Winona County plat book available

WINONA, Minn. — The Winona County plat book is available at the recorder’s office.

Cost is $23 for those who pick up the book at the County Recorder’s office, 177 Main St., Winona.

For those who want a book mailed to them, cost is $24.50 and covers postage. Submit your request in writing and include a check and the address to which the plat book should be shipped.

53rd annual Beef Royale is June 11 in Lamberton

LAMBERTON, Minn. — The 53rd annual Beef Royale, a non-halter pen show for market animals, will be held June 11 at the Lamberton Stockyards.

Registration will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is no limit to the numer of beef animal entries per farm. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three carcasses, live animals and pens of three. The market steer and heifer carsasses will be evaluated at Tyson Foods.

Cottonwood Cattle Producers is host of the Beef Royale.

There will be a steak supper from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets for non-members of Cottonwood Cattle Producers are $10 each and will be available at the door. The public may also participate in a spectator contest at 6:30 p.m. The contest, which has youth and adult divisions, has spectators evaluate five animals on their carcass quality.

CSA shares are available

ST. PAUL — Shares in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms are still available, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture is reminding consumers.

CSA farms sell subscriptions or memberships to individuals or families who pay up front to receive a share of produce, generally once per week for 14-20 weeks. Typically a full share is enough to feed four vegetable-loving adults. Many farms will offer full, half and even mini-shares. Some include seasonal recipes, e-newsletters, and on-the-farm events like pumpkin picking in the cost.

Consumers can find a local CSA farm in the Minnesota Grown Directory. It includes information about 87 CSA farms with 142 drop sites around the state. Find the directory at www.minnesotagrown.com or order a free copy of the printed directory by calling 1-800-657-3878 or by going online to www.minnesotagrown.com/order.

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