We’ve posted once before about the upcoming MSHS 150th Anniversary celebration to be held at Tangletown Gardens Farm in Plato, MN, Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, We cannot believe it’s less than two weeks away!!
We’ve got some additional details on what promises to be a fantastic event and a chance to visit a farm that has been a vital part of Minnesota’s farm-to-table movement. Since 2002, most of the plants sold at Tangletown Garden Center have been grown at Tangletown Farm, along with those those installed in their landscape projects. All fresh produce from the Wise Acre Eatery is also grown at the Plato farm. In addition to produce, the Tangletown folks raise grass-fed Scottish Highland beef, pasture-raised Berkshire pork, free-range chickens, turkeys and ducks. Anyone interested in gardening or food will love this event.
Here’s what we have planned:
- Wagon tours with Tangletown owners Scott Endres and Dean Englemann from Tangletown Gardens touring their sustainable farm, greenhouses and aquaponic growing operation
Music by the bluegrass band Skunk Hollow (12 to 3 p.m.)
- Picnic lunch catered by Wise Acre Eatery
- Farm animals
- Horticultural Science Department from the University of Minnesota aquaponically grown lettuce and basil taste testing
- Feral Beverage Company Kombucha Tasting
- Minnesota apples
- Neil Anderson, professor at the University of Minnesota, will speak on the history of MSHS
- And more!
The event is only $20 per person for MSHS members, $25 for nonmembers. You can register online here.