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Alberta Food Week?

The Alberta Farmers’ Market Association (AFMA), the Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association (AFFPA) and their respective members have teamed up to celebrate Alberta Local Food Week. “If you are looking for something to do with your family or friends to celebrate Local Food Week, pay a visit to a farmers’ market, U-pick or participate in a farm tour in your area,” says Willard De Wilde, Chair of the Board of Directors for AFFPA. “Many of these markets and farms have special events, tours and activities planned for Alberta Local Food Week."

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63 special event at farms and markets for Alberta Local Food Week!

You read that right – 63 different special events and activities at Alberta farms and farmers’ markets in celebration of Alberta Local Food Week.

Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening at our farms and farmers’ markets between August 11 and 18th.

Alberta farm events

21 farms are opening their farm gate and inviting Albertans for a visit for Local Food Week. Here’s a quick peek at some fun that’s available:

  • Many farms are offering a farm tour with Open Farm Days, giving you the chance to see agriculture and food up close and personal, and behind the scenes. Learn more about Open Farm Days.
  • Several farms are hosting long table dinners or culinary and dining events, giving you the chance to eat the food right where it was grown or raised.
  • Got kids who are already bored on summer vacation? There are Alberta farms staging special events just for kids, including wagon rides and games.

Alberta farmers’ market events

There are 42 farmers’ markets hosting special events and activities to celebrate Alberta Local Food Week:

  • Some markets are hosting cooking demonstrations, or will have a chef conducting tours of the market, or customer appreciation meals featuring market products.
  • In addition to cooking demos, there are markets holding agriculture and food based demonstrations, explaining honey production, wheat and grain grinding and milling, raising livestock and more.
  • You may find cooking contests and cook-off competitions at a local market.
  • There will be lots of activities and fun things for kids to celebrate Local Food Week.
Find out if your farmers’ market has activities planned, or try a new market and take in their celebrations, at www.albertafarmersmarket.com.

Click on the date to see the events scheduled for that day.

August 11th, 2019

  • 5pm to 9pm - Riverbend Gardens - Farm Tours & Casual Supper Event

    "In celebration of local food week, we'd like to host a "Friends of Riverbend" on farm experience. 

    Our unique position of being a rural farm inside of city limits gives our customers the chance to learn more about the diversity of what agriculture looks like in our province and they begin to place greater value on locally produced food.   We’ll offer farm tours, a casual supper and the opportunity for supporters to walk through our farming processes with us to get a better understanding of where their veggies come from and how they’re grown."

    For more information email info@riverbendgardens.ca


August 12th, 2019

  • 6pm to 8pm - The Orchards - Farmers Market - (4059 Orchards Dr SW, Edmonton)

    Featuring gift bags, snacks, face painter, balloon twister, refreshments       

    Email: programs@orchardsra.ca for more information  

August 13th, 2019

  • 5pm to 8pm - Ardrossan Farmers Market - Customer Appreciation Days - (Memorial Hall, 60 First Ave, Strathcona, Alberta)

    Customer appreciation with scavenger hunt, prizes, DJ or band, bouncy castle, face painter, balloon artist

    For more information email: ardrossanfarmersmarket@gmail.com         

  • 11am to 6pm - Bonnyville Farmers' Market - (Bonnyville, Alberta)

    BBQ featuring local food, community groups, youth tables          

  • 4pm to 8pm - Sexsmith Senior's Community Kitchen Cooks for You! - (Sexsmith, Alberta)

    Customer appreciation supper, prepared by local Senior's Community Kitchen group using local products, free for seniors, door prizes         

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August 17th, 2019

  • 10am to 5pm - Homestader Farm - Farm Tours - (Yellowhead County - Edmonton)

    "We are a family farm with sheep, cattle, chickens but our main part of Homesteader farms is our market garden. We grow a large variety of vegetables as well as saskatoons and strawberries. We market our produce in Hinton, Edson and our farm store. On the day of open farm days we will have the store open selling our produce as well as give guided tours of the gardens and explain how we grow our food."

