The fifth-annual edition of Open Farm Days broke records in 2017.

Last August, 101 farms across Alberta opened their doors to the public for a weekend, to allow visitors to tour and learn where their food comes from.

Plenty of local farms participated in Open Farm Days 2017 including the Chinook Honey Farm and Trails End Beef out of Nanton.

The numbers are now in, showing a 10 per cent growth in the number of farms that participated compared to 2016.

The number of visits to these farms also increased by 13 per cent, to just over 20 thousand.

Alberta Ag Minister, Oneil Carlier, says the success of Open Farm Days is due in large part to the hard work of Alberta's farmers and ranchers, who produce world-class products that are a source of pride for the province.

 

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