The 124 Grand Market is proud to present their 6th annual culinary event for Open Farm Days, known as The Grand Taste Tour.
The Grand Taste Tour will include a tractor ride through Stonepost Farms and Camola Foods as well as various workshops held throughout the day. To finish the evening, an exquisite meal will be served by local Edmonton chefs, with all food sourced from our farm partners (Stonepost Farms and Camola Foods).
Transportation is provided (limited seating). There is also be a self-guided option. Stay tuned for the tickets coming on sale and further information.
Come to the Grand Taste Tour for a one of a kind Farm-To-Fork experience!"
The event will have two tours! The first tour will be from 10am – 12pm. The second tour will be from 1pm – 3pm. Pre-registration is required by calling into the EID office 403-362-1400.
Overview of activities on the tour: Scenic Viewpoint/Parking Lot: Upon exiting the bus at this location, students 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 your students the importance of the water delivery system to agriculture, industry and the region.
The Dam and Spillway from above ground: Students 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 students will descend multiple flights of stairs to walk through the centre of the structure via the observation deck. Here students experience an interesting perspective of the 100 year spillway structure.
Conclusion – Question and Answer: Students will have the opportunity to ask any other questions they may have on the dam, water management or agriculture in general.
Our Open Farm days will be a tour by coach to 3-4 local farms around the Lethbridge area. Tour will begin at farmers market, bus will leave Exhibition Park at 10am and will arrive back at the park by 5pm.
Exhibition Park Lethbridge’s 4th Annual Open Farm Days tour will consist of four stops at different farms in the Southern Alberta area. These stops will provide an inside look into the various kinds of agriculture and agricultural related facilities in the area, including: organic vegetable farming at Mans Organic, robotic milking machines at Lois Lake Dairy, equestrian lessons and therapeutic riding at Hearts Haven Ranch and communal living and farming at O.K. Colony. This day of touring will also include a complimentary lunch midway through the day, as well as refreshments and snacks during the coach bus ride.
More info on our website.
Northlands will offer rural farm tours to Strathcona County and Parkland County in addition to the onsite tours of the Northlands Urban Farm. Family activities will also be onsite at the Northlands Urban Farm. We will offer a low-key culinary experience--sampling of honey, herbs, and other vegetables that grow at Northlands Urban Farm.
Mountain View County is hosting a bus tour on Saturday August 17. The Tour will start at the Cremona Gold and Silver Center and include stops at Fallentimber Meader, Akesi Farms, Bergen Farmers Market and Double N Ranch. The tour will be stopping at the Bergen Farmers Market and having lunch that consists of locally sourced meats and produce and is prepared by the Bergen Community Association.
Westway Farms Ltd. / Season & Supply / Born Colorado Brewing / Little Food Truck on the Prairie
In or near:
Bus will start in Calgary at Born Colorado Brewing for 1pm tour brewery
Leave 2pm & Arrive at Shirleys Greenhouses for tour 3pm
Arrive 4pm to Westway Farms / Season & Supply
Tour Malt Barley field that beer was made from, cattle, equipment, bees/honey extractor,
6pm long table dinner in field
Kevin Baumann Cutting Horse Ranch - tour, demonstration and lunch;
Warburg Hutterite Colony - tour and stop at meat store;
Sunnybrook Hill Orchards - see how cherries are harvested and have cherry pie with ice cream;
Sunnybrook Goat Dairy - tour dairy;
Winfield Community Hall for supper.
Join us on August 17th or 18th 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.