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Hawkins Family Farm

Hawkins Family Farm Hawkins Family Farm is a fourth-generation farm in Wabash County, Indiana. In 1957, John Leo and Velma Hawkins purchased a ninety-nine acre farm just outside of North Manchester, IN.

Today, Jeff and Kathy Hawkins continue the farming tradition started by Jeff's grandparents, operating primarily on a Community Supported Agriculture /9CSA) basis. Shares of the natural farm harvest are offered to folks in northeast Indiana, as well as meat, eggs, and other items for individual purchase. We invite you to enjoy the bounty of the farm with us!

Operating as usual

Mulch ado about nothing. What’s up? Nothing mulch. Pretty much spent the day trying to come up with mulch jokes.
04/15/2022

Mulch ado about nothing.

What’s up? Nothing mulch.

Pretty much spent the day trying to come up with mulch jokes.

Checking overwintered onions under low tunnels is a lot easier when you’re less than four feet tall.
03/05/2022

Checking overwintered onions under low tunnels is a lot easier when you’re less than four feet tall.

Our CSA Week offer ends today! Sign up now and save $25 by using the coupon code CSAWEEK at checkout: https://www.harvie...
02/26/2022

Our CSA Week offer ends today! Sign up now and save $25 by using the coupon code CSAWEEK at checkout: https://www.harvie.farm/farm/hawkins-family-farm/signup

We believe in Community Supported Agriculture because it is about relationships. Our members acknowledge the inherent riskiness of agriculture and make a commitment to support our farm through the ups and downs of an entire season.

In return, we pledge to produce food of the highest quality, which means that it is freshly harvested, nutritious, flavorful, and raised in a manner that preserves and enriches the land for generations to come.

We invite you to join us for a season of fresh, local food—from our family to yours!

Have you ever eaten a watermelon radish? Or a purple daikon radish? These colorful roots are sweet and mild—perfect for ...
02/25/2022

Have you ever eaten a watermelon radish? Or a purple daikon radish? These colorful roots are sweet and mild—perfect for salads, pickling, or snacking—and they’re just one example of the variety available in our farm shares that can knock you out of a cooking rut! Are you looking to branch out in the kitchen and include more healthy foods in your meals? Sign up for a farm share this week and save $25 by using the coupon code CSAWEEK at signup. Offer ends tomorrow!
https://www.harvie.farm/farm/hawkins-family-farm/signup

It’s delivery day! On Thursdays, we send out farm shares and online farm stand orders to be picked up at Light Rail Cafe...
02/24/2022

It’s delivery day! On Thursdays, we send out farm shares and online farm stand orders to be picked up at Light Rail Cafe & Roaster, Hop River Brewing Company, and Junk Ditch Brewing Company. We love that our members can grab a coffee or a beer or enjoy a meal when they pick up their order from the farm. These businesses serve as farm share pickup sites out of the goodness of their hearts. It’s all about local supporting local. And speaking of local businesses, it’s not just products from our farm in those boxes. We partner with like-minded local producers to showcase all our region has to offer, including produce, meats, dairy products, flowers, grains, honey, maple syrup, ferments, and more.

If you believe in supporting local businesses, become a farm share member this week and save $25 by using the coupon code CSAWEEK at signup. Offer ends Saturday!

https://www.harvie.farm/farm/hawkins-family-farm/signup

One of the greatest compliments we receive as farmers is, “My kids love the food from the farm!” As a parent, it brings ...
02/22/2022

One of the greatest compliments we receive as farmers is, “My kids love the food from the farm!” As a parent, it brings me so much joy to watch my children get excited about healthy food. Last night, when I asked the kids what we should have for dinner, my daughter told me she wanted to make her “famous” salad. She tore up spinach leaves, chopped carrots, and mixed up a “special sauce” dressing (she has sworn me to secrecy on the ingredients). I hear about similar experiences from our farm share members: their kids love to learn about where their food comes from, help choose the items to go in their shares, and lend a hand in the kitchen.

If you want to feed your family with healthy, local food, consider signing up for a farm share. Since it’s CSA Week—the most popular week of the year to join a CSA—we are offering $25 off when you sign up by Saturday. Just use the coupon code CSAWEEK at signup!

