Farm Events & classes
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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.
Snow Day on the Farm
January 22 9Am-6Pm
With the holidays over and tight budgets we know january is usually slow so this is a day to come out to the farm. We will be giving free tours and have a bonfire to keep warm well you learn about how we farm here in the foothills.
Skjor fun day on the farm
(canceled due to lack of snow ) We had so much fun last year, we had to hold it again. this is a fun day on the farm for friends to bring out their skis and horses and go for a rip. if you dont have either your welcome to come on out and watch us have some fun here on the farm.
Garden Planning Class
March 11th- 12-5PM
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 22 12-5pm
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.
2 year Anniversary!
May 13th 9-6 pm
This is a great weekend to celebrate the farm store lasting two years and our way to thank everyone for all your support. we will have free tours, possibly working in the feilds with the draft horses as welll as a soap making class.
sign up for our soup making class with bowness soap works (click here)
June 11th 9-noon
This is a day just for the kids. we first opened up our farm to make sure the next generation could learn where their food comes from.
we will be doing chores and showcasing what it means to be a farmer.
signup at the farm store
July 16th 2-4 pm
Learn how to care for animals. we will be going over cattle, sheep, goats and other livestocks needs. this is a great class for those who are new to owning livestock or just want to get more hands on with how animals are raised.
Sign up at the farm store.
Open Farm Days
August 19th and 20th 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 2nd 12-5pm
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.
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.
A spookaly good time here at the Hartell Homestead. Come check out the haunted barn during the day or night depending on how barve you are!
November 9th - Time TBD
Join us for an evening of Christmas shopping and crafting.
Inquire and sign up at the farm store.
Christmas on the Farm
December 16th 9-6pm
Come get into the holiday spirit with the highland cattle here on the farm.
More information to come!