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

Farm Happenings for December 21, 2022

Posted on December 14th, 2022
We're taking a break from end-of-season projects like mulching garlic beds, storing equipment, and making repairs to open up the farm stand for holiday orders. Order now for pickup on Wednesday, December 21. PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE ONLY OFFERING ON-FARM PICKUP THROUGH THE WINTER. So make the most of your... read more »

Farm Happenings for November 19, 2022

Posted on November 19th, 2022
Here we are, the FINAL week of the CSA season! (A reminder that deliveries will be on WEDNESDAY.) In this season of giving thanks, we are truly grateful for you, the community that supports our farm. We couldn't do it without you! We will be in touch soon with details about renewing your membership for... read more »

Farm Happenings for November 12, 2022

Posted on November 12th, 2022
With only TWO WEEKS left in our main CSA season, we are busy working on lots of end-of-season wrap-up projects, like preparing our garden beds for winter. One important task has been to establish cover crops: crops that we won't harvest but that serve a number of very important roles in the health of... read more »

Farm Happenings for November 5, 2022

Posted on November 5th, 2022
This week our farm team harvested over 1000 pounds of root vegetables on Tuesday alone! Getting them out of the ground is only the first step in preparing them for winter storage. They also have to be washed and put away in the cooler, which is no small task. Our walk-in cooler is about as full as it... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 29, 2022

Posted on October 29th, 2022
This week we delivered 900 pounds of Napa cabbage to our friends at True Kimchi Cafe in Fort Wayne. Sam and her team received the first 450 pounds on Tuesday morning and got right to work processing the cabbage into kimchi. By Wednesday, when we dropped off the rest of the week's delivery, they already... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 22, 2022

Posted on October 22nd, 2022
Farmer Jeff here with an update on our tree-planting project. Lately, as weather has permitted, I have been finishing the soil work on nearly 17 acres of ground that encircles the farm in order to plant a cover crop of clover and oats. The reason for this is to prepare the soil for the planting of around... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 15, 2022

Posted on October 15th, 2022
Meet Nathan Fingerle of RiverRidge Farm near Roann, Indiana! He has been farming since 2008 and we are thrilled to partner with him for our CSA this year. You know all those amazing slicer tomatoes you’ve been eating this summer? Well, Nathan is the one who grew them! He also supplies our farm... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 8, 2022

Posted on October 8th, 2022
Last night we hosted our first CSA member potluck picnic. It was a blast! Though the weather turned chilly, we had around 30 people out to the farm to enjoy dinner around the campfire. The pizza crew cooked brick oven chicken for the group and we had quite the spread of other dishes: pumpkin and sage... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 1, 2022

Posted on October 1st, 2022
We started harvesting our fall crop of Napa cabbage this week. This is a big project, as we estimate we’ll have roughly 3,000 lbs or more of cabbage in the cooler once all is said and done. Each head weighs in around 3-5 lbs--for those doing the math, that is roughly 1,000 heads of cabbage that... read more »