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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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Fruit of the Coop on Facebook

Dakota Mushrooms & Microgreens on Facebook

 

Posted 8/16/2018 3:03pm by SDSPA Marketing Contractor.

Fresh local foods & locally-fermented beverages were sampled by over 500 participants while bluegrass music from the Hard Travelin’ band and delicious aromas wafted through the Local Foods Fair recently in Sioux Falls. 

Centered around the historic Stockyards Ag Experience Barn in Falls Park, the July 25th event showcased locally-grown foods through food demonstrations, vendor booths, kids activities, and Breaking Burrito & Phan Foods food trucks serving dishes using local products. Consumers had the opportunity to learn about local foods and where to get them through educational talks and interactive demonstrations. Guests enjoyed complimentary tours of the Stockyards Ag Experience Barn.

 

"We were thrilled at the opportunity to impact hundreds of community members with the first local foods fair. Connecting farming and food is at the core mission for all of our event partners. We are already looking forward to next time," said Jennifer Hoesing, Stockyards Ag Experience Executive Director. 

A farmers market event featured product vendors including Bijou Hills Grassfed Meat, LLC; Heart of the City Bakery; Hyatt Family Farm; Leffler Gardens & Mama Mia Kids; Little Shire Farm; Nature’s Best, LLC; Prairie Moon Herbs; Prairie Sky Pastured Poultry; Stensland Family Farms; & Sweetgrass Soaps.  

 

Two local wineries and two local breweries shared stories about their products and provided beverage samples upstairs in the barn. Wines from Tucker’s Walk Farm Winery & Vineyard and Humble Hill Winery contained South Dakota grown fruits and the beers from A Homestead Brew & Fernson Brewing Co. contained local hops.  

 

“It was interesting to see these modern local fruit & hops-based beverages showcased amongst the displays of old days at the Stockyards,” said Kim Brannen, SD Specialty Producers Association representative.  “It’s great to see agriculture grow and evolve back to our locally-grown roots.”

Chef Nicholas Skajewski, Avera Executive Chef, provided a cooking demonstration of‘Garlic, Herb, and Brianna Braised Chicken Wing with Turnip Puree’ for the attendees. Chef Josh Kranz, Mitchell Tech Culinary Academy, served up ‘Cauliflower Croquet with Baby Choi & Pickled Radish.’ See the recipes provided below. 

 

The Brianna wine was provided from Humble Hill Wineryand ingredients were sourced from Dakota Fresh Food Hub and the Natural Foods Co-op. Information provided at the Fair informed consumers that these fresh local foods and value-added products are available in many ways in Siouxland—through direct farm sales, food hubs, online marketing, Community Supported Ag (CSAs) sales, local retailers that support local foods and the producers, and local chefs who buy and prepare fresh locally-sourced foods.

Event partners included Northern Plains Sustainable Ag Society, SD Specialty Producers Association, Southeast Tech – Horticulture Department, Stockyards Ag Experience, Mitchell Tech – Culinary Academy, Dakota Fresh Food Hub, SD Department of Tourism and Dakota Rural Action-Homegrown Sioux Empire. 

Event sponsors included Nature's Best, LLC; Coop Natural Foods and Avera.

 

For more information about upcoming events, tours and trainings related to South Dakota grown foods contact the SD Specialty Producers Association at 605-681-6793 or SDSPAinfo@gmail.com or visit us online or on Facebook.

 

Local Food Recipes

Chardonnay Braised Chicken Wing & Buttered Turnip Puree- Chef Nicholas Skajewski, Executive Chef 

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb Chicken Wings
  • ¼ cup Avocado Oil
  • 4 each Garlic Cloves
  • 6 sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 6 sprigs Fresh Oregano
  • ¾ cup Chardonnay (Brianna)
  • Salt- To taste
  • Pepper- To taste
  • 1 lb Turnips 

 

  • Milk- varies
  • 4 T Butter   
  • Salt- To taste
  • Pepper- To taste

 

