Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Open Farm Day Is Back

Open Farm Day will be returning to our province on September 18th, 2011.

Open Farm Day is an Atlantic province-wide initiative designed to raise awareness of the agriculture industry in this region. The event provides the general public with an opportunity to visit local farms to discover where their food comes from, meet the people who produce it, and enjoy a family fun-filled day on the farm, whether it be taking a tour on a hay wagon, eating local sweet corn, riding a horse or harvesting fresh vegetables. In addition, Open Farm Day provides farmers with an opportunity to meet consumers and educate them on producing fresh, quality food as well as increase sales and the potential of gaining long-term customers.

Registration is now open to become a Host Farm at this year’s Open Farm Day. Deadline is July 15th, 2011 to register in order to be listed and highlighted in a map that will be distributed amongst all Sobeys stores in the province and at agricultural festivals and events leading up to the event.

Registration form is available HERE.