Farmers across Atlantic Canada will be joining forces to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Open Farm Day in Atlantic Canada this Sunday.
Open Farm Day is going to look a little different too. To ensure the health and safety of the farmers and the public, Open Farm Day is going to be held online this year. It’s a virtual Open Farm!
“Congratulations on 20 years of farmers opening their farms to Atlantic Canadians,” said Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. “This year’s Open Farm Day gives us a chance to connect with our hard-working Atlantic Canadian farmers, who make sure Canadians continue to have top quality food on their kitchen tables, while supporting our local rural economies.”
Each farm will offer its own unique virtual experience through Facebook and YouTube. An Atlantic map will showcase participating farms providing their contact information, website and details on what they will be presenting from their farm.
“Being that is the 20th Anniversary of Open Farm Day, it is important that we still virtually open our farms for all to view in Atlantic Canada. Please join us on Sunday, September 20th and remember to support your local farmers.” Bernadette Forrester, Chair of the PEI Agriculture Awareness Committee.
Each province will be coordinating their own event but this year is a great opportunity to see what life is like on farms in all of Atlantic Canada.