Centennial farm owners invited to share farm stories at potluck luncheon

EVART — Owners of centennial farms from around the region are invited to celebrate their family’s unique heritage on Oct. 7 by uniting to share their stories with other farmers.

As centennial farms continue to increase in value, vigor and vitality, each family is to be congratulated for having successively helped to preserve their centennial farm land for 100 years and more. Centennial farmers are among only a select few families that can claim such a rich heritage.

The gathering will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Evart Free Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, located one block north of U.S. 10, on 95th Avenue. Those attending the event should bring a dish to pass and their own table service. Lunch will be available at 1 p.m.

Families should plan to spend some time reminiscing about their farm, talking about struggles and good times, sharing wisdom and encouraging other farmers.

Ladies should bring a quilt to display and tell others about. Men should bring an old farm tool or an old item that they don’t know the usage for. Men also can bring an old farm item with sentimental value.

Anyone interested in centennial farms, as well as anyone who has had a farm in the same family for more than 100 years but does not have their farm registered, is welcome to come. Former farmers or family of farmers who have sold their 100-year-old farm are invited to be a part of the gathering as well.

For more information, contact the centennial farm group at (231) 832-2897.