It is a great way to introduce kids to farming, agriculture, and how their food is produced. The Portes ouvertes sur les fermes du Québec is a one-day event where farm owners host an open house to provide information on how they operate their farms.
The 14th edition of the open house will feature approximately 100 farms across the province specialized in vegetables, dairy products, alpaca, sheep, black currant production and more. There will also be a space set up just for kids with farm animals, such as cows and goats, as well as games, and tractor and hay bale rides to keep them entertained.
City dwellers can join in on the fun too because the Olympic Park will have their own animals, tractors, a corn roast, sheep-shearing and cow-milking demonstrations as well as food tastings. New this year, popular french television shows Salmigodis and Génial! will be presented for kids live on stage. There are also information booths, farm animals, games for children and adults, products for sale, and many farmers on site to answer questions.
The event takes place on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information about the open house, visit portesouvertes.upa.qc.ca