Small Business Spotlight: Heritage Farms

Small Business Spotlight: Heritage Farms

Just outside of Lafayette, IN, experience a classic farm in a whole new way. Heritage Farms focuses on restoration and preservation of the “old” on their 120 acre homestead of wetland, woods and creek, and farmland. This breathtaking property is a phenomenal place to visit for the weekend with family, enjoy for their daily events, or to host your big wedding day. There’s plenty of space here to spread out, and there are even some fun creatures on the farm to greet you – alpacas! This place is an Indiana treasure. We hope you make your way out to Flora, IN to check it out sometime! Here’s some additional information. All of the following information comes straight form the Heritage Farms website. About Heritage Farms “[As a second generation farm] Tim & Beth took over the farm in 1998 and named it Heritage Farm to honor their rich agricultural heritage. We wanted to main our property as a working farm, but were looking for non-traditional livestock to raise. That is when we discovered alpacas. We bought our first small herd in 2003 and have raising these wonderful creatures since. Besides running a successful livestock business our focus over the years has been to preserve the historic look of the farm and create an environment were our guests can enjoy the rural Indiana landscape of cornfields, meadows, forests and wetlands.  With that in mind, we invite you to visit for a 90 minute tour, an overnight stay, booking an event or participating in one of our regularly scheduled events. Our Mission We live by our motto of valuing the rich...
Small Business Spotlight: The Farm at Flint Creek

Small Business Spotlight: The Farm at Flint Creek

The four legged family members in our lives really deserve more R&R. They love us unconditionally, so why not treat them every now and again? And seriously, we can’t think of anything better for those furry friends than a spa day on the farm. The Farm at Flint Creek is just that! It sits just outside of Greater Lafayette, IN, and it’s a, “full service pet resort” according to their Facebook business page. Whether you need some doggie day care, grooming for a special breed, or just a boarding facility while you head to the beach for vacation, the Farm at Flint Creek is the perfect place to check out. Here are some details on their services offered, location, hours, and more. Services Offered by the Farm at Flint Creek GroomingThe Farm at Flint Creek offers full grooming services. Pricing depends on the dog’s breed and size. Flea and tick baths and descending baths are options too. Check this page for more details!Doggie Day Care“Our doggie daycare is any week day, rain or shine! We have a big 3,000 square foot outdoor run for just the daycare dogs with plenty of toys and obstacles for them to play on! We also have an indoor 900 square foot play area, in case of bad weather. Our daycare package includes play time all day with the exception of a 1 hour break and nap time for the pups. We can also feed the dogs at this time or we can give kong treats with peanut butter for a snack. This allows the dogs to rest and take a breather before playing...
Small Business Spotlight: The Spinning Axe

Small Business Spotlight: The Spinning Axe

Experience the rush of axe throwing at The Spinning Axe! Greater Lafayette, IN welcomes its first axe throwing venue, and we’re here for it. Are you looking for a challenge that’ll keep you sharping those warrior skills? This trendy, modern sport involves throwing an axe at a target and competing against yourself or others for the most accurate throw. This social – distance friendly activity will keep you adrenaline pumping, and it’s a great indoor option to keep you occupied throughout winter months. However, it’s definitely not exclusive to only enjoy through winter. Here’s some information to get you started on your next Greater Lafayette, IN adventure! About The Spinning Axe The downtown Lafayette, IN location gives convenient access for both patrons from Lafayette and West Lafayette. Find a parking spot along the main roads or in one of the downtown parking garages! The warehouse style decor reminds you that you’re here for business, and we think it’s super cool. Your axes are sharp and ready for you to man your station, and you’ll enjoy the power for the hour. This activity is for ages 10 and up. For your information, participants will need to throw the axe 12 ft to hit the target. The Spinning Axe Pricing According to the Spinning Axe Facebook Page, “[The Spinning Axe is] the Greater Lafayette area’s premier indoor axe throwing venue. Adult price is $22/hr. Children 17 to 10 are $15/hr. Military, fire department, and police department discount rate of $17/hr. Contact us for group/corporate rates for parties of 30+” The Spinning Axe Hours, Location, and Reviews The Spinning Axe is open everyday. Monday...
Holiday Season at Fair Oaks Farm

