Farm tour offers food learning experiences 

Haanview Farms, community partners, and Sheldon Creek Dairy will host a free day on the farm, June 17. It will be a celebration of local food and education on agriculture for the family to enjoy Father’s Day weekend.

The farm is already a popular tourist attraction and place to visit in the summer with farm store samplings every weekend. The 6th annual day on the farm free event is expected to attract 7,000 revellers, with kid-friendly activities and several sponsors already in tow.

During this free event, the public will learn about the food they eat through cooking demonstrations, tours of the barn, a local farmers market and interactive activities. They will meet farmers while visiting various education trailers such as Grain Farmers, Pig Farmers, Dairy Farmers and Farm Safety from Adjala Tos Firefighters.

Anyone interested in learning more about where food comes from, and how it is produced, can get a first-hand look at agriculture in Ontario and food production. This educational event will begin at 10 am and goes until 3 pm.

Attendees can also take self-guided tours of the dairy farm, kids games, local farmers market, live music and educational sessions for kids. Marian den Haan, whose family started the farm, is excited to share with the community their daily activities.

“It has to get to the grocery store from somewhere, and we want to show them the process it goes through first hand.”

Details about the Day on the Farm can also be found on the bottle tags of the nostalgic glass bottled milk that Sheldon Creek Dairy sells throughout Central and Southern Ontario or online at www.sheldoncreekdairy.ca.

The event takes place at 4316 5th Concession RR#2 Loretto.

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