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Get to Know Kappers' Big Red Barn - New at the 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

We are so happy to have Kapper's Big Red Barn as a new vendor at the 2017 Mill City Farmers Market. Farm fresh milk (regular and chocolate), heavy cream and cheese curds? Yes, please!

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Kappers’ Big Red Barn, located in Chatfield, MN, is owned by Bob and Jeanette Kappers, and they run it with their sons Jacob, Lucas and Ethan. Look for Lucas and his girlfriend Jenna every Saturday on Chicago Plaza next to Black Cat Natural Foods.

Their milk is low-temp pasteurized and homogenized in a licensed milk plant right next to the barn where the cows are milked. To ensure quality, the Kappers use only milk produced on their farm.

Kappers' has a self-serve store on the farm, and they also provide tours to groups and school field trips. In addition to milk, heavy cream and cheese curds, they sell ice cream at the store.

These are some hard working, dedicated farmers. To be ready to greet you when the Market opens on Saturday, Jenna and Lucas get up at 2:30am and are on the road by 4:00am!! (Chatfield is south of Rochester.)

My fingers are crossed to one day find hand-rolled butter at their stand. :)

In addition to their website, you can find Kappers' on Facebook.
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