Michigan Breakfast on the Farm 2014
Breakfast on the Farm (BOTF) is a free family event that gives people a first hand look at where their food comes from and allows thema unique experience to come out for a day of activities down “on the farm.” They get a chance to meet the hardworking farm families and see the modern day farm machines that help in the day to day operations. They also get to have Breakfast on the Farm. This event was started in 2009 by Michigan State University Extension to help educate consumers about farming practices. Since that day BOTF has reached 53,000 children and adults. Surveys from these events show that 45% of those attending were visiting a working farm for the first time in at least 20 years and another 33% had only been on a working farm 1 time in the past 5 years.
2 other events have been held so far this season and the final BOTF event will be held Saturday, September 6th.
Activities take place all morning and breakfast is served from 9 AM – Noon. Each event is slightly different so there is not an exact list of events but some things you can expect include the following: farm tour, seeing the animals, talking to the farmers, enjoying a breakfast made with Michigan products. Although breakfast is FREE, a TICKET is still required to attend.
Breakfast on The Farm Information
Saturday, September 6
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. with breakfast served from 9 a.m. to noon
14324 Pleasant Lake Rd.
Manchester, Mi 48158
Free tickets will be available at the following locations after August 6:
Lenawee Co. Farm Bureau
Lenawee Co. MSU Extension
Downtown Home and Garden
GreenStone Farm Credit Services
Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center
Washtenaw Co. Farm Bureau
Washtenaw Co. MSU Extension
Wayne Co. Farm Bureau
Chelsea District Library
Clinton Public Library
Monroe Co. Farm Bureau
All Jackson Co. Libraries
Jackson Co. MSU Extension
Manchester District Library
Wacker Oil & Propane
Milan Public Library
Saline District Library
Read It and Reap Library
Living in Lenawee Realty Office
All Ypsilanti District Libraries