  • 10am to 6pm - Linda's Market Garden - Customer Appreciation, Farm Tours, Catered Meal Event - (Smoky Lake, Alberta)

    "Friday August 16th we have a Customer Appreciation event in which we will provide discounted U-pick options during the 3 day event. Farm Tours for August 17th & 18th, which we will go every 2 hours starting at 11 AM,1 PM,3 PM & 5 PM for the 2 days. We will guide groups through the fields showing them the options and varieties that we grow, a farm story prepared and come back to the shop for a wrap up.?

       A true Ukrainian long lunch will be held at 1:30 PM Saturday & Sunday. 

  • 9am to 5pm - Alberta Tilapia Aquaponics-Multiple Food Tours - (Calgary)

    "Aquaponic farms combine aquaculture and hydroponics.

    We grow cherry tomatoes for local grocery stores and markets in our area. Our farm is eco-friendly, never using any plastic in any of our product packagings; plus we recycle 99.75% of our water. This unique system allows us to grow the highest yields of produce per plant.

    We offer tour tasting and activities during Alberta Open Farm Days. We have spent years perfecting this self-sustaining farming practice to work for us.

    Come see what tomatoes look like that is 15 feet high and covered from top to bottom with tomatoes. See how the fish live in big pools all inside a building giving us complete control over our systems."

  • 10am to 5pm - Aspen Grove Nurseries - Farm Tours, Hay Rides, Games & Workshops - (Spruce Grove - Edmonton)

    "At Aspen Grove Nursery, we have farm tours and hayrides every 30 minutes.  We have a smore station set up for the kids.  Lots of outdoor games and workshops for the whole family."

  • 10am to 5pm - Great & Small Adventure Farm

    "We will be having Live Music, Market Gardens, Fun Golf / Sports, Picnic, Walking Trails, and Farrier Demonstration with a Gospel Theme. Come out and enjoy a day on the FARM."     

  • 9am to 4pm - Rural Roots Farmer - A'Bundha Seeds - Farm Tours, Games, Petting Zoo, Culinary Event - (Edmonton)

    "Local food, local producers, gathered in one place and we are showcasing local food artisans and farmers during a day market event running from 9-4. Admission and grounds access is free, petting zoo, and kids events will be a small fee. Collette’s Kitchen will bake fresh pizza and Culina To Go will provide lunch items.  The ticketed Dinner and cocktails from Black Diamond Distillery and Bent Stick Brewing. 

    Tickets online through Eventbrite.

     Come out and see also the local Fair, which runs down the road in Darwell as well as a Tractor Pull. Lots to see and do."  

  • 10am to 6pm - God's Prairie Simple - Kids Horse Rides, Far Tours, Petting Zoo - (St. Paul, Alberta)

    "Come out and enjoy a day on the farm.  Tour the far, pet the animals and get an education of Chickens and breeds, gardening, green house, cherry trees, haskap bushes, horses, cattle and starting a farm operation. Kids horse rides inside outdoor arena, lead by owner"

  • 10am to 2pm - H'Evans Berries - Long Lunch with a Culinery Chef and Farm Tours - (Cold Lake, Alberta)

    "During Local Food Week H’Evans Berries would like to host a ‘Long Lunch’ on Saturday August 17, 2019 form 11am-1pm. We will also have 2 tours. One by H’Evans Berries touring the vegetable gardens and the fruit fields.

    Call or email hevansberries@gmail.com for more information.

  • 10am to 4pm - Your Local Ranch - Ultimate Cowhand Grill Off, Horse pulled wagon rides, and more! - (Airdrie, Albera)

    "Our Ultimate Cowhand Grill Off with have an Adult/Junior team competition; teams must consist of competitors 16 and under with a parent.  The Grill off will be from 10 am to 3 pm.   Enjoy horse pulled wagon rides and viewing cattle, sheep, chickens, and horses. There will also be a honey vendor, food truck, and roping and horse hoof trimming demonstrations."

