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Young Farmer Potluck & Field Day #1

Saturday June 22 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue: alder

211537 Baseline Rd. RR4
Mount Forest, Ontario N0G 2L0 Canada
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National Farmers Union – Ontario
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Join your fellow young farmers for a tour of Aldergrove Farm, followed by a potluck!

This is the first in a series of young farmer meet-ups planned for this season, hosted by the EFAO and NFU locals in the Southwest region. This series will be an opportunity for young farmers, such as farm staff and start-up farmers, to socialize and tour other farms in the region.

The inspiration for this series comes from a gap left behind by CRAFT, the former regional network for internships on ecological farms. Something we miss about CRAFT was that it provided opportunities for the next generation of farmers to meet and tour other farms. The EFAO and the NFU are enthusiastic about filling that gap!

This event is hosted by the EFAO and NFU Local 344 (Grey County). Keep an eye on the EFAO website for the next young farmer potluck and field day.

About the host:

Fraser and Glynis started Aldergrove Farm as a small-scale intensive market garden back in 2016, and have grown to employ a seasonal farm crew of 6, plus part-time market staff in Toronto. The tour will include our vegetable and cut flower gardens, our 3 automated greenhouses, our propagation greenhouse, wash station and coolers, and our farmworker accommodations.

Schedule:

4:30 – 5:30 pm: introductions and tour of Aldergrove Farm

5:30 – 10:30 pm: Young Farmer Potluck

Preparation:

Come prepared to be outdoors and please bring:

  • A potluck dish with a list of ingredients used
  • Your own plate/bowl, cutlery
  • Drinks/water bottle

This event will be occurring rain or shine. There is enough indoor space for the potluck in case of inclement weather.

Access information:

If you do not have a car, check the GOST bus schedule for options (Take the Highway 6 route between Guelph and Owen Sound, stop in Mount Forest).

 

Parking:

Please follow on-farm instructions when you arrive.

 

This event is held in partnership with the National Farmers Union Local 344 – Grey County