2. Host a local artisan market
Hosting a local marketplace can be a fun, family friendly way to highlight local food artisans and their products, as well as providing an opportunity to connect with the community. Add excitement by incorporating games, activities and live music.
Travel Alberta offers funding for events, festivals and rural promotion. Apply for tourism funding to turn your idea into reality. Applications open in early 2024.
3. Consider a “farm to table” dinner
“Farm to table” or “long table” dinners can provide visitors and residents an opportunity to connect with local agriculture, taste chef-inspired cuisine, and sample world-class products unique to their region. And a stunning prairie backdrop lit with that magical golden hour glow doesn’t hurt. Need some ideas? Look no further.
Plan ahead to take part in Alberta Open Farm Days, 2024. Every year, Alberta Open Farm Days hosts a two-day event that gives Albertans an opportunity to experience the farm and understand where their food comes from. Alberta Open Farm Days assists with marketing, signage, even applying for AGLC and AHS licenses, if necessary, to help operators navigate hosting a food event on their farm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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