Farm Events & classes
Fresh, Local and Amazing
Take a look at the great upcoming events at Hartell homestead. We would love to see you, your family and your friends at one of our next events. In addition to our Farmer's Market, we have a large variety of seasonal events and special happenings throughout the year. Make sure to regularly check the calendar and subscribe to our newsletter so that you’ll know whenever something exciting happens.
With the holidays over and tight budgets we know January is usually slow so come on out to the farm walk around visit the animals see our new fodder unit in full swing all of which is completely free. well here peruse the store and bring home some amazing farm goods to keep you warm on the winter days.
Basic Distilling course, Feb 10th 1pm
We have been asked many times to hold this course so sign up to not miss out. now when people here distilling they instantly think of alcohol and even though that is one use for distilling, it can also make ethanol, sanitizers and cleaning water. we will be teaching you a simple mash recipe going through the safety and process to use a still for these processes. ( class can be signed up for in store or DM me to get on the list, max 12 people, cost is $20 per person) this is for knowledge only no distilled products will be for sale.
Garden Planning Class
March 23 2-5PM
Our most popular class, This is the class you sign up for to start thinking about the upcoming season. we talk about soils, companion planting, and overall how to grow the best garden here in the foothills.
Class is $20 per person signup at the farm store.
Chicken 101 Class
April 13 1-5pm
New to chickens or just want to improve your skills this is a great class to learn the basics on raising chickens. we will dive into the breeds, feed, husbandry and all round chicken managment.
Sign up at the farm store. $20 per person.
3 year Anniversary!
May 11&12th 9-6 pm
This is a great weekend to celebrate the farm store lasting 3 years and our way to thank everyone for all your support. we will have free tours, possibly working in the fields with the draft horses. for mothers day sign up for a soap making class with our friends at Bowness soap works held here at the farm.
Sausage and Smoke (fathers day weekend)
June 15th 1-4pm
this day is all about BBQ, come on out and do a sausage class with Nick. he will teach you how to make sausage and open up his big book of recipes for you to take home. after you make the sausage Hans from Maas BBQ will be out to teach you the ins and outs of smoking (BBQ) he will answer all your questions and make sure you leave ready to wow your friends all summer long.
(sign up for class in store or DM me to get on the list, class is $35 per person max 12 people )
July 13th 9-noon
This day is all about the kids ( parents must come too ). children who join will learn all about what it takes to do chores here on the farm. they will learn about the ducks, goats chickens and of course the highland cattle. we will also be spending some time in the gardens, where each child will be able to bring a plant home to watch grow all summer.
Sign up at the farm store. ( cost is $10 per child )
Open Farm Days
August 17th &18th 9-6 pm
Alberta wide, open farm days is a great time to come out and learn more about the farms around you.
We will be giving free farm tours all weekend, as well as having another amazing longtable farm to plate dinner.
Farm tours are free and no sign up needed.
The dinner requires you to sign up and pay prior.
Sign up at the farm store
September 14th 1-5pm
Learn the basics of canning this years harvest. This is a hands on course where you will learn how to can and perserve your food. A vital skill as inflation and grocery costs continue to rise.
Class is $50 per person, sign up at the farm store.
Harvest & Seed Saving
September 30th 2-4 pm
Why buy seeds when you can harvest them! Learn how to conduct fall cleanup to purduce hearter vegatibles for next years crop. Seed saving may seem simple but it is a vital skill that every gardner should have.
CLass is $20 per person, sign up at the farm store.
october 25th, 26th & 27th (closed Halloween Night )
A spookaly good time here at the Hartell Homestead. Come check out the haunted barn during the day or night depending on how brave you are!
(no sign up needed just come on out and enjoy Nicks favriote holiday with him)
November 14th - 6-8pm
Join us for an evening of Christmas shopping and crafting.
Inquire and sign up at the farm store.
Christmas on the Farm
December 14th 9-6pm
Come get into the holiday spirit with the highland cattle here on the farm,
free farm tours from 1pm till 3 pm, Christmas photo area (self taken)
homestead gift exchange. Bring something homemade, crafted or created by you, wrap it up and bring it out at 3 pm. Anyone who brought something exchanges it for something someone else made. this is our way of showing off all the great creators here in the foothills.