There is an effort on Prince Edward Island to make children aware of where their food comes from. One of the ways to accomplish this is through Open Farm Days. This year, 28 farms opened their properties to the public for a few hours, to allow people an opportunity to see how their food is produced. We visited Hope River and Kool Breeze farms with our daughter and the grandkids.
Hope River is a mixed animal farm. It was fun for the kids to see the sheep,
and rabbits. As usual, the pigs were their favourites.
The farm sells it products on site with reasonable rates for pasture raised animals.
Kool Breeze farm and garden center is familiar to the children from their pre-school and family visits there. The farm does a great job every fall decorating and providing a farm-themed playground for kids.
Round and square hay bales make trains, tractors,
stands for slides, and mazes the kids climb through, on and over. Lots of bale characters
line the field as a local musician provides entertainment and a farm tractor pulls visitors around on a tour of the farm. Food, including ice cream, is available.
Farms are an important part of the economy of this island but no matter where you live, your food begins with a farmer.
Thank you to these hard working people.