Rhinelander ARS and WPVGA host potato picking event for area food pantries – Sept. 24

The UW Rhinelander Agricultural Research Station and the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA), in cooperation with area food pantries, are hosting an event to provide for local food needs. A Night on the Farm – Helping fight local hunger will be held on Thursday, September 24th from 3:30-6:30 p.m. and include opportunities to pick potatoes for area food pantries.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the research conducted by the UW Rhinelander Agricultural Research Station as well as experience The Wisconsin Spudmobile – the Wisconsin potato industry’s most comprehensive educational and informational resource center on wheels.

In addition to picking potatoes for the food pantries, the station will be accepting additional non-perishable food item donations. Potatoes picked and donated items will be distributed in Rhinelander and other North Central Wisconsin communities.

This is an informal event for individuals or the whole family. Light refreshments and food will be served. As a thank you, participants are welcome to pick some potatoes to take home. Please bring your own container for this.

Directions: The field is located 6.5 miles east of the Ice Arena on Cty. Hwy. C, on the right. Watch for signs. Google map:

For more information, download this A Night on the Farm event flyer.