Bring your
questions for our hort specialists to answer!
CoffeeStream – gourmet refreshments as well as fresh berry/saskatoon pies available to purchase
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Mountain View County
Farm has beautiful summer gardens, sheep in pastures, and a restaurant from 12-3:45 (please call ahead to reserve at restaurant). There is also a country boutique with an emphasis on sheepskin & woolen products, and country ephemera.
This is a community potato day event to showcase home grown Alberta produce, and promote local grown fresh potatoes. Potatoes are a thriving industry in Alberta, come and see how they are grown and lifted just for you. 1 mile north of the Perry Potato Domes near Chin, AB.
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Red Deer County
Piper Creek Restoration Agriculture Project site is a gem just inside Red Deer's City limits. (Entrance about 1 km south of the Red Deer Landfill on 40 ave)
There is a lot growing at Piper Creek Gardens! Including community annual garden plots, and 15000 sq foot perennial Food Forest and Pollinator Garden along the banks of Piper Creek where beaver, and pollinator habitat is being restored. We will be there from 10-5pm on Saturday August 18th. There will be Timber Framing Demos, Brushcutter vs Scythe Demos, as well as Tours and a history of the site:
Tours of the Canada 150 Food Forest (Over 60 fruit & nut trees & shrubs)
11am, 1pm & 3pm
- Learn about the permaculture design techniques used to prepare the site and install the food forest, and the future vision!
Tours of the Pollinator Garden (with over 30 Indigenous plant species)
11:30am, 1:30pm, & 3:30pm
- Learn how a pollinator hotel is constructed, and how you can build pollinator habitat in your own backyard (including which plants bees love!)
We will have Troubled Monk Sodas for sale and a BBQ from noon - 1pm
Enjoy a day in the country with something for your entire family to partake in. Ride the hay bale wagon out to the vegetable fields and see where they are grown. While you're out there you'll get to taste test some of this years crop. Kids activities, food vendors and several other local booths will have produce and preserves, many of which originated on the Poplar Bluff property. Live music performances for your entertainment, a photo op. area to capture some memories, and on Sunday please join us at 10:30 for an open air country church service.We will have 2 different activities with horses to help keep everyone entertained. We look forward to welcoming you to the farm.
*Help us to support our local Food Bank and bring a non perishable food item to drop into the bin. In case you intend to shop with our vendors make sure you bring some cash and remember to check the weather forecast so you can dress appropriately.
Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/poplarblufforganics/
Come enjoy the kids' corn mazes, petting farm, and farm amenities on Sunday with no entry fee. Extra fees apply to train rides, face painting, gem mining, and purchasing farm fresh vegetables at the Farm Market, Handmade Fudge, Woodfired Baking and Breads, and good farm food showcasing what we grow! Fire-roasted Farm Lunch featuring: Andersen Beef Farmer Sausage, Smokies, Farm Fresh Salad, and Dilly Garlic Potatoes.
Come for tours on the hour at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM.
BBQ will be running outside from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Mini sausage on a bun for $2.00 or 3/$5.00.
Try free samples of other local products including jams and mustard.
Our store is open from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM if you would like to purchase products outside of Open Farm Days hours.
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Mountain View County,
Have you ever wondered what the machinery on a farm is like? Our machinery will be on display and also we have hayrides and tours of some the crops we grow. We will also be able to show you and answer any questions you have about beef farming.
Rockyview WapitiFarms Ltd/ Uncle Bernie's All Natural Meats
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Farm Tours, Roping Demos, Horse Riding Demos & Horse Rides, Metal Work & Forge Demo, Playground for kids, Elk Smokies, Bison Hot Dogs & Gourmet Lemonade, Farm Store open and products available for purchase
We offer a tractor wagon ride along with a campfire bannock demonstration. We will also have story time, reading the classic "Cremation of Sam McGee" (Robert Service). Finally, there will be caramel samples and a factory tour.
Farm tours of the various aspects of the farm all throughout the day. Little activities for kids throughout. Festival with other vendors from Edmonton and locally set up at the farm. Open Saturday 9:00-4:00 and Sunday 9:00-5:00.
Come visit the Bos Farm and Rock Ridge Dairy Ltd. and see a working goat dairy first hand. Visit our friendly milking herd and hold the baby goats and chicks. Cheese plant tours will be given throughout the day from 10:30am-4:30pm. Taste goat milk for the first time! View the milking at 4:00pm on North America's most technologically advanced goat dairy rotary and learn how fun and smart goats really are! Supervised bouncy houses available for kids while parents partake in the cheese plant tours.
Join us at the Fat Ewe Farm on Open Farm Days. We are offering local vendors with home made crafts as well as farm tours and wool practice demonstrations. As a sheep farm, wool is our most important commodity. Come and learn about a fleece, what makes it good or bad and try your hand at combing wool. Take home a combed lock! The vendors are open both Sat and Sun 11-3, and the farm is open 11 to 5. See you there!
Fruit and vegetables are never fresher than when you pick them yourself. Come take a tour through our vegetable gardens to experience a garden in Central Alberta. Enjoy a taste of some of our vegetables. Make sure you come with coolers so you can pick more to take home and enjoy with your family dinner.
TK Ranch has been a leader in the livestock industry for decades. They are certified to the highest pasture based animal welfare standards in North America and are third party audited for strictly grass-finishing their cattle and sheep. They have received local, provincial and national awards for their commitment to animal welfare and environmental stewardship and have set the standard for pasture to plate programs in Alberta.