Procedure 

  1. Peel and cube turnips
  2. In deep saucepan, place turnips, 2 garlic cloves, and the leaves from 3 sprigs of thyme and oregano
  3. Add milk to the saucepan until turnips are covered
  4. Simmer on medium low until turnips are very soft and can be pierced with a fork
  5. Remove from heat and enter all into a blender (or blend with an immersion blender)
  6. Season to taste
  7. Reserve for plating 

 

  1. Dry and liberally season chicken wings. Set aside.
  2. Preheat skillet on medium high, add oil
  3. When pan starts to smoke, add wings
  4. Sear wings in the oil until all sides are a dark golden brown
  5. Deglaze the pan with the chardonnay
  6. Add the rest of the fresh herbs (on the stem is fine) and the other two garlic cloves
  7. Baste the chicken with the herb/garlic/wine/oil mixture until the internal temperature reaches 165°
  8. Plate the dish with the puree and braised chicken 

 

Cauliflower Croquet with Baby Choi & Pickled Radish- Chef Josh Kranz, Mitchell Tech Culinary Academy 

Ingredients 

  • 6 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 cups russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, diced
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, diced
  • 1 Tbsp jalapeno chiles, stemmed, seeded and finely diced
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • Olive oil 

 

Procedure 

  1. Clean and cut cauliflower into florets, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast at 300 ̊ F till very tender (35-45 min).
  2. Boil potatoes as for mashed potatoes. When potatoes and cauliflower are tender puree both in a blender or through a fine mesh food mill.
  3. Meanwhile sauté red and green bell peppers (keep them separate until done cooking to keep from becoming off color) till tender and cool.
  4. Combine cauliflower / potatoes puree with peppers and jalapeno; mix till well combined.
  5. Form into patties sized to your liking then refrigerate them till very firm.
  6. Combine egg with a splash of cold water and mix to make an egg wash. Carefully coat patties in egg wash then bread crumbs (panko breadcrumbs will give a better crunch) and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes but up to a few hours to allow breading to stick.
  7. Fry in deep fryer set to 340 ̊ F or sauté in a small amount of olive oil till golden brown and heated through.  
  8. Servings: 75
Posted 8/15/2018 2:46pm by SDSPA Marketing Contractor.

Chef Josh Kranz and students from Mitchell Technical Institute serving up liquid nitrogen cooled fruit skewers of Forestburg muskmelon and watermelon at Value Added Ag Day 2017! 

The Value Added Agriculture Development Center (VAADC) invites you to attend the 19thAnnual Value Added Agriculture Center Day at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron, SD on Thursday, August 30 from 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. South Dakota’s value added agriculture industry will showcase 20 vendors including South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) members in the Day Sponsor Tent.

The VAADC helps create and expand agribusinesses that process commodities into products we use every day. Traditional crops & livestock are being used to make oil/meal (soybeans), grass-fed beef (cattle), pasta (wheat), and biopharmaceutical products (sheep). Non-traditional agribusinesses are processing wines/spirits/beers, white sorghum flour, fleece/wool and aquaculture grownfood/livestock feed.

The SDSPA is partnering to feature hydroponically grown specialty crops, soap, lamb and goat meats, honey and honey products and flowers. Local food marketing will be highlighted with a farmers market and food hub booth. There will also be presentations on various local food topics and cooking demonstrations.

The presentation schedule is as follows:

  • 10:00 a.m.: Honey Bee Magic
  • 10:30 a.m.: Goat Raising Tips 101
  • 11:00 a.m.: Field to Bottle South Dakota Wines, Spirits & Beers
  • 11:30 a.m.: Farm & Ranch Agritourism Opportunities
  • 12 p.m.: Experience the Magic of Local Foods for Kids
  • 2:00 p.m.: Cooking Up Some Magic with South Dakota’s Fresh Products (Women’s Building Kitchen)

 

Be sure to make time to walk through the Day Sponsor Tent to sample products from value added businesses and learn more about the innovative products being made here in South Dakota. Stop by at 3:00 p.m. to enjoy our Ice Cream Social brought to you in cooperation with Your South Dakota Dairy Producers.

