Where Past Meets Present

Join us at the farm for Sunday Dinner

A Farm To Table Feast

Presenting Sponsor:

SSM Health logo
Sunday Dinner 2017 logo

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17

A Winning Recipe for Rock County

Start with a beautiful farm surrounded by fields of corn, soybeans and wheat. Mix in an assortment of locally sourced food, highlighted by pork chops cooked on-site by the Rock County Pork Producers. Add refreshments served in the historic LaPrairie Grange No. 79, live music, live animals, and more!

Hosted this year at the farm of Jim and Sarah Hodge in the historic LaPrairie Township.

Note: This is an outdoor event and will be held rain or shine. Street parking available; limited parking on-site, including several handicapped spots.

Ticket Info

Online tickets are sold out! Please contact RCHS at 608-756-4509 to inquire about availability.

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Giving Back to the Agricultural Community

A portion of the proceeds for Sunday Dinner will benefit Janesville Parker FFA, which helps students to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. Proceeds also benefit a new food awareness initiative by the Rock County Historical Society.

Event Information

  • Date: Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017
  • Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: The Farm of Jim and Sarah Hodge, 3620 S. LaPrairie Townhall Rd, Janesville (view a map)

Ticket Information

Online tickets are sold out! Please contact RCHS at 608-756-4509 to inquire about availability.

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Sunday Dinner 2017 Map

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Your Sunday Dinner Menu Includes:

  • Wine and beer available for purchase
  • Sweet Corn chowder
  • Cucumber onion salad with vinegar
  • Bone-in Pork Chops, cooked on-site by the Rock County Pork Producers
  • Unstuffed Apple & Herb Stuffing
  • Country Smashed potatoes
  • Cinnamon & Spice Roasted Squash
  • Followed by a delicious locally sourced dessert

Soup, salad and side dishes prepared by Chef Quin Studer

A Special Video Featuring Four Local Farm Families

Don’t miss your chance to see this newly developed documentary from 1 – 2 p.m., while enjoying beverages in the LaPrairie Grange.

The Morton Family:
Since 1927, six generations of the Morton family have continuously farmed in LaPrairie township. The Mortons were once heavily involved in raising livestock and dairy, as well as trucking to local markets. Currently, the Mortons cash crop corn, hay, soybeans and wheat. John is a proponent of no-till farming to achieve maximum soil enrichment with minimal soil erosion. John and his brother, Arch Jr., are participants of the Permanent Agricultural Conservation Easement program, to ensure that LaPrairie’s rich farmland remains in agricultural production. The current family consists of Archie J. Morton; Arch Morton Jr.; Ronna, Erica, Ciera, and Kenny Ballmer; John, Kathy, Ashley, and Alex Morton; and Marissa and Tim O’Grady. Their latest generation is Mason O’Grady. All of them proudly live in LaPrairie township.

The Huisheere Family:
Six generations of the Huisheere Family have farmed in Rock Co since 1926. The Huisheere’s dairy farmed until the 70’s, then went into cash crops and beef after discontinuing the dairy farming. They now raise corn, hay and soybeans, and beef cattle with a passion of showing their livestock. The family consists of Jim & Fran Huisheere, their children Dan and his wife Kris, and their children Luke, Tayton, Hillary and Zach. The 6th generation is Alex who is Luke & Tayton’s son. Lora & her husband Mike Henning and their children Suzanne and Evan also farm in Rock County. Doug & Nikki Huisheere.

The Daluge Family:
The Daluge Farm Inc. is a 140-registered Holstein cow dairy on 160 acres. It has been in the family for five generations. Now, Peter Daluge is preparing for his son, Peter Daluge II, and daughter, Erin Grawe, to take over the family business. Together, they work as a team to successfully maintain the herd in hopes of passing the farm down to future generations. Siblings Bridget Maas and Megan Daluge also work on the farm, outside of their full-time careers. All family members are passionate about the dairy industry and are proud to have their roots in Rock County.

The Templeton Family:
The home of five generations of Templetons, the Brae-O-Pert Farm (Farm on the Hill), in Union Township, was started in 1914 by Peter Templeton Sr. and his wife Elizabeth, who had five sons. The original farm consisted of 218 acres. Peter Jr. and his wife, Ruth, worked with his parents on the farm while raising their children. In 1961, the couple purchased the farm and focused on the dairy herd. After Peter Jr. passed away suddenly in 1967, Ruth continued to run the farm with the help of her son, Richard, and his wife Shirley. Richard and Shirley purchased the farm in 1980. In 1997 they formed Templeton Farms, LLC, with their sons Richard Jr., Donald, and daughter Rene. The farm has now grown to a herd of 170 cows and 1,000 acres, on which they grow corn, soybeans, alfalfa and wheat. The fifth generation of the farm is grandson Christopher, who works daily with his grandfather, father and uncle.

Thank You To Our Generous Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

SSM Health logo

Pitchfork Sponsors

Seneca Foods logo
Rural Mutual Insurance Co. - Bill Jensen Agency
Jones Dairy Farm logo
Baird Private Wealth Management
Ag Business Council of Rock County logo
Community Foundation of SOuthern Wisconsin

Wagon Sponsors

Jake's Electric logo
Union Bank & Trust Co.
Bjoin Limestone logo

In-Kind Sponsors

George Realty & Auction logo
Hawk's Orchard logo

Event Decor & Ambiance Provided by:

Mod Bloom Wedding - Events - Floral
Best Events Catering

Media Sponsor

Drywater Productions