DreamAcres Farm to host Land Stewardship summer gathering
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 3:30 AM
The public is invited to eat, sing and dance in "Celebration of Food, Family and Farming" at DreamAcres Farm near Wykoff on Friday, June 21.
The annual summer gathering by the Land Stewardship Project (LSP) starts at 3 p.m., with a farm tour at 3:30 p.m. Participants can then dine on DreamAcres' wood-fired pizza from 5 to 8 p.m. A Solstice Barn Dance and Summer Sing gets underway at 7:30 p.m. All events are open to the public.
LSP members and friends are once again encouraged to bring their homemade best for a silent auction that benefits LSP work in the driftless region. A lap quilt handmade for the occasion will be a featured item. Also featured are books retired from the LSP office library in need of wider circulation.
As is the case every Friday during the summer, DreamAcres will be selling fresh-from-the-oven pizzas made with farm produce; LSP members will receive $5 coupons off the usual price of $15 to $20 per pizza. Memberships are available at registration.
Participants should bring their own beverages and are welcome to bring their own picnics. Table settings from home will limit the amount of trash; lawn chairs are encouraged.
The barn dance and summer sing ($8 at the door) will feature old time music and a caller. Dances are taught; no experience is necessary.
DreamAcres is an off-the-grid, organic farmstead "that offers educational and cultural programs, and grows and produces darn good food," according to its owners, LSP farmer-members Todd Juzwiak and Eva Barr.
The farm feeds a Community Supported Agriculture base of members and is home of the Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative, Flourish Summer Camp, True Leaf and Thunderground Retreats, along with the weekly pizza nights and films, and many other events and performances throughout the summer months.
In addition, the farm hosts school and family retreats, and facilitates custom-planned workshops in appropriate and alternative technologies.
To RSVP or for details, contact the Lewiston LSP staff at (507) 523-3366 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For directions to the farm, see www.dreamacresfarm.org/directions.html.