Gateway Farms

Gateway Farms Empowering Youth. Creating Community. Fresh Farm Products.

#forthefarmers
An initiative of Gateway Woods. Employing teens living at Gateway Woods.

The teens-turned-farmers are given job opportunities through agricultural avenues such as raising poultry, planting seeds in the greenhouse, working the summer CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program, or selling at the Market (and more!).

Operating as usual

Market day and we’re loaded!🥬🌶🍅Stop by and grab some amazing produce grown right here @gatewaywoods!...#lettuce #swissch...
09/30/2021

Market day and we’re loaded!
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Stop by and grab some amazing produce grown right here @gatewaywoods!
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#lettuce #swisschard #escarole #beans #tomato #carrots #peppers #eggs #localpork #kohlrabi

Market closed today!...See you next week!!!#growingyouthgrowingfood
09/23/2021

Market closed today!
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See you next week!!!
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Market closed today!
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See you next week!!!
#growingyouthgrowingfood

09/09/2021

One last dance!
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The 2021 #producesubscription is wrapping up today! It’s been a great summer with lots of delicious vegetables!
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Thanks to your support we were able to provide job experience to 11 different teenagers! Over 1000 hours of vocational experience!
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Thanks for a great summer!!
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#csa #produce #localproduce #ag #leocedarville #grabillindiana #growingyouthgrowingfood #farm #vocationaltraining #reels

08/17/2021

Monday here we come! #mondaymotivation
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One of the things that’s hard to capture is how much fun we have #farming and #teaching!
We actually laugh about as much as we sweat, which is saying something!
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This week we wanted to bring you some of our favorite #reels remixed for @gatewayfarms
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Have a laugh with, or at, ius! We will still have your veggies ready for Thursday!!🌶🍅🥬

Day 2 of the Instagram takeover was a busy one! Lots of harvesting and sorting as we prepare for our markets tomorrow! G...
07/29/2021

Day 2 of the Instagram takeover was a busy one! Lots of harvesting and sorting as we prepare for our markets tomorrow!

God was casting His beauty everywhere we looked today! From a peaceful sunrise in the flower patch, to a nest full of eggs in the cherry tomatoes.

Today was a good reminder that despite the stresses and hard work that fills up our lives, God is present and can give us peace in the midst of storms.

All praise and glory to the one who created the heavens and the earth!

Well hey there! My name is Harlan Kupferschmid and this is my Instagram takeover! I thought I'd start the week off by gi...
07/27/2021

Well hey there! My name is Harlan Kupferschmid and this is my Instagram takeover!

I thought I'd start the week off by giving a little introduction of myself. As I said my name is Harlan and I reside from the Champaign congregation. My parents are Corbin and Stephanie and I have 2 older sisters (and yes it's as bad as it sounds😉) named Audrey and Lydia.

Some of my interests include fishing, hunting, hanging out with friends, and watching movies.

I felt God calling me to Gateway this summer as an opportunity to not only pour into the residents, but to pour into myself and allow God to grow me spiritually through this experience. I have been overwhelmed with love and hospitality from the Leo community and am very excited to see what the rest of the summer has in store.

I'm looking forward to giving you guys a peek into Gateway Farms from my eyes this week so stay tuned!

Garden goodness 🍅.Back to the market with produce subscription #4 ready for pick-up today! 3-6 @gatewaywoods 🥒Thanks he ...
07/15/2021

Garden goodness 🍅
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Back to the market with produce subscription #4 ready for pick-up today!
3-6 @gatewaywoods
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Thanks he season has been going so fast! What’s your favorite item so far?
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#kale #swisschard #tomato #zucchini #yellowsquash #cucumber #greenonion #kohlrabi #carrots #growingyouthgrowingfood #local #marketgarden #marketgardening #summerveggies

Beautiful things at the market today! Get them while they last! 3-6 @gatewaywoods 🍅#tomato #cherrytomatoes #flowers #blo...
07/08/2021

Beautiful things at the market today! Get them while they last! 3-6 @gatewaywoods
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#tomato #cherrytomatoes #flowers #blooms #greenonion #zucchini #yellowsquash #cucumber #cookies #parsley #basil #swisschard
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#growingyouthgrowingfood

