The South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum is partnering with the Brookings Farmers Market for the first Field to Fork Fest. The free event is open to the public and will be held at museum March 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Field to Fork Fest is planned to be an educational and market event focused on supporting local agriculture. Attendees can visit the various booths, which will both educational and serve as a marketplace.
“Many local producers have a goal of selling products directly to consumers through a community-supported agriculture sharing program. The great part about this event is that community members will be able to use this as a one-stop-shop to learn about CSA programs in the surrounding area,” said Sarah Jacobs, the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum’s education coordinator. “While all CSA programs offer consumers with regular deliveries of produce, meat or baked goods during the growing season, each program has its differences ranging in frequency of delivery to the types of products or how many products you get. The Field to Fork Fest will allow you to look at your options and decide what is best for you. In addition, we’ll also have educational booths set up so you can learn how to choose a CSA that works for you, or even how to start gardening yourself.”
Youth attending will also be able to visit and make a free seed bomb using native flowers. By planting native flower species, they will be able to encourage biodiversity and pollinators in their yards.
For more information, contact Sarah Jacobs at 605-688-4582 or by email.
About the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum
The museum’s mission is to inspire a passion for the diverse history, culture and science of agriculture in South Dakota. The official museum for preserving the history of agriculture and rural life of South Dakota, it is located in the historic Stock Judging Pavilion on the SDSU campus at 977 11th Street, Brookings, and is a department of South Dakota State University. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 605-688-6226 or visit www.agmuseum.com.