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    Name: ***SOLD OUT*** Local Farm Trail - Guided Adventure
    Date: August 18, 2018
    Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM MDT
    Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
    Open Farm Days
    Event Description:
    We’re excited to announce that Parkland County will be participating in this year’s Alberta Open Farm Days! Join us August 18-19 and learn all about how our food gets from farm to table through this unique, province-wide event!

    In collaboration with Community Futures, Parkland County will be hosting a full-day guided adventure that will be sure to maximize your Alberta Open Farm Days experience – we’re calling it the Local Farm Trail!

    The tour will bring you to five farms in Parkland County where you can be sure to cultivate each of your senses. Enjoy the charming scenery of the prairie countryside, drool over the smell of freshly baked muffins, try your hand at beeswax candle making and carding wool, and gain valuable insight on how your food gets from farm to table.

    The highlight of our tour is an exclusive culinary experience: local chefs from The Stony Plain Pie Shoppe will be preparing a home-grown, gourmet lunch just for you, complete with fresh ingredients sourced directly from each of our featured farms! The day will certainly leave you with lasting memories.




    Bus Tour Overview:
    9:00 AM – Tour begins at Multicultural Heritage Centre
    *please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to tour start time so you can sign in and grab a seat on the bus! The tour bus will return to the Multicultural Heritage Centre at 3:30 PM

    1. Happy Acres U Pick 
     Attendees will get to start their day off with fresh coffee and home-made muffins served by the good folks of Happy Acres U Pick. Enjoy a brief garden and animal tour!

    2. Aspen Grove Nurseries
    Attendees will get an exclusive tour where they will learn all about the farm’s history and it’s animals. Enjoy a fruit tasting and take some time to wander through the Country Market!

    3. Farmer Dell’s
    Attendees are sure to fall in love with this place! Plenty of activities have been planned, including a permaculture tour, wool spinning and carding demonstrations, and sausage tasting! 

    4. Jim Schoepp’s
    Attendees will get the chance to meet Jim and hear all about his homestead – a family farm that has been around for 128 years! Walk through his fields and get hands on experience separating grain from stalk and grinding it and take home your own bag of flour and an organic bread recipe! Lunch will be served here, prepared by local chefs from the Stony Plain Pie Shoppe!

    5. Good Morning Honey
    Attendees will learn all about bees through a hive visit and extraction tour! Enjoy honey comb tastings and make your own beeswax candles! 
    3:30 PM – Tour ends at Multicultural Heritage Centre
    For more information on Alberta Open Farm Days, check out their website at www.albertafarmdays.ca

    *Note: This tour will be visiting working farms! Please dress appropriately for the location as well as the weather. We suggest long pants and closed-toed shoes. Attendees may be in contact with live animals such as sheep, cows and chickens at each farm, as well as live bees at Good Morning Honey.
    Event Media:
    Tour bus will pick up and drop off attendees at the Multicultural Heritage Centre in Stony Plain, AB
    5411 - 51 Street, Stony Plain, AB    T7Z 1B7
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday, August 18, 2018
    9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    (780) 968-8888 Ext. 8284

    Early Bird Tickets
    before July 27

    Regular Price
    after July 27

    *Registration through Stony Plain & District Chamber of Commerce only!
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