Welcome to the Virtual EX
It is well known that farming is a 365 day a year job; in sun, snow and rain. Well add a pandemic to that as well. Throughout the pandemic farmers continued to work, often harder than they have in previous years. There is a renewed interest in local agriculture as consumers have been dealing with supply chain issues over the past year. And a new crop of ag-interested people who have sowed and harvested and are learning more about agriculture.
Our 2021 Virtual Peterborough Ex is a celebration of the hard work across the region over the past year. It is an opportunity to showcase the fruits of our labour and learn more about how we can work together to find better ways to grow and raise food.
Whether you are working a multi-acre farm operation or a small urban garden, our Virtual Ex has something for you.
Our Homecraft division is an opportunity for everyone to be part of agriculture; whether it’s through our crafting categories, baked goods or other food creations. Consider entering and exploring.
The Poultry Exhibit is for both large-scale operations and backyarders alike. You can photograph and enter your chickens to win bragging rights. If you don’t have your own (yet!), be sure to connect with exhibitors to learn more about how you can keep chickens.
The annual Market Steer and Lamb Show and Sale is a fan favourite for both producers and consumers. Producers can easily submit entries online and the top entries will be auctioned off where anybody can bid on a steer or lamb to fill their freezer. It’s the best in show of farm gate sales.
Finally, the Rabbit and Cavy Show and the Open Horse Show is a chance to see some of the best animals in the region and showcase horse riders’ skills and abilities.
The 2021 Virtual Peterborough Ex is a time when we can pause for a moment and take note of all that we have accomplished in agriculture. I encourage you to explore, participate and celebrate with us.