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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Farms Opening Doors To Public For Open Farm Day

Ever wonder where the food in your fridge came from? That seems to be a question people are asking more and more these days, and on Open Farm Day, you can find out for yourself by going straight to the source.

The Executive Director of the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association, Pamela Parker, tells CHSJ News they're giving people the opportunity to check out how salmon farming works through boat tours on Sunday. 

She says many people don't realize that salmon is the province's biggest agriculture-based export. Salmon farming employs 3000 people across the region, and almost 20% of Charlotte County's entire workforce.

The tours leave the main wharf in St. Andrews at noon and 2:15pm, weather permitting. Proceeds from the tour go to the Heart and Stroke foundation.

Click here for a list of all farms in the province participating in Open Farm Day.