  • 5pm to 9pm - Harmony's Way Family Farm - Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Farm Tours - (Crooked Creek, Alberta)

    "Do you want to learn what makes a regenerative, eco-friendly farm? Come join us as we travel by horse drawn wagon to explore how the animals work with us to naturally achieve this. Upon returning to the main yard you are invited to sample our on-farm produced sauerkraut and kombucha."

    Saturday: Horse drawn wagon rides at 5:30, 6:30 and 8:00 pm

  • 11am to 5pm - Hovan Farms - Farm Tours, BBQ, Barn Dance

    Some of the activities at our farm: Tour of beef cattle, cows, and calves,Tour of laying hens,Self-guided tour of beaver dam, Demonstration of an electric fencer, Demonstration of rotational grazing, Traeger Smoker Grill cooking demonstrations. Pet cats, kittens, chicks, rabbits, and lambs, View flowers, pick raspberries. Experience live barn dance music

    Kittens to give away to good homes

  • 2pm to 9pm - Lazy T Farm - Farm Tours

    "Five generations of history, pastured poultry, holistically managed cattle, solar panels. Organized farm tour starts at 2:30 pm." 

  • 10am to 3pm - Forth Family Farm - Garden Tours, Animals, Lunch at Huckleberries Cafe - (Wetaskiwin)

    "Hourly Garden tours, lots of animals to see, lunch available to purchase from Huckleberries Cafe at the Farm"

  • 10am to 6pm - Wild Country Gardens - Guided Farm Tours - Farm to Table Lunch - RSVP

    "Wild Country Gardens is a  Fruit Farm in the Wildwood Area, that will offer our Open Farm Days visitors a chance to take part in a guided tour of our farm. The tour will include: Our Fruit Orchard, Vegetable Garden, Garlic Patch, Pepper Garden, Herbal Teas Gardens and Honey Bees and our Onsite Farm Store (sampling and tasting of our products)"

    Farm to Table Lunch (advanced tickets only) Saturday the 17th from 10:30 to 1:30.

  • 9am to 9pm - The Honest Box - Farm Tours & U-Pick and Market Event - (Carstairs, Alberta)

    "We are offering tours of gardens, animal pens, greenhouse, etc."

  • 9am to 5pm - Cold Creek Farms - Brown Bag Lunch - Farm Tours - (Wildwood, Alberta)

      “We want to educate people and show our guests how to see the beauty of what life has to offer when everything around them is typically chaotic.  It’s peaceful, quite country that will always bring you back to solitude and serenity when you are here. We want people to be curious – it’s how brilliance is born. Our farm truly is a little surprise at the end of the road, and we can’t wait to show it off again during this summer’s Alberta Open Farm Days.”  

  • 12pm to 5pm - Will O' the Wisp Paddock - Off Grid Farm Tours, Animals - Picnic Basket Lunch RSVP - (Alhambra, Alberta)

    Ol’ Style Picnic Basket Lunch – including Sandwiches “Roast Chicken/Pork”, Fresh Garden Veggies & Seasonal Fruit, Dessert – Masons of Sweet Iced Tea – Prepared using Farm Raised & Local Food. Everything you’ll need for the Ol’ Style Picnic Lunch will be provided. Your view while enjoying your Picnic will include Goats grazing, a possible Blue Heron/Sand Hill Crane fly over, the Rocky Mountain Tops to the west and the sound of the creek babbling along over the beaver dams.

