Crawford County Dairy Breakfast proudly hosted by Moret family
By Correne Martin
Whether you’re a city family with kids who enjoy animals or a rural farm family interested in a fellow operation, a delicious dairy breakfast will serve as the common denominator on Saturday, June 7, at the Crawford County Dairy Breakfast. This year’s event is hosted by Jim, Jean, Jenny and Josh Moret, aka Promise Land Farms, at 61102 Old State Hwy. 18, Bridgeport. Breakfast will be dished up from 6 to 10 a.m., and all ages are welcome to tour the farm and check out the cattle, the automated calf feeder, the dairy barn and more.
“They’re welcome to walk around. The barns will be open for people to view the cattle,” Jim said. “Hopefully, there will be a saleswoman here to explain how our automated calf feeder works too.”
The all-you-can-eat breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, cheese, applesauce, Culver’s Custard, dairy shakes, coffee and milk. Door prizes will be drawn.
There will be parking available, although Jim recommends visitors take the bus out from Riverside Square/Piggly Wiggly. Buses are sent to the farm every 15 minutes, starting at 5:45 a.m. The last bus will leave Prairie du Chien at 9:30 a.m. and leave the farm at 10:30 a.m.
The Moret family farm—recognized as the blue and white buildings visible from Highways 18/35, just three miles south of Prairie du Chien—consists of 260 acres, 67 dairy cows and 175 cattle in all.
This Saturday will be the fourth time the Morets have held the Crawford County Dairy Breakfast on their property; the last was in 2010. It will also be the fifth time for the farm in particular.
“My wife and I both grew up on farms, dairying since 1980. She joined me in ‘84,” Jim said, noting that they rented before getting married and purchasing their “Promise Land” from Tom White in 1992.
“I’ll probably be in the dairy business my whole life. I started with 10 cattle and an old $3,000 car.”
These days, Jim and his family have a few more financial assets, but most importantly, he said, they have satisfaction. They get up every day, they work hard and they’re happy with what they’ve accomplished at the end of the day—all thanks to a “dairy good” life.
The Moret farm is a scenic location to eat a nice dairy breakfast, socialize, learn about farming and enjoy a carefree June morning in beautiful southwest Wisconsin.