We all have our favorite foods, whether it’s pizza, burgers, salads or breakfast items. Or maybe it’s a favorite meal, like Thanksgiving. Regardless of what is our favorite, everything we eat starts on a farm, raised by a farmer.
Fairgoers can see ingredients that are in some of their favorite foods actually growing in the newly revamped Field of Dreams .
“We wanted people to be able to make the connection between the wheat plants and the pizza crust or sub bread,” said Carl Tart, exhibit coordinator. “We are used to walking into the store and picking up a loaf of bread or a frozen pizza, but maybe not associating that food item back to the farm. We all have a connection to agriculture and farming.”
Four themed gardens will be part of the Field of Dreams — Subs and Spuds, the Pizza Patch, Taco Town and the Gobble Garden. Kids coming through can pick up an activity sheet and mark items from each garden off a checklist.
Some commodities may make appearances in several of the gardens. For example, wheat and corn can be found in at least two of the gardens, representing corn tortillas or a side dish at Thanksgiving.
In addition to the garden activity, kids can also ride pedal tractors around a small track in the exhibit. This popular activity returns with a larger course, offering a longer ride for kids.
The Field of Dreams is located on the east side of Dorton Arena. Look for the crops and garden areas.