Picnic on the farm

Picnic on the Farm

Need a girl’s day out? Looking for that special spot to take an afternoon date? Need a safe, and fun place to share a day of family fun?

Join us June 19, 2021 from Noon – 2:00 PM for a picnic on the farm.

Summer and picnics, is there anything better? We offer a tranquil location that offers a quite afternoon with a large outdoor seating area under our cedar and oak trees. We have yard games and small play area for the kids to run off some steam (new feature that we plan to continue to add to as we grow). A beautiful shop and bakery in our barn for browsing. The beautiful and talented Kelli Bonomo will be providing the music for the event. The event will be held on the same day as our “Market on the Farm.”

Come early and enjoy shopping the “Market on the Farm” filled with fresh produce, local meats, organic and small farm products, fresh flowers, and so much more! Afterwards, enjoy the area. Middlefork Reserve offers timber trails to explore. The town of Paxton offers some unique shopping. Our favorites: Ruby Jewel, Robin’s Country Crossroads Antiques, Vintage Market, and Mom & Pop’s Kettle Corn. Many people take advantage of the Spring rains and kayak “the big four.” There are many pull off spots around the water that allows access. But please note, the water is not always high enough to enjoy. Late Spring and early summer are your best bets.

Lemonade, iced tea, and water come with the box. Canned soda can be purchased in the food shed. We do not serve alcohol, but you are welcome to bring along your own wine to compliment your box.

Texas BBQ Farm Dinner

The first time we saw a Texas BBQ it was on the TV show, “Dallas”. We thought, “that looks fun.” The first time we ate at a Texas BBQ we thought we died and went to heaven. Texans have a real respect for the meat and its natural flavors. You will not find any sauces or dry rubs, just a simple seasoning of salt and pepper. The magic is in the way the meat is cooked, slow and long over a oak wood fire until it is smoky and tender and dripping in flavor. Is your mouth watering yet? Check out our upcoming Texas Style BBQ Farm Dinner. We promise, no Dallas soap opera drama, just a great open air dinner.

Normally our farm dinners are served family style with all guest at one of two long table for optimized socializing. However, we will still be using COVID procedures until we are told differently and pulling the tables into individual units keeping you a safe six feet apart. When moving about the farm please keep in mind that not all guest have had the vaccine. Therefore, use the proper precautions for your safety as well as the safety of those around you.

RULES:
1. Please be gracious and kind.
2. Please try to arrive at the farm on time.
3. Check in at the market using the WEST entrance (front of the barn).
4. You must have your tickets with you to gain entry.
5. Tickets are non-refundable. You may transfer your tickets, but we are not able to refund ticket costs.
6. Should we have to cancel due to weather, we will reschedule the event for a more appropriate time.
7. Should Cedar Oak Farms choose to cancel and not reschedule for any reason, we would in that event refund your ticket price.
8. We require a minimum of 30 ticket sales with a maximum of 50. Should we not get a total of 30 we would cancel and not reschedule thereby refunding any tickets sold.
9. We reserve the right to ask guests to leave for any reason should we feel the need.

Artisans

The Oxford dictionary defines artisans as a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand. Sixty percent of our boutique is filled with handcrafted items from small, often women owned, business. Our patio plants come from a family-owned greenhouse just across the border in Indiana. One hundred percent of the farmer’s market is locally crafted, as in our neighbors and right here on the farm.  Being able to provide you with high quality produce, meat, jams, oils, salsa, gourmet spices, and fresh cut flowers is especially important to us. We not only know where our products come from, how they are raised, harvest, or made, but we have personal relationships with all of our artisans.

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Markets

Spring has Sprung and for us that means markets on the farm! We are so excited to be bringing back “The Markets on the Farms“! We have added two more markets this year. First market opens in May and ends in October and are scheduled for the 3rd Saturday of the month. Same hours as last year, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Below is a synopsis of each event.


Live Plant Market – May 15, 2021- 10:00AM – 2:00PM

May’s market embraces all things spring. We will have OutdoorPro Landscaping here to answer all your landscaping questions. Live patio plants: geraniums, ferns, petunias, begonias, pansies, succulents, combo planters! Patio pots and planters! Fresh cut spring bouquets from Nettie’s Petals. Local Beef and Pork from Cow Creek Organic Farm and Miller Farms. New syrups and hot sauces. The new bakery will be open and will be offering seasonal selections along with all the bakery’s favorite cookies and fresh-baked bread.


Picnic Market | June 19, 2021 | 10:00am – 2:00pm

Maybe our favorite market of the year! It’s picnic days on the farm. Baskets, blankets, and all things picnic will be highlighted in the boutique. The bakery will include new pantry items perfect for picnics. Bring a blanket, grab a picnic box from the bakery, and enjoy the farm. The kid pad will open for the season and live music will return under the live oaks! Check out the music page to see who is performing.

Sorry no outside food or drinks are allowed on the farm for health reasons.


BBQ Market | July 17, 2021 | 10:00am – 2:00pm

Celebrate barbeque days on the farm. Barbeque spices, sauces, and tools will be highlighted in the market. The bakery will be serving up some maple and smoked treats to help celebrate. Bring a partner and sign up for the Cornhole Tournament. Enjoy the kid’s play pad, water display, and live music under the live oaks! Check out the music page to see who is performing.

Sorry no outside food or drinks are allowed on the farm for health reasons.


Artist Market | August 21, 2021 | 10:00am – 2:00pm

The August market celebrates our local artists and artisans. We will have several booths offering local art and crafts to browse and purchase. We are looking for more artist to join us. If you are, or know, an artist and would like to display their artwork please contact us. The market will include our new gourmet spices being introduced this year. The bakery will offer an array of cupcakes too pretty to eat, but too good not to.

Sorry no outside food or drinks are allowed on the farm for health reasons.


Family Fun Market | September 19, 2021 | 10:00am – 2:00pm

The September market celebrates family fun and fall flavors. This one is truly for the kids. We will offer pumpkin bowling, face painting, scavenger hunt, pumpkin carving contest, scarecrow building, and live music! If the wind is out of the right direction we will be firing up the firepit and offering a s’mores bar.

Sorry no outside food or drinks are allowed on the farm for health reasons.


fried dish beside drink

Oktoberfest Market | October 16, 2021| 10:00am – 2:00pm

Our great grandfather, Dietrich Hinrich, brought his family to America in 1904 from Munich, Germany. Come help us celebrate our German heritage! It is Oktoberfest on the farm and that means brats and beer. Legally we cannot sell you any beer, but we can offer craft beer tasting. Join in the yodeling contest, giant checkers, chicken dance, beer stein race, and of course live music!

Sorry no outside food or drinks are allowed on the farm for health reasons.