Open Farms will let you explore some of our W.E. Heart Local partners – each offering a unique experience. Think farm fresh tastings, behind-the-scenes tours and hands on activities to learn all about what our farmers do to bring you fresh produce!
Join us on Saturday September 23rd for a free day of family fun! Make sure to register for your FREE Digital Pass below for your guide to all of the stops on Open Farms: Harvest 2023!
- Carolinia Cider Co. – 10am – 4pm: Join us for some family fun! Test to see what starch and sugar do to apples. Apple tasting – both cider and fresh-market varieties! Enjoy our tractor and orchard equipment display & seasonal agricultural worker display (With The Fruit Wagon). Hard cider flights and cider & junk food pairings available. Food available for purchase from The Cheese Bar Food Truck.
- Downtown Windsor Farmers Market – 9am – 2pm: Photo Op and Interactive Hands-On Kids Workshops: Tractor Painting Fun – paint your very own mini-tractor! Marvelous Mosaics – Dried Beans Mosaic Workshop where you’ll learn about different types of beans and take home your one-of-a-kind creation. PLUS! A tractor photo station provides the perfect backdrop to capture Instagram-worthy shots. Gather your family and friends for cherished memories amidst the picturesque Farmers’ Market.
- Essex County Federation of Agriculture @ Sauve’s Country Market – 10am – 4pm: Essex County agriculture trivia game.
- Green Heart Farms – 12pm – 4pm: Farm tour and tour in the woods with family friendly scavenger hunt. Goods available for purchase from local vendors at the Fall Market located on McCain Side Road just north of Road 2 West.
- Hawksview Honey – 9am – 3pm: Bee Hive Box Painting. Pieces that kids will paint that day will be put together once they are dry. 11am & 2pm: Learn all about bees with the Talk & Tour.
- The Fruit Wagon – 10am – 4pm: Join us for some family fun. Test to see what starch and sugar do to apples. Apple tasting – both cider and fresh-market varieties! Enjoy our tractor and orchard equipment display & seasonal agricultural worker display (With the Carolinia Cider Co.). Food available for purchase from The Cheese Bar Food Truck.
- The Little Cider Company – 12pm – 4pm: Witness apple pressing throughout the day and learn about the growing stages of apples and how hard cider is made. Fresh cider and apples available for purchase.
- Sauve’s Country Market – 10am – 4pm: Take a photo with a tractor & farm animals. Enjoy our vendor market with food and local goods.
- Trimble Farms Cattle Company – 9am – 5pm: Photo ops with farm equipment and cattle feed education display.
If you haven’t yet, you can also make sure you register for your free W.E. Heart Local Digital Pass today for extra offers and gifts while you shop local in #YQG!
Participate in at least 4 activities on the Open Farms Digital Pass on Saturday September 23rd and you will automatically be entered into the W.E. Heart Local grand prize draw taking place on January 2nd, 2024 for $250 in W.E. Heart Local products!
Open Farms Fall 2023 Participant Locations: