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participating in Open Farm Days.

Educate consumers through Open Farm Days

Reading Time: < 1 minute Registration for Open Farm Days 2016 is now open. Last year’s event had more than 70 participating farms; 18 farm-to-table culinary events; 10,000 visits to farms; and almost $100,000 in food and on-farm sales. The event, which runs from Aug. 20-21 this year, provides an opportunity to support local food producers, educate consumers about agriculture, and […] Read more

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Farm-direct-marketing workshop on boosting profitability

Registration deadline of March 4!

Reading Time: < 1 minute An upcoming Explore Local workshop looks at marketing and pricing for profit. “This workshop looks at how you can use low cost, simple pricing, marketing and display tools to maximize sales and ramp up your business potential,” said Eileen Kotowich, farmers’ market specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. The workshop will feature Jenny Berkenbosch, […] Read more


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Tap into local food demand with ‘Explore Local’

Reading Time: < 1 minute Producers with an interest in tapping in to the local food markets are encouraged to get to know Explore Local. “We’re trying to help Alberta producers and processors build their knowledge and skills to successfully meet the demand in the local food area,” says Carmen Andrew, manager of Explore Local with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. […] Read more