Thanksgiving week! 🦃It’s a bittersweet thing when an animal leaves the farm. A large amount of time has been invested in...
11/23/2020

Thanksgiving week!
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It’s a bittersweet thing when an animal leaves the farm. A large amount of time has been invested in the health of every animal we raise. Often this is the first time our farmers have walked through the food chain this closely. It can be hard to accept and we occasionally create some vegetarians.
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(At least until they smell Thanksgiving dinner)
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Overall a respect for the cost of life is gained. Thankfulness is a worthy thing to stop and celebrate. We are beyond thankful to celebrate the season with each of you!
#growingyouthgrowingfood #andturkeys

Thanksgiving Market next Tuesday!🌱Stop by and grab some fresh produce for your Thanksgiving feast.Lettuce KalePark ChoiC...
11/20/2020

Thanksgiving Market next Tuesday!
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Stop by and grab some fresh produce for your Thanksgiving feast.
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Carrots
Beets
Turnips
Watermelon radish
Eggs
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Excited to see you one last time for 2020!
#growingyouthgrowingfood

Less than 2 weeks till Thanksgiving!🦃We know things are crazy this year! We want everyone to be smart and stay safe thro...
11/13/2020

Less than 2 weeks till Thanksgiving!
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We know things are crazy this year! We want everyone to be smart and stay safe through the holiday season. We realize to accomplish that your Thanksgiving might look a little different this time around.
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However you really don’t want to miss out on these turkeys! Locally raised and never frozen they are sure to be a hit. No matter how many people are around your table, or how many tupperware full of leftovers they fill.
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Send us a message to reserve your today!
#growingyouthgrowingfood #andturkeys

🚨 Thanksgiving alert 🚨 .Less than three weeks to the big day! Order your locally raised, fresh-never frozen, mission sup...
11/06/2020

🚨 Thanksgiving alert 🚨
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Less than three weeks to the big day! Order your locally raised, fresh-never frozen, mission supporting turkey today!
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We have fifteen birds near the 20lb mark that would be perfect for your family dinner and the leftovers that follow! 2.75/lb
Pickup 11/24 3-5pm @ Gateway Woods
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Email to reserve: [email protected]

Small farm market for the preschoolers @grabillmc this morning! .So fun to see the mixed reactions of 4 year olds; “I lo...
11/04/2020

Small farm market for the preschoolers @grabillmc this morning!
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So fun to see the mixed reactions of 4 year olds; “I love vegetables” or “I don’t really like vegetables very much” I would have fallen into the second category as kid! I’m glad that’s changed!
#growingyouthgrowingfood

The farm stand might be closed but there is still work to be done....like picking turnips the size of your head! #growin...
11/03/2020

The farm stand might be closed but there is still work to be done....like picking turnips the size of your head! #growingyouthgrowingfood

Due to continued COVID-19 concerns, the Market will remain CLOSED for the rest of the season. We hate to miss your frien...
10/28/2020

Due to continued COVID-19 concerns, the Market will remain CLOSED for the rest of the season. We hate to miss your friendly faces, but look forward to serving you again next year!
Only 20 weeks til Spring!!
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In the meantime, be sure to reserve your fresh Thanksgiving turkey! Just send us a message today!
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Growing YOUTH. Growing food.
#forthefarmers

Market CLOSED this week! 🥬🥕🍳In the meantime, turkey orders are still available! Just send us a message to reserve yours ...
10/21/2020

Market CLOSED this week!
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In the meantime, turkey orders are still available! Just send us a message to reserve yours or get more info today!
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Growing YOUTH. Growing food.
#forthefarmers

Thanksgiving Turkeys ready for order!🦃Pasture raised, locally grown, loved by your favorite farmers, and picked up fresh...
10/13/2020

Thanksgiving Turkeys ready for order!
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Pasture raised, locally grown, loved by your favorite farmers, and picked up fresh (not frozen!) from the farm. It’s a no-brainer to snag one for your Thanksgiving festivities!
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Comment below or DM to reserve one, available for pickup
Tuesday, November 24th!
$2.75/lb
Med [10-15lbs] or Lg [20-25+lbs] available.
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Growing YOUTH. Growing food.
#forthefarmers

