Check out this Herald Times Reporter article for details on our successful 6th annual Barn Dance & Chautauqua. We took 2015 off but are looking forward to kick up our heels with you at future barn dances!
Beginning Sept. 2009, along with Partnering for Progress, we have hosted the Wisconsin Barn Dance. Proceeds from the event benefit the Partnering for Progress nonprofit partners: Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, Gathering Waters: Wisconsin’s Alliance for Land Trusts, and the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy & Livestock Farmers. Our farm collaborates with these three organizations to work toward the shared goal of keeping Wisconsin’s communities thriving. The central mission of Partnering for Progress is to conserve farmland and natural resources, support beginning and continuing farmers, and sustain vibrant communities to improve rural and urban life in Wisconsin.
2017 Barn Dance
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Saxon Homestead Farm, Cleveland, WI
You will enjoy a delicious, locally sourced dinner and dessert, all the beer and wine you can drink, a presentation by Jim VandenBrook on the Food, Land & Water Project, AND a night of dancing to the music of Copper Box!
ONLY 250 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD!
Early Bird Pricing (before August 30): $50 per ticket, $80 for a pair, $20 for students
Late Bird Pricing (after August 31): $60 per ticket, $90 for a pair, $20 for students
A special thank you to the event sponsors!
This Agri-View article illustrates our farm’s commitment to land, people and animals. It also describes how Saxon Creamery makes award-winning cheese using Saxon Homestead farm pasture-based milk throughout the seasons.
Saxon Creamery’s Big Ed’s cheese was used as an ingredient in a cooking segment on Chicago’s WGN TV station. Read the article to discover the delicious recipe and try your hand at it in your own kitchen!
On Sunday, March 23, 2014 we hosted our first Maple Flapjack Brunch, a fundraiser for the Cleveland Firefighters. Guests came to the Heritage Barn on our farm to enjoy homemade pancakes, maple sausage links, milk, hot apple cider, coffee and pure maple syrup made on the homestead! Many guests took a walk down to the sugar shack to see the maple syrup make process and try fresh hot maple syrup! As this was our first time hosting a maple flapjack brunch, we expected about 300 people. We were pleasantly surprised when the final numbers came in after all was said and done: We hosted about 600 people and served brunch to 473. Our guests ate 1090 flapjacks, 1440 maple links, 4.5 gallons of maple syrup, and 14 gallons of apple cider. We are excited to be better prepared next year! Check out our detailed flyer for more information about the event.