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Egg, Mushroom & Microgreen Production Tours

Posted 8/16/2018 10:46pm by SDSPA Marketing Contractor.

The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) has coordinated upcoming farm tours to feature the production of eggs, mushrooms and microgreens on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. C.T. near Brandon & Sioux Falls, SD. 

The first tour will begin at 12:00 p.m. C.T. at Fruit of the Coop, located at 8700 Sunset Circle, Brandon, SD. Owner Stephanie Peterson will present ‘Egg Production,’ and provide a tour of her 7-acre farm. Peterson sells eggs from heritage chickens that are pasture-raised on natural grains and forage. She also sources eggs from other small flocks within the Sioux Empire and sells to area restaurants and through CSA programs and an off-site farm grocery store.

There is road construction to be aware of. Please follow the following directions to the Fruit of the Coop tour from the intersection of SD Highway 100 & E. Madison St. in order to avoid road closure/construction:

If heading North on SD Highway 100, turn right on E. Madison St. and go 3.1 miles. Turn left onto SD Highway 11 and go 0.7 miles. Turn left onto S. Sioux Blvd. and go 0.3 miles. Turn left onto W. Park St. and go 1.1 miles. You will cross the Big Sioux River where the road will become gravel and be known as East Maple St. Turn right onto N. Oak Rd. Turn left onto E. Sunset Circle. 8700 E. Sunset Circle is the white house on your left once you go around the corner.

 

Participants will then travel to Dakota Mushrooms & Microgreens at 27063 Tallgrass Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD.  At 3:15p.m. Owner Dan Rislov will present ‘Growing Mushrooms & Microgreens’ and provide a tour of his urban farm and growing facilities. He has been producing gourmet mushrooms and microgreens, grown without herbicides and pesticides since 2015. The tour will end at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Directions from 1st Tour to 2nd Tour to avoid road construction:

Turn left onto East Maple Street (also known as W. Park St) and go 1.1 miles East into Brandon. Turn right onto S. Sioux Blvd. and go 0.3 miles. Turn right onto SD Highway 11 and go 0.7 miles. Turn right onto E. Madison St. and go 3.1 miles. Turn left onto SD Highway 100 and go 3 miles. This road turns into SD Higway 11. Go 3.77 miles. Turn right onto 271stStreet which is also County Highway 106. Go 7 miles. Turn Right onto S Tallgrass Avenue (There are portions unpaved). Go .35 miles. 27063 South Tallgrass Avenue is on your left.

The public is invited to these free tours. Local producers, chefs, consumers and organizations involved in local or specialty foods are encouraged to attend. Bring your family and enjoy the day learning about how these crops are produced.Participants may attend one or both sessions. No registration is required.

Please note that chefs can receive 2.00 CEH’s for participating in each tour.  Master Gardeners are eligible for earning continuing education hours for the horticultural tour.

You will be a guest on tour hosts’ property, so please use common sense and follow directions. You come at your own risk.

The event is sponsored by SDSPA in partnership with Homegrown Sioux Empire.

Program Agenda

The final tour featuring Agritourism at Cherry Rock Farms Tour is scheduled for Oct. 6 near Brandon, SD, See a full listing of upcoming SDSPA events here or on Facebook. For more information contact SDSPA at 605-681-6793 or SDSPAinfo@gmail.com.

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