Get ready, set, go – to the 36th annual Richland County Dairy Breakfast, hosted by H&S Keyesville Ridge Farm; Don and Denise Sackman and family.
Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, at the farm – 24750 Keyesville Ridge Road, Richland Center.
Event organizers strongly encourage parking at the Ithaca Schools parking lot and taking the free bus shuttle to the farm.
The Dairy Breakfast is organized by the Richland County Farm Women, with more information available from Annette Louis at 608-585-3362.
The menu features pancakes, sausage, cottage cheese, cheese curds, sliced cheese, string cheese, chocolate and white milk, yogurt cups, applesauce, yogurt tubes, and ice cream sundae cups.
The cost is $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for children age 10 and under.
The Sackmans provided the following history of their farm.
They state, “On August 1, 1855, the United States sold the property to Paul Misslich and we believe his father Willheim. They had previously farmed in Waukesha. In 1859 Willheim sold property to the Diocese of La Crosse to build a church – The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Keyesville.
“In 1872 the United States Post Office opened the Keyesville branch, with Paul being the postmaster. The post office was run out of the house, with mail being delivered three days a week. A bar was also run out of the house.
“On June 7, 1921, Paul Misslich died and left the farm to his son William and bequeathed $500.00 to his three daughters – Agnes F. Hess, Maggie S. Misslich and Anne E. Misslich.
“William died on March 27, 1934, and left the farm to Agnes, Maggie and Anne. Agnes purchased the farm from her sisters and farmed with her husband Joseph. They had three children, Carl, William and Theresia. Agnes sold the farm to her three children and in 1937 William purchased the farm from Carl and Theresia.
“William and his wife Lorraine ran the farm with their nine children. When William died Lorraine and their oldest son Adam continued farming. In 1987 William and Lorraine’s son Albert moved back to the farm and purchased the farm in 1991.
“In 2000 Albert’s daughter and son-in-law Don and Denise Sackmann purchased the farm and continue their farming operation to this day, with their son Michael.”