Norm Erickson Farm - 1186 W. Lakewood Avenue - Lake City, MN
Join the Minnesota Hazelnut Foundation, Rural Advantage, and University of Minnesota for a Hazelnut Walk-n-Talk field day on Saturday, October 6, 2012, from 10am to 4pm just outside of Lake City, Minnesota at Norm Erickson's Hazelnut Valley Farm.
Hazelnuts are a multi-functional crop that can provide food, feed, fuel, fiber, and ecological function to the landscape. Hazelnut bushes are perennial, multi-stemmed, and can produce large amounts of nuts that are high in oil.
10:00am Welcome and Introductions
10:15am Marketing Nuts
10:45am Pruning Discussion
11:15am Hazelnut Enterprise Financial Model
12:00pm Potluck Lunch (bring a dish to pass)
1:00pm Hazelnuts 101
2:00pm Orchard Tour or Processing Demonstrations
3:00pm Orchard Tour or Processing Demonstrations
No pre-registration is required. Bring a dish to pass for the potluck lunch. The walk-n-talk field day will be held outdoors, rain or shine. Dress accordingly.
Contacts for this event:
Jeff Jensen, Minnesota Hazelnut Foundation, 515-320-2635
From Rochester via MN Hwy 63: As entering Lake City, look for St. John's Cemetery. After the cemetery, turn right on South Cross Street and travel roughly 0.5 mile until arrive at t-intersection with West Lakewood Avenue / County Road 9. Turn right and travel roughly 0.5 mile. The hazel field will be on the right side after the elementary school and ball diamonds.
From Winona via MN Hwy 61: As entering Lake City, look for the marina. Turn left onto West Lakewood Avenue / County Road 9. Travel about 1.0 mile. The hazel field will be on the right side after the elementary school and ball diamonds.