Farm Horizons, June 2016

Enjoy Breakfast on the Farm

By Jennifer Von Ohlen

Start the day with a hearty breakfast where it started.

Breakfast on the Farm is returning Saturday, June 18, to the Goldview Farms in Waverly for families and friends to dine and learn about the work and care involved before dairy products hit the grocery shelves.

After breakfast, starting at 7 a.m., visitors can participate in several hands-on activities designed to educate, as well as entertain.

They can tour the operating dairy farm, take a wagon ride, visit with a veterinarian, explore the milking parlor, taste cheese, ice cream, and milk samples; visit the petting zoo, look at modern machinery, play in Sand City, and more.

The farm is owned by Greg “Butch” and Faye Bakeberg, and their son, Pat. It is a fifth generation dairy operation homesteaded in 1873. This is the sixth year they will be hosting the event, which brings in 2,000 people each year.

All proceeds above cost will be donated to the local food shelf.

Visitors are encouraged to park at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School, located between Winsted and Howard Lake on Wright County Road 6. From there, they will receive a free shuttle ride to the event. Limited handicap parking will be available at the farm.

Visit photos.heraldjournal.com for a photo gallery after the event, and watch for select images to appear in the print edition of the Herald Journal.

Spending the day at the farm?

When: Saturday, June 18

Breakfast time: 7 a.m. to noon

Menu: Pancakes, sausage, coffee, and milk

Breakfast cost: Adult $5, children 5 and under, free

Location: Park at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School and shuttle over to Goldview Farms in Waverly.

Activities: Take a wagon ride, tour the dairy farm, sample dairy products, visit interactive educational booths, play in Sand City, view modern machinery, take a photo with a calf, visit a petting zoo, and more.

More information: Email breakfastonthefarm@hotmail.com or visit www.breakfastonthefarm.org.

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