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Make a toast with a beer.

Beer Dinner at The Farmhouse Restaurant

Join us Thursday, April 26th at 6 PM for a beer dinner, hosted by The Farmhouse & St. John Malt Brothers! The menu is set with South American inspired cuisine and each dish is paired with brews from St. John Malt Brothers.

Bartenders will start the evening with a blackberry mojito, but then Chef Jorge will take the reigns for an amuse-bouche course of Leche de Tigre. Fish marinated in citrus, fried calamari, and a sweet potato mousse, make this a course you can’t skip out on. It’s the perfect entrance to an evening of unique tastes from plate to glass. The second course of the evening is a Quinoa and Octopus Salad served with a mixture of roasted corn and poblano pepper that rests on a bed of quinoa and topped with an aioli dressing. The third course is a modern twist on a classic, the Papa Rellena, a potato stuffed with Fair Oaks Farms’ filet mignon, with hard egg and a bell pepper crema. Next up is Arroz con Pollo, a dish full of comforting chicken, beer braised rice, cilantro, English peas, and carrots. The last entree for the night is an extravagant Jales de Mariscos with fried seafood, yucca, tartar sauce, aji aioli, and salsa criolla. To finish the evening, a chocolate cake dessert will be served, topped with Coconut Whip, Chocolate Sauce, and Fair Oaks Farms Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. Each dish is paired with a delicious beer from St. John Malt Brothers.

The Beer Dinner is $55 per person and space is limited. Call The Farmhouse today to reserve your spot, this isn’t an evening you want to miss!

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Easter at Our House

Easter is a wonderful time to get your family together and spend some quality time together. This year you can make a reservation at The Farmhouse Restaurant and enjoy one of our two specially curated buffets!

The Farmhouse’s brunch menu includes:

  • Roasted Leg of Lamb
  • Herb-Crusted Pork Loin Carving Station
  • Prime Rib Carving Station
  • Cedar Plank Salmon
  • Fresh Fruit and Fair Oaks Farms Yogurt
  • Freshly Baked Pastries and Muffins
  • Build-Your-Own Omelet Station
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • French Toast
  • Country Potatoes
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Farmhouse Mac & Cheese
  • Fresh Green Beans
  • Dessert Table

The Farmhouse’s dinner menu includes:

  • Roasted Leg of Lamb
  • Herb-Crusted Pork Loin Carving Station
  • Prime Rib Carving Station
  • Ced Plank Salmon
  • Build-Your-Own Pasta Station
  • Pork Belly
  • Baby Back Ribs
  • Cajun Chicken with Rice
  • Beer Battered Cod
  • Chicken Fingers
  • Shrimp Ceviche
  • Spinach Dip with Crackers and Pretzels
  • Baked Potatoes
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Farmhouse Mac & Cheese
  • Fresh Green Beans
  • Dessert Table

Call The Farmhouse today to find out more about pricing and times, and to make your reservation, at (219) 394-3663. The Easter Bunny will be making the rounds through campus and stopping by The Farmhouse at 10:30 am to 1 pm CST and 4:30 to 7 pm.

 

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Farmhouse Restaurant!

Deck yourself out in green and swing by The Farmhouse on Saturday, March 17th, for an Irish-American-inspired feature menu! The menu will feature traditional fare, as well as contemporary dishes and Saint Patrick’s Day themed drinks.

Entrees include:

  • Irish Egg Rolls

A contemporary twist on the traditional corned beef meal. Corned beef, Fair Oaks Farms’ Swiss Cheese, and 1000 Island Dressing, wrapped in a delicate egg roll wrap and fried to a flaky-crisp.

  • Traditional Corned Beef Sandwich

For those that want a mix of classic and new, our corned beef sandwich should hit the spot. Housemade corned beef and Fair Oaks Farms’ Swiss make up the traditional taste, but Cowboy Mustards gives this sandwich a complimentary kick!

  • Corned Beef and Cabbage

A dish for those that want to stick to comfort, this corned beef and cabbage recipe is for you. Once again our Housemade Corned Beef is used, married with Cabbage, Carrots, and Red Potatoes.

