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Alberta Open Farm Days Will Take Place in August

A lot of things are being cancelled this year because of the COVID 19 pandemic and lock downs.  But this year's edition of Open Farm Days across Alberta in August, is a go.
 
In a release from the province's agriculture department, it says Albertans are very interested in exploring and learning about where their food comes from and who's growing it.  Open Farm Days has been around for nearly a decade and this year will take place the weekend of August 15th and 16th.  Dozens of farms are expected to open their gates to visitors that weekend, but this year, special measures will be in place to keep those visitors socially distant from one another.  Organizers are going to use online booking to manage the number of people visiting farms that weekend.  For those farm and ranch owners that want to take part, and there are usually well over 100, applications will be accepted until the end of this month.
 
Open Farm Days in our area are coordinated via Community Futures Big Country and Kneehill County.  The "2020 Country Market and Long Table Dinner" that is typically hosted by Kneehill County at the Horseshoe Canyon has been cancelled for this year and they plan to return in 2021.  For the Drumheller area, there has not been an announcement of the plans for Community Future Big Country.  Once they announce their plans for Alberta Farm Days, we will share them. 
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