(Bonus picture of my daughter making her Potato, Kale, and Sausage Soup because I can’t get enough of the pink chef’s hat.)

https://www.harvie.farm/farm/hawkins-family-farm/signup

On this day in 2016 we met with Indiana's Lieutenant Governor and others to begin to achieve a grassroots-democracy poli...
02/10/2022

On this day in 2016 we met with Indiana's Lieutenant Governor and others to begin to achieve a grassroots-democracy political solution to keep small-batch local chicken on the menu.

Planted carrots today. They’ll go in our first main season farm shares in June. Hopefully the snow will be gone by then…
02/04/2022

Planted carrots today. They’ll go in our first main season farm shares in June. Hopefully the snow will be gone by then…

This summer, we are saying "goodbye" to the meat share and "hello" to the market box, and plenty of folks are asking: wh...
01/12/2022

This summer, we are saying "goodbye" to the meat share and "hello" to the market box, and plenty of folks are asking: what IS a market box? The answer is pretty simple: think of it like a trip to the farmers market--all in one farm share box!

The market box features the full diversity of our farm offerings, as well as a wide variety of products from like-minded producers throughout the region. You can fill your box with produce, meats, eggs, dairy products, grains, honey, maple syrup, ferments, and more. And because they're fully customizable, every market box looks different:

If you want to stock up on meat with each delivery, go for it. If you want a lot of veggies and some bacon and eggs, that's great. If you want nothing but oatmeal and kimchi, you got it!

We want to make eating locally as convenient as possible. With each delivery, our farm share management system--called Harvie--builds a box for you based on your preferences. If the share looks good, you don't have to do anything. If you want to make changes, you swap out items until it's perfect for you--all from your phone, tablet, or computer. A few days later, you swing by one of our pickup locations to grab your box (or have it delivered to your door if you live in Fort Wayne).

What's a market box? It's local food made easy. Sign up today!

https://www.harvie.farm/farm/hawkins-family-farm/signup

Photos from Hawkins Family Farm's post
01/08/2022

Photos from Hawkins Family Farm's post

Sold out of small and gigantic turkeys. Other sizes still available, while they last. On-farm pick up Thursday Nov 18 an...
11/14/2021
Store 1 — Hawkins Family Farm

Sold out of small and gigantic turkeys. Other sizes still available, while they last. On-farm pick up Thursday Nov 18 and Sunday Nov 21. Need a smaller turkey? Consider a 10-14lb half turkey! https://www.hawkinsfamilyfarm.com/thanksgiving-turkeys

Pasture-raised small-batch turkeys  Purchasing a Thanksgiving Turkey from a small-batch local farm is likely a different experience than making a purchase elsewhere. We do our best to provide excellent food in a convenient way, but our small size also comes with limitations.One limit is size availa...

We'll be hanging out at Hop River Brewing Company's Fall Fest on the Patio this afternoon, talkin' farm shares, takin' T...
09/26/2021

We'll be hanging out at Hop River Brewing Company's Fall Fest on the Patio this afternoon, talkin' farm shares, takin' Thanksgiving turkey orders, and rafflin' off some produce. Come by and say hi!

The last pizza special of the season! Roasted delicata and acorn squash puree, tropea onion petals, and apples (with the...
09/24/2021

The last pizza special of the season! Roasted delicata and acorn squash puree, tropea onion petals, and apples (with the option to add sausage). Orders accepted 5-7pm.

Proceeds go to the work of HOPE CSA, Inc. Thanks to our sponsors!

Season Sponsors
Don & Becky Fry
Susan & Tom Haynes
Erin & Steve Jungbauer in memory of David Grandstaff and in honor of Jane Grandstaff

Month Sponsor
Stine Tire

Partnering Sponsor
Light Rail Cafe & Roaster

Fall flavors on full display for our FINAL pizza night of the season. Tonight's special will be topped with roasted squa...
09/24/2021

Fall flavors on full display for our FINAL pizza night of the season. Tonight's special will be topped with roasted squash puree, tropea onion petals, and apples from trees around the farm (with the option to add sausage).