Support from East River Electric Cooperative, Farm Credit Services of America, SD Bankers Association, SD Association of Cooperatives, SD Farmers Union, SD Rural Electric Association, SD Soybean Research & Promotion Council, SD Wheat Commission and Agtegra make VAADC services possible to South Dakota farmers and ranchers.  

Contact Cheri Rath, Executive Director of the Value Added Ag Development Center with questions at 605-224-9402.

See more from 2017!

Posted 8/4/2018 11:19am by SDSPA Marketing Contractor.

The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) has coordinated an upcoming farm tours and educational events to feature small scale, bio intensive farming and honeybee keeping and honey extraction on Sunday, Aug. 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. M.T. in the Belle Fourche and Spearfish region.

The tour will begin at Backyard Produce & Cut Flowers located at 11144 Eaton Lane, Belle Fourche, SD, at 9:00 a.m. M.T. with tour hosts Neal and Kristy Drurywho will present the ‘Why and How of Small Scale Farming.’ The Drury’s will then lead a tour of their one-acre farm, guiding you through vegetable gardens and flower rows. They will share information on their sustainable farming techniques, affection for pollinators, and marketing approaches.

Be cautious of GPS directions to Backyard Produce & Cut Flowers.  When driving north on Highway 85, turn right onto National St. and head east for about two miles. When you arrive at Snoma Estates subdivision, turn north on Garnet Ln. At Eaton Ln. turn east and drive until you reach the third house and a high tunnel on the left.

At 11:30 a.m. participants will travel to the Green Bean Coffee House at 710 State St., Belle Fourche, where a meal will be available for $12. Those interested in the meal must pre-register by Aug. 17 by emailing SDSPAinfo@gmail.com. The meal is purchased from the restaurant on the day of the event. If not interested in the meal, just join the tours at the specific locations.

The Sunrise Hives event begins at 1 p.m. and is located at 212 Upper Valley Rd., Spearfish, SD.Event hosts Carl and Kiah Crowley will present ‘Honeybee 101 and Making Honey.’ They will provide a honey extraction demonstration. Sunrise Hives is family owned and operated apiary that produces raw, unfiltered honey, straight from the hive.

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

Please note that chefs can receive 2.0 CEH’s for each tour they participate in. Master Gardeners can earn 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 SDSU Extension, the American Culinary Federation- Black Hills Chapter of Professional Chefs, and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture.

Additional tours featuring specialty crops and local foods are scheduled this fall. The next tours are scheduled for Sept. 8 near Brandon and Sioux Falls, SD, featuring eggs, mushrooms and microgreens production and Oct. 6 near Brandon, SD, featuring agritourism. 

Click HERE for a full listing of events. For more information contact SDSPA at 605-681-6793 or SDSPAinfo@gmail.com.

 

Posted 7/17/2018 5:00pm by SDSPA Marketing Contractor.

The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) has coordinated upcoming farm tours to feature the production of nuts and hops on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. C.T. in rural Yankton, SD.

The first tour will begin at 9:00 a.m. C.T. at Ausborn’s Tree Nut Grove, located at 31041 434th Ave., Yankton, SD, near the corner of 434th Ave. and Kaiser Rd. Darrell and Martha Ausborn will present ‘Growing Nuts in South Dakota,’ and provide a tour of their hazelnut, English and black walnut, heartnut, butternut, Chinese chestnut and pecan plantings.

Participants will then travel to 6th Meridian Hop Farm at 4200 Alphonse Rd., Yankton, SD. Lunch prepared with locally produced foods will be available for purchase from Counterfeit Curbside Food Truck. 

At 12:15 p.m. Michelle Donner and Ryan Heine will present ‘Growing Hops in South Dakota’ and provide a tour of their hop yard and processing facility. The event will include oasting, baling and pelleting demonstrations and will feature an additional discussion on late season mildew management with Katie Kreuser, Hop Program Coordinator with University of Nebraska Extension.   

