Breakfast on the Farm
September 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join Farm & Food Care Ontario for the second of two FREE Breakfast on the Farm events taking place this summer.
- Family-friendly event gives visitors a glimpse of what farming is all about.
- Explore a farm, interact with farmers, and enjoy a delicious all-Ontario breakfast
- Breakfast will be served from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Event is free to attend but tickets are required.
- Event will run rain or shine. Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and shoes.
- No pets are permitted. Service animals are exempt.
The event is hosted by the Foster family and Farm & Food Care Ontario. You can learn more about the event and see a video from the host family at http://www.farmfoodcareon.org/breakfast-on-the-farm-2018/
Farm & Food Care is a not for profit organization with a 30 year history of bringing together farmers, agricultural professionals, related businesses and other groups to answer consumers’ questions about food and farming. Our goal is to build public trust in food and farming in Ontario. We have sister groups in Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan.
Farm & Food Care has been hosting Breakfast on the Farm events since 2013. This is the organisation’s tenth event and its first in Eastern Ontario since 2014 when one was hosted near Cornwall.
This event is expected to host 2,000 urban visitors from Ottawa and surrounding areas and will being run with the help of 100 enthusiastic farmer volunteers.
As well as enjoying a breakfast made entirely from Ontario grown products, guests will have the chance to tour the farm and learn more about food and farming through the exhibits of dozens of agricultural organizations.
About the host family:
A beef and grain farm owned by Dwight and Ruth Ann Foster and their family – who are the fifth and sixth generations to live and farm in the Ottawa area. This new beef feedlot barn (built in 2016) is the only one of its kind in the Ottawa area and houses about 3,000 cattle per year. The family, with help from their employees, also grow several thousand acres of crops, have a trucking business and own North Gower Grains, a commercial grain elevator with a capacity to store 100,000 tonnes of grain- North America’s largest private grain elevator.
Don’t forget to pre-book your tickets! There will not be additional tickets at the event.
Note: Farm & Food Care reserves the right to limit entry to this event to individuals who are supportive of the organization’s objectives.