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Tour a farm in Alberni on Family Farms Day

Nine Alberni Valley farms are opening their doors to the public on Sunday, Sept. 16 for this biennial tour.

Nine Alberni Valley farms are opening their gates to the public for Family Farms Day on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The tour was held two years ago with five farms and received such enthusiastic response from the public, parks and recreation decided to put it on again, said Karen Freethy. The self-guided tour is designed to give people a glimpse into where their food comes from. Freethy said she realizes people will not be able to visit all nine farms in five hours, but said the extended hour will hopefully allow families to factor in travel time.

People are reminded to wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Some of the farms will have produce available on a cash-only basis.

Check out the map here. Paper brochures are also available at Echo Centre.

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