  • Fish and Chips

If corned beef isn’t your thing, we’ve got a flaky Pale Ale Beer Battered Cod just for you. Served with French Fries and Cole Slaw, this entree could never disappoint.

Libations include:

  • Green Beer (Miller Lite)
  • Guinness
  • Jameson “Caskmates”
  • Irish Mule
  • James and Bushmills Cocktails
  • South Side Smash
  • Irish Maid

Doesn’t this sound like the perfect way to spend an evening? Call in or visit The Farmhouse’s website today to make your reservation!

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You Could Win an Adventure Pass!

Do you consider yourself a total foodie? Does trying a new dish excite you? Do you photograph your meal before ever taking a bite? Do you scour Instagram for new foodies and food trends to follow? We need you!

Throughout the whole month of March, we’re hosting a Foodie Photo Contest! One lucky winner will be awarded a FREE Adventure Pass! All you have to do is:

  1. Follow @fairoaksfarms on Instagram.
  2. Upload your Cowfé foodie photo to Instagram.
  3. Tag @fairoaksfarms.
  4. Include #cowfefoodie in caption.

Adventure Passes are essential for any lover of Fair Oaks Farms! With your Adventure Pass, you’ll get free admission ALL YEAR! You’ll also enjoy the benefits of 10% off food and drinks at the Cowfê, 10% off any retail purchases at the gift shop, select free ticket days, birthday surprises, and free access to the Ropes Course! Plus, we offer special discounts and offers for all Adventure Pass holders from July to August. If that’s not enough, you’ll also have the chance of being featured on the Fair Oaks Farms official Instagram!

We love to see your photos when you visit Fair Oaks Farms, so we can’t wait to see all of your cheese pulls and milk mustaches!

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Bridal Show Preview

If you somehow haven’t heard, Fair Oaks Farms is hosting our Annual Spring Bridal Show on March 4th! Compete with giveaways, vendors, and a fashion show, it’s sure to be an afternoon to remember. We sat down with Megan Rogers, the coordinator of events at the Farmhouse Restaurant, to learn a bit more about the Bridal Show.

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How many years has the bridal show been running?
Megan: This is our 3rd Spring Bridal Show. I started this show when I began working here.

What can guests expect from the bridal show?
Megan: We are anticipating at least 125 brides with approximately 500 guests in attendance total.

What kind of vendors/businesses will be present?
Megan: We have a variety of vendors that could be useful to brides. From photographers to DJs, to florists, we even have a realtor if couples are looking to purchase their first home together!

What is the schedule for the day?
Megan: The show begins at 1 PM CST, and we will have a fashion show throughout the day, presented by Elegance Wedding and Evening Wear, that will spotlight wedding dresses and tuxes. We will also have three different raffle drawings throughout the day. We are expecting some pretty fabulous prizes!

What kind of giveaways will take place? How can guests sign up for them/participate?
Megan: Each bride and groom will receive a ticket upon arrival. They will be able to pick the time slot they would like to enter in for the raffle. There will be a lot of gift cards from vendors, and the Farmhouse is giving away a $1000 grand prize gift card!

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Is the event space for the bridal show available for weddings and receptions?
Megan: Yes! We are excited to be booking for 2018, 2019, and 2020 at this point. We still have multiple dates available at this time. We can accommodate up to 200 guests in our beautiful ballroom, and beginning in the spring of 2019 we hope to have our hotel available to our guests as well!

How can guests inquire about booking the ballrooms for a wedding or reception?
Megan: They can set up a private tour or visit us at our booth at the show. Just email meganrogers@fofarms.com for more information. We will have complimentary discounts and items for booking your wedding the day of our show. Please stop by our booth for more details!

In past years, what has been the most popular/fun part of the bridal show?
Megan: Personally, it would be seeing the excitement all of these brides have for one of the most special days of their life. They are so excited, and it is an honor to help them plan their special day! For the show itself, our guests love the fashion show and all of the fun giveaways and such.

