Authentic Traveler - September 10th, 2015


Where cuisine, culture, and conservation meet travel


Come & Get It!
Whether it is a dinner bell or the classic "chuckwagon" style triangle, people on farms across the country have heard the ringing and accompanying cry of "Come and get it!" as the clarion of a great farm-fresh meal. These days it is not only the farm-hands rushing to the dinner table - the call goes out to urban folk looking to see what all the fuss is about. If you are interested in what goes into serving vittles at the farm - you can download the new Come & Get It! guide HERE.


Clear Spring Farm · Welch, MN


Yup, a Yak farm. And, it is within a hour of Saint Paul. Clear Spring Farm is home to the largest Yak herd in Minnesota producing beautiful fiber for knitting and weaving along with milk and meat. Clear Spring is one of the stops on the Fiber and Farm Tour and you are invited to come visit on October 10th (you can find a link to the tour in the calendar below) - then return on the 11th for a Dinner on the Farm. For tickets to the dinner - Click HERETo see more about Clear Spring Farm follow this link HERE.

 Farm Tour Essentials

Ok, you are ready to hit the road and tour some farms. What should you bring? Doing a little research about the specific farm or event on the internet should get you some guidelines - but in general there are 5 things to pack in the trunk.

  1. Water Bottle (maybe plates and utensils)
  2. Rain Gear
  3. Snacks/Games for the kids
  4. Sunscreen/Insect Repellent
  5. Blanket & Chairs
     (Pocket Trumpet Optional)

To read more suggestions - follow this link 

Calendar - Road Trip!


Just because it is back to school time, you don't need to put a full stop to the travel. In fact the fall months are some of the busiest for festivals and on-farm activities. There are the tried and true corn maze and pumpkin patch outings. But now add to that a grape stomp or a tour of fiber farm and you really have fun for all. Don't hesitate too long - before you know it... you'll be picking out your Christmas tree! 

Other Calendar Activities

Fiber & Farm Tour 2015
Southeastern, MN

Celebrate the harvest season of Minnesota’s beer-iest crop with Mighty Axe Hops! Tour the farm, pick hops and enjoy craft brews. Challenge your friends in the Might Picker Competition! Just how fast can you pick those hops?! The Mighty Pick is a free, family friendly, public event. Food and drink available while supplies last.

Saturday, October 10th 
9:00  a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (hours may be different for each location)  

Grape Stomp at Morgan Creek 
New Ulm, MN

Harvest Festival with competitive grape stomping - an honorable salute to the past growing season! Take off your shoes and get ready to dance!

Traditional Morris Dancers and Rakstar Belly Dancers perform on the winery grounds. Dancing, Stomping, and Revelry throughout the afternoon.

Saturday, October 3rd
11:00  a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Preregistration required

Lake Superior Harvest Festival
Duluth, MN

Celebrating 22 Years of Connecting Producers and Consumers

It’s food, it’s learning, it’s growing, it’s fun. It’s something for everyone, and it’s free. Why not make a day of it?

Saturday, September 12th
Bayfront Festival Park
10:00  a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

For more info click HERE!

For more info click HERE!

For more info click HERE!