Open Farm Day 2023

noun. A day for the public to tour the province and visit participating farms – and hopefully learn a little more about where there food comes from. Due to Hurricane Lee Open Farm Day has been moved to Sunday, September 24th, 2023  – Simply Ducky Farm will be participating from noon until 3pm.

I have been participating in Open Farm Day since my very first one in 2018. And although COVID forced the 2020 and 2021 Open Farm Days to be virtual, it’s always been a pleasure to invite the public on to my little farm to meet and greet the animals, learn a little more about agriculture, and hopefully head home with a new experience or two and just maybe the thought of trying something similar themselves.

This years Open Farm Day will be held on Sunday, September 24th from Noon until 3pm.

For a list of other participating farms in the province please visit Atlantic Open Farm Day. There is never a charge for attending Open Farm Day but some locations may offer specific services for a fee. All activities at Simply Ducky Farm are completely free for Open Farm Day!

No pets are allowed on the farm during Open Farm Day and all visitors are reminded to be aware at all times of the electric fencing in use.

What Can I See?

Due to the rather demanding schedule this summer from the barn build and fencing, this year’s Open Farm Day will be a little more relaxed and less formal.

Visitors to Simply Ducky Farm will be able to meet:

  • Some very friendly (and snuggly) Nigerian Dwarf Goats
  • North Country Cheviots Sheep
  • The Boys, two former-feral-turned-barn cats that love attention
  • The Ladies – a trio of very fluffy Icelandic Sheep
  • Miniature Horses and Miniature Donkeys
  • Melissa, a very special donkey
  • Several Highland Calves from Gillcrest Glen Farm
  • Rabbits, of the petting-friendly, super-fluffy variety

Experienced folks will be on hand to discuss the ins and outs of raising your own pork, beef, or chicken – as well as how to get started with goats, miniature horses, or donkeys. Be sure to ask lots of questions!

Our Location

Simply Ducky Farm is located at 2952 Highway 7, just outside the town of Antigonish, in Eastern Nova Scotia. Just keep an eye open for the signage at the end of the driveway.

As parking space is limited please drive carefully and pay careful attention to pedestrians as there will be lots of young children about.

Previous Years

You can browse the details of previous Open Farm Days here at Simply Ducky using the links below:


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