Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Farm breakfat at Veldman’s June 6

This year’s Breakfast on the Farm will be June 6 at Veldman Poultry and Grain near Embro, run by Dan and Glynis Veldman and their four children.

It’s the third year that Farm & Food Care Ontario has organized the breakfast as a way to educate the public about modern farming.

The Veldmans are the third generation on the farm that raises laying hens and veal calves and grows corn, wheat and soybeans.

Farm & Food Care Ontario has fed, entertained and engaged more than 6,000 people at three different farms across Ontario.

After being treated to an all-Ontario breakfast featuring farm-fresh eggs, sausage, milk, pancakes and more, visitors will be able to see laying hens in both conventional and enriched housing systems, an egg packing facility, veal calves, and many aspects of the family’s grain farm –such as their grain elevator and feed mill. Each featured area will be interactive and have experts on hand to answer questions.

Interactive stops around the farm will include many displays, activities and exhibits that showcase other types of farms in Ontario.

Breakfast will be served from 9:00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. with farm tours wrapping up by 1:00 p.m.
There is no cost to attend but pre-registration is required for breakfast attendees - the first 2,000 registrations are guaranteed breakfast.

Visit www.farmfoodcare.org to obtain your free tickets or to learn more about volunteering or sponsoring the event.