County of Brown Renaissance Faire September 14-15

September 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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renfaireHear ye, hear ye, lords and ladies!  The County of Brown Renaissance Faire is upon us!

The faire will be taking place Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 at the Brown County Fairgrounds.  You will be able to get your classic renaissance faire food: turkey legs and pickles on a stick, along with many other snacks.  Vendors will be selling items from the Renaissance era, including jewelry, pottery, brooms, and more.  Free activities include a scavenger hunt, sword making and bubble wands.

The faire is open 10am – 10pm on Saturday and 10am – 4:30pm on Sunday.  Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 3 – 15.

For more information on the Renaissance Faire, check the event’s Facebook page.

Strawberry Season in Northeastern Wisconsin

June 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Yes, we’re well into June and we’re still awaiting Strawberry-picking season!  My family is a bunch of berry-picking fools; this time of year is like hunting season.  Except we’re huntin’ berries. :-)  Last year we were spoiled with an early picking season, but this year the strawberry picking season is a little late.  Most places are projecting sometime during the week of June 24th for a start of the Pick-Your-Own season, but some may be a few days earlier.

There are some really nice patches in Northeastern Wisconsin where you can pick a bucket, pick a flat (or two), or even have the berries picked for you (for an added price).  Check their website, Facebook page or give them a call to make sure they have berries.

Prices are as low as $1.35/lb for pick-your own and up to $2.35/lb for pre-picked berries.

The strawberry season normally lasts about 3 weeks in Northeastern Wisconsin.

Now get out the canning supplies and shortbread, it’s almost time!

Breakfast on the Farms in Northeastern Wisconsin

May 30, 2013 by · 1 Comment
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wisconsin-dairyOne of my favorite months is just around the corner and you want to know why? June is Dairy Month.  One of the ways to celebrate is with the ever-popular Breakfast on the Farm programs held throughout the state.

The goal of Breakfast on the Farms (besides the intoxicating food, that is) is to promote Wisconsin’s dairy industry.  So many Wisconsinites are now “city folk”, they don’t understand how a farm operates!

Brown County’s Breakfast on the Farm this year is June 23rd at the Wayside Farm in Greenleaf.  This year’s breakfast will be served from 8am – 12pm.

Tickets are $6 for adults Children are $4.  For more information the Brown County Breakfast on the Farm, click here.

Brown County is not the only county to offer a Breakfast on the Farm.  Here are some other Breakfast on the Farms that are being held in Northeastern Wisconsin in the next few weeks:

  • Calumet County:
    Sunday, June 30th
    GerAnn Lintner Family Farm LLC
    W2843 Killsnake Road
    Chilton
  • Door County:
    Sunday, July 7th
    Door Vue Dairy – Jason & Nicole Staats
    5418 Jarman Rd.
    Sturgeon Bay
  • Kewaunee County:
    Sunday, June 16th
    Norman Acres
    N1235 County B
    Kewaunee
  • Manitowoc County:
    Sunday, June 9th
    SunnySlope Dairy
    20507 SunnySlope Road
    Reedsville
  • Outagamie County:
    Sunday, June 9th
    Erickson Farms – Randy, Carol, Adam & Kristy
    N9602 County Road D
    Bear Creek
  • Sheboygan County:
    Saturday, June 15th
    Strack-View Farms
    W6462 Abbott Drive
    Random Lake
  • Winnebago County:
    Saturday, June 8th
    Silverthorn Farm
    4843 Ginnow Rd.
    Omro
  • Check out the entire list of BOTF’s by clicking here.

I was lucky enough to have grown up with an aunt and uncle in Krakow who ran a dairy farm, married the son of a dairy farmer, and have a sister-in-law and brother-in-law who currently operate a dairy farm, too.  I can not imagine the life of a farmer and admire and respect all those that do!

Funding from Breakfast on the Farm is used to provide free agriculture education programs to students in area schools.

Neville Public Museum: Golden Age of Video Games May 25 – Sept. 3, 2013

May 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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If you were a child of the 80’s and 90’s, then you might want to take a trip down memory lane with the Neville Public Museum’s latest exhibit.

It’s called the Golden Age of Video Games and runs from May 25 – September 3, 2013.

Think Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong and Frogger in those giant arcade-sized machines.  In fact, there are more than 80 original arcade games on display.

Brown County residents can get in free to the Neville every Wednesday from 6 – 8pm with proof of residency.

For more information on this exhibit, click here.

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