Breakfast on the Farm is June 10 in Suring

By: 

Times Herald Staff


Volunteers cook scrambled eggs at the 2016 Oconto County Breakfast on the Farm. (Times Herald file photo)

The Oconto County Breakfast on the Farm Committee plans to celebrate June Dairy Month by attending Breakfast on the Farm on Sunday, June 10, at Sunrise Dairy north of Suring.

A sunrise service kicks off the event at 7 a.m., and breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Entertainment will be available for all ages, including live music, a petting zoo, children’s games and activities, and much more. The all-you-can-eat breakfast is $8 for 11 and older, $4 for 4-10, and 3 and under are free, Presale event tickets are available at Peshtigo National Bank branches in Coleman, Gillett and Oconto Falls; N.E.W. Credit Union branches in Oconto, Oconto Falls and Suring; Lena Fast Stop, and Suring Dollar Value Store.

Sunrise Dairy is a family owned and operated dairy farm. The farm started in 1915 when Paul Tuschy bought the first 120 acres of bare land on the site where the dairy currently stands. His daughter, Elenore Hischke, was 3 years old when a house was built on that original site, and she still lives there today.

Martin and Elenore Hischke purchased the farm from Tuschy in 1959, and began milking cows and raising a family. Martin’s son, Dave, joined the operation in 1977, and another son, Dan, started in 2000. In 2008, Dave’s son Luke joined the operation, and this is the same year the family purchased the former “Suring Community Dairy” and renamed it “Sunrise Dairy LLC” for the beautiful sunrises that can be seen from the milking parlor windows.

The name also symbolized a new beginning in the farm’s history. There are currently about 1,500 milk cows between the main dairy location on state Highway 32 and the County Road M location with 1,500 head of young stock at other various farms.

The Hischkes are proud of the fact they have been able to continually hand farm ownership to the next generation of family members and provide financial well-being to about 35 area families.

The Oconto County Breakfast on the Farm is coordinated by the Oconto County Breakfast on the Farm Committee and made possible with financial support provided by local businesses. To help support this event financially, contact Jordan Rank, committee chairman, at 920-598-0350.

Volunteers are needed. A minimum two-hour time commitment is requested, but you may volunteer as long as you would like during the day of the event. Each pre-registered volunteer will receive a complimentary volunteer breakfast ticket upon check-in at the volunteer’s tent. If you or your organization are interested in volunteering, contact Aprill Flores at 920-676-6136 or aprillflores83@gmail.com to sign-up.