Welcome to 2017 – A New Season!

gathering eggsIt’s been a while since we updated our site, but after a very slow and complicated 2016, we’re ready to start anew for 2017.  Last year was filled with family events – death of our parents, a new grandchild, a big family reunion, and even some health issues.  So we stepped back a bit from our farm work and took the days as they were presented to us. But it’s a new year now, and we’re full of energy and ideas.

Kitchen Update:  We are remodeling our farm kitchen so that our farm store has a dedicated sales area, with new refrigerator for fresh produce and eggs, a freezer for frozen meats, and new shelves for baked goods, jams and other items.  We have a larger production area now too!

Scheduled Weekly Hours: Starting in March, we plan to have our farm store open two days per week.  Beginning in mid-May, we will be selling on Saturday mornings from the Whitley County Farmers Market in downtown Columbia City.

A Second Hoop House:   This winter we’ve finally framed another hoop house to further extend our growing season and offer fresh salad greens earlier in the spring.

Extra Help: We’re looking forward to having some extra company with us this summer.  Lots of grandkids will be visiting and helping out on the farm.  They are especially good at loving the animals, gathering eggs, digging potatoes and picking (eating) berries.  And maybe painting the little red barn.  We love our little migrant helpers!

So keep watching for our blog updates – we’ll let you know what’s IN STORE at Old Loon Farm each week.

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