Stephenson County Ag Breakfast Set for June 28 Showcases Locally Produced Food - U of I Extension

Stephenson County Ag Breakfast Set for June 28 Showcases Locally Produced Food

The 23rd annual Stephenson County Ag Breakfast will be held Saturday, June 28, at the Stephenson County Fairgrounds in Freeport, Ill. The breakfast, which runs from 6 to 10 a.m., will showcase a variety of agricultural products produced in Stephenson County, including whole hog sausage, beef bacon, scrambled eggs, cheese, coffee cake, milk, and ice cream. Orange juice and coffee will also be served. As a special feature at the breakfast, the Stephenson County Local Foods Task Force, led by University of Illinois Extension, will invite attendees to sign a “Local Food Pledge” and commit to adding locally grown foods to their daily diet. A county-wide Local Foods initiative was launched at last year’s Ag Breakfast to increase awareness of the economic, environmental, and taste benefits of “buying local.” Visitors will be entertained by Dave Ruter Ministries from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. and by Steve Sheffey and family from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. At 9 a.m. there will be an introduction of the Teacher of the Year, followed by a kick-off of the Local Foods Pledge. The first Pedal Tractor Pull of the season will be held with registration at 8:45 a.m. and the pull at 9 a.m. Also, a petting zoo, barnyard bowling, an antique and modern tractor display, wagon rides, silent auction and arts and crafts show will provide a busy morning for all attendees. Educational booths featuring agricultural organizations and products will also be on display. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, including retirees, farmers, town folk, ag business and 4-H members and leaders are working together to make this a special Stephenson County event. A donation of $4 per person includes breakfast and all entertainment. Children 5 and under are free. Handicap parking is available. The fairgrounds are located on the south side of Freeport at 2250 S. Walnut Road. For more information on the breakfast, call Ardath DeWall at 815-864-2561 or Diana Ethridge at 815-232-8323. For information on the craft show, call Cindy Rackow at 815-789-3113. Contact Barb Curry, volunteers, at 815-599-3650, and Margaret Larson, local foods initiative, at 815-599-3525.

Date and Time

June 21, 2008
6:00 AM - 10:00 AM


University of Illinois Extension-Stephenson County
2998 W. Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032

This event is located in Stephenson County.