Market today!🍂Come join us for fall favorites! Pumpkins, gourds, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, kale varieties, rainb...
10/08/2020

Market today!
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Come join us for fall favorites! Pumpkins, gourds, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, kale varieties, rainbow Swiss chard, create your own bouquet, fresh lettuce varieties, peppers galore, farm eggs, brats, breakfast patties, links, ground sausage, pork chops, ribs, roast, and MORE!
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Come find us @gatewaywoods campus today 3-6! Your farmers are glad to have you back!
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Growing YOUTH. Growing food.
#forthefarmers

We’re back!!!🐖New this week at the market:Butterfly pork chops $5.50/lbBaby back ribs $5.50/lbPork shoulder $3/lb🐖Fresh ...
10/06/2020

We’re back!!!
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New this week at the market:
Butterfly pork chops $5.50/lb
Baby back ribs $5.50/lb
Pork shoulder $3/lb
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Fresh from the farm! Pasture raised, locally grown, and loved by your favorite farmers.
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Come stock up for winter! The market will be open Thursday 3-6 until the end of October! We’ll see you this week!
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Growing YOUTH. Growing food.
#forthefarmers

Market CLOSED this week!But! We plan to be back next week with a surplus of garden goodies and a few new pastured pork i...
09/30/2020

Market CLOSED this week!
But! We plan to be back next week with a surplus of garden goodies and a few new pastured pork items ready for you! We’d love to see you then!!
Growing YOUTH. Growing food.
#forthefarmers

STOP! Thursday Market CLOSED this week! In the meantime, the garden is growing lots of goodies for next time!
09/23/2020

STOP! Thursday Market CLOSED this week! In the meantime, the garden is growing lots of goodies for next time!

Happening now! Market today 3-6!!🌶Come find all your fall favorites! Leeks, golden beets, butter lettuce, peppers, zucch...
09/17/2020

Happening now! Market today 3-6!!
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Come find all your fall favorites! Leeks, golden beets, butter lettuce, peppers, zucchini, SO many good greens, tomatoes, onions, pumpkins, gourds, farm eggs, pastures pork, and more!
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We’ll see you real soon!!
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Growing YOUTH. Growing food.
#forthefarmers

Market Today 3-6!🌻The first of the Fall gourds and pumpkins, buttery lettuce, sunny flowers, juicy tomatoes, spicy and s...
09/10/2020

Market Today 3-6!
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The first of the Fall gourds and pumpkins, buttery lettuce, sunny flowers, juicy tomatoes, spicy and sweet peppers, fragrant onions, farm eggs, fresh from the butcher pastures pork, and so much more this week!
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We’d love to see you today @gatewaywoods campus 3-6 to shop all your favorites, and say hello to your farmers! We do it with, and FOR them!!
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Growing YOUTH. Growing food.
#forthefarmers

Market today!🌶Join us for some fresh blooms, rainbows of peppers, assorted tomatoes, crisp greens, farm eggs, beans, bee...
09/03/2020

Market today!
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Join us for some fresh blooms, rainbows of peppers, assorted tomatoes, crisp greens, farm eggs, beans, beets, pastures pork, and other end of summer goodies!
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Today 3-6 @gatewaywoods campus, under the white tent! Our friendly farmers are waiting to see you!!
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Growing YOUTH. Growing food.
#forthefarmers

Rainbows for Sale!🌈The tomatoes made it! Their sweet fruit is for sale today at the Market 3-6! Just in time for a saucy...
08/27/2020

Rainbows for Sale!
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The tomatoes made it! Their sweet fruit is for sale today at the Market 3-6! Just in time for a saucy supper; chopped on top of a scramble of farm eggs, or added to some Italian sausage spaghetti. We’ll have a slew of peppers and onions to throw into the pot too!
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We’ll hope to see you soon! Your pot of gold is waiting for you!
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Growing YOUTH. Growing food.
#forthefarmers @ Gateway Woods

Market this Thursday!🌼Join us for some fresh picked veg, sunny blooms, farm eggs, pastured pork, and friendly farmers!🌼W...
08/25/2020

Market this Thursday!
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Join us for some fresh picked veg, sunny blooms, farm eggs, pastured pork, and friendly farmers!
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We’d love to see you @gatewaywoods campus 3-6 corner of Klopfenstein and Grabill Rd. Under the white tent!
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Growing YOUTH. Growing food.
#forthefarmers

