Reid Dairy Farm hosts free Breakfast on the Farm event June 15

posted on May 20, 2013 11:17am

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Reid Dairy Farm, in St. Clair County, will host a free Breakfast on the Farm event June 15 in Jeddo. This family-friendly event gives consumers a glimpse of what modern production agriculture is all about. This event will take place at Reid Dairy Farm, 7096 Vincent Rd., Jeddo (Grant Township) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast will be served from 9 a.m. to noon.

Attendees are in for a treat at the Reid Dairy Breakfast on the Farm. In addition to a free pancake breakfast featuring Michigan-made products and self-guided tours of the farm, visitors will learn about the life stages of a dairy cow and see how nutrients are recycled on-site and how the farm utilizes solar energy to power its barns. 

“We are a second-generation dairy that really started from the ground up,” said Jim Reid, farm owner. “It’s an honor to be chosen to host such an event; we’re looking forward to sharing what we do with our non-farm neighbors.”

Reid Dairy Farm prides itself on animal well-being and comfort.

“Guests will get to learn about where we keep our cows and how well we take care of them,” Reid added. “The life of a farmer is so different every day, and we couldn’t be more excited to share that with the consumers through Breakfast on the Farm.”

The farm tour and breakfast are free, but tickets are limited and required to eat breakfast. Free tickets can be obtained at the following locations:

Algonac

  • Algonac-Clay Library
  • Seaway Bank

Allenton

  • CSB Bank

Almont

  • CSB Bank
  • Vinckier Foods

 Armada

  • CSB Bank

Capac

  • Capac Library
  • CSB Bank

Clifford

  • Clifford Library

Clinton Township

  • MSU Extension

Columbiaville

  • Columbiaville Library

Croswell

  • Eastern Michigan Bank

Emmet

  • CSB Bank

Fort Gratiot

  • Eastern Michigan Bank

Hadley

  • Hadley Library

Imlay City

  • CSB Bank
  • Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library

Ira

  • Ira Library

Kimball (Wadhams)

  • G. Lynn Campbell Library
  • St. Clair County Farm Bureau Office
  • Vinckier Foods

Lakeport

  • Burtchville Library
  • Eastern Michigan Bank

Lapeer

  • Elba Library
  • Marguerite deAngeli Branch Library
  • MSU Extension

Lexington

  • Eastern Michigan Bank

Marine City

  • Marine City Library

Marysville

  • Eastern Michigan Bank
  • Marysville Library

Memphis

  • CSB Bank
  • Memphis Library

 Metamora

  • Metamora Library

Otter Lake

  • Otter Lake Library

Port Huron

  • Eastern Michigan Bank
  • MSU Extension
  • Port Huron Library

Richmond

  • Richmond Library
  • Seaway Bank

Romeo

  • Romeo Library

Sandusky

  • Eastern Michigan Bank
  • MSU Extension

St. Clair

  • St. Clair Library
  • Seaway Bank

Yale

  • CSB Bank
  • Vinckier Foods
  • Yale Library

 The dates and Breakfast on the Farm host farms for 2013 are:

  • June 15, Reid Dairy Farm LLC, Jeddo (St. Clair County).
  • July 13, Walt Dairy Farm, Coopersville (Ottawa County).
  • Aug. 17, Humm Farm LLC, Breckenridge (Gratiot County).
  • Sept. 7, Black Locust Farms LLC, Stanton (Montcalm County).
  • Sept. 21, Ferry Farms LLC, Litchfield (Hillsdale County).

Breakfast on the Farm is a Michigan State University (MSU) Extension program. More than 175 local volunteers help organize and implement each event.

The statewide sponsors for 2013 are Michigan Ag CouncilCorn Marketing Program of Michigan and Michigan Corn Growers Association, Dairyland Seed Co. Inc., Farm Bureau Insurance, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Michigan Farm Bureau, Michigan Milk Producers Association, Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, Michigan Wheat Program, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)Pioneer, United Dairy Industry of Michigan. In addition, the Jeddo event received generous support from more than 50 local sponsors.

To find out more about Breakfast on the Farm, to learn how to apply to be a host farm or to see pictures from past events, please visit www.breakfastonthefarm.com.

Questions can be directed to Nancy Thelen at 734-222-3825 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or Ashley Kuschel at 586-337-4985 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Last Updated 06/06/2013