We're also celebrating LOCAL FOOD WEEK with a garden tour this evening. Pizza orders accepted 5-7pm. Hope to see you on the farm!

In 2019, a film crew visited our farm as part of a larger exploration into the effects of tax exemptions, subsidies, gov...
09/19/2021

In 2019, a film crew visited our farm as part of a larger exploration into the effects of tax exemptions, subsidies, government regulations, and bailouts. The resulting documentary is called "Corporate Welfare: Where’s the Outrage?" and it's airing today on PBS Fort Wayne at 2pm!

We're in good company, as the film also features Joseph Decuis and Gunthorp Farms. And--if you happened to attend pizza night on the farm when the film crew was here--it might feature you, too!

If you aren't able to catch the broadcast today, it's also available for streaming at: https://www.freetochoosenetwork.org/programs/corporate_welfare/

It's the penultimate pizza night of the season and the weather is perfect! This week's special features roasted spicy sh...
09/17/2021

It's the penultimate pizza night of the season and the weather is perfect! This week's special features roasted spicy shish*to peppers and tropea onions with sausage (or omit the sausage to make it vegetarian). Orders accepted 5-7pm.

Proceeds go to the work of HOPE CSA, Inc. Thanks to our sponsors!

Season Sponsors
Don & Becky Fry
Susan & Tom Haynes
Erin & Steve Jungbauer in memory of David Grandstaff and in honor of Jane Grandstaff

Month Sponsor
Stine Tire

Partnering Sponsor
Light Rail Cafe & Roaster

Just-picked herbs being prepped for pizza night in a couple hours. That’s how fresh it is. It’s your second-to-last chan...
09/17/2021

Just-picked herbs being prepped for pizza night in a couple hours. That’s how fresh it is. It’s your second-to-last chance for pizza on the farm this season. See you tonight!

This week's pizza special is a contender for prettiest of the season: charred broccoli with roasted purplette onions and...
09/10/2021

This week's pizza special is a contender for prettiest of the season: charred broccoli with roasted purplette onions and fennel, garnished with Katie Jo’s spicy tomato sauce. Orders accepted 5-7pm.

Proceeds go to the work of HOPE CSA, Inc. Thanks to our sponsors!

Season Sponsors
Don & Becky Fry
Susan & Tom Haynes
Erin & Steve Jungbauer in memory of David Grandstaff and in honor of Jane Grandstaff

Month Sponsor
Stine Tire

Partnering Sponsor
Light Rail Cafe & Roaster

Pizza night! This week's special is slow-roasted smoked pork, sweet corn, picnic peppers, shish*to peppers, and scallion...
09/03/2021

Pizza night! This week's special is slow-roasted smoked pork, sweet corn, picnic peppers, shish*to peppers, and scallions. Orders accepted 5-7pm.

Proceeds go to the work of HOPE CSA, Inc. Thanks to our sponsors!

Season Sponsors
Don & Becky Fry
Susan & Tom Haynes
Erin & Steve Jungbauer in memory of David Grandstaff and in honor of Jane Grandstaff

Month Sponsor
Stine Tire

Partnering Sponsor
Light Rail Cafe & Roaster

Picnic. Tailgating. Al fresco. Whatever you want to call it—the weather just got perfect for eating outside. How about s...
09/01/2021

Picnic. Tailgating. Al fresco. Whatever you want to call it—the weather just got perfect for eating outside. How about some pizza on the farm? (Now with sunflowers!) We’ve got FOUR MORE PIZZA FRIDAYS left this season. See you soon!

