A guided tour of agricultural farms and facilities in the Wildwood area of AB. Tour partners include Wild Country Gardens, Stonepost Farms, Camola, as well as other local farms. The day ends with a farm to fork dinner out in the pastures of Stonepost farm under prairie skies by nationally acclaimed chef Eric Hanson and his team from Prairie Noodle Shop utilizing ingredients from our tour partners.
Purchase tickets at http://www.wearewildheart.com/tickets/grand-taste-tour-2018
Experience a truly Alberta experience and come see how local Alberta beer is made from "grain to glass"!
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Tool Shed Tour & Tasting
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm: Hilton Venture Farm/Field Tour
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Origin Tour
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Local "Farm to Table" food truck meal & beer tasting
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Return to Tool Shed - End of tour
*Purchase of food & alcohol is extra
Purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/alberta-barley-to-beer-tour-tickets-48855899310
ALUS Northern Sunrise - 2018 Agriculture Stewardship Tour
In or near:
Tour of four (4) ALUS Northern Sunrise projects with lunch, snacks and refreshments provided along the way. Soil conservation with setback cropping and reforestation and 2 Pollinator eco-belts at local apiary.
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
Northlands is proud to offer one of the host farms during Alberta Open Farm Days on Sunday, August 19, 2018. There are a number of opportunities available for you to see, taste, hear and smell Alberta including tours of the Northlands Urban Farm and tours to both Strathcona and Leduc Counties. In addition to the bus tours, 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.)
Leduc County Full Day Bus Tour - $10 per person (plus $0.79 in applicable fees):
Departing from the Northlands Urban Farm at 9:30 a.m., the tour will visit Sunny Hill Alpacas & Twisted Sister Fibre Mill, Gruger Family Fungi and Rig Hand Distillery. Tour will return to the Northlands Urban Farm around 4 p.m. A light lunch will be provided and attendees are encouraged to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Attendees will get to see demonstrations at Sunny Hill Alpacas and be able to purchase alpaca products, tour the Gruger Family Fungi facility to see innovative mushroom growing technology and end at Rig Hand Distillery for a tour and the opportunity to purchase product!
Tickets can be found here: https://www.universe.com/embed2/events/northlands-open-farm-days-bus-tour-leduc-county-tour-tickets-NJZW0QStrathcona County Morning Tour - $5 per person (plus $0.69 in applicable fees):
Departing from the Northlands Urban Farm at 9 a.m., the tour will visit Northline Farms & Jackson Homesteaders. Tour will return to the Northlands Urban Farm around 12:30 p.m. Lunch is not provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to make herbed vinegar at Northline Farms and explore the grounds of Jackson Homesteaders to see farm animals, freshly ground flour (from their home grown wheat), and honey harvested right on the farm.
Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.universe.com/embed2/events/northlands-open-farm-days-bus-tour-strathcona-county-morning-tour-tickets-5H4TVS
Want to experience Alberta Open Farm Days at your own pace? Over 100 farms across the province are participating in this year's event!
This map features the route Parkland County has suggested for a self-guided road trip along the County's back country roads.
Mountain View County will be hosting a bus tour that will make stops at 4 farms participating in Open Farm Days. The tour will stop at VanDenBroek Dairy and Huntcliff Dairy in the morning and Reese Cattle Company and HGB Bison Ranch in the Afternoon. Participants have the options of joining the morning tour, afternoon tour or both.
A BBQ will be held at the MVC office for all tour participants. There will be locally sourced foods provided by the Olds College Meat shop and Shirley's Greenhouses. The meat provided by Olds College is grown on the college farm and raised humanely. All Olds College pork comes from lean pigs raised by Broekman Farms of Olds, Alberta. Our counter has all of the traditional pork cuts that you will find in any butcher shop, including chops, roast, ribs, bacon, ham and side pork. The vegetables provided from Shirley’s Greenhouses are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides. They have a 36,000 square foot greenhouse located east of Didsbury, Alberta. We grow two different types of cucumbers, eight types of tomatoes, eggplant, hot peppers, bell peppers, butter lettuce, and kale. We have also started growing field vegetables in the summer consisting of: potatoes, onions, beets, carrots, zucchini and lettuce.
Register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/re-connect-with-the-farm-an-open-farm-days-event-registration-47822562572
The Great Southern Alberta Ag Tour will be a tour by coach to local farms around the Lethbridge area. Bus will leave Exhibition Parks north lot on the west end at 10:30 am and will arrive back to Exhibition Park by 5 pm. Schedule of Tour TBD and tour stop.
Westerner Parks farm-to-table experiences bring the freshness of fields, and artisanal foods directly to the table.
Our executive chef Jason Pederson will create flavorful dishes using locally sourced ingredients and ingredients harvested from our Urban Farm site.
This special experience will not only deliver an amazing meal in an unforgettable setting, but also a chance to learn about Central Alberta’s farmers and ranchers and what they produce right in your own backyard.
Guest will have the opportunity to experience the food story by touring each of the farms responsible for the amazing meal they are about to share.
This is going to be a culinary event you won’t soon forget!
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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.