On Sunday, I highly recommend taking the opportunity to witness, up-close and personal, the workings of the farm that supplies the Wise Acre Eatery (that's general manager Caroline Glawe, left, and chef Beth Fisher, right) with its produce, pork, beef and chicken. Co-owner Dean Englemann's beautiful and fascinating family farm, located about an hour west of the restaurant in Plato, Minn., is holding an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Engelmann and his Tangletown Gardens co-owner Scott Endres are calling the event a "Farm Field Trip", and they're offering guided tours at the top of each hour. Visitors can also enjoy a picnic lunch for an additional $10. Those choosing the lunch option should RSVP to 612-822-4769, but those interested in just the farm tours can drop in without a reservation.
The farm is located at 11389 County Rd. 9, about a mile north of Hwy. 212 and just outside the town of Plato.
A word of advice: Wear sensible shoes, and take along some sunscreen.