6/4 Farm Bureau Breakfast

FAIRBURY, IL – 6th Annual Breakfast on the Farm – how about a good ol’ country breakfast? Some biscuits and gravy and eggs along with milk, orange juice, and coffee – then add to that the ambiance of a real country farm setting and you’re in business. On Saturday morning, June 4th, from 7:00 am to 10:00 am, you can enjoy the breakfast hosted by the Kilgus Family Farmstead and sponsored by the Livingston County Farm Bureau Young Leaders and, get this, the cost is only $1.00! Now that’s a bargain no matter what. All the proceeds go to the Livingston County Food Pantry so its a good cause put on and orchestrated by good people that know what they’re doing. For all you “city slickers” who have curiosity questions about farm life there will be an “Ask the Farmer” booth with a real Farmer in it that you can go get some answers for those questions from. Bring the family; there’s kids activities that will be going on along with free farm tours and, for Mom, there is the Kilgus Country Store with all kinds of locally produced products from meat and cheese and milk to other assorted items of interest.
The $1.00 cost of the breakfast draws attention to the investment that farmers make and what they realize as a return – even though pricing fluctuates in an upward way in the supply chain the farmer generally doesn’t realize any benefit because their costs are seldom reduced and their margins are competitively vulnerable. What you come to realize is that there is an awful lot of hard work that goes into the meat, dairy products, chicken and eggs, and the farm produce that fills up your grocery store’s shelves and that doesn’t always have an equal payback. All said and done its a good way to spend a Saturday morning, a good breakfast, informative, visually educational, and fun for all – you’ll get a good working idea of how “the farm” operates and what it means to the local community as regards your dinner table and the areas economy. Rain or shine (they’ve got a tent to keep the weather off your head) they’ll be there so why don’t you all try to be there too.
Kilgus Farmstead Take Fairbury’s First Street south from the stop light on Route 24, about a mile, and just before the T intersection on the west side of the road, you’ll see the farm, the tent, and all that goes with it. Turn in and enjoy.

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