YANKTON, S.D. — The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) has coordinated a farm tour featuring Cherry Rock Farms, which will showcase how to build an agritourism business. The tour is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. C.T. in the Brandon, SD area.
This free event is open to the public and families are welcome. The tour will be of interest to producers, processors, chefs, consumers and anyone wanting more information about local foods and specialty crops. No registration is required.
Cherry Rock Farms, located at 48105 264th St., Brandon, SD, is a 4th generation family farm. The farm strives to provide natural and organically grown produce that is harvested daily and sold through their farm store. They also offer consumers pick-your-own options. Laura and Marco Patzer will share the story of their business and provide a farm tour.
The event will include a hayride, greenhouse walking tour, and tour of the pumpkin patch and corn maze. Members of the SD Agritourism Work Group will participate in the tour and can visit with attendees about opportunities across the state.
Please note that chefs can receive 2.0 CEH’s for attending the tour and Master Gardeners can earn continuing education hours.
You will be a guest on tour hosts’ property, so please use common sense and follow directions. You come at your own risk.
The event is sponsored by SDSPA in partnership with the SD Agritourism Work Group, SDSU Extension and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture.
This is the final tour organized by SDSPA for 2018. If you have requests or suggestions for tour sites for the 2019 season, please contact SDSPA at 605-681-6793 or SDSPAinfo@gmail.com. For details on the South Dakota Local Foods Conference, scheduled for Nov. 1-3, and other upcoming educational opportunities visit http://sdspecialtyproducers.org or https://www.facebook.com/sdspa/.
— South Dakota Specialty Crop Growers Association
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