By David Klassen
Farms across Manitoba are opening their gates today to the public for the fifth annual Open Farm Day.
More than 45 farms are participating this year, representing 21,000 Manitoba farm operators.
Visitors can meet local producers, learn about modern farming operations and participate in fun activities and demonstrations. Many farms will also offer fresh produce for sale.
“As dairy farmers, we think it’s important for the public to see and learn where their food comes from, how it’s produced, the work that’s involved and process that gets it from the farm to their table,” said Lisa Dyck of Cornell Creme Dairy Farm.
Aurora Farm just south of Winnipeg is another property hosting the event. The public can visit horses, cows, alpacas, goats, cats, dogs and heritage chickens. A goat-milking demonstration is set for 10 a.m.
Aurora Farm is located 4.8 km south of the Perimeter Highway at 4265 Waverley Street.
For a list of all participating properties, visit OpenFarmDay.ca.