The Lambton Federation of Agriculture wants to give people a taste of farming.
The LFA with the Sarnia Lambton Business Development Corporation are hosting Breakfast on the Farm June 13. LFA President Brooke Leystra hopes to have 500 people come to the farm of Kevin and Melissa Forbes June 14.
The tickets for the free event are being offered online at Eventbrite.ca and the first offering of 200 tickets sold out. The second batch were released Tuesday and were gone within a matter of hours.
“It is a chance for people who might not ordinarily get out into the country to get out on the farm, and have an opportunity to tour a working farm, have the opportunity to ask questions and see where the food they eat everyday comes from,” says Leystra. “And who wouldn’t want to come for a free breakfast?”
Aside from the free breakfast, Leystra says a lot of people are interested in visiting a working farm. “Agriculture is a really hot, kind of sexy topic right now,” she says. “Everyone is interested where their food comes and where it has made, or they talk about community gardens, farmers’ markets, buying local – they have helped push agriculture to the forefront again.”