Deep Roots Festival

Increasing our connection to local foods and the producers who make them in the Lake Agassiz Region.

Saturday, September 14, 2024

Maple Hills Orchard, Frazee MN

Deep Roots Festival Logo
Deep Roots Festival is a community celebration that increases our connection to local foods and the producers who make them in the Lake Agassiz Region.

Local Food Tours from 12:00-2:45pm - Locations TBA (Most likely a brewer, coffee roaster, and a local farm as yet to be decided)

Vendors, Music, and Food: At the Orchard from 3:00-7:00pm

Classes: Nine different classes will be offered during Deep Roots.
Class information coming soon!
Start times for the sessions are 3:30pm, 4:30pm, and 5:30pm.
Classes are included with the price of admission.

Buy Tickets

Buy tickets in advance to get a discount, or purchase at the gate on the day of the festival.

Members must log in to see member pricing.
Learn more about joining SFA here.

Refunds for cancellations can be requested up to 48 hours prior to the event.

Advance tickets

$15 for non-members
$10 for SFA members
Children 12 and under are free.


Tickets at the gate

$20 for non-members
$15 for members
Children 12 and under are free.

Be a Vendor or Exhibitor!

You can be a vendor or exhibitor at Deep Roots!

Online Vendor/Exhibitor Application HERE.

PDF and printable Vendor/Exhibitor Application HERE.


You'll get FREE admission to the event as well as a t-shirt and a chance to win prizes from our local vendors.

More info and sign-up HERE.


We welcome certified service animals but all other pets must stay at home. Thank you.

Our partner organization on this project is:

Renewing the Countryside

A Look Back at the 2023 Deep Roots Festival

Farm Tours, 10 a.m. - Noon:

Bus tour to 3 farms:
Learn directly from the farmers about how they sustainably grow food.

Silver Dust Farm
Meet Ken and Dori Larson at their organic, sixty-cow dairy farm in Ottertail. Silver Dust Farm is a local producer for Organic Valley Cooperative.
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the incredibly popular local greenhouse that specializes in apple trees and an eclectic mix of offerings.
Deep Winter Greenhouse
Join our host, John Salman at Slow Cycle Farm for an in-depth tour of the innovative Deep Winter Greenhouse design.

Workshops, Noon - 4p.m.

Learn about their craft directly from local makers and growers.

12:30-1:15 p.m.
    • Regenerative Tour of Slow Cycle Farm
    • Shitake Mushroom Cultivation
    • Fiber Arts Demonstration
1:30-2:15 p.m.
    • Garlic Planting Workshop
    • Mead Making 101
    • Strictly Mushrooms
    • Hydroponics for Everyone
    • Fermentation for Beginners
    • Basics of Herbal Balms

Entertainment, Noon - 4p.m.

An art exhibit, food, music, marketplace & kids activities.

More info:

See a video of the 2022 Deep Roots Festival HERE

Deep Roots Festival Logo
Deep Roots Festival