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Sugar Maple Trail of Colors – Saturday October 14 Noon – 5pm.

Stroll through our sugar maple grove and the native prairie and enjoy the brilliant fall colors, while sipping on some hot cider. Enjoy free tastings of organic fresh apple cider, Yellow Belly hard cider, and maple syrup. 

Farm products for sale: fresh apple cider, Yellow Belly hard cider, maple syrup, and honey.

This is a rain-or-shine event, so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

Hope to see you here on the farm!

 

300 Kids Visit the Farm.

On Tuesday September 12, The farm was all abuzz when the 3rd and 5th grade classes of Mora Elementary school had a field trip to Sapsucker Farms. The morning session was the 5th grade classes and the afternoon session was the 3rd grade classes.

The event was organized by the Kanabec County U of M Extension Master Gardeners and the teachers of Fairview elementary school with a grant from the Mora Education Foundation.

We established four stations and after 20 minutes, the whistle blew and the kids rotated to the next station. The four stations included:

Honey bees and native prairie

Apple orchard and chickens

Maple syrup and mushrooms

Hoop house with season extension growing

When the tour was done, everyone went home with a honey bear. A fun day for all.

 

Farm Tour and Open House Saturday 8/5/17 Noon-6pm

Enjoy a tour of Sapsucker Farms organic farm and orchard.
– Nature walk through the native prairie.
– Tastings of Yellow Belly hard ciders: Semi-sweet, Ginger, and Barrel Aged, as well as tastings of new flavors yet to be introduced.
– Relax and enjoy the beautiful farmscape.
– Farm products for sale: Yellow Belly cider, maple syrup, honey, fresh organic produce.

Fingers crossed that the weather will be beautiful as well.

Dilbert has Arrived.

Back in January of this year, we had to say “good bye” to our dear, sweet Dori who owned our hearts for 12 year. Even though Dori will never be replaced, we have welcomed a new fury member of the family. Just like Dori, (and Nika, and Belle, and Wee Gee who preceded Dori) Dilbert is a German Wirehaired Pointer. He joined the family at Sapsucker Farms on June 9th, but we have pictures from his early puppyhood with his nine sisters as well.

Huge Thanks to the Mora High School Students.

MHS kids

Despite the crazy, unusually cold weather we had, just before another deep freeze, the students of the Mora High School agriculture class spent the day working on the farm. It was such a blessing to have 14 additional sets of hands to help get caught up this spring. A great group of kids, with their wonderful teacher did a terrific job working in the hoop house and in the field. And everyone went home with goodies from the farm.

Fresh Ginger

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This year was the first time I grew fresh ginger on the farm, right here in Minnesota. I am happy to report that it was a success. I planted about 10 pounds of ginger seed and now have about 30 pounds harvested. With the success of this year’s crop, I plan to plant a whole lot more in 2016.

Our Baby Turns 300,000.

Geo

Our little baby, the 2000 Chevrolet (Geo) Metro turned 300,000 miles this weekend. We’re so proud of her. She’s a dependable little thing, has survived a few mishaps, and is so efficient that she runs on only three of her four cylinders. Now we’ll see if she can make it to 400,000 miles.

miles

 

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