Happy November!

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Happy November!

Squash, apples, carrots, onions, potatoes—all these colder weather crops are reaching the end of their growing seasons and being harvesting and prepared in warm soups, chili's, and roasts. The cold winter weather of the upper Midwest is finally making its way in, but just because the growing season is coming to an end doesn’t mean life on the farm has to stop, and it doesn’t mean your exploration of local destinations has to either. Read on for information about November events, eating local this Thanksgiving, and the Feast! Local Foods Marketplace coming up on December 3rd.

 

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Happy November!

Squash, apples, carrots, onions, potatoes—all these colder weather crops are reaching the end of their growing seasons and being harvesting and prepared in warm soups, chili's, and roasts. The cold winter weather of the upper Midwest is finally making its way in, but just because the growing season is coming to an end doesn’t mean life on the farm has to stop, and it doesn’t mean your exploration of local destinations has to either. Read on for information about November events, eating local this Thanksgiving, and the Feast! Local Foods Marketplace coming up on December 3rd.

 



Dancing Dragonfly Winery

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Dancing Dragonfly Winery hand-crafts wine using grapes from the Midwest and the Coast, and offers walking tours of their operation. They serve artisan pizzas, panini sandwiches, and an array of the finest meats and cheeses. This month they will be hosting several wine-centric events:
November 18th: Cha Cha Dance night
November 25th: Comedy Night
Learn more about these events, and others, on their website HERE.



Eat local this Thanksgiving
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Each Thanksgiving, Americans eat over 46 million Turkeys! That's a lot of meat. Support your local farmer (and turkey) this year by buying local, free-range, and organic. Shop at your nearby food co-op, or find a list of turkey growers in the MN Grown Directory HERE. Quantities can be limited, so it is important to contact your farm early to reserve your turkey.

Don't eat turkey? Potatoes, carrots, winter squash, apples: these are all foods that you can buy local in the upper Midwest. And don't forget Minnesota grown wild rice! Visit a Minnesota winery to pick up wine for your Thanksgiving dinner or for a host/hostess gift.





Don't miss this year's Feast!, the tFeast!.jpghird annual local foods marketplace and festival at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN on Saturday, December 3rd from 10am- 4pm. Sip, Sample and Stock Up from over 100 vendors serving up local food, beer, wine and cider! The festival will include a kids activity area, mini-farmers market, cooking demos and a local film festival!


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Interested in events on the vineyard? Check out the Cheese and Chocolate Weekend- a Three Rivers Wine Trail Event, from 12pm-5pm on November 19th and 20th. Sample local cheeses and wonderful chocolates at an assortment of wineries over the weekend and get a free glass of wine for completing the tour.


Check out these other fun vineyard events celebrating the season:

Calendar Activities

Crow River Murder Mystery
Hutchinson, MN


Crow River Murder Mystery: The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year will put you in the holiday spirit! Enjoy a meal of Christmas favorites while unraveling the mystery of whodunnit. Wear your best ugly Christmas sweater or holiday outfit!





Friday, November 18, 6pm-9pm
Christmas Candlelight Winetasting
New Ulm, MN


Gather 'round the burning bowl for the last Friday evening event of the Autumn season. Dress warm for vineyard sleigh rides and join us in the tasting room for an evening of mulled wine, appetizers, holiday music, and merriment. Our holiday wine Saint Wenceslaus will be featured along with specialty gift baskets and unique wine accessory gift items for your family and friends.

Friday, November 18, 6:30-9pm

Dancing Dragonfly Winery Comedy Night
St. Croix Falls, WI

Take a break from the holiday hoopla and laugh the night away at Dancing Dragonfly Winery's Comedy Night. Leading the hilarious adventure i opening act Miss Shannan Paul, followed by the very funny John DeBoer.
Main level $20 in advance/$25 at the door
Reserve level $40 in advance/$45 at the door.


November 25th, 7pm-8:30pm
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