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Registration is now open for farms and ranches to be part of the next edition of Open Farm Days.
The weekend showcases Alberta’s agriculture industry and growing the agri-tourism sector. Host farms open their gates to share their agricultural experiences with their urban neighbours and to help them understand where their food comes from.
In 2021, more than 100 host farms were part of Open Farm Days, welcoming over 12,000 Albertans to their farms and ranches. Host farms have included traditional farms, livestock (bison, cattle, alpaca, sheep, llama, goat, poultry) farms and ranches, organic operations, corn mazes, wineries, meaderies, craft breweries, stables, petting zoos, along with honey, fruit, vegetable, grain and u-pick farms.
Since 2013, Open Farm Days has seen nearly 150,000 person visits, injecting close to $1 million into the rural economy through on-farm sales; and the public has enjoyed visiting over 800 Alberta farms.
Host farms can participate either day or both days, and educational materials about hosting are available.
Material is available for farms interested in participating, including:
- AHS and AGLC regulations
- Marketing suggestions
- Culinary/Food events
- Artisan Markets
Register to become a host farm. Registration is open until May 31, 2022.
For questions concerning Open Farm Days, please contact Nicola Doherty, marketing coordinator: [email protected]
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