Get out of the city for a free breakfast
The nice weather is upon us, and it’s always a struggle how to best spend your valuable time with family. Why not hit the country roads and try something different and affordable?
Taking place June 22, 2019, Breakfast on a Dairy Farm is a unique experience for you and your family to take in the sights and sounds of a modern dairy farm. The dairy farming community will be serving up a hot breakfast, including eggs, pancakes and sausages with an array of drinks (including white and chocolate milk, of course!).
About 40 minutes from the Airdrie just east of Olds, VandenBroek Dairy is a family-owned, organic dairy farm. The VandenBroek’s moved to Olds from the Netherlands in 2000. The farm was originally beef and grain, but 10 years ago, they became a certified organic dairy. Last year, they produced over 4.7 million litres of milk! That’s over a million 4L jugs that end up in your local grocery stores.
What to Expect
Many of us have never experienced a dairy farm! There are activities for all ages of kids and their parents.
- Barn tours
- Cow milking
- Face painting
- Calf sketching
- A milk tanker which picks up milk from the farm and drops it off at the processing plant
- An interactive trailer display where kids can be kids! We encourage them to try milking the imitation, life-sized dairy cow, push buttons, and touch things.
We support an inclusive environment where everyone can have a positive experience. There are quiet areas and smaller tours available for individuals with sensory sensitivities.
So hit the country roads and make memories your family will never forget. This is your chance to get out of the city and better connect your kids to where their food comes from. Ask questions. Roll your windows to smell the fresh county air.
For more information, please head to albertamilk.com or on the Facebook event at Breakfast on the Dairy Farm- East of Olds.
From Airdrie: Drive north on AB-2 N. Take exit 326 (AB-582 towards Didsbury). Turn right onto highway AB-582. Travel about 15km and turn left (north) on highway AB-791. Drive about 9km. Watch for signs, and the farm will be on the left (west) side of the road.