Eight farms across Frontenac County and Kingston will welcome visitors to explore local agribusinesses and get an inside look at the workings of farms. Each farm is offering unique experiences including tours of fields, introduction to growing of fruits and vegetables grains, permaculture, animals, equipment, tastings, or culinary experiences to list some.
“Farm visits have been the cornerstone of this event since it began 5 years ago, as they offer visitors a unique and memorable opportunity to really connect with the food, the land, and the farmers. This year we are excited to promote a diversity of farm and culinary experiences across both Frontenac County and the City of Kingston. Each farm has unique experiences available, so visit the website at www.openfarms.ca to see what is available before purchasing tickets.” says Richard Allen, Manager of Economic Development, Frontenac County.
This year most Open Farms experiences require the purchase of a ticket. Tickets will be on sale starting on August 10 and will be available for purchase until September 6, 2022. These ticketed experiences will allow farmers to connect more closely with participants and they will be able share the unique characteristics of their farm operation in detail.
“The Rural Economic Development Department with the City of Kingston is thrilled to partner with Frontenac County on this event. As we establish our presence in the rural community it is great to be part of this established event and to work with the farms in our community.” says Tracey Snow, Manager of Economic Development, City of Kingston.
There are also other community activities taking place during Open Farms weekend including the Homegrown with Open Farms Festival, the Community Hub and Frontenac Plowing Match, The Wolfe Island Plowing Match and of course the Farmers Markets in Sharbot Lake, Wolfe Island, Frontenac Community Market, Downtown Kingston and at the Memorial Centre in Kingston.
For the complete Open Farms 2022 listing or to purchase tickets visit www.OpenFarms.ca