The foothills of Alberta are well known for cattle ranching, but the area is also bursting with local food treasures you can taste or take home to savor later. Just south of Calgary there are apiaries, berry u-picks, a local cooking oil producer, and ranchers. Explore local tastes and smells for a day, heading out to The Saskatoon Farm, where you can eat breakfast at the café, pick berries, or buy some gourmet treats from the gift shop. For a kid-friendly farm visit Kayben Farms, where there is a kids adventure area. Once you have your fill of farms, head over to Chinook Honey to learn about honey, watch the bees at work, try local mead, and meet the beekeepers. From there, head into Okotoks, to check out unique shops, like On Tap Oils and Vinegars. Grab a coffee and a snack at the Brown Sugar Bake Shop or the Home Ground Coffee and Roasting House, and stroll through Downtown Okotoks, to explore unique, local shops, and work up an appetite. Finish off the day with dinner at Bistro 1882, where you will enjoy French cuisine in a casual atmosphere.
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