Regional Plant-Related Event

Specialty Producer Tours

I encourage you to participate in any or all of the following tours this year – there are lots of different options.
South Dakota Specialty Producers Association is offering 11 producer tours for the 2017 Summer Season. The tours are open to anyone who wishes to learn. You must register only if you want lunch for a specific tour.
Master Gardeners can receive Continuing Education credits for participating in tours and volunteer hours for helping with tours. Contact Cory Tomovick (<>) for specific tour information or if you wish to participate.
Chefs can receive 2.00 CEH’s for each location
See below or attachment for more information.
Rhoda Burrows, PhD
Professor and Extension Horticulturist
1905 Plaza Blvd.
Rapid City, SD 57702

To REGISTER send email to:
Chefs please note: 2 CEH’s available for each tour (4 CEH’s per day)
Master Gardeners:  You can earn Continuing Ed Hours if participating in tours. Volunteer Hours are available for helping with tour. Contact Cory to sign up.
Note to participants: You will be a guest on tour hosts’ property. Please use common sense and follow directions. You come at your own risk.


·       June 24th – Berries & Hops Producer Tours (Wagner & Armour, SD)

Hosts – Stewart’s Aronia Acres (Wagner, SD) & Srstka’s Hops Farm (Armour, SD)

Cost: $10 for Meal (Blue Moon Bar & Grill). *Register by June 22nd. Pay at site.

*   July 15th – Growing in Greenhouses & Selling in Boxes (Midland, SD)

Host – Cedar Creek Gardens LLC , with Chef Scott Brinker (RC Regional Hospital)

Cost: $12 for Meal. * Register by July 13th. Pay at site.

·      August 10th – Meat Goats & Growing Tomatoes in a Greenhouse (Custer, SD)

Hosts – Pleasant Valley Farm & Windsong Valley Garden

Cost: $10 – $15 for Meal (Black Hills Burger & Bun). * Register by August 8th. Pay at site.
* August 17th – Schadè Vineyard (Volga) & SDSU Local Foods Ed Center (Campus)

Hosts – Schade’s Vineyard /$5 Wine Tasting (Optional) & SDSU Local Foods Ed. Center

Cost: $15 for Meal (Pheasant Restaurant). *Register by August 15th . Pay at site.

* August 27th – Gardens & Greenhouses Tour (Rapid City)

Hosts – Country Road Garden & Rock Valley Garden &Chef Jeff Slathar (Colonial House)

Cost: $10 for Meal. *Register by August 25th. Pay at site.


* September 9th – Milling Organic Grains & Growing Fruit in High Tunnels

Hosts – Dakota Earth Bakery (Alcester, SD) & SE Research Farm (Beresford, SD)
Cost: $10- $12 for Meal (Dakota Earth Bakery). *Register by September 7th. Pay at site.

Supported by the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture through grant 15SCB6PSD0033.


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