A rural Hopkinton family gave the public a chance to see what life is like on the farm this past weekend.
Tim and Joan Goedken hosted the Manchester Chamber’s 1st Annual “Breakfast on the Farm” Saturday morning.
The Goedken family runs a dairy farm at 2856 Quarter Road off Highway 38 between Hopkinton and Delhi.
And for four hours on Saturday morning, the public was invited to come out to the Goedken family farm to see a dairy farm in person. Various stations were set up around the farm with volunteers explaining how a dairy operation works. The public got to feed a bottle to a baby calf and see cows milked in the parlor.
And there was free breakfast and ice cream, as well as wagon rides, too. A lot of people turned out for the first-time event – from people who had never been on a farm to fellow farmers who wanted to show their support. Goedken says he hopes people walk away with a better understanding and appreciation of what farm life is all about.
The Manchester Chamber hopes to make “Breakfast on the Farm” an annual event.
photos courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH