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Organic Vegetable Farm Tour

Starting Date:      Saturday, July 07, 2007

Starting Time:     2:00 PM

Location:     Peter & Katy Hemberger Farm near Hutchinson


With all the buzz out there about local foods and organic produce, Katy and Peter Hemberger are young farmers on the cutting edge, but with their feet on the ground and their hands in the soil. August Earth, their Certified Organic farm west of Hutchinson, MN, has become a successful "Community Supported Agriculture" operation in the past two years. CSA's are an increasingly popular method for consumers to buy produce directly from the producer, while supporting the farmer by purchasing "shares" in the farm and receiving weekly "dividends" in the form of fresh, healthy foods.

Participants will see the entire vegetable operation, as well as the organically raised pigs and the Cucumber Beetle Control Project, with lots of time for questions and answers. Following will be refreshments and social time. Admission to this kid-friendly event is $10 per family for Sustainable Farming Association members, $20 per family for non-members.

To reserve your spot and receive further details, please contact Jerry Ford at jerry[at]marienne[dot]com or 320.543.3394.