Enjoy A Breakfast On The Farm In June

Farms across the state are hosting special breakfasts for all visitors.

Published on: May 15, 2013

Dairy farmers and some county Farm Bureaus throughout Minnesota are sponsoring or co-sponsoring a 'Breakfast on the Farm' throughout the summer.

Each event includes a breakfast and numerous activities for all ages to enjoy including farm tours, wagon rides, machinery display, petting zoo and much more.

Events for June are listed below.

Contact the county/regional Farm Bureau to get the most current information.

Clay County
Date: June 1
Time: 7 a.m. – Noon
Location: Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Grounds, Rollag
Cost: Free
Menu: Scrambled eggs, pancakes, strawberries, breakfast sausage, coffee, milk and ice cream

Farms across the state are hosting special breakfasts for all visitors.
Farms across the state are hosting special breakfasts for all visitors.
Activities: Kids pedal tractor pull, farm commodity booths, farm animal zoo, spring planting, barrel train rides, horse drawn wagon rides, tractor wagon rides, merry-go-round and entertainment
Contact Person: Keith and Lori Aakre
Contact Information: 218-979-1609
Sponsored by: Clay County Farm Bureau and Hawley Lions

Stearns County
Date: June 1
Time: 8 a.m.-Noon.
Location: Groetsch Dairy, Albany
Directions: From St. Cloud, take I-94 west to Avon. Watch for directional signs in Avon.
Cost – Adults: $5
Cost – Children: Age 5 and under are free
Menu: Pancakes, eggs, sausage, milk and coffee
Activities: Farm tours, children's barnyard, Princess Kay of the Milky Way, Vikings cheerleaders, live radio broadcasts, educational booths and ice cream cones.
Parking: Parking will be at Albany High School where a free charter bus will take you to the farm.
Contact Information: www.stearnsfarmbreakfast.com or Stearns County Breakfast on the Farm on Facebook
Sponsored by: Stearns County Farm Bureau and many supporting sponsors


Washington-Ramsey County
Date: June 2
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: Autumnwood Farm, 19435 Granada Ave N, Forest Lake
Directions: 3 miles south of downtown Forest Lake, Hwy 61 to 190th Street east to Granada Ave, then north to the farm
Cost: Free
Menu: Lunch while supplies last
Activities: Farm tours, product samples and farm animals
Contact Person: Fran Miron
Contact Information: mironfarm@hotmail.com
Sponsored by: Washington County American Dairy Association, Washington-Ramsey County Farm Bureau, Ellsworth Coop Creamery, Forest Lake FFA and 4-H

Waseca County
Date: June 4
Time: 4-8 p.m.
Location: Greg and Sue Harguth Farm, 31723 State Hwy 13, Waseca
Directions: South of Waseca on Hwy 13 about 4 miles
Cost: Free
Menu: Hamburgers and pork burgers
Activities: Magician, DJ Grain Simmons, kid's activities, farm tours and information booths
Parking: On site
Contact Person: Greg and Sue Harguth
Contact Information: 507-835-5494
Sponsored by: County commodity groups

Wright County
Date: June 15
Time: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Goldview Farms, Waverly
Directions: Park at HLWW High School, 8700 Cty Rd 6 SW, Howard Lake and take a free shuttle bus to the farm
Cost – Adults: $3
Cost – Children: 5 and under free
Menu: Chris Cakes pancakes, sausage, milk and coffee
Activities: Farm tour, cheese and ice cream samples, wagon rides, educational agriculture booths, petting zoo
Parking: Available at HLWW High School with a free shuttle bus ride to the farm
Contact Person: Dan Glessing
Contact Information: breakfastonthefarm.org or 320-420-4807
Sponsored by: Wright County Farm Bureau and various sponsors


Mower County
Date: June 22
Time: 7:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: Jim and Connie Sathre Farm, 17513 680th Ave, Adams
Cost – Adults: $3
Cost – Children: 6 and under free
Menu: Chris Cakes pancakes, sausage, coffee, orange juice and milk
Activities: Farm equipment on display, farm safety display, organization displays, horse wagon rides and kiddie barnyard
Parking: Parking on farm or take the shuttle bus from the Hy-Vee in Austin
Contact Person: Virginia Bissen
Contact Information: 507-582-3518
Sponsored by: Mower County Farm Bureau and various sponsors

Wadena County
Date: June 22
Time: 8 a.m. – Noon
Location: Dan and Rosie Middendorf Farm, 17784 Co Rd 7, Verndale
Cost: Farmer's share or free will offering
Menu: Pancakes, sausage, strawberries, ice cream, coffee and milk
Parking: Available on site
Contact Person: Joel Middendorf
Contact Information: 218-639-6817

Winona County
Date: June 27
Time: 4:30-8 p.m.
Location: Greden Ponderosa Dairy, Altura
Directions: North of Altura
Cost – Adults: $7 (Family meal, maximum of six $25)
Cost – Children: 10 and under $4
Menu: Brats, hot dogs, baked beans, chips, cheese stick, root beer floats, milk and coffee
Activities: Games, hay ride, cow milking, live music, Princess Kay, petting zoo and more
Parking: On site
Contact Person: Winona Area Chamber of Commerce
Contact Information: info@winonachamber.com or 507-452-2272
Sponsored by: Winona Area Chamber of Commerce

Cass County
Date: June 29
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Location: 4-H Food Stand Cass County Fairgrounds, Pine River
Cost – Adults: Farmers share
Contact Person: Sarah Kuschel
Contact Information: casscountyfb@yahoo.com
Sponsored by: Cass County Farm Bureau


Olmsted County
Date: June 29
Time: 6:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: Ed and Sherri Twohey Dairy Farm, 8428 80th Street SW, Stewartville
Directions: Take the bus from the Olmsted County Fairgrounds. Bus ride is free providing at least one member of your party is wearing a $5 Rochesterfest Button.
Cost – Adults: $6
Cost – Children: 5-12: $3, under 5: free
Menu: Chris Cakes pancakes, sausage, milk juice, cheese and coffee
Activities: Horse drawn wagon rides, free petting zoo, educational agricultural displays and exhibits
Parking: Ample free parking
Contact Person: Ron Pagel
Contact Information: 507-259-5792
Sponsored by: Rochester Area Ag Committee and Olmstead County Farm Bureau

Beltrami County
Date: June 30
Time: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
Location: Beltrami County Fairgrounds
Cost: $5 suggested donation (100% of proceeds will go to agricultural youth programs via 4-H and FFA)
Menu: Pancakes, ice cream, strawberries, sausage, ham, coffee and milk
Activities: Wagon rides, animal exhibits, informational booths
Contact Person: John Gilbertson
Contact Information: 218-243-2546