At 4:00 p.m., following the educational sessions, participants are invited to attend a social hour with local food and beer available for purchase at the open beer garden and food truck. 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 the first tour and an additional 2.0 CEH’s for the 2ndtour.  Master Gardeners are eligible for earning continuing education hours.

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 SDSU Extension, the American Culinary Federation- Black Hills Chapter of Professional Chefs, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, and the SD Department of Tourism.

Additional tours featuring niche and specialty crops are schedule this season across the state. The next tours are schedule for Aug. 19 near Belle Fourche, SD, featuring small-scale farming and honey making and extraction and Sept. 8 near Brandon, SD, featuring eggs, mushrooms and microgreens. 

Click here for a full listing of events. For more information contact SDSPA at 605-681-6793 or SDSPAinfo@gmail.com.

Event Agenda

Posted 7/9/2018 11:54am by SDSPA Marketing Contractor.

South Dakota’s 1st annual Meat and Dairy Goat Workshop will be presented by the Value Added Agriculture Development Center, SD Specialty Producers Association and SDSU Extension Dairy. The conference will be held at the Alfred Dairy Science Building (1224 Medary Avenue ) on South Dakota State University Campus in Brookings, SD on July 14, 2018. Registration begins at 8am. Workshop runs from 9am-3pm CT.

The conference will begin at 8 am (CT) with registration. Workshops begin at 9 am and run until 3 pm. Lunch will be served.

The workshop brings together producers, academic experts and industry resources to help build a sustainable goat industry in the state. The event offers producers the opportunity to do the following:

-    Build their knowledge through science-based educational information;

-    Interact with other participants; and

-    Create connections with useful organizations and educators available to assist with all aspects of the goat industry.

The clinic is designed to provide practical information that can be incorporated in your operation whether you are contemplating goats, a new-to-goats producer, an established goat grower, a seed stock goat producer or a 4-H member. 

The workshop will focus on both meat and dairy goat production, small ruminant health, nutrition and marketing topics though presentations and hands-on training.

Workshop details

-    Small ruminant nutrition, parasite control for goats and marketing – led by Dr. Steve Hart, Goat Specialist at the American Institute for Goat Research, Langston University, Oklahoma

-    Raising meat goats– led by Dr. Gerado Caja, world renown small ruminant researcher, Veterinary Faculty, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

-    Lactation of goats– led by Dr. Maristela Rovai, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Dairy Specialist

-    Heat and cold stress effects on goat performance– led by Dr. Ahmed Salama, South Dakota State University Post Doc Research Associate

-    Small ruminant veterinary protocol – led by Dr. Joe Klein, South Dakota goat producer and Veterinarian owner of White Veterinary Services, White, South Dakota

-    Information on raising a small goat dairy herd in South Dakota– led by Dr. Alvaro Garcia, SDSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Director & Professor

-    Discussion regarding production, value added products and marketing will also be provided by producers and industry representatives. 

Registration information

The $30 registration fee plus processing cost of $1.20, includes the workshop and lunch featuring locally grown foods. Register by July 11 to ensure access to conference materials and the meal. Participants can also register at the door on July 14. 

Register Here

For questions contact Cheri Rath at cherirath@yahoo.com or  www.facebook.com/events/1997140763653829/.

Posted 6/28/2018 3:34pm by SDSPA Marketing Contractor.

 

The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) has coordinated upcoming farm tours to feature the production of ancient wheat and grains and greenhouse grown tomatoes on Saturday, July 28 from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. M.T. in rural Newell, SD.

The tour will begin at 18595 Dillinger Rd., Newell, SD at 9:30 a.m. M.T. with the Kirby’s, who will present on ‘Growing Greenhouse Tomatoes.’ They will provide a tour to share information on production techniques, pest control and greenhouse management. Becky & Mark Kirby have grown and distributed tomatoes throughout the Black Hills region for over two decades.

After the tour, Dr. Rhoda Burrows, SDSU Extension Horticulturist, will present ‘Irrigation Management in Greenhouses & High Tunnels.’

