Where can you find great eating in the country? Rural churches of course. A summer drive in the country and good food starts this Sunday, July 15 with a trip to Zion Lutheran on SW 98th St Ellendale. They're serving up their ice cream social which includes BBQ sandwiches, hot dogs, potato salad and of course ice cream from 11-1PM. Their worship service is at 9:30AM.

The following Sunday, July 22 you can head north to something unique. The Pleasant Grove Church is setting up their pizza farm. You can stop by and order pizzas between 10-1PM with a break between 10:30-11:30AM for worship service. Bring your own chair. $2 from the sale of each pizza goes to the Food Shelf. The Pizza Farm is open quite a few Sundays but they're starting earlier on the 22nd. The address is 41142 160th Street, Waseca. Get more information on their Facebook page.

The next Sunday, July 29 head down to Holy Trinity Catholic Church for their Litomysl Summer Festival from 11-5PM. They offer outdoor food booths along with an inside sit down lunch. We'll offer more on this festival as the date draws closer.

There you go, a variety of good eating throughout the countryside of Southern Minnesota.

The Steele County Fair is only a month or so away. Be prepared. Lean more here