Local Farm-to-Table for Families Event
MAYVILLE’S MAYBERRY FARMS TO HOST FARM-TO-TABLE EVENT FOR FAMILIES
What: Mayberry Farms, a Blue Zones Project Supporting Organization, will host a farm-to-table event for families. The event will include free walking farm tours led by owners Tim and Danielle Clark. Local farmers and food organizations will be at the event including the Dodge County Dairy Promotion Committee, The Wisconsin Beef Council, and the Dodge/Jefferson County Beekeepers Association. Attendees can ride the Blue Zones Project smoothie bike and sample a strawberry smoothie. You-pick and ready-pick strawberries will be available for sale. An affordable strawberry-inspired lunch, prepared by NOLA North Grille, will feature local ingredients from Windy Drumlins, Widmer’s Cheese Cellars, and Mayberry Farms Strawberries.
When: Saturday, June 30, 2018
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Mayberry Farms
W2364 County Road Y
Public/Private: Public event
Tim and Danielle Clark, Owners of Mayberry Farms
Janelle Wiebelhaus-Finger, Blue Zones Project Engagement Lead
Keith Hill, Owner of NOLA North Grille
Background: This farm to table event provides an opportunity for local producers and local consumers to come together and have a healthy and open conversation about food. In May of 2017, Tim and Danielle (Hammer) Clark purchased Mayberry Farms and became the third family to live, work and continue the strawberry growing tradition. As first generation strawberry farmers, the Clarks are not only growing tasty strawberries, they are raising two young boys, James (2) and Jonah (8 months). The farm defines sustainability as the balance of social, environmental and economical elements with a strong representation of their core values. Mayberry Farms emphasizes this with their commitment to provide transparency and invites you to learn more about their family history and farming practices by visiting their website, mayberryfarmswi.com.
Visuals: Families interacting with food organization booths, picking strawberries, and enjoying strawberry-inspired lunch. Walking tour of Mayberry Farms.
Blue Zones Project is a community-by-community well-being improvement initiative designed to support longer, better lives through permanent changes to environment, policy, and social networks. Blue Zones Project is brought to Dodge County through sponsorship by Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, in collaboration with Sharecare®, Inc. and Blue Zones, LLC. Dodge County is the first Blue Zones Project demonstration site in the state.
For details about becoming a Blue Zones Project Approved organization or general information about Blue Zones Project Dodge County, call 920-212-8511, or visit dodgecounty.bluezonesproject.com.