Participants will then travel to 18871 Dillinger Rd, Newell, SD to Belle Valley Ancient Grains. Be cautious of GPS directions.  The farm is south 0.6 miles of Highway 212, on Dillinger Rd., on the west side. 

Participants should bring a dish made with local foods to share for the noon potluck.

At 1 p.m. Brian and Linda Stambaugh will present ‘Growing Ancient Grains’ and then provide a tour to share their experiences with growing ancient grains using chemical-free intensive crop rotation since 2015. They produce whole grains, primarily ancient or heirloom varieties, along with fresh milled flour.  Following the tour,

Following the tour, Patrick Wagner, SDSU Extension Entomology Field Specialist, will present on ‘Using Natural Enemies,’ discussing how they can be used, commercial sourcing, maintaining a population, and conserving existing natural enemies.

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 your food is produced.Participants may attend one or both sessions. No registration is required but please contribute to the meal if you choose to join it.

Please note that chefs can receive 2.00 CEH’s for participating in the first tour and an additional 2.0 CEH’s for the 2ndtour.  Master Gardeners are eligible for earning continuing education hours.

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 SDSU Extension, the American Culinary Federation- Black Hills Chapter of Professional Chefs, Northern Plains Sustainable Ag Society, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, the USDA and the SD Department of Tourism.

Additional tours featuring specialty crops, eggs and value-added products are schedule this summer across the state. The next tours are schedule for Aug. 4 near Yankton, SD featuring nuts and hops production and Aug. 19 near Belle Fourche, SD featuring small-scale farming and honey making and extraction. Click here to see a full listing of events. An event listing is also available on Facebook

For more information contact SDSPA at 605-681-6793 or SDSPAinfo@gmail.com.

Event Agenda

Posted 6/27/2018 1:28pm by SDSPA Marketing Contractor.

A Local Foods Fair will be held at Stockyards Ag Experience, 301 E Falls Park Dr, Sioux Falls, SD on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 starting at 3:00pm.  

The Local Foods Fair is a family friendly event that will focus on consumer education and awareness about local foods in the area. The event will showcase local foods through food demonstrations, vendor booths, and food trucks serving dishes using local products.  

A variety of local products will be available for sale. Consumers will also have the opportunity to learn about local foods and where to get them through educational talks and interactive demonstrations. There will also be kid’s activities and free admission to the Stockyards Ag Experience.  

Event Partners include: Northern Plains Sustainable Ag, SD Specialty Producers Association, Southeast Tech – Horticulture Department, Stockyards Ag Experience, Mitchell Tech – Culinary Academy, Dakota Fresh Food Hub, SD Department of Tourism and Dakota Rural Action.  

The event is free and open to the public.  Event organizers are seeking sponsors to help defray costs of this free event.

Event Schedule

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Vendor Setup
3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Booths open
3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Talk – Ginger McNickle, Southeast Tech
3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Talk – Dakota Fresh Food Hub
3:45 p.m. 15 min Barn Tour  
4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Food Demo- Chef Nicholas Skajewski from Avera Health                                   
4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Food Trucks Open
4:45 p.m. 15 min Barn Tour 
5:00 – 5:15 p.m. Talk - Homegrown Sioux Empire                               
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wine and Beer tasting, Stockyards Ag Experience barn
6:00-8:00 p.m. Hard Travelin' will play their set 
5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Food Demo – Chef Jordan Taylor from Bread & Circus
6:30 – 6:45 p.m. Talk - Doug Stensland, Stensland Family Farms
6:45 p.m. 15 min Barn Tour 
7:00 – 7:45 p.m. Food Demo – Chef Josh Kranz from Mitchell Tech
8:00 p.m. Fair closes & Vendor tear down

 

Please click here if interested in providing support.

For directions and more information, visit www.npsas.org.

Posted 6/7/2018 9:20am by SDSPA Marketing Contractor.

We are seeking event sponsors to help defray costs of this free event!

A $100 Sponsorship offers: Sponsor listing on event promotional materials and on website and social media.

