Farmers and ranchers across Alberta will open their gates to the public on Aug. 23 and 24.
The second annual Alberta Open Farm Days will provide urbanites and others with a first-hand look at rural life. It will feature culinary events on Saturday and free open houses at farms on Sunday.
Last year, Alberta Open Farm Days included 41 host farms and 13 culinary events. A number of these were in Central Alberta. A list of this year’s participants, and other information, can be found online at http://albertafarmdays.com. The application deadline for host farms is June 30. Alberta Open Farms Days is organized by Agriculture for Life, in partnership with Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation; Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development; the Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies; the Alberta Culinary Tourism Alliance; and Travel Alberta.