It’s where urban and rural meet at the Portes ouvertes sur les fermes du Québec. The 12th edition of the open house will host more than 100 farm kiosks set up to provide information on what they do – and how and why they do it.
Since its inception in 2003, more than 1.5 million visitors have stopped by to see what Quebec farmers have to offer. Not only do they showcase how their farms are run and answer questions about what they do, they also provide a taste of their crops. For kids, there will be a space set up with farm animals, such as cows and goats, as well as games, and tractor and hay bale rides to keep the excitement going.
Ultimately, this event exists to create an environment where children and adults can learn a bit more about what goes on beyond city limits. For parents of picky eaters, the open house is an opportunity to show kids that fruits and vegetables can be delicious, especially when they come from our backyard. And who doesn’t love supporting local businesses?
The open house is on Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Parc Jean-Drapeau, rain or shine. For more information, visit portesouvertes.upa.qc.ca.