Open Farm Day set for Sept. 16
Open Farm Day set for Sunday.
Islanders will have a unique opportunity to meet local famers and experience farm-life first hand with the upcoming installment of Open Farm Day in Atlantic Canada. Over 25 P.E.I. farms will participate in this year’s annual event set for Sept. 16. Farms include crop and livestock operations, vineyards and orchards. “Open Farm Day continues to be an annual summer highlight on Prince Edward Island. It is an opportunity to see first-hand how our local producers create high-quality products that Islanders enjoy, while recognizing the key role farmers play in our provincial economy. “We should all take advantage of this inside-look at the hard work, dedication and care that goes into producing great tasting products here on PEI,” said Island Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Robert Henderson. Last year almost 10,000 visitors participated in the event, visiting 24 locations representing traditional and unique areas in Island agriculture. “Open Farm Day is an incredible opportunity for consumers to discover rural PEI and how their food is produced by having the chance to meet and speak directly to the farmers. The day is designed to encourage visits from people of all ages, but especially to give families the opportunity to explore and learn about agriculture together,” said Rayanne Frizzell, Open Farm Day co-ordinator. For a full list of participating farms, go to www.peiagsc.ca/ openfarmday or visit the Facebook page ‘PEI Open Farm Day.’
Curious kids approach an equally curious cow.