Holiday Season at Fair Oaks Farm

We’ve made the short 45 minute trek to this Hoosier favorite for the fun educational experiences, delicious cheese, ice cream, and quality time spent with the family. But now, come for some additional fun. Fair Oaks Farm, located in Fair Oaks, IN, hosts an exciting winter season, complete with private outdoor igloos for dinner, an Enchanted Forest filled with holiday lights, and a visit from our friend Saint Nicolas. Don’t miss out on this special Christmas time magic at Fair Oaks Farm. Fair Oaks Farm does everything within their power to create a safe, family friendly environment for all to come enjoy the season here. Come visit with peace of mind! Click here to read the Fair Oaks Farm COVID-19 / Coronavirus Full Statement. Here are some details of this special holiday event. Holiday Lights in the Enchanted Forest Here are detail straight from the website: “Fair Oaks Farms Holiday Lights 2020 is open November 27, 2020 – January 10, 2021 from 4-8pm Weekdays (Sunday-Thursday) and 4-9pm Weekends (Friday & Saturday). Admission is $10.00/person.Please dress for the weather; experience takes place outdoors.The Fair Oaks Farms Holiday Market is open beginning November 27 from 12pm-8pm Sunday – Thursday, and 12pm-9pm Friday & Saturday.  The Holiday Market is closed Christmas Day.” Private Igloos for an Intimate Dinner “This season, we will offer lunch and dinner reservations in warm, private, full-service igloos in The Farmhouse’s backyard. Each igloo is uniquely decorated for the perfect setting for you and your group! Igloos are heated and transparent, showcasing our beautiful countryside.Details:Reservations are for two-hour increments at $100.  Maximum capacity of 6 people.Special rates are available Monday...
Small Business Spotlight: Big Woods Restaurant

Small Business Spotlight: Big Woods Restaurant

Have you ever heard of the expression, “it takes a village!”…? This phrase generally applies to raising children, acknowledging the many people it takes to raise one human, but it can be applied to other things. In this case, we’re referring to a new restaurant here in the Greater Lafayette, IN area: Big Woods Restaurant. In essence, Big Woods Restaurant is just part of the Village. There are many moving parts to this American cuisine and craft beer establishment, and each one is equally important. From craft beer to pizza and a distillery to entertainment- you’ll see once your here. Enjoy everything the Big Woods Village has to offer at this new restaurant on Purdue University’s campus! About Big Woods Restaurant Big Woods Village began in Nashville, TN with an open restaurant and a vision in 2009. “Founders, Ed, Jeff and Tim, decided to build a brewpub in the Alley, at the corner of Busted Knuckle and Hare Trigger… From the day it opened, Big Woods Brewing enjoyed remarkable support from locals, tourists and far-flung craft beer lovers. As demand for the beer, the food and the unique experience grew, so did Big Woods’ footprint in Nashville.  In 2011, in an effort to meet demand for more beer and to create a family-friendly experience, the Tucker Building became the home of Big Woods’ second brewery and Big Woods Pizza Company.” Over the years, Big Woods, being a Nashville original business, became a place where bands and other entertainment made their rounds. Super fun to know that about their roots! The atmosphere is designed for you to stay a while, and we think this part of...
Small Business Spotlight:  Best New Restaurants Near Purdue

Small Business Spotlight: Best New Restaurants Near Purdue

As the skyline around Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN physically rises, there are many additions to the surrounding area. Life on campus at Purdue University constantly dreams of development and innovation and growth, and we hold the privilege to see it unfold before our eyes. Projection by the president, Mitch Daniels, calls for higher attendance, and therefore, we’ve seen many developers come and build new apartment complexes for housing, new store fronts for convenient shopping, and new restaurants and establishments for growing entertainment and night life experiences. Here are a few best new restaurants we’ve seen pop up as a result of all things growing! Cheers to the hope ahead! Restaurants on and around Purdue University’s Campus Big Woods Restaurant (Northwestern Ave.): Signature pizzas, craft beer, burgers, and more! Click here to view the menu! Yatagarasu (Chauncey Ave.): Japanese Noodle shop! This is a second location in the Greater Lafayette, IN area. SO yummy! Click here to view the menu! The Tap (State St.): The TAP is a 21 and up establishment. Food items include fresh tacos, artisan pizzas, cheese boards, burgers, dessert, and so much more! 8eleven Modern Bistro (Grant St. – inside the Union): American cuisine including all things breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert, and wine! This restaurant has something for everyone. View the website for menu information. Leaps Coffee and Artisan Pastries (Grant St. – inside the Union): “Grab ‘n’ go goodness!” This menu changes daily because it depends heavily on local production and availability. Click here to view the constants! State 19 (State St.): State 19 majors in night life and drinks, but they...