AUSTIN, Minn. — Consumers, farmers and community members are invited to the “Second Annual Hemp & Food Health Day on a Regenerative Farm” event Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m., at the Tom Cotter farm near Austin (50203 205th St.). This free event, which includes lunch and a beer social, is sponsored by Cotter Farm, Superior Cannabis Company, the Minnesota Soil Health Coalition, and the Land Stewardship Project. To reserve a spot by Sept. 14, register at https://bit.ly/3JUCUGQ. You can also register in person at Superior Cannabis Company, 125 North Main Street, Austin, Minn. For more information or help with registration, contact Mark Gutierrez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-980-1360.
DIRECTIONS: The farm is located just west of Austin on 205th Street, west of County Rd. 21 (31st Street SW) and east of 900th Avenue; look for event signs.
Local foods, community engagement and autonomy around food health will be the focus of this event, which will feature demonstrations and talks by local experts, as well as farm tours and presentations. During this event, a nutritionist, natural foods chef, backyard gardeners, canning experts, hemp growers and regenerative farmers will be on-hand to discuss growing and eating healthy food and the benefits of hemp for the environment and humans.
Cotter Farm is a regional leader in producing food with regenerative practices that build soil health. The operation produces organic hemp, soybeans and corn, as well as rotationally grazed livestock.