A $250 Sponsorship offers: Sponsor listing on event promotional materials and on website and social media, and booth space at event (bring own table).

Event Sponsors: 

Sponsor Levels
Sponsor Name:

(Limited number of spots)


Event Donations:

If interested in supporting the event at an alternative amount. Please donate here! 

Contact Kim with questions.

Posted 6/1/2018 1:48pm by SDSPA Marketing Contractor.

South Dakota Specialty Producers Association has organized several producer tours for the 2018 growing season. The tours are open to producers, processors, chefs, consumers, and anyone with an interest in local foods and specialty crops. Families are welcome to come and enjoy learning about how these foods are produced.

Registration is not required to attend except for events where meals are served. Please see each event listing for details. Contact Cory Tomovick for specific tour information.

Pastured Meats & Egg Production Tours

June 24, 1-5 p.m. — Canistota & Canova, SD

Features Tom & Ruth Neuberger of the Goosemobile and ‘Our Story- Pastured Meats & Mentoring the Next Generation.’ Travis & Lisa Muth will feature ‘Egg production & Getting Started.’ Free of charge, no registration required. Facebook Event

Growing Ancient Grains & Greenhouse Tomatoes Tours

July 28, 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. – Newell, SD

Includes a presentation by Mark & Becky Kirby of Kirby Tomatoes on ‘Growing Greenhouse Tomatoes,’ and presentation by Brian & Linda Strambaugh, of Belle Valley Ancient Grains. Information on ‘Using Natural Enemies’ will also be provide by Patrick Wagner, SDSU Extension Entomology Field Specialist. Dr. Rhoda Burrows, SDSU Extension Horticultural Specialist will discuss ‘Irrigation Management in Greenhouses & High Tunnels.’ Free of charge, no registration required. Lunch is a ‘Local Foods Potluck.’ Bring a dish to share. Facebook Event

Growing Nuts & Hops Tours

August 4, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., 4 p.m. Social — Yankton, SD

Presentation by Darrell & Martha Ausborn of Ausborn’s Tree Nut Grove on ‘Growing Nuts in South Dakota.’ Local Foods Lunch by Counterfeit Catering Food Truck. Brews will also be available. ‘Growing Hops in South Dakota’ session offered by Michelle Donner and Ryan Heine of 6th Meridian Hops, LLC. Will include an oasting, baling and pelleting demonstrations and discussion on ‘Late Season Mildew Management’ with Katherine Kreuser, of University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Cost: Variable for meal; items under $10. No registration is required. Facebook Event

Small-scale Farming & Honey Extraction Tours

August 19, 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. – Belle Fourche & Spearfish, SD

Presentation by Neal & Kursty Drury on the ‘Why & How of Small Scale Farming.’ Lunch will be offered at the Green Bean Coffee House in Spearfish. Those interested in the meal must pre-register by Aug. 17 by emailing SDSPAinfo@gmail.com. Cost: $12 for meal, paid day of the event. ‘Honey Making’ and ‘Extraction Demonstration’ with Kiah and Carl Crowley of Sunrise Hives. Facebook Event

Eggs, Mushrooms & Microgreens Tours

September 8, 12 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. — Brandon & Sioux Falls, SD

Presentation by Stephanie Peterson of Fruit of the Coop. Presentation by Daniel Rislov of Dakota Mushrooms & Microgreens with facility tour.  Partnering with Homegrown Sioux Empire Local Chapter of DRA. No meal included. Free of charge. No registration required. Facebook Event

Agritourism Tour with Cherry Rock Farms

October 6, 6 – 7:30 p.m. C.T., Brandon, SD

Event will showcase how to build an agritourism business at Cherry Rock Farms. The farm strives to provide natural and organically grown produce that is harvested daily and sold through their farm store. They also offer consumers pick-your-own options.  Laura and Marco Patzer will share the story of their business and provide a farm tour. The event will include a hayride, greenhouse walking tour, and tour of the pumpkin patch and corn maze. Members of the SD Agritourism Work Group will participate in the tour and can visit with attendees about opportunities across the state. Facebook Event

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