Eight farms in Kingston and Frontenac County will be opening their doors, fields, and barns in September for Open Farms 2022. Visitors can explore local agribusinesses and get an inside look at the workings of farms with timed tickets.
“Farm visits have been the cornerstone of this event since it began five years ago, as they offer visitors a unique and memorable opportunity to really connect with the food, the land, and the farmers,” said Richard Allen, Manager of Economic Development for Frontenac County. “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.”
According to a release from the City of Kingston, each farm is offering unique experiences including tours of fields, an introduction to the growing of fruits and vegetables, grains, permaculture, animals, equipment, tastings, and culinary experiences.
This year, most Open Farms experiences require the purchase of a ticket. Tickets are on sale now and will be available for purchase until Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. According to the City, these ticketed experiences will allow farmers to connect more closely with participants and they will be able to 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,” said Tracey Snow, Manager of Economic Development for the City of Kingston. “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.”
The City said that 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 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 and to purchase tickets visit www.OpenFarms.ca