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Pumpkin Spice Latte

Not Your Basic Coffee: DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

It’s officially Pumpkin Spice season! Skip the long line at Starbucks and get into the fall spirit by making your very own Pumpkin Spice Latte! Check out this super easy recipe!

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Enjoy this easy-to-make drink in the comfort of your kitchen! 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 drink

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Fair Oaks Farms milk
  • 2 tbsp pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup hot espresso or strong-brewed coffee
  • sweetened whipped cream

Instructions

  1. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, mix the Fair Oaks Farms milk, pure pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract. Place plastic over the bowl and vent with small holes.

  2. Microwave milk until hot (1 to 2 minutes). Whisk until the milk mixture is foamy.

  3. Pour hot espresso or strong-brewed coffee into a mug.

  4. Add foamed milk. Top with whipped cream. Sprinkle extra pumpkin pie spice.

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CowtoberFest: Fall Festival & Crafts

It’s almost FALL, y’all! This means that CowtoberFest® is right around the corner! Our 14th annual fall festival will take place on Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th. Don’t forget to mark your calendar! This two-day event is jam-packed with trick-or-treating, kids activities, dance-offs, carving competitions, concerts, crafts, and more!

Fair Oaks Farms® is still accepting vendor applications for CowtoberFest! Vendors will be able to showcase their array of talents to CowtoberFest-goers at our craft show. Also, vendors can participate in Trick-or-Treating from 10 AM – 12 PM (CST) on both days.

If you are interested in being a vendor at the 2018 CowtoberFest, please contact Cori Lane at coril@fofarms.org and request additional information.

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CowtoberFest is right around the corner!

Do you smell the pumpkin spice latte in the air? You know what that means, our 12th annual fall festival, CowtoberFest is right around the corner. CowtoberFest takes place on October 8th and 9th this year and you won’t want to miss it! This two day festival is jam packed with trick-or-treating, costume contests, dance-offs, carving competitions, inflatables, hay mazes, concerts and more!

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Make sure you get here bright and early; CowtoberFest begins at 10am both days. The first 100 children on Saturday receive a commemorative trick-or-treat bag provided by our awesome sponsors. Who doesn’t want an adorable free bag that you can fill with all of your favorite treats?

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This year celebrity pumpkin carver, Jon Neill will be returning for his 3rd year in a row! We’ve added a little friendly competition between him and fellow pumpkin carver David Smith. Who do you think will win the carving competition of the year? Come on out and cheer on your favorite star!

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Calling all the Monsters to the dance floor! Come out and support the local high schools and watch their dance teams compete for the chance to win $500. Be prepared for scary costumes, eerie music, and awesome dance moves! I wonder what stunts they will have up their sleeves this year?

So throw on those Halloween costumes, grab your kids, and come out for some fall farm fun!

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Back to… Fair Oaks Farms®

Back to School …Fair Oaks Farms®

It’s almost that time every child is dreading, Back to School! That means summer is almost over and it’s back to early bedtimes, hectic schedules and lots of homework. Why not plan one last fun trip before summer is over? Let’s do a back to school checklist but add a little Adventure to it!

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Back to School Fair Oaks Farms checklist:

  • Catch some air on the Dairy Air jumping pillow
  • See if you can conquer the ropes course in the Pork Education Center
  • Enjoy a hot dog kids meal at the Cowfe
  • Ride the “school” bus to our Dairy and Pig Adventures
  • See who’s the fastest on the pedal tractors
  • Adopt a stuffed pig or cow at our Gift Shop
  • Sit and enjoy some T.V. in the Redwood King’s tree house
  • Enjoy dinner and scenery on the porch of the Farmhouse Restaurant
  • Climb Udder heights on our 25 foot milk bottle
  • Watch a baby calf being born
  • Scoop up your favorite flavored ice cream
  • Sample the specialty peanut butter at the Market and Bakery
  • Taste our one-of-a-kind Fine Chocolates

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Have your family burn off some energy before school and participate in our Farm15K on August 15th. Our Farm15K offers two different levels: 15K or 5K.  Let’s see who can get the fastest time out of your bunch. Make those summer memories that your family will always remember. Spoil your children before all the hard work begins. Educate them with fun and modern farming.

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Even though summer is almost over, we are excited that fall is right around the corner.   Our fall festival, CowtoberFest® is going to be a 2-day event of excitement this year. Jon Neill of Halloween Wars will be returning to wow us with his spectacular pumpkin carvings.

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Catch a performance by Indiana native and winner of Kenny Chesney’s Next Big Star Competition, Clayton Anderson. Prepare to be swept away by a magical performance from Dennis Watkins, award- winning magician, mind reader, published playwright, celebrated actor and accomplished director. So come on out, throw on your costume, grab a pumpkin spice latte, and enjoy the fun!

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