On farm Dinner Aug 24th

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Pollinators on the farm


Hoch Orchard and Gardens invites you for a meal on the farm. Our event discussion will focus on Pollinators and their role on the farm. The evening will begin with a presentation from Harry Hoch on the role pollinators play and how we provide a healthy habitat for them. After a taste of homemade sweet or hard cider we will take a short walk to the experimental pollinator plot. This plot was designed by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. There are 22 native wild flowers seeded into this plot.

After a walk we will have dinner in the Packing House.

Tentative menu:

  • Fresh ham from Hoch pastured pork baked with honey glaze
  • New Potatoes
  • Tomato salad
  • Greens
  • Roasted eggplant
  • Cornbread with honey butter


After dinner, Dr Borsari will discuss the current status of wild bees, honey bees, and other native pollinators. After Dr Borsari’s presentation we will have a round table discussion with input from all our guests. The topic of discussion will be “what can we do to stop the decline of native pollinators and honey bees”.



Limited seating, please send a check soon to:

Hoch Orchard and Gardens Inc.

32553 Forster Road

LaCrescent MN 55947


Email us with the number attending if you want to secure a seat right away. [email protected]