    All Picnic Baskets must be Pre Ordered by August 14, 2019

    Call 403-845-8044 or email will.o.the.wisp.paddocks@gmail.com


  • 10am to 2pm - Athabasca Farmers Market - Kids Day - (Athabasca, Alberta)

    Balloons, face painting, tattoos, coupons, education on local food vendors         

  • 1pm to 3pm - Bentley Farmers Market Customer Appreciation, Family Week - (Bentley, Alberta)

    Entertainment, balloon artist, face painting, glitter tattoos         

  • 10am to 1pm - Bergen Farmers Market Guided Market Tour and Customer Appreciation - (Bergen, Alberta)

    Guided market tour and customer  appreciation day, reuseable shopping bags, musicians, treats, refreshments        

    For more information email:  info@thebergenmarket.ca 

  • 11am to 2pm - Bonnyville Farmers Market Know Your Market Vendors / Customer Appreciation - (Bonnyville, Alberta)

    Give aways, market bags and more!         

  • 9am to 1pm - Cochrane Farmers Market - Chef at the Market - (Cochrane, Alberta)

    Local food tours, chef will take customers on tour though the market, showcasing local producers and artisans.  Cooking with local food, collection of recipes.         

  • 10am to 3pm - Calgary Farmers and Makers Market - Chef guided Market Tours - (Calgary)

    Chef guided market tours and cooking demo, props and demos         

  • 10am to 2pm - Ft Saskatchwan Farmers Market - Kids Can Cook - (Fort Saskatchewan)

    Partnering with families first to host Kids Can Cook, preparing fruit kebobs         

  • 10am to 3pm - Grand Prairie Farmers Market - Who Grew it Biggest?/Chili Cookoff - (Grand Prairie, Alberta)

    Contest to see who grew the biggest veggies with prizes.  Chili cook off, bouncy castle, face painter, pie cook-off, prizes.           

  • 10am to 12pm - Smoky Lake Farmers Market - Customer Appreciation / Bee Demo / Chef demos - (Smoky Lake, Alberta)

    Bee demonstrations, preparation demonstrations of local specialties, perogies, holubchi, nalysniki, breads, local chef demonstrations using local grown fruit and veg., free draws, reuseable shopping boxes         

  • 10am to 3pm - St. Alberta - Urban Beekeeping - (St Albert, Alberta)

    Urban Agriculture group presentation on the benefits of bees, and education, free wooden hives to first 50 families, free wildflower seeds          

  • 9am to 1pm - Stony Plain Farmers Market - Customer Appreciation - (Stony Plain, Alberta)

    Snacks, beverages, door prizes, balloons and more!        

August 18th, 2019

  • 10am to 8pm - Longtable Dinner at Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farms - (Bon Accord, Alberta)

    Come enjoy the kids’ corn mazes, petting farm, and farm amenities on Sunday with no entry fee. Extra fees apply to train rides, face painting, gem mining, and purchasing farm fresh vegetables at the Farm Market, Handmade Fudge, Woodfired Baking and Breads, and good farm food showcasing what we grow! Fire-roasted Farm Lunch  

    PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  See our website for details.

  • 10am to 4pm - Beck Farms - Farm Exploration Day - (Red Deer County)

    " We are hosting our Farm Exploration Day.   Farms tours of our fields and washing/packaging facility as well as our green houses. Come and learn more about where your food comes from"

  • 1pm to 3pm - Alberta Beach Farmers Market Customer Appreciation / Happy Anniversary Day - (Alberta Beach, Alberta)

    Customer appreciation /anniversary day to celebrate the markets 44th anniversary.  Cake, coffee, balloons, honey,popcorn, door prizes.           

  • 12pm to 2am - Downtown Edmonton Farmers Market - Long Table Dinner - (Edmonton, Alberta)

    Community dinner for neighborhood families, prepared by local Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants         

  • 11am to 1pm - Millarville Farmers Market Grill Masters - (Millarville, Alberta)

    Cooking Contest, following Canada's food guide using market vendor product, cash prizes and more!         

  • 1pm to 4pm - Miller Crossing Taste to Remember: Eat Local Taste the Difference - (Miller Crossing, Alberta)

    Taste to Rembember:  Eat Local Taste the Difference; presenters:  how to make fermented food, kombucha, organic farming, local food vs commercial, refreshments, snacks          

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