This Is How We Farm It Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Ever wonder how the food you eat gets to your table? Find out from the source: local farmers! GreenSeam region farmers take visitors on a down-home adventure with tours and tractor or combine rides. They are happy to provide you an exclusive look into life on the farm. Keep checking back for more activities, coupons and incentives added!
Combine Rides & Tours: Five area farmers are starting up their tractors and giving you a behind the wheel experience at crop harvesting with combine rides Sept. 30. Bring the kids and hop in the cab to see where your favorite fall crops come from. Combine cabs have one buddy seat which has room for one adult and one child who sits on the adult’s lap. Rides typically last 10-20 minutes; make your reservation today! Please RSVP by midnight Sept. 28. These farmers cover a lot of ground. You can expect to receive an exact pick up location via email Sept. 29. In the case of inclement weather or other harvest-halting situations, two farms have agreed to give farm tours instead. Check your emails for updates. Specific ride sign up times are below!
Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota Harvest Festival: Kick off Harvest Festival at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota Sept. 30 with its annual Farm & Construction Vehicle Fair. The Vehicle Fair is outdoors and is free. The first 300 children will also receive a free t-shirt. Then come into the Museum and enjoy harvest-related activities, including farm animals, corn and soybean play and a toddler straw maze. For the month of October, enjoy harvest activities with your children. Get a full calendar of events. More>
Terrace View Fall Festival: Exciting things are happening at Terrace View Golf Course like the inaugural Terrace View Fall Festival, Mankato’s first event to celebrate harvest and community! Celebrate while taking in the joys of the season. You can easily spend an entire day at the festival, and even pick up your pumpkins, gourds, squash, and other fall decor, by Hay by George, on your way out…maybe even squeeze in a round of golf! Terrace View Fall Festival attractions include a large corn pit and straw bale maze, a toddler straw bale maze, tire tractor mountain, pumpkin launch, pumpkin patch and so much more! More>
Mankato Farmers Market: The Mankato Farmers Market has been in Mankato for over 40 years. Shopping at and supporting the farmers’ market circulates money within our community, helping to keep it strong. Local farmers and artisans at the market continue to help our community thrive by recirculating your wisely spent dollars. Vendors at our market are required to make or produce their goods wholly or substantially from within 40 miles of Mankato. This stipulation keeps food miles, waste, and resource use to a minimum. They believe in healthy soils, foods, and families, practices that positively affect our community. The main outdoor Market is open every Saturday, rain or shine, through the second Saturday in October. Hours are 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Mankato Farmers’ Market is also open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The market is located at 1895 Adams Street in the Best Buy parking lot. More>
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