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10373 N 300 E
North Manchester, IN
46962

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(260) 982-4961

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On Monday, we hosted our first-ever fundraiser, the Local Food Throwdown in the wonderful joined spaces at Landing Beer Company and Utopian Coffee & Kitchen. Local food enthusiasts, chefs, and producers joined us for an evening of friendly competition and inventive and flavorful food and drinks. Wow! There are no words to express our gratitude for the support from our local food community for helping make it such a success. Between the sold out ticket sales, the generous donations of fun local food-themed experiences and foods in the silent auction, and pledges to the new Northeast Indiana Farm to School Fund, we exceeded our fundraising goals for this inaugural fundraising event. Congratulations to the winners of the first Local Food Throwdown: Best Cocktail: Nicky Nolot, Tolon, for The Huntress with Old Hamer Cask Strength Rye, Chanterelle infused raw honey, Zucca Rabarbaro Amaro, Hoffman Certified Organics Mangalista Bacon, candied walnuts, and local honey comb Best Appetizer: Matt Nolot, Tolon, for Smoked Beef Tartare with corn husk aioli, egg yolk jam, and foie gras crackers Best Entree: Samantha Yim, True Kimchi, for Kimchi Fried Rice with aged spicy Napa kimchi, Hawkins Family Farm bacon, gochujang, and rice Best Dessert: Hetty Vorderman, Hetty Arts Pastry, for Caramelized Fall Spiced Apples with honey caramel, yogurt vanilla bean pastry cream, hazelnut brown butter crumble and apple crisp The event featured the following: ~Appetizers~ Aaron Butts, Copper Spoon, Pork Carnitas with pickled vegetables, jalapeño, spicy greens, and hot sauce Johnny Perez, Mercado Restaurant, Birria De Hongos with lion’s mane, oyster, shiitake mushrooms, blue heirloom Mexican corn tortilla, jack cheese, radish, and cilantro ~Entrees~ Adam House, Landing Beer Company, Pork Roast with turnip puree, wagyu tallow confit potatoes, warm sumac carrot salad, Utopian gravy, and apple Slaw Bo Gonzales, Bravas, Frijoles a la Gallega with Butifarra Blanca, Galician white beans, caldo broth, braised onions, Catalan pork sausage, salsa verde, and pickled chilies ~Dessert Corey Bowers, Chance Bar, Milk Panna Cotta with local plum-blackraspberry jam and hay-smoked sunflower crumble Jim Huffman, Walnut Hill Catering & Events, Organic Popcorn Shooter, “Liquid Popcorn Ball”, with maple pearls and honey foam ~Cocktails Spencer Maule, Mercado Restaurant, Maria Sabina’s Carmel Corn with Sierra Norte Yellow Heirloom Oaxacan Corn Whiskey: infused with Windrose Urban Farm shiitake mushrooms, Estancia Raicilla Maximiliana, Balam Sotol Durango, Derrumbes Tamaulipas Destilado de Agave: Funkiana, Univittatta, Americana agaves Cynar, Salted Garwood Orchard's sweet corn demerara syrup, Angostura Bitters, and lemon oil Trevor Scovel, Copper Spoon, Tomato Martini with gin washed with Heirloom Tomato Oil, local heirloom tomato water, Noily Prat Original Dry Vermouth, and fermented tomato oil Hat tip to the following farmers and producers for the local and regional ingredients featured in the above culinary creations: Gunthorp Farms Berry Hill Farm Hawkins Family Farm Grant Creek Farm Schmucker's Produce Wood Farms FW KC CountryAcres El Huerto Urban Garden Ambrosia Orchard, Cidery & Meadery Cook's Orchard Grassroots Farmstead M&C Honey Wholesome Meadows Farm DeCamp Gardens Small Acres Specialty Farms Winger’s Sugar Bush Pine Creek Honey Hoffman Certified Organics Windrose Urban Farm JR Kelly Company: The Horseradish House Mouzin Brothers Farms Bee Great Local McComBees Apiaries Garwood Orchards #SupportLocal #LocallyGrown #ourlandourtables #fortwayne #NEIndiana #IndianaGrown #localfoodthrowdow
We are thrilled to be featured in a national documentary being broadcast locally on PBS Ft. Wayne at 2:00 today along with Gunthorp Farms and Hawkins Family Farm. Watch it! If you miss it, here’s a link.
