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Open Farm Days

Frequently Asked Questions

As you begin planning for Open Farm Days, below are some of the most asked questions. If you have additional questions, please contact us.

The Core Goals of Open Farms Days

  • Educate consumers about small scale agriculture.
  • Increase awareness of farms and restaurants that serve local food.
  • Provide the opportunity for producers to connect directly with consumers.
  • Provide the opportunity for producers to start new long-term relationships with customers, restaurants and other producers.

Grow our region’s reputation as a local food destination, to:

  • Create interest among visitors,
  • Attract new agricultural operations and food and beverage businesses.
  • Drive new opportunities for culinary and agri-tourism product development.

Open Farm Days is taking place in August and September 2024. 

Farms, businesses, and community organizations that align with the Core Goals of Open Farm Days sign up to participate through events, experiences, and farmers markets.

Locations register to host their own event. It is free for farms, businesses, and community organizations to participate in Open Farm Days. The locations must be located in Frontenac County or Kingston.
Locations participate in Open Farm Days because they are interested in sharing with visitors more about where our food comes from.

If you are interested in participating as a location, please contact the Open Farm Days team.

Some experiences are free to drop in and some require a ticket to participate. Each experience or listing on the Open Farm Days website is unique.

Check individual location listings experiences and costs. 

Please note, many locations have additional products available for sale once you are on site.

Absolutely! Open Farm Days is a wonderful opportunity for kids to learn about how food gets to our table. 

Chose the experience with children in mind. The descriptions will help you decide what type of experience your children may be interested in.

Please note, some events offer free tickets for children, details are listed with each event. 

Please leave your pets at home. 

These are working farms. 

Connect with your friends and family to review the list of cool experiences available. Everything is more fun to experience with those you know.

Check the locations on the map as some are further away than others. Each location includes a physical address, be sure to consider this if you are planning to visit multiple locations in one day.

  • Review the numerous experiences that are available on the Open Farm Days website. [INSERT LINK] Decide the experiences you want to participate in.
  • Purchase tickets through the links on the location and experience listing for those you want to visit. 
  • Mark your calendar for those events that don’t require a ticket, so you don’t forget the event
  • We encourage you to buy products that are available 
  • Check the listing for methods of payment and products available. We suggest bringing cash.
  • Bring a cooler for your purchases as the days can be warm.

Here are some things to consider:

  • Make sure you have purchased tickets if the event is ticketed.
  • Have the addresses for the sites you are visiting. 
  • Be sure to note the Wolfe Island Ferry Schedule if you are visiting a location on Wolfe Island.
  • Bring cash for on site purchases or to grab lunch.
  • Bring a cooler for your purchases. 
  • Be prepared for the weather. Most experiences go rain or shine.
  • Wear closed toe shoes. There can be mud on farms.
  • Leave your pets at home.
  • Bring sunscreen.
  • Bring your reusable water bottle. You will get thirsty!
  • Bring your camera and charge your phone to capture many memories.
  • Use the #OpenFarmDays hashtag and tag us in your photos.
  • Be prepared for the weather. Bring a jacket and a hat.
  • Wear closed toe shoes if you are visiting a farm location. (rubber boots, running shoes or hiking boots)
  • Be sure to read the experience listing for specifics around what to wear.
  • Some locations are offering a lunch as part of their experience. Check out the specific listing to know what to expect. 
  • Bring your water bottle with you.
  • You’ll be visiting working farms and food producers to enjoy an experience. Please listen to instructions, follow signage and protocols set out by the farms, businesses, and community organizations. These are working farms and safety is very important.
  • Check out the locations social media or sign up for their newsletter, this will allow you to get updates directly from them in the future.
  • Enjoy your time learning about where our food comes from.
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