Alberta Open Farm Days is a weekend that brings Albertans together, and we want you to be our guest. You’ll come away knowing your rural neighbours a little bit better and how food gets from the farm to your table.
If you're hitting the road for Open Farm Days, join Back to Good in Strathmore on December 14 from 10 am to 3 pm for a locally sourced and deliciously prepared meal!
They're featuring a potato bacon soup, beet & wild rice salad and carrot cake made with potatoes and carrots by Poplar Bluff and Carrots by Cam.
Eat-in or take your lunch as you visit the farms during Winter Alberta Open Farm Days.
Food sampling from sampling also going on from Poplar Bluff.
Custom Woolen Mills is a small, family-owned and operated woolen mill centrally located between Carstairs and Linden. Using sheep’s wool purchased from local farmers and turn-of-the-19th-century industrial revolution machinery, we produce carded wool, yarns, machine-knit socks, 100% wool fill bedding, and hand-knit garments.
Join us on Saturday December 14th, from 12pm to 4pm for winter festivities including wool crafts, hot apple cider and Christmas cookies, demonstrations of some of our historic machinery in action, and shopping in our little gift shop where everything is made either here at the mill or hand-finished by local artisans using wool from the mill!
Winter on the Farm Join us on December 14th to see what life is like on a Mangalitsa farm in the winter!
Take a tour of the Mangalitsa’s and the new piglets!
What you can expect
Entrance to the farm is FREE
Take an up-close, educational farm tour of the mangalistsas for $5 per person (under 2 is free). Tour includes weiner roast and drink
Lard rendering demonstration
Come and see the frizzle chicks! They're a rare chicken breed from Asia.
EH Farms is collecting donations for the Strathmore Food Bank. Please bring a donation if you are able.
The retail store will be stocked with plenty of Mangalista meat products to stock your freezer just in time for the holidays.
The farm will be open from 11 am – 2 pm on Saturday, December 14th.
Paid tours ($5 ages 3+) will take place at 11:15, 12:30 and 1:30
Please join us!
We are excited to be participating in the first-ever Winter Open Farm Days! We are hoping that you can help us make this a successful event.
We love opening our doors to you during the summer so we thought it might be a neat opportunity to show you what it’s like around the ranch in the winter.
We will have a sleigh ride take you to a warm campfire where you can cook your own smokie over the fire. Warm-up by the fire telling stories with a cup of tea or hot chocolate! Let the kids play in the snow, slide down the snow pile, build a snowman, make snow angels.
You can bring a small toboggan for our homemade hill and skates for the junior ice rink. (snow activities weather pending). Play in the sand inside the barn and check out the livestock! Relish in the life of a farm kid in winter!!
Our meat shop will be open! You can preorder to save you some time.
The traeger rep will be there showing off their new line of products on Saturday!
Two Pine farms will be there with their honey display and products.
Entry is free but you can pre-purchase tickets for $8/person (this is for the sleigh ride, smokie, and drink) through our online store or buy at the meat shop when you arrive. You will need to sign a waiver when you pick up your tickets.
We look forward to seeing you on December 14th & 15th. 11 am to 4pm both days. Dress for the weather in December! The event goes snow or shine!
Use our online trip planner to map out your journey!
Step #1: Choose Your Host Farms
Visit the host farms page to start adding locations to your trip. Click the green “Add to Trip” button on each farm you want to visit.
Step #2: Review Your Trip
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.
This winter, join us on December 14th and 15th, 2019 and explore the first Alberta Open Farm Days winter event.
In the summer, join us in August 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.