We are in a season of transition. Fall crops are moving into the gardens and summer crops are slowly being removed. 🌱Our...
08/12/2020

We are in a season of transition. Fall crops are moving into the gardens and summer crops are slowly being removed.
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Our resident farmers have returned to school so our schedules look a little different. Things are still producing though, like these asian long beans Sawyer is harvesting.
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There is probably some lessons to learn through seasons of transition. The trick is can we slow down enough to learn them? Stop by our market tomorrow and share what you’ve learned through transition. We are all better when we run this race together.
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Lettuce, kale, chard, Asian long beans, zucchini, peppers,tomatoes and more. Open 3-6
#growingyouthgrowingfood

So, I can't exactly talk about Gateway Farms from my perspective without talking about the Gateway Farms managers (I hop...
07/26/2020

So, I can't exactly talk about Gateway Farms from my perspective without talking about the Gateway Farms managers (I hope it's not too weird for them to see a post about them on the page they usually run!)

Eric and Marissa are some of the most genuinely wonderful people I've ever worked with, and I have learned so much working with them. As you might expect, they've taught me one or two (or a hundred) things about market gardening and agriculture, but my biggest takeaways this summer have been how they work with and come alongside our farmers.

Our farmers are fantastic, and I sincerely count myself blessed to have the opportunity to know them. However, sadly, they haven't had the easiest time in their lives, and that hurt can come out in lots of ways. I must admit, I sometimes have a hard time knowing how to address the ways they express themselves and their experience, but Eric and Ris have continually been a good example to me in love, grace, and conduct. I've never once seen them snap back in frustration or speak hurtfully to the kids. I've only seen the love layered on over and over and it's a challenge and comfort to me, when all my instincts tell me to criticize and there's no patience in sight.

I'm learning every day to rely more on God's strength to show the grace I've been shown. I fully credit that to God's faithful teaching, and Eric and Ris have really, truly been a way that He has taught me more about Him. I'm forever grateful for those invaluable lessons :')

Please join me in the comments and show them some love and appreciation! They work so so hard. It also just so happens that Eric's birthday is tomorrow!
Happy Birthday Eric and thank you for all you do, Bahlers!
~Hope

PS first photo is Eric hanging 1000+ onions to cure before we sell them

#growingyouthgrowingfood #wholesomefarm #onionsfordays

Market days!!This is when it all comes together. We haven't had a week yet that our farmer's haven't excitedly anticipat...
07/24/2020

Market days!!
This is when it all comes together. We haven't had a week yet that our farmer's haven't excitedly anticipated the market, where they get to proudly display and sell the produce they've worked so hard on.

I've found myself surprised from just how encouraging our customers can be with their compliments, friendliness, and support. Just today, one of our farmers that managed the Bluffton CSA pickup told me all the stories about the kind people that he interacted with this morning. It really does warm my heart to know that we have support all around us, not just buying our produce, but also coming alongside us in fellowship and loving on our kids even in the limited interaction.

Being completely honest, not being able to take Gateway kids to church and other events that strengthen their sense of community has been rough. It really does feel like a piece of the puzzle is missing sometimes. Market days have been our little, sunshiney, happy spot to help the kids feel the community of people around them, and personally, they've helped me see it better too!

Thank you to everyone who helped make a successful Leo market today! We hope to see more of you on Saturday!

All the love,
~Hope
#growingyouthgrowingfood #farmersmarket #lovethiscommunity

I'm by no means someone who dislikes the outdoors. I've always been up for outdoor activities as long as I can remember-...
07/22/2020

I'm by no means someone who dislikes the outdoors. I've always been up for outdoor activities as long as I can remember--even though I was more focused on art and theatre when I was in high school--I never thought of myself as someone that can't get her hands dirty or touch a weird bug.
However, working on a farm has brought out an appreciation for nature that I've never had before.

I remember in my second week, telling Eric (@ejbahler) that green was quickly becoming my new favorite color, and he responded "yep, it's the color of life." Almost like he knew that one can't really spend extended time caring for plants without gaining a deep appreciation for them.

