Alberta Open Farm Days

Alberta Open Farm Days Alberta Open Farm Days

The Government of Alberta is a key partner in Alberta Open Farm Days. First started in 2012, the annual two-day ag-tourism showcase features farm-to-fork culinary events, and open houses at farms and ranches across the province.

It offers Albertans and visitors an opportunity to visit the province’s farms and ranches, better understand where their food comes from, and purchase local foods direct from Alberta producers. It is an opportunity for new and existing ag-tourism operators to increase visitation and on-farm sales, host culinary events, or host ag-tourism experiences at their farm or ranch.

Alberta Open Farm Days has experienced substantial growth over the past few years:

2015 2016 % Growth
Farm Participation
Culinary Participation
Visits
Sales
72
18
10,156
$99,415
92
26
17,804
$134,280
28%
44%
75%
35%

See the attached Alberta Open Farm Days brochure for more examples of the growth of this event.

Alberta Open Farms Days is a collaborative project presented by Culture and Tourism, Agriculture and Forestry, Ag for Life, Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies, Travel Alberta and participating farms, ranches and agricultural societies.

Are you a farmer or a chef? Does your community have a culinary event? Learn more about hosting an on-farm or culinary experience during Alberta Open Farm Days.

For more information, contact Open Farm Days.

Last reviewed/revised: October 4, 2017
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