Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tour de Farm at Oliver H. Kelley Farm

This weekend we went to our second Tour de Farm of the summer. The last Tour de Farm we went to was a sit down dinner, this one, on the other hand, was more of a family picnic with everyone spread out of blankets & at picnic tables. The venue was the Oliver H. Kelley Farm, a working 1860's farm run by the MN Historical Society.

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.
We got to tour the farm, play with the animals, help with the chores & of course, eat lots of good food. Dinner was a pork extravaganza thanks to Mike Philips, formerly of Craftsman now of Green Ox Foods along with Scott Pampuch & his crew . Apparently, Mike took a liking to a sow at the farm last year & this year she became our dinner, all 630 pounds of her! All the ingredients came from Oliver Kelley Farm as well as other MN are farms & were prepared without any electricity. Apple crisp (with just a hint of pork) & sweet corn ice cream on the porch of an 1800's farmhouse as the sun set on a warm fall evening was the perfect way to say goodbye to summer.

There are two Tour de Farms left this year, October 10th at Rogotzke Maple Syrup Farm in Duluth & New Year's Eve at Star Thrower Farm. Tickets are available to both here.

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Amy P. said...

I like the Flickr slideshow, Kat, that's cool!

Sounds like it was a lovely afternoon.

Thistlemoon said...

Very fun - and very yummy!

Lori said...

Wow very neat place. I love the pics!

Lori said...

Oh, I love the pumpkin patch! Fall farm tours are as great to me as the summer ones.

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