June 26, 2013
Come hear the story of TreePeople and longtime dedicated environmental activist Andy Lipkis, who founded the group 40 years ago.
FREE family event.
July 13, 2013
All people are invited to attend the 4th Annual Festival of Farms on Saturday, July 13, at the Farm Market Café in Onamia, hosted by the Sustainable Farming Association (SFA) of Central Minnesota. Adult admission is $25 per person, kids ages 3-12 are $5, and kids 2 and under are free. SFA members receive $5 off adult admission. Admission covers breakfast, lunch, two farm tours, kids activities, presentations, and live music.
“The Festival of Farms is a family-friendly event with local chapters of SFA hosting field days and providing farmer-to-farmer and farmer-to-consumer networking opportunities throughout Minnesota” said Jim Chamberlin, SFA board member from Deerwood. “On July 13th we will showcase family farms that use environmentally and economically sound agricultural practices.”
Pre-registration is available by visiting www.sfa-mn.org/central or by calling SFA coordinator Robert Bauer at (218) 296-6732. Registration is also available at the event.
8:30 a.m. registration; beverages, muffins.
9:00 a.m. presentation: “Farm Market Café Business Model.”
10 a.m. tour: Farm Market Café high tunnel.
11 a.m. tour: Eller Family Farm/Dutch Fury Farm.
1 p.m. lunch: box-picnic, Farm Market Café.
– Entertainment by Alan Lee & Friends (country with a little bit of blues).
2 p.m. tour: Dutch Fury Farm/Eller Family Farm.
4 p.m. presentation: “Soil Health” by Shannon Carpenter, Mille Lacs NRCS.
5 p.m. dinner: at the Café (on your own).
The event is made possible by the support of the Farm Market Café and festival sponsors: Minnesota Grown Program, Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA), North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NC-SARE), Northwoods Forestry Co-Op of Aitkin, Mille Lacs Soil and Water Conservation District, Mille Lacs USDA-NRCS, Central Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, Mille Lacs Lake Watershed Management Organization, and Agnew Hardware Hank of Onamia.
For more information and to register visit www.sfa-mn.org/central or contact Robert Bauer of SFA at (218) 296-6732 or email@example.com.