Join Cedar Summit Farm for Milkapalooza on Saturday, June 22
Visit the fourth-generation farm for a family-friendly event celebrating sustainable farming, 100% grass-fed milk, and a recent victory for all small Minnesota farmers
New Prague, Minn. (May 28, 2013)— Everyone at Cedar Summit Farm is smiling, including the cows. And for good reason—the happy herd at Cedar Summit Farm is grazing on new pastures, eating organic perennial grasses like bromegrass, fescue, and timothy. And a recent victory with the passage of the “Buy the Farm” bill means small Minnesota farms now have more rights, thanks to overwhelming support from the Minnesota community.
Cedar Summit Farm and the Minar family invite you to celebrate at their annual Milkapalooza event, on Saturday, June 22, from 10am to 3pm, at Cedar Summit Farm in New Prague, Minn. The event is free and open to the public.
Get to know your cow. Enjoy hayrides. Take pasture walks with grass farmers and a representative from the Audubon Society. Tour the farm, the milking parlor, and the dairy. Learn from experts about organic certification. And see firsthand what makes Cedar Summit Farm so unique as Minnesota’s only 100% grass-fed dairy.
“We hope that this year is bigger and better than ever before,” says Ryan Crum, Cedar Summit Farm marketing manager. “We hope to create some open dialogue for farmers and consumers to learn more about what we do, how we do it, why we do it, and how they can join in.”
Along with learning about the unique work that goes into maintaining Minnesota’s only 100% grass-fed dairy, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about ongoing sustainability efforts in Minnesota from a host of experts. Representatives from The Land Stewardship Project, Right to Know Minnesota, Cornucopia Institute, Local Harvest Alliance, and more will be on hand to answer questions about everything from starting an organic farm to getting a law passed to make labeling GMO foods the law in Minnesota.
The family-friendly event will also include music from Broken V and friends; storytelling from children’s author Gordon Fredrickson; caricature drawings; a petting zoo; and a special “cow crawl.”
“Our cow crawl is a great interactive demo experience for kids to learn about our food system, specifically grass-fed dairy, and where our food comes from,” Crum says. “They will learn about the process that it takes to convert sun to grass to milk and the resulting compost. We feel that it is very important to teach children that food doesn’t come from a supermarket, but yet living, breathing, pasture-raised animals.”
Milkapalooza is Saturday, June 22, 2013, from 10am to 3pm, at Cedar Summit Farm; 25830 Drexel Avenue; New Prague, Minnesota.
This free event is open to the public. Lunch will be available for purchase, featuring Cedar Summit Farm 100% grass-fed hamburgers and hot dogs. Vegetarian meals will also be available for purchase.
Images attached: Cedar Summit Farm cows; farmer Dave and Florence Minar
About Cedar Summit Farm
Cedar Summit Farm is Minnesota’s only 100% grass-fed creamery. For more than four generations, the certified-organic family farm has been dedicated to preserving the health, environment, and economy of its local community.
Cedar Summit Farm produces 100% grass-fed non-homogenized milk, cream, half & half, and drinkable cream-top yogurt products, in plain, vanilla, and raspberry. Cedar Summit Farm’s high-quality products can be found in more than 75 locations, including co-ops, grocery stores, and restaurants throughout the Twin Cities.
All Cedar Summit Farm products are packaged and processed on the farm with the help of dedicated employees and members of the Minar family. Together, they’re helping to preserve Cedar Summit Farm for the fifth generation!
For more information about Cedar Summit Farm and its commitment to health and the environment, go to http://www.cedarsummit.com/.
To learn more about 100% grass-fed farming, check out farmer Dave Minar’s blog.