HOST FAMILYMark and Dawn Carviou of Porterfield and their children from left, Marcus, 9, Marley, 13, and Maya, 10, will host the Marinette County Breakfast on the Farm on Sunday, June 30 from 7:30 a.m. to noon.
Large Crowd Expected at Carviou Breakfast on FarmIssue Date: June 26, 2013
The Marinette County Breakfast on the Farm will be held Sunday, June 30 in the Town of Porterfield from 7:30 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. This years hosts, Mark and Dawn Carviou and family, are finishing the final touches of preparing their farm for guests. The Breakfast on the Farm Committee volunteers are also making final arrangements and preparations for the family activities, food delivery, cooking tent, and learning opportunities.
The Carviou dairy farm is located one mile west of State Hwy. 180 at W3201 Hwy. G. The easy to find site makes it a must-stop part of a Sunday drive, or its own destination for a full set of family events and the all you can eat breakfast that characterizes the event.
The menu includes pancakes, sausages, eggs with cheese and ham, milk, coffee, orange juice, area maple syrup, applesauce, cheese curds, and ice cream sundaes. There will be also be sampling of other dairy products including smoothies, string cheese, and multiple types of cheese cubes.
After eating, attendees will have a choice of activities to participate in during the day. Rain or shine, the list of options will include: Petting Zoo & Baby Animal area; Kiddie Tractor Pull; Face Painting; Pony rides; Bouncy area for kids; Kids Games; Self-touring of the farmstead; dozens of displays and exhibits or simply relax and listen to the live band.
Carviou Dairy Farm is a second generation farm. Marks parents, Robert and Marianne Carviou along with his uncle and aunt built the farm in 1952. The parents in 1986 purchased the Carviou share owned by his aunt and uncle.
Mark has been an integral part of the operation his entire life, but he and Dawn bought the farm in 2006. The years since have seen some modernization, with new heifer and dry cow housing, manure storage, and silage bunkers. Their farm is essentially the average Wisconsin dairy farm, as they have around 85 milk cows and 85 young stock, along with 10 beef cows.
All of the activities and the breakfast are included in the $6 adult ticket, or $4 for youth ages 6 to 10. Children 5 years old and under free. Tickets will be sold the day of the Breakfast.
Information, dairy recipes and links, and some of the familys comments and pictures are on their Facebook.
The event is coordinated and conducted by hundreds of volunteers. If interested in helping, call either Corey Kuchta at 920-660-4182, or Scott Reuss at the Marinette County UW-Extension office at 715-732-7510.
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