Dairy Breakfast tradition continues at Uhlenhake’s family farm
By Annette Newcomb~Editor
If you were raised on a farm or have never been, the Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast is a great way to get back to your roots on Saturday, June 15.
This year’s dairy breakfast will be held at Uhlenhake’s Land-Locked Acres, 1801 216th Ave., Union Grove.
Tony and Doris Uhlenhake, along with their son John and his family operate the dairy farm, and are the fourth generation farmers working the farm.
They milk 70 Holsteins and grown their own crops on 325 acres. This will be the second time the family has hosted the dairy breakfast since 2005.
Rachael Crane, Kenosha County Dairy Ambassador, said the dairy breakfast will run 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. Early arrivals will get to see the cows getting milked. If you aren’t an early riser, don’t worry, there will be a video loop running throughout the morning.
Breakfast tickets are $6 for adults and children under 6 are free.
“This will be a fun morning on the farm. Guests will get to see the eggs scrambled on the six-foot frying pan and enjoy Wisconsin raised products like cheese, milk and yogurt.
This year John Deere will have its “Twinkles Toys” trailer on site and a Wisconsin tent will be set up, selling all things Wisconsin, such as T-shirts and locally grown products such as honey, strawberries, baked goods and more. The Kenosha County Fair will have a booth at the breakfast.
“The calve barn will be open for the kids to pet the calves. We used to have a petting zoo but we want to educate visitors on what a dairy farm is all about,” Crane said.
There will be parking on site with a tractor and wagon to give guests a ride if they chose. In case of rain, parking will not be allowed on site. Shuttles will operate from Brighton School, 1200 248th Avenue, Kansasville; Westosha Central High School, 24617 75th St., and the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th Street (corner of highways 45 and 50).
Crane said last year 3,700 guests came to the breakfast. “I would say it’s first come, first served. We have a record-breaking number of people last year and toward the end we did run out of pancakes.”
Crane also said there will be special parking for those participating in the DairyAir Breakfast ride. “We will have a tent set up with water so they can get a drink before they get in line for breakfast and we will also have special parking for the bikes.”
Crane said those who need more information should contact her at (262) 206-8149.
DairyAir Dairy Breakfast Ride
Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser has invited those interested to participate in a free, family fun ride to the Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast on Saturday, June 15.
The DairyAir Dairy Breakfast Ride will begin at 7 a.m. at Mars’ Cheese Castle, 2800 West Frontage Rd., Kenosha, for an 11.2-mile ride to the Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast at Uhlenhake’s Land-Locked Acres, 1801 216th Ave., Union Grove.
It is a 22.5 mile ride round-trip. The ride is moderately difficult with some hills. People are asked to use their best judgment and participate based on their own skill level.
The ride route from Mars’ Cheese Castle is: South on West Frontage Road for .7 miles; Right on County Highway N/38th Street for 5 miles; Right onto U.S. 45 N/200th Avenue, 0.5 miles; Left onto County Highway JB/31st Street for 2.5 miles; Right onto County Highway X/240th Avenue for 1 mile; and right on 18th Street for 1.5 miles to Uhlenhake’s Land-Locked Acres.
The group ride will begin at Mars’ Cheese Castle promptly at 7 a.m. Those wishing to ride back together, the group will depart at 9:30 a.m. from the Dairy Breakfast back to Mars’ Cheese Castle.
Water will be provided to riders before they depart Mars’ Cheese Castle, when they arrive at the Dairy Breakfast and when they return to Mars’ Cheese Castle. There will also be special bike parking and a tented rest area at the Dairy Breakfast for riders.
There is no cost to participate in the ride or to tour the farm. Dairy Breakfast tickets are $6 for adults, children under 6 are free.
For more information about the Dairy Breakfast, call (262) 206-8149 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ride participants are asked to register by calling (262) 653-2600, or e-mail County.Executive@KenoshaCounty.org. To register, provide names of riders and contact information.