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5th Annual Alberta Open Farm Days

This year’s Alberta Open Farm Days, the fifth annual, runs August 19-20, 2017. The deadline for farms to register to participate is May 31. New this year, farms can choose which day(s) they would like to participate (Saturday, Sunday, or both).

Open Farm Days is a catalyst for stimulating economic prosperity by promoting the Alberta agriculture story. Last year’s event had close to 18,000 visits and $134,000 in on-farm sales at 92 participating farms and 26 farm-to-table culinary events.

Interested farms can learn more and register at www.albertafarmdays.com, by emailing openfarmdays@gov.ab.ca, or by calling 780-638-4302.

If you’re looking for some ideas or advice, here are some great multimedia resources to get you started:

  • Bear and the Flower Farm created an excellent guest experience last year, captured in this short YouTube video. While you don’t need all of these elements to have a successful event, it provides some real inspiration on what is possible.
  • Keleigh Cormier, an experienced agritourism coach, recently shared some of the keys to success and benefits to participating in Open Farm Days in two Call of the Land radio interviews:
  • Producer Tip Videos (previously available, but still highly relevant)

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