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Farm Day in the City

Farm Day in the City
Date: September 28th, 11:00am- 5:00pm
Location: Queen Street, from Grafton to Dorchester and along Victoria Row
Admission: Free

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For most of the childhood years of my 5 children, we lived in the country, down a rural road by a lake. We had a big garden and a hen house, but that was the extent of our farming skills. I do remember the summer I canned 100 quarts of green beans. I am sure my kids remember that too as they were the bean pickers!

[caption id="attachment_1609" align="aligncenter" width="700"]My youngest loving the hen house! My youngest, Stephen, loving the hen house![/caption]

My first involvement with Farm Day in the City was last year. The joys of country living were on full display. It was the sixth year of the event and the crowds were amazing. It was, after all, the warmest Indian Summer Day you could get. Let us hope the chilly air will give way for a comfy outdoor day this year too! Rain, rain, stay away, please don't visit the more than 75 producers, farmers, artists and crafters who will be demonstrating and selling their products in the open air on Queen St. this Sunday!

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The event marks the end of the month-long Fall Flavours Festival. The blessings of both the rural and urban communities are in full view.

To quote one of the farmers, "As a grower, I think it's awesome. It's a great way for the public to really see what agriculture is doing these days and it's a great way for us farmers to bring our best and really connect with the public." -Exhibitor Jennifer Campbell (taken from the Charlottetown Guardian).

Lots of activities are packed into the 6 hour day from 11 to 5 on the downtown streets. We will be selling iced teas and lattes and hosting an informational booth on the world of tea. We are going to serve our very popular Island Strawberry Iced blend and to welcome the fall, our Pumpkin Spice Latte.

[caption id="attachment_1611" align="aligncenter" width="720"]Lots of tea stuff! Lots of tea stuff![/caption]

To make our Farm Day even more fun, there is a cruise ship in for the day. Many visitors will get a great taste of Island foods and hospitality.

This not-for-profit event is organized by Discover Charlottetown and Bernardin, and supported by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Department of Tourism and Culture, the Department of Agriculture, and Music P.E.I.

If you are in the area, come sip on tea as you visit the many vendors! It's quite an experience. I guarantee it!

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