PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — Farm tours, food workshops, and a farm-to-table dinner are on tap on Oct. 12 as the Sustainable Farming Association’s Lake Agassiz Chapter hosts the first annual Deep Roots Festival near Pelican Rapids. SFA’s organic and sustainable farmers have organized the event to showcase regenerative farming in our region and celebrate the harvest season with the local farm community.
Milt’s Barn, 47000 180th Ave, Pelican Rapids, is the home base for the event. Attendees can participate in hands-on workshops or old-fashioned kids activities in the afternoon at the barn or head out to nearby farms to learn about organic farm practices first hand. Four farms are conducting tours to allow attendees to experience a wide mix farm operations including Twin Oaks Dairy, Northcroft Fiber Farm, Lida Farm, and North Circle Seeds. Afternoon workshops include fermentation 101, foraging wild foods, and a session on raising sheep.
Afternoon learning will give way to an evening of music and a farm-to-table meal featuring smoked pork, roast lamb, and hearty fall vegetables – all from local farms. Local music will be provided by Dan Thornby (Detroit Lakes), Red Herring String Band (Fergus Falls), and the Klezmaniacs (Vergas).
This family-friendly event costs $5 general admission for all afternoon activities and events. Meal tickets are $35 per adult and $5 for kids under 12 and includes admission to all afternoon activities and workshops. Go to www.deep-roots-festival.com to learn more and register by Oct. 10. All proceeds from the event go sustainable farming education and promotion in the region.
— Sustainable Farming Association
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