The Sustainable Farming Association will host its first annual Salsa Fest from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Todd County Fairground in Long Prairie, Minn.
Salsa Fest will celebrate locally grown foods from across central Minnesota. The day will feature live music from 12:30 to 4 p.m., food and vendors. Guests can buy salsa, produce, canned goods and artisan crafts from local vendors; watch salsa-making demonstrations; and participate in a best-tasting salsa contest.
A local dairy princess will serve taste samples of a special ice cream created for the event by the University of Minnesota Ice Cream Lab. Food and drink vendors will include Taqueria Chavez, El Portal, Griff’s Pizza, Ted and Gen’s BBQ and Finnegan’s. Local Master Gardeners will have an information booth and provide tips on growing salsa gardens.
The event is a fundraiser for the SFA-Central Chapter, which provides education about sustainable agriculture and the importance of protecting and restoring soil health, water and air quality and wildlife habitat. The cost to attend is $5 per person; children under 12 are free. Buy-one-get-one-free tickets are available at Extension offices in Stearns, Benton, Morrison, Todd and Douglas counties.