SUNDAY, 9/19 at 2pm - the local showing of a national PBS documentary featuring 3 northeast Indiana farms! Our segment features three culinary businesses: Gunthorp Farms, Hawkins Family Farm and Joseph Decuis Restaurant and their efforts to promote a healthy regional food economy, including their path to victory to #keepchickenonthemenu against troubling proposed state legislation in 2015. This documentary was inspired by the book, Welfare for the Rich: How your Tax Dollars End up in Millionaire’s Pockets - and What You Can Do About It, by Phil Harvey and Lisa Conyers. Join our celebration of local food by watching!
Saw your story on PBS----GOD bless you for fighting the bad guys.......:))
We are so thrilled to have Wabash County featured on Input Fort Wayne! Join Wabash local (and VWC board member!) Adam Stakeman and he takes you along to 9 of his favorite things to see, do, and eat in Wabash County! How many of these have you experienced?! Hawkins Family Farm ▪️ Wabash Cannonball Chili Cookoff▪️ Modoc's Market ▪️ KenapocoMocha Coffee Shop▪️ Salamonie Lake ▪️ 13-24 Drive In ▪️ Eagles Theatre ▪️ @stockdale mill foundation - roann ▪️ Bailey's Pizza Parlor▪️ @acres land trust ▪️ Hathaway Preserve At Ross Run - ACRES Land Trust ▪️ Wabash County Adventure Series ▪️ White Rock Recreation ▪️ The Wander Brand 📸: Katie Jones (Creative Lead for Visit Wabash County) https://www.inputfortwayne.com/features/wabashguide.aspx
Thank you Hawkins Family Farm for the amazing carrots! What a great partnership in helping to feed our hungry neighbors i
I have a friend interested in buying the veg share, but he is wondering about how much comes in it each week (so he can determine if 1 or 2 shares is best for his family)?
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
Radish kimchi lookin mighty fine 😎 Our fave, 2021 Good Food Foundation winner, perfect bite of crunchy spicy goodness. We make ours with Korean Radish aka Mu (무) from Hawkins Family Farm
My family of four was all very excited to be getting dinner from Junk Ditch Brewing Company during Savor Fort Wayne. What a great way to spruce up a weeknight! Junk Ditch does a great job preparing and even “plating” their carry out meals. Junk Ditch uses so many great local ingredients so we have tons to show you! Everyone in my family found something amazing and local on the Savor menu. We started with the GK Baked Goods famous Pretzel and Cheese from the first course menu, as well as the Butternut Squash Harissa Soup made with squash grown by Country Garden Farm & Market, Junk Ditch's own local farm. Such a warm and rich soup with squash as the shining star. Each of our entrees was outstanding! The Burger features Wood Farms beef and came with a perfectly cooked over easy egg. Crunchy slaw and a freshly baked GK bun topped off this burger perfectly. The egg came from Country Gardens and so did the amazing produce that went into the slaw and the pickles. The BBQ Chicken Pizza was perfect. This crust truly can’t be beat, so light and crispy. Hawkins Family Farm provides the tender grilled chicken found on the pizza. Country Gardens produce is featured as well, with thinly sliced jalapeño and cilantro adding great flavor. The Vegan Khoa Soi featured beautiful produce from Country Gardens. This dish was a Thai delight with crispy tofu, rice noodles and an amazing coconut broth. Add to that the thin sliced radish, Thai slaw and cilantro from Country Gardens and you’ve got one happy family doing Savor Fort Wayne carry-out style. The Pork Ramen was phenomenal. Gunthorp Farms pork helped to make a beautiful and incredibly savory broth. When the creamy egg yolk from the Country Garden egg hits the broth it creates something magical. The thinly sliced radish topped the dish perfectly. Since we were at home, we all took a long pause before we broke out the desserts. We were reminded once again why we love to eat at our great local restaurants. The cake and pie truly couldn’t be better, the creamiest frosting and the flakiest crust. Thanks, Junk Ditch!
Got our first Hawkins turkey this year and it is wonderful!
Thrilled to announce that our Radish Kimchi (my fave) and Spicy Napa Kimchi (everyone’s fave) are finalists for Good Food Foundation Awards! We were selected out of 1,928 entries after taste testing and vigorous vetting for sustainability. Winners will be announced January! Thank you to our farmers Hawkins Family Farm BroxonBerry Windrose Urban Farm for allowing us to source local produce for our kimchi.