Join Dylan and Colleen Biggs and their team for a fun-filled educational day. Learn about low stress livestock handling, stock dogs, horses, pasture-raised pigs, sheep and laying hens. There will face painting and games for the kids! TK Ranch burgers and hot dogs will be available for purchase for lunch as well as ice cream sandwiches made by Mousse Cake Sally (gluten free options will be available for all menu items). Don’t forget to visit the on-farm store to pick up some delicious TK Ranch products to take home (cooler bags available for sale on-site).
Itinerary: NOTE: Event is wheelchair accessible with an ADA bathroom on-site
9:00-9:30 Registration & coffee
9:30-10:00 What makes TK Ranch so special? Slide show and presentation in the barn
10:00-11:30 Low stress livestock handling and stock dog demonstration
11:30–1:30 Take time to enjoy a delicious locally sourced TK Ranch lunch (for a fee); visit the livestock and meet the dedicated people that steward them; learn about the Special Areas of Alberta and meet reps from A Greener World for more information about livestock animal welfare
1:30-2:00 What makes TK Ranch so special? Slide show and presentation in the barn
2:00-3:30 Low stress livestock handling and stock dog demonstration
Join our family for a relaxed day in the barnyard of our family ranch. Casually explore the barn and gardens, meet the animals, let your kids roam with ours, sip lemonade, and shop for grassfed beef, eggs, honey, and history books. Most importantly, connect with the people growing your food. Bring your curiosity and questions!
Our family will guide you along an interactive walking tour which will include a pasture walk, chore demonstrations, wagon ride and viewing of turkeys, horses, cattle, and chickens. We will have free samples of our meat products as well as the opportunity to purchase some to enjoy later!
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Opens mid-July with raspberries and young/early veggies. Veggies available Tuesday to Sunday 1-6 pm until September long weekend. Open only on weekends in September and October while availability lasts. Custom picking and pick up orders available (extra charge), but subject to availability.
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Mountain View County,
Plenty of activities from farm tours to wagon rides! Learn where milk comes from, how we take care of our calves, cows and land. Join us between 12 - 3pm for milking demonstrations, paint your favorite cow/calf, visit the barns and view our equipment display used to grow and mix our animal feed. There will be face painting between 10am to 2pm and a display cow for you to milk a cow by hand!
Learn about milking cows and feeding calves as we take you through a guided tour of the entire process. At 1:00pm view the milking demonstration as we begin our afternoon milking.
The Alberta Milk Moo Mobile will be on location!
Witness fibre and dairy goats demonstrations including dying and spinning of mohair. Opportunity to purchase mohair products, socks, saddle blankets, and perennial plants. Cold drink available on request.
Come visit our historic venue which includes a 100 year old work-horse barn & school house, housing antique farm and school memorabilia in the middle of a homesteaded grain and cattle farm. We do rentals as well as school programming and private dinner & dance bookings. A schedule of Open Farm Days activities is found below.
Saturday August 18, 2018. 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 Historic Work Horse Barn & Hay Wagon tour (on odd hours)
10:00 Orr’s Homestead Cabin Replica & Historic Orton School tour (on even hours)
-Rope making demonstration
11:00 Historic Work Horse Barn & Hay Wagon tour
12:00 Orr’s Homestead Cabin Replica & Historic Orton School tour
Abt.12:30 Farm Lunch concessions –Beef on a Bun, Green Salad, beverage,
1:00 Historic Work Horse Barn & Hay Wagon tour
2:00 Orr’s Homestead Cabin Replica & Historic Orton School tour
-Horse Shoes Game instruction & game
3:00 Historic Work Horse Barn & Hay Wagon tour
4:00 Orr’s Homestead Cabin Replica & Historic Orton School tour
-Simulated Cow Milking experience
5:00 Historic Work Horse Barn & Hay Wagon tour
6:00 Orr’s Homestead Cabin Replica & Historic Orton School tour
Abt.6:30 Farm Lunch concessions –Beef on a Bun, Green Salad, beverage,
7:00 Historic Work Horse Barn & Hay Wagon tour
8:00-9:00 Western Line Dance instruction & DanceCombine Rides: $2.00 (season dependent)
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Winter’s Turkeys is a 4th generation turkey farm just 20 min south east of Calgary. We would love to see you for a visit! While here you can enjoy tours of the barns, hold a baby turkey, and learn about what makes our turkeys so delicious. There will be a country market featuring local vendors and producers along with a selection of Winter’s Turkey products. Bring your appetite with you as there will be garden veggies, pulled turkey sandwiches, pies, and lots to drink available. Sheep sheering demonstrations will be held throughout the day as well as wagon rides.
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COME LEARN ABOUT THE FARM LIFESTYLE!
*We will have demonstrations, wagon rides & learning stations!
*There will be Food and drinks (@Damitamit food truck), lots of animals to see (cows, horses, chickens and sheep), local bee keeper @twopinefarms will have fresh honey for sale and a operational hive.
*Many other businesses from Airdrie will be attending.
*Our meat shop will be open so bring your cooler!
*Admission is free!
*Sunday night supper at the Hayloft in Airdrie (Please contact us or Hayloft Restaurant for reservations)
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Once you have added all of your farms, click the blue Plan My Trip button to review all of the locations you have chosen.
Step #3: Getting Directions
Once you are happy with your chosen destinations, click the blue “Get Directions” button to generate a Google Map with all of your locations pre-filled and ready to go! Within Google Maps, you can configure or re-order your trip as you like.
You can also enter your location into the “Starting Address” field to get directions starting at that address. Leave this field blank, and Google Maps will use your current location as the starting point.
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.