Farm Happenings at Hawkins Family Farm
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Farm Happenings at Hawkins Family Farm

Join us for our annual "Hoop Move" on Saturday 10/26!

Posted on October 19th, 2019
Our moveable hoop houses have been covering summer crops like tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers all season. Now, it's time to move them over autumn lettuce, spinach, and carrots--and we need your help! Join us for our annual "Hoop Move" from 9am-1pm on Saturday, October 26. We'll spend the morning moving... read more »

Farm Photo: Turkeys!

Posted on October 4th, 2019
The turkeys are loving the mild temperatures and blue skies! read more »

Chicken fried in pork lard

Posted on September 27th, 2019
Few food combinations are as mouth-wateringly delightful as Hawkins Farm pastured chicken fried in Hawkins Farm pastured pork lard. Rather than the commercial white bird raised by the industrial companies and many small farmers, we raise red birds genetically selected for pasture, with plenty of room... read more »

Turkey Time

Posted on September 20th, 2019
I find myself amused each year to watch a scenario unfold. As long as the autumn weather stays warm, we hear very little from people wanting to order their Thanksgiving turkeys. But let a couple of cold days come, and the inquiries and orders rush in. Rest assured that we are preparing well, no matter... read more »

New Pullets on the Farm

Posted on September 6th, 2019
A new flock of laying hens recently arrived on the farm. It won't be long before the young hens pictured here--called pullets--will be outdoors pecking seeds, scratching dirt, chasing bugs, and swallowing whole blades of grass. For a few days after they come to our farm, however, they remain inside in... read more »

Welcome to the autumn CSA!

Posted on August 31st, 2019
We’ll begin this season savoring the fleeting tastes of summer—fresh tomatoes, green beans, burgers on the grill—and end up reveling in the cozy flavors fall, like frost-kissed vegetables, slow-roasted chickens, and fresh sourdough bread still warm from the oven. What a great time of... read more »

Taking Stock of the Summer Season

Posted on August 24th, 2019
This week marks the final delivery of the summer CSA. I want to thank you for joining us for a season of fresh, local eating, for sharing in the risks and rewards of small scale farming here in northeastern Indiana. I'm already taking stock of the lessons I've learned this summer and using them to plan... read more »

A Farm Fresh Treat for Your Pets

Posted on August 2nd, 2019
Every summer Saturday morning at dawn, you'll find our chicken butchering crew out in the pasture, gently gathering chickens for humane on-farm processing. By noon we have around 200 scalded, plucked, and cleaned chickens cooling in the powerful air-chiller, and a few days later they are cut up (by a... read more »

Introducing the Raw Milk Cheese Share

Posted on July 6th, 2019
While we endeavor to produce a wide variety of products, dairy has always seemed beyond our reach. That’s why we were delighted when Laban Hufford, a young man whose family milks a small herd of cows just a “country block” away from our farm, told us he wanted to make cheese from their... read more »