Harvest Season at Fair Oaks Farm

Harvest Season at Fair Oaks Farm

Seasons in Indiana are all felt to the extreme, and Fall/Indiana Harvest season is no different. Unarguably, some might state that it’s the best season we get around here in Greater Lafayette, IN. Beautiful colors fill the trees and wooded areas, abundance of fresh produce comes in the form of apples and pumpkins, crisp mornings and evenings, and outdoor festivities galore are just a few reasons why Fall makes the top of this list. While most Greater Lafayette, IN Fall festivals have unfortunately been cancelled for this season, do not fret! Hoosiers all over the state are getting the creative juices flowing, and we can’t love it enough. Let’s begin with our friends at Fair Oaks Farm. Exploring their meticulously maintained grounds is a treat any time of year, but here are some simple things they’ve got up their sleeve for the 2020 Harvest Season! The Apple Orchard The main attraction. Come anytime during the week to visit the apple orchard at Fair Oaks Farm. Here are the apple orchard specs from the website. “Our Indiana apple orchard is located on 40-beautiful acres, with 10 different varieties of apples. Come pick your favorite apples, ride the wagons, rent golf carts and visit our ever-popular Pub in the Orchard.DETAILS: Check in at the Harvest Market$2 admission per person, $8 per bag to pick (10 lb bag)” Click here to view the apple peaks throughout the season. Enjoy delicious types such as Honeycrisp, Gala, Jonagold, and more! Hours & Info Saturdays & SundaysAug 22 – Nov 19 am -5 pmOpen Labor DayOpen Columbus Day Nature Trail “Come enjoy our relaxing new 1-mile...

Fourth of July in Greater Lafayette

The 4th of July Greater Lafayette, IN looks a little different this year. Due to the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19, regularly scheduled firework shows and festivals have been cancelled. Fortunately, there are some spots in Indiana still celebrating within the social distancing guidelines and coinciding with the Back on Track Indiana Plan. Here are some ways to celebrate 4th of July this year! Greater Lafayette, IN 4th of July Locally, Waynetown Freedom Festival is a go! Here are some details listed on their Facebook Page: “Come to Waynetown and celebrate America and the freedoms we have. Help us honor veterans and present day military.Food, vendors, live music, fireworks at dusk!Food:*Robin’s Homestyle Catering will be serving breakfast and their famous chicken and noodles the rest of the day. Look for them in their new food trailer.*Under the Rusk Shelter the festival committee will be serving hamburgers, pork burgers, hotdogs and other goodies.*The Gigglin’ Pig will be serving their grilled pork items.*Street Penguin Gelato will be making their debut with a large variety of flavors.*Dippin Dots will be serving their frozen treats.*Kona Ice will be making their debut. They sell frozen drinks and offer a bunch of flavors.*Popcorn will be sold by our Boy Scouts.Freedom Festival Stage Line-up:Live DJ 11 am5 pm. Eric Barr and the Jammers7 pm Special Honor Ceremony7:45 pm Dapper Dan Band9:50 Veterans Salute, Presentation of Colors, Taps, National Anthem10 pm. Fireworks!” For other 4th of July celebrations around the entire state of Indiana, look at VisitIndiana.com. They have a calendar with some events listed as still on for the 4th! Fourth of July Safety Due to the...
Shop Local: Lafayette Farmers Markets

Shop Local: Lafayette Farmers Markets

We’re here with a no brainer, two fold summer solution. This summer, watch your dollars directly impact the community by attending the Greater Lafayette, IN Farmers Market and investing into some delicious produce, sun-sweetened products, and plants. Organic goods and Indiana home grown produce never tasted better or boosted your health more! They are transitioning to a traditional market model while working closely to care for the vendors, customers, and overall community while following Indiana “back on track” guidelines in tandem with TCHD guidelines. Keep reading for details on what’s available right now at the Lafayette Farmers Market, and what the current guidelines are! According to the Lafayette Farmers Market Facebook page, here’s what’s currently available: At this time, the market has the following items for sale: whole produce, meat, dairy, eggs, honey, pet treats, and seedlings. We have added bakeries, cut flowers, health and beauty items, hot food vendors and craft vendors, bringing the vendor count to 32. Please be sure to enter in on the east side at the corner of 5th and Columbia. You will be redirected if you enter from the other direction due to a participant count. Additionally, this helps to keep the flow of foot traffic one direction, providing safety for guests! Hours and Locations If you didn’t know, Lafayette, IN offers a farmer’s market in three locations throughout the area every Saturday morning from May to October. Here are the locations, times, and details! Downtown Lafayette on 5th St. between Main and ColumbiaSaturday MorningsMay to October from 8:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.On Purdue University’s CampusAt the northwestern corner of the Memorial MallOn Thursday evenings with an anticipated start date...
Summer Fun Ideas during COVID-19 Pandemic

