Prairie Sugar Weekend

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Prairie Sugar Weekend

Sat., Oct 5, 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
15788 Kelley Farm Rd.
Elk River, MN 55330


Included with $6-12 site admission/MNHS members free

Prairie sugar, also known as sorghum, was grown and used as a sweetener by farmers and their families over 150 years ago. It was especially coveted during times when other sweeteners were scarce. Visitors can learn about the history of sorghum and about the many types of sugar and sugar substitutes that exist today.

On the historic farmstead, visitors can help process sorghum into sweet, syrupy molasses, then see how the syrup can be used in desserts, such as gingerbread. Then head to the Learning Kitchen to watch sugar beets become granulated sugar, plus sample other sweeteners and baked goods made with them.

2019-10-05 10:00:00 2019-10-05 10:00:00 America/Chicago Prairie Sugar Weekend Oliver Kelley Farm

Additional Dates

Sun., Oct 6, 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm