R.D. Offutt Brooten Farm to host second annual Potato Field Days

 

September 28, 2023

A group of people dig potatoes at an R.D. Offset site west of Brooten in the fall of 2022.

For the second year, the R.D. Offutt Brooten farm team is inviting fellow neighbors and members of the community to an "all-you-can-dig party," at the upcoming Potato Field Days.

On Saturday and Sunday, September 30 and October 1, from sunrise till sunset, those interested can bring potato forks and buckets to an RDO field and dig to their heart's content.

Farm Manager Chris Strom said he is looking forward to the community dig after having such a positive reception during the inaugural event in 2022.

"Last year, I wasn't sure what to expect, but cars lined up in the field and it was busy all weekend long," Strom said. "We are excited to host the community again for this family-friendly event where people can dig their own potatoes to stock up for winter."

Strom said despite inconsistent rainfalls this season, the potato crop looks promising and the public dig should be fruitful.

"Our team has been carefully managing our fields to ensure just enough moisture to sustain our crop," Strom said. "And we are using new tools to help us monitor moisture levels, which community members will be able to see when they visit."

Event details

WHEN: Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1. On Saturday, the B-B-E Cub Scouts Pack No. 667 will be there from 10 a.m. to noon to assist people with digging and carrying potatoes.

• Time: Sunrise to sunset.

• Potato Field Directions: From Brooten, go one mile south on County Road 18. The field is just past the cemetery near the intersection of 245th Street. The field will be flagged.

• Bring: Your own gathering supplies – potato forks and buckets

Note: Field will be clearly marked with signage and flags. Please stay within the designated area. Potatoes will be available while supplies last. Please dig at your own risk!

Participants are encouraged to snap a picture and tag R.D. Offutt Farms on Instagram and Facebook, #RDOpotatofielddays. Please dig at your own risk.

More information can be found about R.D. Offutt Farms and Potato Field Days at www.rdoffuttfarms.com/news.

 

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