Green Routes: Celebrating Fall on the Farm

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Where cuisine, culture, and conservation meet travel.

 

Trick or Treat! 

The smells and colors of fall are in the air, which means it's also time for fall fruits and festivities: apple cider and donuts anyone? Pumpkin carving and warm pumpkin pie? Garlic planting? Embrace this snow-free (albeit chilly) weather and get out before the snow falls. Read on to learn about fun fall and Halloween events on the farm.

 

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Trick or Treat!

The smells and colors of fall are in the air, which means it's also time for fall fruits and festivities: apple cider and donuts anyone? Pumpkin carving and warm pumpkin pie? Garlic planting? Embrace this snow-free (albeit chilly) weather and get out before the snow falls. Read on to learn about fun fall and Halloween events on the farm.

 



Crow River Winery: Corn Maze and Live Music!

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Corn Maze: Open daily! 11am-6pm. Admission: Kids $5, Adults $8. Stay late on October 29th for a Haunted Maze (16+) from 6:30pm-10pm. More information HERE!

Sunday Music Series:
 Join us for our free music series Live at the Crow! Sit back and relax with a glass of wine and a pizza from the bistro while enjoying music from a new musician every Sunday. More information HERE!


Seasonal Recipe: Velvety Yam Soup
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The Minnesota Homegrown Cookbook celebrates the best of Minnesota foods with 100 local recipes from 38 local chefs, and restaurants, using fresh ingredients from local farms and markets. Cook up this warm and seasonal Velvety Yam Soup from the cookbook! This recipe comes from the Saint Peter Food Co-op, and uses leeks, sweet potatoes, broth, dill, cream, and half&half. Buy your ingredients local at any number of open farmers markets and food co-ops!. Find them on GreenRoutes.Org. See the recipe HERE!



Calendar - Apples, Pumpkins, Garlic galore!

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Looking for more ways to celebrate all things fall? Get your hands dirty and help to plant garlic at The Women's Environmental Institute. Stop by the farm to learn about how to grow garlic, and be part of the planting process. Free lunch to all volunteers. October 26th through 30th at 9am.

Check out these other fun food and farm events celebrating the season:

Calendar Activities

Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest
Lake Crystal, MN


Carve a pumpkin with us at Welsh Heritage Farms Orchard and Pie shop for a chance at $100.00 CASH and other prizes!! Details at store. Sign up at least 5 days prior.
Featured Special: Free apple cider donut for kids at the apple store. ­

Sunday, October 23, all day
Halloween Harvest Festival at the Mill City Farmers Market
Minneapolis, MN

Celebrate the end of the outdoor season. Shop the bounty of squash, root vegetables, artisan cheeses, and so much more! Plus, any trick-or-treaters who come to the market's information booth will receive a free $2 token to spend on fruits or veggies at the market!

Saturday, October 29, 9am-1pm
Cider Saturday at the Women's Environmental Institute
North Branch, MN

It's the annual Cider Saturday at the Women's Environmental Institute. Come help press and enjoy cider on the farm as we celebrate the end of the season.




Saturday, November 12, 10am- 4pm

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