SFA’s Festival of Farms™ is an opportunity to learn about sustainable agriculture, network within the community, and have fun at various farms across the state. The Festival is unique to each event, but the goal is the same—to build a unified sense of SFA’s presence in communities across Minnesota and tighten connections within the local food community.
July 9: Garlic Growers Field Day
Lake Agassiz Chapter Farm Tours
July 9, 2016, 1-4 p.m. | Bagley, MN
Admission is free, but please RSVP here.
Split Oak Farm: Jeff and Angie Ness are new farmers that have created a biodiversity small-scale farm. During the tour they will go over crop and animal rotation with a focus on using the animals to “work the ground”, a sustainable soil health method and grazing practices. Also tour the gardens and visit with the dairy goats, pigs, poultry and rabbits.
Amazing Grace Homestead: Dianne Moen had a desire for a natural, sustainable, spiritual, and self-sufficient lifestyle. She views “mini-farming” both as a means of producing food and to be a steward to the land. Come view the Buff Chanticleer chickens, Royal Palm turkeys and poults, Scottish Highlander cow and calve pairs, Katahdin sheep, and a good dog. Walk around or just sit on the porch and visit about what is possible with a dream.
Admission is free and the day will end with networking and light refreshments.