The endless colors, textures, tastes and smells offered by market gardening keeps me in a constant, yet peaceful state of observation.

"Wow, how perfectly symmetrical this cabbage grows"
"I think could smell basil all day"
"I can't believe how many kinds of flowers I get to enjoy"
"My, this little bug is designed so intricately"
"The sky is just unbelievably blue"

I inevitably have at least one thought like this a day. It just comes with working outside, I suppose. I've decided to always appreciate at least one thing about my surroundings wherever I am. There truly is beauty all around us and I hope I never stop looking for life's little pleasures hiding in plain sight.
~Hope
#growingyouthgrowingfood #forthebeautyoftheearth

Well, the media takeover is underway!Here's just a bit about me:~ I didn't grow up on anything near a farm, in fact I di...
07/22/2020

Well, the media takeover is underway!
Here's just a bit about me:
~ I didn't grow up on anything near a farm, in fact I didn't even have many pets as a kid
~ I had practically zero experience in agriculture/gardening before coming on the GWFarms team
~ I far prefer the winter and don't like the heat

Despite these things, I can truthfully say that I have thoroughly enjoyed this job and all the challenges that it comes with. One of my jobs is taking care of our 100+ chickens and gathering the eggs for our markets and CSA baskets. I never get tired of how excited they get when I drive up to the pasture, and how the whole rainbow of eggs we get never ceases to be aesthetically pleasing to me.

I hope to offer a bit of perspective on farming from the eyes of someone who had no idea what it was like before! Here's to the rest of a good, productive week!

~Hope
#growingYouthgrowingfood #chickensofinstagram

Excited to announce our Instagram account takeover this week by @hopeyfish  !!.Hope has been rocking it on the farm all ...
07/20/2020

Excited to announce our Instagram account takeover this week by @hopeyfish !!
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Hope has been rocking it on the farm all summer and was gracious enough to show us the farm through her eyes.

Today’s the day. Stand out. Be you. God made you to shine. #growingyouthgrowingfood
07/16/2020

Today’s the day. Stand out. Be you. God made you to shine. #growingyouthgrowingfood

Market tomorrow 3-6!🍅This week’s bounty will include some gorgeous Italian and Romesco zucchini’s, and of you get to the...
07/15/2020

Market tomorrow 3-6!
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This week’s bounty will include some gorgeous Italian and Romesco zucchini’s, and of you get to the Market reeeeal early, you just might snag a greenhouse tomato or two.
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Of course, we’ll have plenty of other summer seasonal produce, fresh farm eggs, pork and poultry. Customers are delighting in our jalapeño brats... IF you like it spicy.
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See you tomorrow! @gatewaywoods Corner of Klopfenstein and Grabill Rd.
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Growing YOUTH. Growing food.
#forthefarmer

Our young farmers are amazing! Multiple times a week I hear “can I get more hours? Can I work another market? Do you nee...
07/09/2020

Our young farmers are amazing! Multiple times a week I hear “can I get more hours? Can I work another market? Do you need me to stay late?”
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We do hear some complaints about the heat, +90 degree for weeks will do that, but our summer crew is awesome. They love bringing in the harvest for our subscription and market customers alike!
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Stop in and see them today at our farm stand! They are working hard for you!
#growingyouthgrowingfood

Address

14505 Klopfenstein Rd
Grabill, IN
46741

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

(219) 863-6619

Products

CSA Subscriptions.
Pastured Proteins.
Berry Patch.
Fresh Produce.
Farm Eggs.

[GWFarms Market during growing season. Thursdays 4-6p]

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It's National CSA week! Consider joining a Community Supported Agriculture farm share program (CSA) to share both the risks and the benefits of a local farm’s food production with our hard-working farmers. You can search for many of the nearby CSA's in our Local Food Guide. Please consider joining a CSA with: DeCamp Gardens Narrow Road Farm The City and Field Co. Hawkins Family Farm RiverRidge Farm Junk Ditch Brewing Company Hungry Dog Farm Countryside Produce Soil Shepherd Farm Fox Trail Farm Gateway Farms https://www.neifood.org/local-food-definitions #SupportLocal #LocallyGrown #ourlandourtables #localfoodguide #CSAweek #fortwayne #neindiana
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