PEI Open Farm Day
Sunday, September 16, 2018 (all day)
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An annual event that sees over 20 farms open their doors to the public, providing fun and interactive ways to learn about life on a farm.
Participating farms in the Points East Coastal Drive Region:
- STEERMAN'S QUALITY MEATS
- WATTS TREE FARM
- ROSSIGNOL ESTATE WINERY
- GOLDEN BAY DAIRY
- ROLLO BAY HOLDINGS LTD.
STEERMAN'S QUALITY MEATS
Hosts: Scott, Debbie, Matthias and Kelly Drake
Farm Type: Beef, chickens, hogs, with meat shop on site
Farm Hours: 10am-4pm
Description: We finish beef cattle which are sold through our meat shop or to Atlantic Beef Products plant. Chickens and turkeys are sold locally to households, restaurants, and co-op stores.
Items For Sale: : Open Farm Day meat shop specials - BRING YOUR COOLER ! * If you order or buy a" $100.00 Meat Box Special" on open farm day, you get a ballot to win a "Christmas Turkey and a Steerman's t-shirt. * Other open farm day specials; 5 lb. fresh med. ground beef $15.00 4 lb. fresh Lean ground beef $15.00 * " Introductory Pack" 1 tray of 2 pork chops 1 tray Top Sirloin Steak 1 pkg. med. ground beef 1 pkg. glutton free pure pork sausages, honey garlic or mild Italian. TOTAL : $ 20.00
Directions: 131 Drake Road, Millview. Take Trans Canada or Route #3 to Millview Road and watch for sign on top of Millview Road.
Activities: Tour of the meat shop, livestock barns, and pasture. Come meet our chickens and turkeys! See how PEI Certified Beef is raised.
WATTS TREE FARM
Hosts: Sid & Susan Watts
Farm Type: Christmas Trees, Woodlot
Farm Hours: 10am-4pm
Description: Visitors will learn first-hand the process of growing cultivated fir and pine Christmas trees. The Christmas tree lot covers approximately 2 ha (5 ac) of the 40 ha (100 ac) woodlot. There will also be information regarding integrated forest management which includes the needs of wildlife, recreational uses of the woodlot and other forest products.
Items For Sale: Hand Turned wood pens will be available for explanation and purchase.
Directions: 2025 Heatherdale Road (Rte 316)
Phone: (902) 388-4050
Activities: Brief Christmas tree shearing demonstration and explanation; display of hand turned pens made from woods gathered from the woodlot.
ROSSIGNOL ESTATE WINERY
Hosts: John Rossignol
Community: Murray River
Farm Type: Winery
Farm Hours: 1pm - 5pm
Description: Started in 1990, with the first harvest and production in 1994, this 20 acre property in Little Sands this winery refrains from using pesticides and operates as an ecologically friendly vineyard in strip crop fashion. Grapes are grown with ample green space between the rows and they use pure oak barrels for traditional barrel aging for many of their wines. Come tour the vineyard and see the stainless steel vats, fruit presses, and oak barrels used in the various steps of small-batch artisan wine production. The winery has a 45,000 bottle capacity and produces a variety of premium fruit and table wines, sourced from local produce.
Items For Sale: Wine for purchase, Art Gallery on site.
Directions: 11147 Shore Road
Phone: (902) 962-4193
GOLDEN BAY DAIRY
Hosts: Erik & Sharon terBeek
Farm Type: Dairy
Farm Hours: 2pm-6pm
Description: We have a wolf structure barn from Germany with perimeter feeding. Two Lely robots and a Juno feed pusher. We crop 500 acres (barley, corn and soybeans) as well as alfalfa and clover. We farm 700 acres and raise our own replacement heifers.
Directions: 2644 Cardigan Road
Phone: (902) 388-6455
Activities: Guided tour of the milk barn and viewing of robotic milking equipment in operation.
ROLLO BAY HOLDINGS LTD.
Hosts: Alvin Keenan
Farm Type: Potato
Farm Hours: 2 guided tours: at 12pm and 2pm
Description: Presently, the company farms a significant acreage of land located in Eastern Prince Edward Island. This land is worked on a three or four year crop rotation of barley, hay, a plow down mixture and the principal crop, potatoes. In 1993, the facility commenced operation under the name Rollo Bay Holdings Ltd. Over the past few years the company has grown considerably and Rollo Bay Holdings is one of the largest agricultural entities in Eastern PEI.
Phone: (902) 628-7921
Activities: 2 guided tours at 12pm and 2pm