Peake Orchards and Dairy to host NEIA Food and Farm Network this Sunday


Jeremy and Jodi Peake family ... Submitted photo.

Jeremy and Jodi Peake of Waukon will host the May gathering of the Northeast Iowa Food and Farm Network this Sunday, May 20 at 7 p.m. To see milking in progress, arrive at 6:15 p.m. The Network event will begin with a potluck at 7 p.m., then feature a farm tour with highlights including Peake’s dairy grazing system and the apple orchard, before networking over desert.

Jodi and Jeremy Peake milk about 40 Jersey and Jersey-cross cows on their certified organic, grass-based dairy. They market their milk into Organic Valley’s Grassmilk program. In addition to their rotational grazing dairy enterprise, the Peake farm hosts a 1,000 tree orchard operated by Jeremy’s father, Al Peake, with support from Jodi and Jeremy. The apples are sold locally at the Winneshiek Farmers Market, the Oneota Coop and at the farm.

The Peake Farm is located at 323 North Line Drive, Waukon. Those attending are asked to RSVP to help hosts prepare, and also bring a dish to share and a place-setting. To RSVP or for additional information, contact Kayla Koether at 563-568-6345 or koether@iastate.edu.

The Northeast Iowa Food and Farm Network is a casual gathering of local food, beginning and transitioning farmers making connections, finding common interests, collaborating and learning together. All are welcome to attend.
 

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