Tour the Farms Day is held in Brodhead in May and features five farms.
The tour provides an opportunity to see how a working farm functions and produces,
and highlights farms that employ organic and/or sustainable practices.
The following farms have hosted this event: Morningstar Farm,
owned by Brett and Vickie Condon and located at 4737 South County Road T,
raises organic fruits and vegetables. Sugar Maple Emu Farm, owned by Mike and Joylene Reavis
at W80S Pedee Road, features emu pen tours, emu meat tasting,
decorating of emu eggs and other emu products.
Check out their website at www.sugarmapleemu.com. Scotch Hill Farm,
owned by Dela and Tony Ends at 910 South Scotch Hill Road,
is a certified organic farm and a subscription farm (CSA). It features goats,
vegetable gardens and hand-made soap. More details can be found at www.scotchhillfarm.com.
Kinkoona Farm, owned and operated by Suellen Thompson-Link and her children
at 16734 West Dorner Road, raises several breeds of exotic sheep,
sells lamb and several organic wool bedding products,
and is a wonder of sustainability and environmental friendliness.
Find more information at www.baabaashop.com. The Nieman Family Farm,
owned by Joel and Kathy Nieman at W1614 Highway F,
provides a look at the functioning of a dairy farm.