Enjoy a pancake breakfast, farm wagon tour and more at the Kanabec-Isanti County Farm Bureau sponsored Farm Breakfast during June Dairy Month at the Haubenschild Family Dairy Farm Saturday, June 18 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The farm is located between Cambridge and Princeton at 35050 Mother of Pearl St. NW, Princeton.
This is your chance to learn where your milk comes from, see a modern dairy farm live and meet the Haubenschild farm family. Visitors will see a sustainable and environmentally friendly 1,600-acre farm with approximately 2,500 dairy cattle operated by a three-generation family with a passion for conservation, recycling, renewable energy, environmental protection, caring of their animals, the guarantee of the highest quality milk and food production.
Farm Breakfast is an exceptional event for young people and families visiting to see a petting zoo, watch cows being milked, see how cows are fed, what they eat and where they sleep on recycled fiber beds. Visitors are invited to ride in horse-drawn tractors and people carriers with farm guides who provide an informative 10-stop farm tour.
Visitors can enjoy a pancake breakfast prepared by Chris Cakes known for flipping pancakes and fresh cold milk with sausage, juice and coffee for $5. Exhibits with samples, recipes and more will be distributed by Princess Kay, local agricultural businesses and organizations.
All the cows are treated like queens of the day, every day. The Haubenschild farm, winner of the “National Dairy Quality Award”, milks around 1,400 cows three times a day. They ship 12,000 gallons (200,000 glasses) of high quality milk daily. J
ows and their babies are featured at the Minnesota State Fair Miracle of Birth Center.
A unique feature of the tour will be learning how cow manure is used to create biogas and electricity. The biogas powers a generator that provides 2,000 kilowatt hours per day of “green cow power” electricity. The electricity generated is enough to power the farm and 40 homes through East Central Energy.
Biogas takes 21 days to produce, not 21 million years like fossil fuels do. The biogas process also minimizes manure odors, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and provides clean recycled fiber for cow bedding. The farm won the Minnesota Environmental Initiative Award for Energy Efficiency and the USDA Renewable Energy and Rural Conservation Award.