Agri­cul­ture

Open Farm Day set for Sept. 16

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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.’

123RF STOCK PHOTO

Cu­ri­ous kids ap­proach an equally cu­ri­ous cow.

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