Pancake breakfast June 16 celebrates local farmers

The Kanabec-Isanti County Farm Bureau invites the public to attend a Pancake Breakfast on the Farm on Saturday, June 16 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Haubenschild Farm between Princeton and Cambridge.

The cost is $2 per person (kids 2 and under are free). Learn where your food comes from, see farming in action and have breakfast.

Come for a breakfast of pancakes, pork sausage, juice, milk and coffee, stay for fun activities to learn about modern farming. Learn about animal agriculture in east central Minnesota: the economic importance, what we raise, how farmers contribute to businesses and the agricultural economy of our area. Tours, displays, exhibits, resource people and information will be available. The morning includes a petting zoo, activities for kids and more.

Haubenschild’s operate a sustainable environment-friendly 1400 acre farm with approximately 2,000 head of dairy cattle. It is operated by three generations of family who are passionate about conservation and renewable energy. The Haubenschild Farms produce electricity from biogas, created by the cows. Biogas runs generator supplying ‘Green cow power’ electricity for the farm plus 70 households using energy that took 21 days to produce not 21 million years. Approximately 2,000 kilowatt hours per day of electricity are produced. In addition to electricity, the manure flow digester provides clean fiber for bedding the cows. It minimizes manure odors and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

Breakfast on the Farm is catered by Chris Cakes of Iowa. Come and watch the famous “flippers” flip your breakfast.

Products including milk and butter are donated by local businesses and agriculture commodity groups. Sponsors include East Central Pork Producers, Kanabec American Dairy Association, Minnesota Soybean Association, Minnesota Farm Bureau, and more.

The Haubenschild Farm is located at 35050 Nacre St. NW, Princeton. From Cambridge, 10 mi west on Hwy. 95. From Princeton, 6.5 mi east on Hwy. 95. From Hwy. 47, 3 mi west on Hwy. 95. 1 mile north of Hwy. 95 on Nacre St. Follow signs. Call 320-272-4572 for more information.

This program is sponsored by the Kanabec-Isanti County Farm Bureau, part of Minnesota Farm Bureau. For over 90 years, the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation has been working to preserve, promote and strengthen American agriculture.