The 124 Street Grand market is proud to present their 6th annual culinary event for Open Farm Days, known as The Grande Taste Tour.
The Grand Taste Tour will include a leisurely and educational tractor ride through Stonepost Farms and Camola Foods, as well as various workshops held throughout the day. To finish the evening, as exquisite meal will be served by local award winning Edmonton chef, Paul Shufelt, of Workshop Eatery and newly opened 124 Street business, Woodshed Burger. All food and beverages will be sourced from our farm partners, Stonepost Farms, Camola Foods, Bent Stick Brewery, and other partners.
Transportation is provided (limited seating). There is also be a self-guided option.
Come to the Grand Taste Tour for a one of a kind Farm-To-Fork experience!
Tickets can be purchased here!
Starting at De Herdt Gardens in Barrhead at 10:00 AM, there will be coffee available!
Next stop is Kobertein Beef which is a Cow/Calf Farm at 10:30 AM
Lunch will then be served at de Herdts, with a sourdough demonstration at 12:00 PM
Next Mellowdale Dairy farm at 1:00 PM
Final stop is Shady Lane Estates Winery at 3:00 PM
Return to Barrhead at 5:00 PM
Tour is $5.00 per person, lunch is not included.
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.
Join Rosebud Fibre Mill, Custom Woolen Mills and PaSu Farms on an exciting Fibre Route Trail. Begin your experience at Rosebud Fibre Mill or at PaSu Farms as you make your way through a countryside drive with a midway tour stop at Custom Woolen Mills.
You will experience various modern and traditional technologies the mills utilize to process wool and woolen products.
PaSu Farms will have their restaurant open for you to enjoy food samples and each farm has a farm store for you to discover and purchase a variety of products.
COME MEET YOUR RURAL NEIGHBOURS!
Mountain View County is hosting a bus tour on Saturday, August 17th. The tour will start at the Cremona Gold & Silver Club and include stops at the Fallentimber Meadery, Akesi Farms, Bergen Farmers Market & Double N Ranch.
At the Fallentimber Meadery you can expect an informative beekeeping tour. Later a tour of the meadery will be offered along with a tasting. There will also be an agricultural scavenger hunt for children attending the tour.
Akesi Farms sells chicken eggs, honey and vegetables and runs a mushroom spawn company called Fungi Akuafo. Tour attendees will be able to learn about mushroom production while also be informed on their water collection and management systems, as well as the benefits and challenges of rural living. Local artists will be participating by showcasing their works for sale at the farm.
The tour will be stopping at Bergen Farmers Market and having lunch in the Bergen Community Hall that consists of locally sourced meats and produce and is prepared by the Bergen Community Association.There Tour attendees can tour the various booths and meet some of the local producers.
At Double N Ranch the attendees will be able to receive information on the solar panels installation that provides much of the farm’s electricity needs. As well a tour of the purebred cattle operation, see the horses and the firewood operation. Attendees will also be able to harvest some vegetables out of their large garden that supports multiple families.
This tour celebrates the food and farm connection. Includes site tours, samples, information and demonstrations of food production.
Starts: St. Paul Ag Barn 10:00
Al’s Carrots, Portage College Food Science Centre (for lunch),
St. Paul Museum, Landing Pad Art Gallery,
Majek Meats, Lakeland Brewing Company,
God’s Prairie Simple Farm, K Cow Ranch tour & Farm Fresh Picnic Supper
Price Includes lunch, farm fresh picnic bbq supper and snacks, Limited Seating available
*Optional pickup in Bonnyville available
Reserve your ticket by calling: Community Futures St. Paul – Smoky Lake Region: 780-645-5782
Note: additional Farm Fresh Picnic supper tickets available for those not on tour - call at 780-614-5995. Includes: appetizers, bbq, dessert (details at www.kcow.ca) $25.00/each
Tour starts at Winfield Community Centre
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;
Supper will be in Pigeon Lake at the Chef N' Restaurant and will include roast beef with all the trimmings.
*Purchase Tickets at Smith Hardware in Winfield or by calling 780-514-6703*
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.