Brodhead farm tour is Saturday
BRODHEAD--Saturday's annual Tour the Farm Days around Brodhead will feature four farms, including one celebrating 20 years as a subscription vegetable grower.
Dela and Tony Ends will mark their anniversary at Scotch Hill Farms, 910 S. Scotch Hill Road, with new products and presentations during the annual farm tour day, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
The eighth annual event also includes tours of local sheep, emu and honey producers at Kinkoona, 16734 West Dorner Road; Sugar Maple farms, W80S Pedee Road; and Opal-licious Honey at Ten Eyck Orchard, W968 Highway 11/81.
The Ends grow 60 varieties of certified organic and heirloom vegetables, which they deliver to subscribers seasonally and offer for weekly pick-up at the farm. They also raise dairy goats and sell farmstead soap made from milk, vegetable oils, herbs and flowers.
The Ends are in their second Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program study at Scotch Hill. They also just returned from volunteer teaching in a Farmer to Farmer program in Senegal, Africa.
Saturday's farm tour at Scotch Hill will include hourly presentations about the Ends' work in Senegal, how to use switch grass to mulch vegetable crops and talks on “What I do with my weekly CSA vegetables,” from households that subscribe to Scotch Hill's produce. Mulch and bedding plants also will be available to purchase.
For more information, visit scotchhillfarm.com.