Tickets available for Hood Farms Family Dairy Breakfast on the Farm

Join us in Van Buren County for the first Breakfast on the Farm event of the year. Learn about how your food is grown and raised, and meet the farmers dedicated to bringing your family safe and nutritious meals.

Breakfast on the Farm visitors petting a cow.

Michigan State University Extension and the Hood Farms Family Dairy are ready to welcome visitors to Breakfast on the Farm (BOTF) on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 in Paw Paw, Michigan. The event’s self-guided walking tour runs from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. with a pancake breakfast featuring Michigan grown products served until noon.

BOTF events are free, however tickets are required to eat breakfast. Tickets are available online​ and at the following area businesses upon request:

  • Bangor: Bangor Branch Library
  • Benton Harbor: MSU Extension
  • Bloomingdale: Bloomingdale Branch Library
  • Covert: Covert Branch Library
  • Decatur: Honor Credit Union; Webster Memorial Library
  • Dowagiac: Division Tire
  • Drake: Honor Credit Union
  • Gobles: Gobles Branch Library
  • Lawrence: Lawrence Branch Library; Southwestern Michigan Feed
  • Mattawan: Antwerp Sunshine Library; Java Joint Café
  • Paw Paw: Biggby Coffee; Farm Bureau Office; Honor Credit Union; MSU Extension; Tractor Supply Company
  • Portage: Honor Credit Union; Tractor Supply Company
  • Three Rivers: Bullseye Marketplace
  • Vandalia: Bullseye Marketplace Custom Butchering
  • Venture Park: Honor Credit Union
  • Vicksburg: Finks Butcher Shop & Deli

BOTF attendees will learn more about how farmers take care of their animals, protect the environment and produce nutritious food. Come experience how a modern family farm operates and get a first-hand look at how the Hood family cares for nearly 500 cows and 900 acres of corn, silage and alfalfa.

This is the second BOTF event to be held at Hood Farms Family Dairy - the first event took place in 2015. Due to such a positive experience the first time around, the family volunteered to host a second breakfast.

“We volunteered to host Breakfast on the Farm again because seeing the visitor’s face just gave me such a good feeling,” said Tim Hood, Hood Farms Family Dairy owner. “I hope if you attended our last Breakfast on the Farm, you had such a great time you’ll want to come back.”

For more information about the Van Buren County BOTF or other events, please visit the Breakfast on the Farm website at Questions can be directed to Ashley Kuschel at 586-469-7616 or, or Mary Dunckel at 989-354-9870 or

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