The Borst family has been milking cows for 4 generations in southeast Rochester. They know a thing or two about dairy products and they love sharing their knowledge. They just opened the "Moo House" which gives you the chance to experience a real dairy farm and learn exactly how milk gets "from the cow to the bottle".

Each Saturday they open their farm to the public for one-hour tours. On their website, they say, "you’ll never forget the day you got to pet a baby calf, see a cow getting milked, smell fresh cow feed, and get splattered with cow pies." Over the next three weekends, the farm is teaming up with one of Rochester's premier restaurants to create delicious sundaes for "Ice Cream on the Farm". Learn more about the tours and the special sundaes that will be available over the next three weekends below.

Moo House Tour Info:

Tours are 1-hour long and take place on Saturdays at 4:30 pm. You're encouraged to wear comfy shoes and something that you aren't afraid to get a little dirty in. Visitors will have the chance to purchase produce, sweet corn, and home-raised beef and eggs at the conclusion of the tour.

Tour Cost:

  • Adults: $10/person

  • Children 6-10: $5/person

  • Children 5 and under: Free

The Borst Family Farm is located at 6246 65th Ave SE in Rochester. Visit them online for more information.

Ice Cream on the Farm Dates and Info:

  • Saturday, August 7th: 4:00-8:00
  • Saturday, August 14th: 4:00-8:00
  • Saturday, August 21st: 4:00-8:00

The family farm has teamed with Cameo Restaurant to create a new featured sundae each week.

  • August 7th: Double Chocolate Brownie
  • August 14th: Summer Peach Crisp
  • August 21st: Blondie Bite Crumble
  • Soft Serve Vanilla Ice Cream will be available each week too

Seating is limited so you're encouraged to bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Guests can also bring their own snacks and beverages. There are several hand-washing stations on site so you and your kids will be able to pet the cows.

Learn more on their website or follow them on Facebook for updates.

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