Breakfast on the Farm, July 28
A third-generation family farm will host Breakfast on the Farm, a free and fun educational event for the whole family to learn about modern farm production.
The event will take place on July 28 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the VanDrese Dairy & Potato Farm, 4185 Meadow 24th Ln., in Cornell.
Breakfast will be served from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Breakfast on the Farm at this unique dairy and potato farm offers consumers a free (with ticket) pancake breakfast featuring Michigan-made products.
Families can take self-guided tours to see where the farm's cows are milked and where the potatoes are stored.
Children will have the opportunity to engage in various activities to learn about different components of modern farm life.
Tours will include educational exhibits where Breakfast on the Farm volunteers will be able to answer any questions that guests may have.
"I want the kids to learn their food comes from the farm not the store," said Galen VanDrese, farm owner.
"I also want to teach guests that we are supplying some of their potatoes locally; we haul our own products directly to stores in the area."
"The variety of things I get to do is the best part," added VanDrese.
"Some people just know cars, but a farmer is a mechanic, a plumber and an electrician. He knows a little bit about everything."