Experience Farm-to-Fork on Local Culinary Tours

SIOUX CITY, Iowa ― Tour local food farms and taste the produce prepared by culinary teams during Flavors of Northwest Iowa's Farm-to-Fork tour Aug. 19 and Aug. 26.

A tour bus will leave from Sioux City at 10 a.m. Aug. 19 and return by 8 p.m. Destinations include The Veggie Patch, a 10-acre vegetable farm near Ireton, Blue Mountain Culinary Emporium in Orange City, and Heirloom Acres, a farmstead near Granville. Each stop includes an in-depth farm tour and samples prepared by local culinary teams ending with a local food dinner served alongside wine sampling by Little Swan Lake Winery.

The Storm Lake Culinary Tour on Aug. 26 will stop at Little Field Abbey, Boyer River Gardens and Antiques, and Carlson Vegetable Farm. Features include information on heirlooms, a tour of a high tunnel greenhouse, line dance instruction and more. Participants receive a map to navigate their own vehicles along the route from 1 to 8 p.m. Samples and dinner will be served.

The Farm-to-Fork tours are part of a series of events in Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Local Food Road Show aimed at connecting people to locally grown food and flavors in Northwest Iowa.

Learn more and register for tickets at www.flavorsofnorthwestiowa.org or call Woodbury County Extension at 712-276-2157.