MN Local Foods Farm Tour
August is the perfect time for a day trip. The University of Minnesota Extension, along with the Minnesota State SARE Program has developed a tour of farming operations in Norman and Mahnomen counties in Northern Minnesota. The tour, scheduled for August 16th, is an opportunity for friends and families to connect with the thriving local foods community. Participants will have opportunity to learn about natural and sustainable production methods that can be used in their own backyard gardens. The full day event has timed stops along the way offering a look into several local foods farm operations. The first stop is Red Goose Gardens, a CSA in Shelly, MN, followed by Dan Brandt's grape operation near Ada, MN. The last stop will be Bob and Diane Spaeth's bison ranch near Waubun, MN.
A local foods lunch will be served at the Ada Fairgrounds with advanced reservations by August 13th by emailing Ben Arlt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds for the homegrown lunch will to go towards supporting local 4H clubs.