Saturday, June 1, 2019
Mill Creek Dairy
WHOLESOME FAMILY FUN
There’s something fun for everyone at Breakfast on the Farm. We have guided tours of the farm, an obstacle course for children, a petting zoo full of baby farm animals, horse-drawn wagon rides, and, most importantly, a great opportunity for visitors of all ages to learn more about where their food comes from.
Stearns County Breakfast on the Farm is a hands-on, educational event designed to help people of all ages learn more about the farms and the families that produce our food.
CONNECTING CONSUMERS AND AGRICULTURE
Breakfast on the Farm is held at a working dairy farm, giving visitors an opportunity to see firsthand where the milk in our favorite dairy products come from. Breakfast on the Farm is not only about dairy farms though, other agricultural industries of Stearns County – beef, swine, sheep, goats, poultry, and crops are showcased through exhibits and activities, including a farm animal petting zoo.
A committee of volunteers, most of whom are dairy farmers, are responsible for organizing the Stearns County Breakfast on the Farm. Other committee members represent agriculture related businesses, and all members are passionate about telling agriculture’s story. All committee members believe visiting a working farm is the best way for consumers to learn about agriculture.
RECOGNIZING STEARNS COUNTY’S FARM FAMILIES
Helping consumers learn about modern food production is the committee’s way of saluting Stearns County’s farm families. Their hard work and dedication to producing high quality food, their commitment to protecting the environment, and their contributions to their communities and local economy
Breakfast on the Farm is a nonprofit event made possible by generous donations of many area businesses.
WHAT IS BREAKFAST ON THE FARM?
Stearns County Breakfast on the Farm is a hands-on, agriculture awareness event designed to help people of all ages learn more about the farms that produce our food.
WHEN IS BREAKFAST ON THE FARM?
The Breakfast is held annually on the first Saturday in June. This year the Breakfast is on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The event will be held rain or shine.
Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m.and activities end at12:30 p.m.We encourage families to arrive early enough to enjoy breakfast and allow time for a guided tour of the farm, which takes about 45 minutes.
HOW DO WE GET TO BREAKFAST ON THE FARM?
A FREE Charter Bus will take attendees to and from the farm. The buses will be running back and forth during the entire event. There is NO PARKING on the farm. There will be parking available near Cold Spring.
Due to highway safety concerns, it is important that Breakfast on the Farm visitors park at the pick-up site and take the free coach shuttle to Vogt Dairy and back. There will be plenty of room on the coach busses for strollers and other belongings. Minnesota law allows infants and children to ride in coach busses without a carseat.
HOW MUCH DOES BREAKFAST ON THE FARM COST?
Admission to Breakfast on the Farm tours and activities are free. Breakfast is available for $5 a plate; children five and under eat free.
Breakfast will include pancakes, french toast, sausage, eggs, milk, juice and coffee.
WHAT IS THER TO DO AT BREAKFAST ON THE FARM?
- Enjoy a hearty breakfast.
- Take a guided tour of the farm.
- Listen to our live radio coverage.
- Visit the baby farm animals in the petting zoo.
- Color a picture in the children’s activity area.
- Take a ride on the little farm hands train or a horse-drawn wagon.
- Have your picture taken with a newborn calf. You’ll even be able to take the picture home with you!
- Enjoy an ice cream cone or cheese snack with a Dairy Princess.
- Race through the farm obstacle course with the MN Vikings Football Cheerleaders.
- Have fun learning with our ag exhibitors.
HOW SHOULD WE DRESS FOR BREAKFAST ON THE FARM?
Breakfast on the Farm will be held rain or shine, so come dressed for the weather. There’s a lot to see and do at the Breakfast, so it’s also a good idea to wear good walking shoes.