Submitted by Johanna Wasylik
Open Farm Days at Chatsworth Farm has become an annual event for the Wasylik family and their farm, this year featuring returning favourites and new additions including an expanded farmers market, BBQ lunch throughout the day, new hands-on farm activities, and new displays. The Wasylik family farms 15 minutes northwest of Vermilion, and are looking forward to hosting the event again this summer, on Saturday, August 13th.
Open Farm Days presented by Servus Credit Union is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer and is a collaborative, province-wide event that gives everyone the opportunity to experience farms and agricultural operations where they can learn more about the farms and farmers who grow and raise their food, and have some farm fun.
Open Farm Days at Chatsworth Farm will include guided tours of the family farm with the animals, including beef cattle, sheep, chickens, geese, ducks, and turkeys, plus farm kittens and the family’s livestock guardian dog, Lizzie, and herding puppy-in-training, Chief. This year’s farmers market will include Berry View Farms, Chatsworth Farm, Copper Cork Distillery, Fraiche Flower Farm, Old School Cheesery, Pottery by Dellaney, and Wilds Acre.
Everyone is welcome to attend, with the event wheelchair accessible with transportation on the farm provided for those in need. “We love to see that so many people are interested in learning about locally grown and produced food and seeing the behind-the-scenes of how it gets from our farm to their fork. Lots of Albertans have roots on the farm or want to learn more, so this gives them the chance to rediscover and explore those connections,” says Charlotte Wasylik.
Open Farm Days is a free event, with registration required again this year, so don’t delay. Spaces booked up very quickly last year.
Know before you go:
- Remember to register
- Please leave pets at home
- Wear close-toed shoes
- Bring cash for the market and BBQ
The Wasyliks are grateful to 840 CFCW, ATB Financial, Alberta Beef Producers, Cornerstone Co-op, Crowd Design Inc., Highline Manufacturing, Ireland Farm Equipment, Klassen Industries, Pentacon Energy Services Inc., Town of Vermilion, UFA, and Webb’s Machinery for their generous support, and to all of the volunteers who make this event possible.
Visit Chatsworth Farm for Open Farm Days on Saturday, August 13th for a day of farm fun! The event starts at 11 am with the last guided tour at 4 pm. You can register for free at
You can find Chatsworth Farm on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more information and for farm photos and videos. Watch for special event updates and details leading up to the big day.
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