Garlic Farm & Blacksmith Shop Tours
Cheryl G
Cheryl G
per person

Garlic Farm & Blacksmith Shop Tours

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About this farm

Introducing Forage & Farm and Stone Wood & Steel Blacksmithing School Forage & Farm specializes in growing a variety of gourmet hardneck garlic (including our Made in Alberta Award-winning Black Garlic)​,​ crafting Pestos and hosting Homesteading classes including the top-rated destination by TripAdvisor Stone Wood & Steel. Stone Wood & Steel has been creating Blacksmith artistry for over 25 years and has fulfilled custom orders for countless satisfied customers. To share his passion for Blacksmithing​,​ James teaches a variety of classes through the homestead school. Open Farm Day is the perfect opportunity for visitors to come out and see a garlic farm right around harvest time. Scheduled tours will be held throughout the weekend at the times indicated below: 11 am Blacksmith shop tour 12 pm Garlic field tour 1 pm Blacksmith Shop tour 2 pm Garlic field tour Visitors can also attend our local artisan market and pick up some culinary treats to enjoy with a picnic. We have several vendors to showcase their local products at our market. Event Highlights: Bring a blanket and have a picnic in our field. Explore the Mini Market featuring locally made products (Saturday & Sunday) Loft Coffee​,​ Pale Horse​,​ Bretzel King​,​ Savage Sourdough Pre-order a locally curated garlic themed charcuterie picnic box and bring along a picnic blanket to enjoy overlooking the Rocky Mountains. Visitors will leave with an appreciation of how garlic grows in a northern climate and get a view into a working blacksmithing shop. James has been mastering his craft of blacksmithing for over 25 years and Cheryl has been named the Garlic Queen. Together​,​ the unique dynamic duo leads a homesteading facility that offers people the opportunity to step away from their busy lives and expand their knowledge base about sustainable farming and craft. Please Do Not Bring Dogs! No smoking.


  • Bees, Honey & Meadery
  • Conservation & Ecosystems
  • Country Stays
  • Craft Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries
  • Crops & Machinery
  • Culinary Event
  • Dairy & Cheese
  • Food Sampling & Sales
  • Gardens & Plants
  • Livestock & Animals
  • Markets & Farm Store
  • Poultry & Egg Production
  • Special Activities & History
  • Tour
  • Vegetables & Fruits
  • Flowers & Trees
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Farm rules

No pets No smoking Parking only in designated area Open from 10-4 (Open Farm Days Aug. 14&15) Tread lightly. Take your garbage with you when you leave please. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy a farm direct curated picnic lunch


288100 Parkins Road

Reviews (6)

  • KS

    We had a fantastic day at Forage and Farm! Cheryl and James are very welcoming and friendly, and keen to share their expertise with others. Cheryl is a wealth of knowledge about growing garlic in the local climate. We learned lots about garlic farming on the Garlic Field Tour, and then enjoyed our garlic-themed picnic in the serene picnic area. James has a great rapport with people, and gave a wonderful tour of his Stone Wood and Steel blacksmithing workshop. My husband and kids are all super keen to come back for a blacksmithing class! Thank you so much to Cheryl and James for opening up their property for us to experience and learn about some great local businesses. We'll definitely be back!

    Katherine SAugust 2021

  • HC

    Very informative. I learned a lot about garlic farming and all the intricacies. The Black Smith shop was also very interesting.

    Heidi CAugust 2021

  • KM

    Very good visit. Informative and welcoming. Thank you!

    Karen MAugust 2021

  • DA

    Very informative tour. Very comfortable and knowledgeable about your garlic production. Cheryl is very personable, welcoming and down to earth.

    Dave AAugust 2021

  • RN

    Cheryl is a great presenter. Fun to see thefield, samples and process. Just what i hoped for.More help at till would have been better - i am spoiled by the drive through culture.

    Rod NAugust 2021

  • GH

    Great info from a knowledgeable source. Too many people on the garlic tour though, difficult to hear and stay distanced. Plan to contact directly with questions

    Gary HAugust 2021

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Garlic Farmer and Blacksmith

Garlic Farmer and Blacksmith

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