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Dairy Farmers Hosts Summer Meals

Dairy Farmers Hosts Summer Meals

Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation provides list of farms sponsoring breakfasts or suppers through June to August.

Several county Farm Bureaus throughout the state are sponsoring or co-sponsoring a breakfast, lunch or light dinner on volunteer farms during June, July, and August.

Each event includes a meal and numerous activities for all ages to enjoy such as farm tours, wagon rides, machinery display, petting zoo and more.

County Farm Bureau events are listed below with more detailed information. Contact the county/regional Farm Bureau to get the most current information.

Beltrami County

Date: June 26

Time: 9 a.m. - Noon

Location: Beltrami County Fairgrounds, Bemidji

Cost – Adults: $5 suggested donation to Beltrami County 4-H

Menu: Pancakes, blueberries, strawberries, ham, coffee and milk

Activities: Educational and safety exhibits

Parking: Available at the fairgrounds

Contact: Linda Binkley

Contact Phone: 218-944-5516

Sponsored by: Beltrami County Farm Bureau

Faribault County

Date: August 13

Time: 8 a.m. - Noon

Location: Lorenz Dairy Farm, Andy and Kirsten Lorenz

Directions: 7110 560th Avenue, Bricelyn

Cost: Free will offering

Menu: Chris Cakes pancakes, sausage, cheese, milk, juice, coffee

Activities: Farm tours, children's activities and educational exhibits

Parking: Available at the farm

Contact: Kirsten Lorenz

Contact Phone: 507-294-3905

Sponsored by: Faribault County Farm Bureau and many other local businesses and organizations

Houston County

Date: June 18

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: Houston County Fairgrounds, Caledonia

Cost: Free will donation

Menu: Cheeseburgers, beans, chips, yogurt, cheese, milk and milk shakes

Activities: Dairy contests at the Udder Stage, milking demonstrations, virtual farm tours, farm equipment display, hayrides and petting zoo

Parking: Available at the fairgrounds

Contact: Karyl Diersen

Contact Phone: 507-724-2330

Sponsored by: Many local businesses and organizations are sponsoring the event. 

Mower County

Date: June 25

Time: 7:30 – 11 a.m.

Location: Grass & Son's Seed, LeRoy

Directions: 3 miles north of LeRoy on County Road 14

Cost: $3 per person, $12 per family, 6 and under eat free

Menu: Chris Cakes pancakes, sausage, juice, milk

Activities: Petting zoo, bounce house, pedal tractors, beading, wagon rides. Bring your camera for pictures.

Parking: Park at the Hy-Vee in Austin and ride the bus to the farm

Contact: Ardis Jensen

Contact Phone: 507-567-2296

Sponsored by: Mower County Farm Bureau

Nicollet County

Date: July 9

Time: 7 – 10 a.m.

Location: Bernadotte Park, Lafayette

Cost: Freewill donation

Menu: Pancakes, sausage and eggs

Activities: Farm tours from 9 - 11 a.m. at Anderson Dairy

Parking: Available at the park

Contact: Garfield Eckberg

Contact Phone: 507-327-3237

Major Sponsors: Nicollet County Farm Bureau, KNUJ radio, many other local businesses and organizations.

Nobles County

Date: June 25

Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: Weg Dairy Farm

Directions: From Worthington, west 4 miles on Co Hwy 35, south 6 1/4 miles on McCall Avenue (County Highway 9)

Cost: Free

Menu: Chris Cakes Pancakes

Activities: Petting zoo, face painting, games, tours, commodity displays

Parking: Available at the farm

Contact: Dean Christopherson

Contact Phone: 507-376-4879

Sponsored by: Nobles County Farm Bureau, Rock/Nobles Cattlemen and Nobles County Dairy Association

Olmsted County

Date: June 25

Time: 6:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Location: Little Valley Dairy Farm, Donny and Holly Thompson

Directions: 5562 County Road 10 NE, Plainview

Cost: Adults $5, ages 5-12: $3; children under 5: free

Menu: Chris Cakes pancakes, sausage, milk, juice, cheese and coffee

Activities: Horse drawn wagon rides, petting zoo and educational agricultural exhibits

Parking: Park at Century High School and ride the bus to the farm

Contact: Beth Lecy

Contact Phone: 507-545-0112

Sponsored by: Olmsted County Farm Bureau and the Rochester Ag Committee

Renville County

Date: July 22

Time: 7 – 10:30 a.m.

Location: Nosbush Dairy, Fairfax

Directions: 2 miles west, 1 mile south of Fairfax

Cost: $1

Menu: Pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee

Activities: Guided tours of the dairy farm, John Deere and Case IH machinery displays, Renville County Farmers' Markets will be present with fresh garden produce

Parking: Available at the farm; buses for seniors via Heartland Express with pick-ups in Fairfax and Hector

Contact: Dick Hagen

Contact Phone: 320-894-8046

Sponsored by: Renville County Farm Bureau, ProAg of Renville County, Renville County American Dairy Association and Renville County Corn and Soybean Growers

Steele County

Date: June 25

Time: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: Jon Schmidt Dairy Farm, 6124 SW 8th Street, Owatonna

Cost: $3 per person, 5 and under eat free

Menu: Pancakes, sausage, cheese, milk and coffee

Activities: Horse and buggy ride, children's train ride, petting zoo, barn tours, jumping house, picture with calf, antique tractors, crafts and butter making, safety trailer and milk truck on display

Parking: Park at Mills Fleet Farm and ride the bus to the farm

Contact: Julie Mussman

Contact Phone: 507-456-7861

Sponsored by: Steele County American Dairy Association

Waseca County

Date: Today, June 14

Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Location: Harguth's Farm, Greg and Sue Harguth

Directions: 3 miles South of Waseca on Hwy 13

Cost: Free

Menu: Beef and pork burgers, root beer floats, cheese sticks and milk

Activities: KOWZ will be broadcasting live, DJ "Simo," children's games and farm tours

Parking: Plenty of parking at the farm

Contact: Greg and Sue Harguth

Contact Phone: 507-835-5494

Sponsored by: Waseca County Farm Bureau, Waseca County Pork Producers, Waseca American Dairy Association, Waseca County Corn and Soybean Growers, Southern Research Outreach Center and Minnesota Beef Council and many other local businesses and organizations.

Winona County

Date: June 23

Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Location: Jeff Metz Farm, 25909 Co Rd 102, Rushford

Directions: 1 mile west of Hwy 43, near Hart

Cost: $7 – adult, Family ticket (two adults and 4 children under 16): $25, Under 10: $4

Menu: Brats, hot dogs, chips, beans and root beer floats

Activities: Hayrides, children's games, petting zoo and machinery display

Parking: Available at the farm

Contact: Winona Area Chamber of Commerce

Contact Phone: 507-452-2272

Sponsored by: Winona Area Chamber of Commerce

Wright County 

Date: June 18

Time: 7 a.m. - Noon

Location: Goldview Farms; Greg, Faye and Pat Bakeberg

Directions/Parking: Park at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School and ride free shuttle to the farm

Cost: $2, under 5 free

Menu: Pancake, sausage, coffee, juice and milk

Activities: Guided farm tours, educational booths, petting zoo and Farm Bureau Foundation safety trailer

Contact: Dan Glessing

Contact Phone: 320-420-4807

Major Sponsors: Wright County Farm Bureau and many other local businesses and organizations.


 Source: MFB


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