P.E.I. family farms which are older than 150 may be eligible to receive a heritage plaque. (CP PHOTO/Andrew Vaughan) (Canadian Press)

Some of P.E.I.'s family farms will be getting some extra recognition this year. The P.E.I. Agriculture Sector Council and P.E.I. 2014 are looking for farms that have been in the family for 150 years or more so that they can give them a heritage plaque.

To receive the plaque, farms will need to go through an application process.

"To apply, I actually need five things, one of which is a bonafide farm number, a property number, the year the farm was established, the surname the farm was established under, as well as some historical documents kind of telling me when the farm was established," said JoAnn Pineau, the coordinator of the Heritage Farm project for the P.E.I. Agriculture Sector Council.

The heritage farms will be announced in the fall.

In addition to getting a plaque, those who own farms with the designation will be invited to a gala lobster supper in September.

Pineau is looking forward to going through the submissions.

"It is going to be kind of cool to go through all these historical documents and learn about the past," she said.