Can guests still register for the bridal show?
Megan: We do not have a limit on the number of brides that we are taking. We want all that we can get. We will be accepting walk-ins as well. Even if they do not pre-register, they are more than welcome to join! The more, the merrier.

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The Fair Oaks Farms Spring Bridal Show takes place March 4th, 1 PM CST to 4 PM. To register and for all other details, please visit the Farmhouse’s website.

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From our Farm to your Fundraiser

Fundraising can be tricky, specifically picking out what products to sell. You have to pick something in demand, that customers will need to buy, but it has to be affordable to those in your target audience. You also have to think about brand image, for instance, will this product reflect well on my group or club that I’m fundraising for? There is one local product that hits all of these criteria – a quality, fresh cheese that originates from a trusted farm in the community! Let Fair Oaks Farms provide the inventory for your next fundraiser with our cheese and sausage!

We’re known across the nation for our quality control in all aspects of the cheese making process beginning with growing the feed that our cows receive, providing incredible cow comfort and harvesting the freshest milk, which is the main ingredient of our cheeses. Our cheeses have consistently won awards at the World Dairy Expo and American Cheese Society. We also boast a line of aged cheddars up to 10 years! Our inventory hosts a wide range of flavors such as smoky, sharp, smooth, mild, and spicy, sure to impress any palate. We also provide Fair Oaks Farms sausages that use beef and pork to create the perfect complement to any cheese your customers’ order – one sausage even includes jalapeños for a nice kick!

Break away from the classics and fundraise with a new and exciting product. Not many groups use locally grown fresh food made with the absolute purest ingredients and attention to detail to fundraise, here’s your chance to get an edge on other fundraising groups and make money for your group or club! For more information, call our sales department at (219) 394-2275, or shoot them a message at gregj@fofarms.com.

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Calling All Scouts and 4H-ers!

Are you looking for a new Adventure? We can help! Now through March, take part in a special promotion for all Scout Troops and 4H Clubs! That means Brownies, Eagle Scouts, Daisies, Boy Scouts — you’re all welcome! Any Scout Troop or 4H Club that wants to visit is encouraged to come!

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Now through March, all Scout Troops that schedule an Adventure will receive a special price — $8 for one Adventure, $12 for the Whole Adventure! Prices are per guest and must be part of a group of at least ten people. Not only will you receive a discounted Adventure, but you’ll also get a fun passport to commemorate your trip, an ice cream cone, and a badge! You’ll be a real Fair Oaks Farms Adventurer!

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4H Clubs are also welcome to take part in this promotion. They can take advantage of the discount pricing, passport, and ice cream cone. It’s an excellent opportunity for your 4H-ers to learn how a major farm operates and how we’re using technology to improve farms across the world! It can strike inspiration for projects and new farmers of any age.

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To schedule your trip, just call Lisa at 877.536.1194, extension 322. Remember, there is a minimum of 10 guests per group to receive the discount!

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Make Memories at Holiday Farm Frenzy

Holiday cheer is infectious and can create lasting memories for generations. People can recall looking at Christmas light displays, doing family activities, and spend time together, for their entire lifetime. We appreciate that the holidays are so important to our visitors and community members, and that’s why we created Holiday Farm Frenzy four years ago.

This year’s Holiday Farm Frenzy is built on those same values: family, holiday cheer, and memory-making. On December 16th, we’ll transform our campus into a winter wonderland fit for anyone’s fantasies. Admission is free to the event, but most activities will take place in the Adventures. Luckily, the Whole Adventure is discounted for this special day for only $15 per person! This price includes the Dairy, Pig, and Crop Adventure, admission to the vendors, and a wristband to go indoor ice skating! The first 100 children to buy admission will also receive a Holiday Farm Frenzy Santa hat.

