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 June 15th 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 2024!

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!

Participating Farms & Activities

  • Amherstburg Farmers Market – Make seed ‘bombs’ and learn about the importance of pollinators and how to help them.
  • Carolinia Cider Co. – Enjoy cider tastings including new releases. Take a guided orchard tour at 1:30pm including a demonstration of our orchard hedger (weather dependent). With The Fruit Wagon.
  • Downtown Windsor Farmers Market
    • Agriculture-Themed Craft Station with Amy Riberdy! Paint 3D printed mini DWFM tractors and crafting adorable cork farm animals.
    • Feathered Friends: Birding Fun with Pelee Island Bird Observatory. Test your skills in a bird identification game with exciting prizes & learn to use binoculars.
    • Waste Not, Want Not: Food Rescue with Joel Epp from the Southwestern Ontario Gleaners. Learn how to combat food waste and savour the taste of delicious freeze-dried samples.
    • Farmyard Face-Painting with Madison from Sunny Days!
    • Herbs and Happiness: Explore sustainability with Good Greens, and discover tips on reducing food waste. Join in the herb-guessing game!
    • Trash Talk: Food Waste Solutions and Slogan Contest with the Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority.
    • Farm Charm: Photo Booth Fun for Everyone
  • Green Heart Farms – 12pm – 4pm Come experience the Bounty of the County at Green Heart Farms with Farm Tours, pick your own produce, a seedling sale, scavenger hunt, woods walk, or take the canoe out for a paddle on our pond. Food & Drinks for sale available on site.
  • Lee & Maria’s
    • Bella Bites food truck, 11am – 6pm
    • Beer Sampling with Kingsville Brewery, 12pm – 4pm
    • Fire Cider & Booch sampling, 11am – 2pm
    • Kids activities, 2pm – 4pm
    • Farm Tour, 2pm – 3:30pm: sign up and receive a ballot for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the Market. Book your spot in advance, spots are limited. Call 519.733.9328 or email
    • Plant and flower specials!
  • Oxley Estate Winery – Meet by the Weather Rock, to learn about the art of wine making and sample Weather Rock wine. Take pictures and learn about the whimsical tale behind the Weather Rock. Children may enter a colouring contest for a chance to win a prize!
  • Raymont’s Berries – Walking tours of the farm with the opportunity to pick and purchase a 1L basket of strawberries. Wolfhead Distillery will be on site from 1pm – 3pm sampling their new strawberry gin made with Raymont’s strawberries. Gin available for purchase.
  • Sauve’s Country Market – Try milking a cow with a life sized mechanical dairy educator! Meet and greet with real dairy cows and other animals on the farm. Learn about different crops we grow on the farm, as well as some farm machinery for photos and learning. Dos Green Gos food truck will be onsite from 11am -4pm.
  • The Farm House Market – Party on the Farm including Inflatable Slide & Bouncer, Face Painting, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Slushies, Barb-Q Sausages/Hot Dogs. Please note that there is a fee for food and beverage.
  • The Fruit Wagon – Enjoy cider tastings including new releases from Carolinia Cider. There will be a guided orchard tour at 1:30pm including a demonstration of our orchard hedger (weather dependent).
  • Viewpointe Estate Winery – Touch-a-Tractor! Get up close and explore a variety of farm equipment and implements, including grape growing equipment like our harvester.

Participate in at least 4 activities on the Open Farms Digital Pass on Saturday June 15th and you will automatically be entered into the W.E. Heart Local grand prize draw taking place on June 30th, 2024 for $250 in W.E. Heart Local products!

ABOUT Open Farms

Open Farms is designed to educate the public about agricultural practices and history in Windsor Essex. It’s a great way for families to learn about farm life connecting them directly with food producers. Our farmers are dedicated to ensuring the highest standards of food quality and care for all animals. Animal welfare is more than a business concern – it’s a way of life providing adequate space, proper nutrition, medical care, and humane treatment.

Agritourism is an important connector between urban and rural Ontario and it is a great way to support local food, connect with our land and learn about where our food comes from. For farmers, it offers new market opportunities, revenue streams and ways to grow understanding of modern farming and food production.

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