Monthly Archives: October 2017

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Give the Gift of Cheese!

Gift shopping just got a whole lot easier! It can be a pain to find the perfect gift for someone. Traveling to different stores and dealing with the holiday crowds are enough to make some people stay inside and do all their shopping online. We understand that struggle, so we’ve created the perfect solution – our Fair Oaks Farms’ gourmet gift collections!

Each collection holds a variety of cheeses in 8-ounce servings. Our Heritage Collection boasts ten different cheeses including our award-winning Gouda and the fan-favorite Havarti Pepper. If you’re looking for a more classic selection, try our Prairie Collection, which includes Mild Cheddar, Calico, Muenster, and Havarti. Want something smoky and spicy? Check out the Heartland Collection containing Havarti Pepper, Havarti Habanero, Smoked Sweet Swiss, and Smoked Gouda. We have six collections to choose from, ranging in size and flavor profile. The prices of our gift collections range from $34.95 to $94.95. You can also order a wooden hat box, entertainment crackers, or summer sausage to complete your gift! Our summer sausages come in Premium Beef or Premium Beef Jalapeno to pair perfectly with your cheeses.

Of course, it’s totally understandable if you want to keep some of this delicious cheese for yourself! Purchase a collection for a holiday party, a family get together, or for game day. Every occasion is the perfect time for gourmet Fair Oaks Farms cheese!

It gets better – now until November 7th you can easily get 15% off of your order using code EARLYBIRD17! The holidays are quickly approaching, don’t miss your chance to get a great deal! If you’d like to come in and sample our cheese, you can always do so at our Cowfé!

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Unmasking Domestic Violence

On October 28th, Fair Oaks Farms is happy to host the second annual 5K Walk/Run Masquerade in partnership with the North Central Indiana Rural Crisis Center. On this day, people will join together at our campus to fight against domestic violence and sexual assault. Funds gathered from registration for the walk will go to benefit the Crisis Center and the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault that they help.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It began as a “Day of Unity,” that was first held in October 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The Day of Unity evolved into a week, but by 1987 October was named Domestic Violence Awareness Month. According to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, the original events were focused on three specific goals:

  • Mourning those who have died because of domestic violence
  • Celebrating those who have survived
  • Connecting those who work to end violence

The North Central Indiana Rural Crisis Center is continuing these goals, working to help and serve those directly affected by domestic violence. Their facility is always open, providing temporary shelter and services to victims and children of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. They offer education, advocacy, and community intervention services as well. Their slogan is simple; “Turning victims into survivors, helplessness into hope.” Fair Oaks Farms is happy to support them and give them a venue to raise funds for their essential efforts.

The Masquerade 5K will take place 9am to 1pm, CST. Participants are encouraged to wear masks and/or costumes, and children under 12 are free. You can find all the information for our event at fofarms.com/masquerade, but if you want to skip straight to registration you can find it here. Registration is $25 per person and includes a t-shirt.

Please join us in assisting important efforts in our community, lead by the North Central Indiana Rural Crisis Center.

If you’d like to read more about how Domestic Violence Awareness Month began or facts on domestic violence, go here.