Farm City Day is June 29
“Milk from the grass to the glass” is the motto at Forest Lake’s Autumnwood Farm.
Since 1902, the Daningers have run a dairy operation on the south side of Forest Lake.
Now Patrick and Sharlene Daninger and their children use modern dairy equipment and environmentally sound agricultural methods to produce fresh, high-quality milk.
See how it all works at the annual Autumnwood Farm open house this Saturday, June 29.
From 1 to 4 p.m., families are invited to tour the barns, enjoy a hayride, see a cow milking demonstration and watch the baby animals.
Autumnwood Farm is located 3 miles south of downtown Forest Lake at 19435 Granada Ave. N. Take Highway 61 south, 190th Street east, and Granada Avenue north to the farm.
The event is free; all free-will donations received go directly to fund agriculture scholarships.
Sponsors are the Washington County American Dairy Association, Washington-Ramsey County Farm Bureau, Ellsworth Coop Creamery, Forest Lake FFA and 4-H.
At Autumnwood the grass-fed cows receive no growth hormones, and their milk is also free of antibiotics.
After you’ve sampled Autumnwood Farm dairy products, you may wonder how to get more. Autumnwood milk, chocolate milk and half & half are sold at several area grocers in the north metro, including Cub Foods, Festival Foods, Knowlan’s and Kolwaski’s, plus the County Market in North Branch.
The glass milk bottles can be returned to the store.
Autumnwood also has a store at the farm. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
For more information visit autumnwoodfarmllc.com.