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Manitoba Farms Give Public Behind the Scenes Look

September 15, 2012 8:59 AM | Entertainment

By David Klassen

A farmer harvesting his field near Gimli is swarmed by seagulls on Friday, September 14, 2012. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Manitoba farmers will open their gates to the public on Sunday for the third annual Open Farm Day event.

The day gives people the chance to learn about the province’s vast agricultural industry.

One of the destinations hosting will be the Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, where visitors can get hands-on in finding out more about agricultural heritage by unearthing our root vegetables and collecting squash. There will also be chances to grind some grain and take special agriculture-themed tours of the fort.

A dinner will follow at 4:30 p.m. as catered by Fort Bistro. Reservations are required by calling (204) 482-5253. Tickets are $35.

A list of participating farms this year can be found at OpenFarmDay.ca.