Visit local pork producers during Alberta Open Farm Days Aug 18-19, 2018
Alberta Open Farm Days August 18-19, 2018, is a province-wide, two-day event that gives Albertans an opportunity to experience the farm and understand where their food comes from. This year marks the sixth year for the event in Alberta, which gives you the opportunity to meet farmers, experience Ag-tourism in Alberta and taste local foods direct from the producer.
A number of Alberta Pork producers will have open their gates for urban and rural neighbors to stop in for a visit to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn more about the farmers who grow their food. On previous Open Farm Days I have visited Alan and Nicola at Irvings Farm Fresh near Camrose. On their farm you can see their free-range Heritage Berkshire pigs, a meat shop tour, and a retail store. They are opening their doors again this year, and there will also be a lunch featuring pork products (while supplies last). Here is a list of some of the farms across Alberta where you can get up close and personal with Alberta Pork producers:
There are also a number of culinary events throughout the province. Local chefs will be teaming up with Alberta producers to offer a memorable series of culinary experiences. This year’s culinary events include something for everyone. Click here for a list of great events where you can enjoy the tastes of Alberta agriculture.