Farm2Families, the new signature event from SFA Greater Mille Lacs Chapter, is set for 3-7 p.m. Sat., Aug. 26, at the Heimark Farm, 33683 Dove St, Aitkin. A community event founded by your local farmers, Farm2Families features a locally sourced dinner, live music, a farmers’ market, family activities, farm demonstrations and educational speakers.
Learn about sustainable farming practices while enjoying entertainment, fellowship and a dinner featuring ingredients produced by Aitkin-area farmers: pulled pork and chicken, vegetables, potatoes, coleslaw, corn and cucumber salad.
- Scott Kittelson and Tom Gervais of USDA-NRCS will present a fascinating demonstration of how different agricultural practices affect a soil’s ability to handle rain
- Liz and Kate Short, members of the Ripple River Bee Club, will teach basic bee biology, how to help bees stay healthy and what it takes to become a beekeeper
- Peggy Jones of American Peat Technology will discuss the manufacture of value-added peat products for use in the agriculture and water treatment industries.
Tickets are $5 for festival entry and $15 for dinner. Kids under 10 get in and eat free with adult ticket purchase.
Buy tickets online here or at Gramma’s Pantry, 223 Minnesota Ave N, Aitkin.
Farm2Families is sponsored by American Peat Technology, MidMinnesota Federal Credit Union and Riverwood Health Care Center.