Ever wonder how milk gets from the cow to your table? Bring the family out to Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy and find out for free during the second annual Farm Crawl, sponsored by the Northern Iowa Food and Farm Partnership.
The dairy is offering trolley rides from their newly opened tour center, tours to see the cows, wallabies and calves, cow milking, free ice cream, barbecued pork sandwiches, kids' tattoos, contests and door prizes.
The Farm Crawl is Sunday, Sept. 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. During that time, visitors can also see produce farms, livestock farms and specialty farms all over Northeast Iowa. Some farms are even showcasing their energy conservation practices. In addition to Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy, other sites include: Engelbrecht Family Winery, Fredericksburg, Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch, Fredericksburg, Genuine Faux Farm, Tripoli, Rainbow Ridge Farm, Waverly, Friedrich's Fresh Foods, Cedar Falls, C'mon Back Acres, Cedar Falls, Fitkin Popcorn, Cedar Falls, Hillcrest Farm, Cedar Falls, Jefferson Greenhouse and Orchard, Dunkerton and Timeless Prairie Orchard, Winthrop.
Hansen's retail stores, Moo Roo in Waterloo and the Outlet in Cedar Falls, sell goods from many of the farms on the tour.
Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy Tour Center is located at 8461 Lincoln Road, Hudson.
For descriptions of each site, see News & Events at www.uni.edu/ceee.