NORTH GOWER — North Gower Grains will host Breakfast on the Farm on Saturday, Sept. 8.
Farm & Food Care Ontario, a farm advocacy group, organizes the event to get non-farmers onto a farm, talking with real farmers about real farming and enjoying a free breakfast. The elevator, run by cash crop farmer Dwight Foster, north of Kemptville, has had plenty of practice attracting visitors. Foster’s annual customer appreciation day sees about 1,000 farmers on-farm selling grain and chowing down on ribs. He’ll about double that; Breakfast on the Farm has as many as 2,000 attendees.
Foster is the second Eastern Ontario farmer to host Breakfast on the Farm, and he’ll he playing host to the 10th event. Most are in Western Ontario. The only other Eastern Ontario Breakfast on the Farm was at Jim Wert’s dairy farm at Avonmore, 30 minutes northwest of Cornwall.
Free tickets for the Sept. 8 event can be reserved at www.farmfoodcareon.org. Farmers are also needed to volunteer and can register at the same web site.