June is Dairy Month. That means we want to celebrate everything dairy.
For the past five years our producers have worked hard to organize and offer hot breakfasts for their community at an event called Breakfast on the Dairy Farm. Breakfast on the Dairy Farm is a community event where a dairy farmer from each part of the province (north, central, and south) open their farm gates to the public to teach them about exactly where their milk comes from. Your milk comes from families just like yours and we want you to meet them! Our biggest goal is to offer transparency about where the milk you enjoy comes from.
These events have occurred all over the states, but two of our producer groups, the East of Olds Dairy Farmer group Club and the Southern Alberta Holstein Club decided they wanted to bring the event to Canadian soil. Their event has grown from one to three events across the province and annually they have helped reached thousands of consumers learn about where their milk comes from. They have done such an amazing job that they were recognized this year with an Alberta Farm Animal Care Award of Distinction for Communication.
What makes this event even better? You get a hot breakfast, too! But what’s a breakfast without pancakes? Well, if you follow the theme of stampede breakfasts, they’re not a breakfast unless there are pancakes!
So, to celebrate dairy month and our upcoming Breakfast on the Dairy Farm events, here’s a family favourite buttermilk pancake recipe. These pancakes are delicious both fresh off the griddle, or left over- tuck them in the toaster for a few minutes to heat them up and they’re as good as fresh!
If you’re unable to attend one of the three events occurring throughout the province this summer, why not check out Alberta Open Farm Days in August. You might not get fed delicious pancakes, but you’ll get to experience a dairy farm, and other types of farms too!
For more information, locations, and directions to our FREE Breakfast on the Dairy Farm Events, please visit their event pages:
Breakfast on the Dairy Farm- Central, June 23 (Innisfail)
Breakfast on the Dairy Farm- South, August 11 (Fort Macleod)
Breakfast on the Dairy Farm- North, August 25 (Leduc)
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