In partnership with Durham Farm Fresh Marketing Association, Durham Region’s Economic Development and Tourism division is thrilled to welcome residents to 10 incredible farms across the region on October 1 and 2, during the Gates Open: Find Your Flavour event.

Gates Open is an annual, region-wide celebration of Durham’s rural communities and local agri-businesses. Durham Region’s farming families will throw their gates open (for free!) for two exciting days of fun and education, behind-the-scenes experiences and opportunities to connect with the passionate people responsible for our region’s vibrant agriculture sector. This year, participating farms include:

  • Banjo Cider (Uxbridge)
  • Bragg Farms (Bowmanville)
  • Gallery on the Farm (Hampton)
  • Nature’s Bounty Farm (Port Perry)
  • Ocala Winery (Port Perry)
  • Sargent Family Dairy (Enniskillen)
  • Tindall Farm and Market (Uxbridge)
  • Two Blokes Cider (Seagrave)
  • Villa Vida Loca Market (Sunderland)
  • Wool 4 Ewe Fibre Mill (Nestleton Station)

From guided tours of Villa Vida Loca Market’s bee farm and eco-garden; to potato sack races, dig your own potatoes and tractor pull rides at Bragg Farms, there’s no shortage of unique agricultural experiences for you—and the whole family—to enjoy.

Admission to Gates Open is free. Visit to pre-plan your agricultural adventure!

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