WAVERLY, Minn. — The Wright Carver Breakfast on the Farm will take place on Saturday, August 7, hosted by Diers Corporation Family Farm, in Waverly, Minnesota. This year marks 147 years of dairy farming for the Diers family. Colette, alongside her husband Andy, is the 5th generation on the farm. They milk 250 crossbred dairy cattle daily and raise all the youngstock on site. Colette is manager of the cattle and bookwork while Andy manages the crops, equipment and manure handling. Their three daughters are involved with milking, field work and calf chores daily on the farm as well. Colette’s parents, Gary and Linda, support and pitch in whenever needed.
The Breakfast on the Farm will take place on Saturday, August 7 from 7 a.m. – Noon. New this year, free will donations for the all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, sausage, coffee and milk will be collected for local food shelves.
The event brings dairy to life and provides a one-of-a-kind experience for all. The Breakfast on the Farm event will provide a space for people to escape the city, so they can slow down, reconnect, and enjoy time together, all while learning about production agriculture.
“We are excited to open our farm up to the community we live in,” said Colette Diers Thorson. “We hope that you will enjoy visiting our family farm and seeing how we work every day to produce a wholesome and nutritious product.”
Enjoy a morning of fun for the whole family and see where your dairy products come from. Activities and attractions include: touring an operating dairy farm, food samples, machinery exhibits, educational agriculture booths and gift packs for children under 12 (while supplies last).
Parking is available at the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School, located south of Howard Lake on County Road 6, with free shuttles taking you to the farm. Limited handicap parking will be available at the farm.
This event continues to be organized by local farmers and agricultural supporters who are passionate to share their story with consumers. In addition to volunteers, local FFA students assist by facilitating tours and educational activities for all attendees. As always, our objective is to provide a positive farm experience for consumers and to build the connection between farmer and consumer while promoting agriculture.
Despite taking a break in 2020, the breakfast on the farm has been an annual event for over 10 years. Each year, nearly 1,500 breakfasts were served. And proceeds are donated to local food shelves.
— Minnesota Farm Bureau
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