Summer Fun Ideas during COVID-19 Pandemic

While this summer might be different than any other due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, there are still plenty of things to do outside of your home in the Greater Lafayette, IN area. Our region of Indiana has some great outdoor spots and trails to enjoy, but if you consider all of Indiana’s goodies, you’ll enjoy so much extra! Please allow us to encourage you to take time together this summer, and enjoy spots in Indiana that you’ve never had the time to visit! As always, while enjoying these activities and more, please continue to practice social distancing. Click here to view Governor Eric Holcomb’s “Back on Track Indiana” plan. It includes official dates and guidelines for everything related to COVID-19. Drive in Movie Theaters: A true hidden treasure that’s making a fierce comeback! Check out M.E.L.S. at the Starlight in Thorntown, IN!Orchards: Enjoy a day at one of our many Indiana orchards and get the season’s pickin’s! Strawberries, blueberries, apples, peaches, pears, oh my!Bike trails: We have so many for all different skill levels! Get the family together for a Saturday ride! Click here for the ones in our area and beyond!Greater Lafayette, IN swimming pools and parks are open! Click here to view their locations and hours.Fishing: Click here to view our list of public fishing spots in the Greater Lafayette, IN area!Enjoy ice cream favorites in our area. Outside of Greater Lafayette, IN State and National Parks: The closest one to us is Prophetstown State Park, which is within the Greater Lafayette, IN area. It has plenty do to, fishing, biking, hiking, camping, and even “the Farm...
Romanski Group Blood Drive

Romanski Group Blood Drive

LAFAYETTE BLOOD DRIVE The Romanski Group is partnering with the Indiana Blood Center to help save lives. The need for blood donations is very high, and safety protocols have been appropriately increased to protect donors. The Big Red Bus will be parked just outside of Matchbox Coworking Studio. Safe practices for safe donations include: donor temperatures will be checked prior, only two donors at a time permitted, and full sanitation between each use. Raise a sleeve and join us on May 14th, 2020 to make a difference! SIGN UP for your time here : https://bit.ly/2yKupgG For up-to-date information on YOUR Indiana area neighborhood or a FREE Seller Consultation – call The Romanski Group at (765) 293.9200.  Using an experienced team is the way to get your home ‪SOLD‬! You deserve the BEST Realtor in the Lafayette Indiana...
Greater Lafayette, IN Wineries

Greater Lafayette, IN Wineries

There are wineries throughout the world, and you could easily make it a sole life-mission to fully experience and visit places within the world’s wine culture. Honestly, we think life is too short to drink bad wine. So, why not enjoy the finer side of life? Actually, according to Healthline and various other sources, drinking wine has health benefits, which explains why humans have been drinking it for centuries. One opinion states that wine tastes best at the property where the grapes are grown. Fortunately, within an hour’s drive of Greater Lafayette, IN, we have plenty of home grown grapes-turned-to-wine facilities, so you can find the best tasting wine in the area for yourself. These wineries open to the public for you to come experience the countryside for a relaxing day or event, but most importantly, they’ll display some of that good ol’ Hoosier hospitality, making you feel at home. Most of these locations offer various events throughout the warmer months (some are only open during those summer months!). So, allow us to encourage you to explore the websites for depth in each Indiana winery’s history, culture, and, of course, wine! Why not try them all? Greater Lafayette, IN Wineries Wildcat Creek Winery (Lafayette, IN): “Rick and Kathy Black purchased the property that is now Wildcat Creek Winery in 2007. After a year of renovations, and converting it from a once functioning farm into a winery, they opened the doors to the public. We have been making and serving our award-winning wines here since 2008.”Carpenter Creek Cellars (Remington, IN): ” Carpenter Creek Cellars is the full realization of two...