Indoor ice skating will be in the FeedBarn, along with Christmas crafts and light displays. There’s no need to bring your own skates, as they will be provided. Santa Claus will be making a special appearance from noon to 3 pm so make sure you have your Christmas lists ready! There will also be a Christmas wagon ride to take you to the FeedBarn and Crop Adventure so you don’t have to walk in the cold! We’ll be packing our Crop Building with vendors, selling a variety of handmade gifts, personalized items, florals, clothing, and cosmetics. The Uptones will join the party in the Crop Adventure IMAX theater for a special performance at 10 am.

If you were lucky enough to get a reservation for Breakfast with Santa, you’ll have bacon and eggs with the guest of honor from 9 am to 11 am. The first 100 kids that registered also receive a commemorative mason jar. If you do not already have a reservation for Breakfast with Santa, please be advised that they are SOLD OUT.

Fair Oaks Farms operates 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, December 16th, but Holiday Farm Frenzy does not begin until 10 am! The Cowfé will be operating with regular hours and service a special hot chocolate treat to guests! The Farmhouse Restaurant will also be open during regular hours, so stop by to get some warm soup or comfort food!

We hope you can all make it for Holiday Farm Frenzy, a truly unique opportunity to spend some time with your family and friends. For more information, please refer to our Facebook page.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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25 Days of Fair Oaks Farms Christmas!

It’s the moooooo-st wonderful time of the year! We love the holiday season – the decorations, the special times with loved ones, and most importantly, giving back! We put our heads together this holiday season and thought up the perfect gift for our visitors and fans.

This year, we’ll be giving away 4 VIP passes to our Whole Adventure! One lucky winner will win 4 tickets to check out our Whole Adventure – which includes the Dairy Adventure, Pig Adventure, Crop Adventure, Mooville*, and the Pig Adventure Ropes Course*! I bet you’re wondering how to enter…

Mooooove on over to our Facebook page, where each day leading up to Christmas Day we will post facts and behind-the-scenes info that you might not know. In each post, there will be a question, simply comment your answer on the post and you will be entered into the contest! At the end of December, we will enter all of your comments into a raffle and randomly select a winner. Each day presents a new opportunity to win, so the more days you comment, the more chances you have!

We will promote the contest on all of our social media channels, but only comments on our Facebook page will be counted, so make sure to like and follow so you can stay up-to-date!

If you have any questions about 25 Days of Fair Oaks Farms’ Christmas, please comment below.

*Mooville and Pig Adventure are not open year-round. Please visit our website for tentative schedules.

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Family Time at Holiday Farm Frenzy!

October was a busy month for us at Fair Oaks Farms, between Cowtoberfest, the Masquerade 5K hosted by the North Central Rural Indiana Crisis Center, and our official hotel groundbreaking, there was barely any time to breathe! But never worry, we’d never leave our visitors and community out to dry around the holidays! This November we’re hard at work, planning, building, and tinkering away on our fourth annual Holiday Farm Frenzy!

There’s no better way to spend time with your family than planning a trip to Fair Oaks Farms on Saturday, December 16th. You can get all of your holiday shopping done early by visiting our vendors in the Crop Adventure, checking out our gift shop for souvenirs, or stopping by the cheese counter for gourmet cheese for the finest foodie! A holiday wagon ride will take you around our campus and light displays will be brightening up the FeedBarn. Also in the FeedBarn will be a station to make holiday crafts and an iceless skating rink (wristband required)!

The guest of honor, Santa Claus, will also make an appearance at The Farmhouse Restaurant for Breakfast with Santa! Tickets can be purchased through The Farmhouse by calling (219) 394-3663. Enjoy a full breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, fruit, French toast, pastries, coffee, iced tea, and Coke products, while visiting with Mr. Claus! Reserve your spot as soon as possible due to limited seating.

The best gift of all? On December 16th, you can get the Whole Adventure (including Dairy, Pig, and Crop Adventure) for only $15 a person! It’s the perfect time to see our Adventures and spread some holiday cheer at the same time. This price does NOT include Breakfast with Santa.

If you need more information before you plan your visit, check out the Holiday Farm Frenzy page here. Make sure to watch our Facebook for special announcements leading up to the event.