This Sunday Is Open Farm Day (September 16th)

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September 10, 2018 | by: amandamisner

It’s that time of the year!

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Whether you enjoy apple picking, choosing that perfect pumpkin or trying to find your way through a corn maze!  Open Farm Day is a chance to Meet Your Farmer!  AND some of their critters!

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A number of Valley farms are taking part this year giving you an opportunity to ask questions, get involved and most importantly, to HAVE FUN!

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Here are some of the farms involved in our region and their activities:

Willowbank U-Pick Farm
Farm Type: u-Pick and Farm
Address: Starr’s, 110 Starrs Point Loop, Port Williams
County: Kings
Directions to Farm: Take exit 11 off Hwy 101, travel to Port Williams, left onto Starrs Point Road
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 :30p.m.
Activities: Apples u-Pick, farm market, corn maze, petting zoo, picnic area, museum

Dempsey Corner Orchards
Farm Type: u-Pick and Farm
Address: 2717 Hwy 221, Aylesford
County: Kings
Directions to Farm: North off Hwy 101 Exit 16, turn right onto Hwy 221, 1.8km on north side of Hwy 221 – follow the signs!
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Activities: Petting zoo, retail shop, restaurant & tearoom, u-Pick, walking trails, weekend wagon rides ($)

Eden Valley Poultry
Farm Type: Chicken and turkey processor
Address: 326 Main Street, Berwick
County: Kings
Directions to Farm: Take Hwy 101 to exit #15. Turn south into Berwick. Turn west (right) at the first stop sign. Continue west on Main Street until you come to the plant. Park on the south side of the road and walk across at the crosswalk.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Activities: Visitors will get to watch a video and go on a tour of the plant. Visitors are required to wear closed-toe shoes.

Blueberry Acres & Country Magic Produce
Farm Type: Blueberry u-Pick and fresh produce
Address: 1225 Middle Dyke Road, Centreville
County: Kings
Directions to Farm: North off Hwy 101 at Exit 12; go through 3 sets of lights; a stop sign at Church St; a 2nd stop sign at Canard St, left for 100ft, then turn right, for approximately ½ a km.
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Activities: Farm bus tour at 2pm, blueberry field tours all day. Join the bus tour around our farms to learn about the crops we grow and how we do it (approx. 1 hour, limited seating) Jump on the bus to tour the blueberry bushes and more! Free ice cream for children under 12. Vegetable boxes available to purchase. Kids activities: colouring contest and photo booth. Plus much more!

Taproot Farms
Farm Type: Mixed Farm
Address: 1736 Church Street, Port Williams
County: Kings
Directions to Farm: Exit 11 off Hwy 101. Right turn from ramp. Straight through lights to Hwy 358. Right turn onto Church Street.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Activities: Wagon rides, farm market, animal viewing, pond walk, u-Pick tomatoes, labyrinth, Jamaican jerk pork and corn boil.

Wood’n’Hive Honey
Farm Type: Honey
Address: 1284 Starrs Point Road, Port Williams
County: Kings
Directions to Farm: Take exit 11 off Hwy 101, travel to Port Williams, left onto Starrs Point Road.
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Activities: Wood’n’Hive Honey is an operating bee farm. There will be static hive displays, an observation hive, honey extractions, bee gardens and tasting all day. The retail shop has a complete selection of honey, candies, lip balms, lotion bars, food wraps, candles and so much more.

Elderkin’s Farm Market
Farm Type: Fruit / u-Pick
Address: 10362 Hwy 1, Wolfville
County: Kings
Directions to Farm: Exit 11 off Hwy 101, keep right to Wolfville
Hours: 8 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Activities: u-Pick, cidery and bakery

Grand Pre Wines
Farm Type: Winery
Address: 11611 Hwy 1, Grand Pre
County: Hants
Directions to Farm: From Hwy 101, take Exit 10, follow Hwy 1, past gas station, the winery is on the right.
Hours: 11 a.m – 6 p.m
Activities: Free vineyard tour and tasting for those 19 and older at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Baldwin’s Nurseries
Farm Type: Nursery
Address: 500 Mines Road, Falmouth
County: Hants
Directions to Farm: Follow the butterfly signs
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Activities: Everyone is welcome to come and have a tour of our five-acre nursery. Cold water and washroom available. Learn how to plant anything that grows here.

Meander River Farm
Farm Type: Brewery & Mixed Farm
Address: 906 Woodville Road, Newport
County: Hants
Directions to Farm: Directions to our farm can be found on our website, http://www.meanderriverfarm.ca/contact-us/
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Activities: Brewery and garden tours, walk in the woods, free yoga, music, pop up market with local vendors.

For more sites around the Maritimes, click HERE

Source:  Meet Your Farmer

Photo credits: Willowbank U-Pick Farm

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