Greenhouse and Produce Marketing Tour in Midland – July 15

South Dakota Specialty Producers Association
Farm Forum

YANKTON, S.D. – The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association has coordinated nine upcoming tours featuring specialty crops, meats and products. The next tour and program is scheduled for July 15 featuring greenhouse production, selling products via a box program, and purchasing local foods from a chef’s perspective.

Local producers, chefs, consumers and organizations involved in local or specialty foods are encouraged to attend the free tours.

On July 15 the tour at Cedar Creek Gardens, LLC (25580 249th Street/ Midland, SD) begins at 10:00 a.m. with owner, Peggy Martin. Following the tour, Peggy will present her story, Growing in Greenhouses & Selling in Boxes at 11:00 a.m.

At noon, tour participants and organizers gather for a lunch prepared by Chef Scott Brinker of Rapid City Regional Hospital. The ingredients for the meal are produced on-site. Only those wanting to eat lunch need to register. Payment for lunch is on-site. The cost is $12.

At 1:00 p.m., Chef Brinker will present, Local Food, A Chef’s Perspective.

Please contact Cory Tomovick (sdspamembers@gmail.com) to register for lunch. Please register no later than July 13.

The event is sponsored by South Dakota Specialty Producers Association in partnership with the American Culinary Federation Black Hills Chapter of Professional Chefs, SDSU Extension, South Dakota Department of Agriculture, Northern Plains Sustainable Ag, and the USDA.

Please note that chefs can receive 2.00 CEH’s for each location. Master Gardeners can receive Continuing Education credits for participating in tours and volunteer hours for helping with tours. Contact Cory Tomovick (sdspamembers@gmail.com) if you wish to participate.

Eight additional tours are scheduled in August and September across the state including: August 10 – Meat Goats & Growing Tomatoes in a Greenhouse (Custer, SD), August 17 – Vineyard & SDSU Campus Gardens (Volga & Brookings, SD), August 27 – Gardens & Greenhouses & Chef Tour (Rapid City), and September 9 – Milling Organic Grains & SDSU Experimental Station (Alcester/Beresford, SD).