It’s Friday night, the weekend is finally here and the last thing I want to think about is staying inside and doing dishes. Pack up a picnic basket with a couple cold drinks, a blanket, and it’s time to hit the road for some delicious pizza! So what makes Hawkins Family Farm Pizza Night so great you ask?
1.Artisan Wood-Fired Brick Oven Pizza
If you’ve never had the chance to taste pizza cooked in a brick wood fire oven, you’re about to be ruined for the rest of your life. A crust that’s the perfect blend of chewy and crisp, you can taste the love and care put into each pie. It’s a true Italian experience with no grease to wipe off, just piping hot pure pizza paradise.
2. Support Local
What’s better than delicious pizza? Delicious pizza that supports local! Better still? Supporting local and whose proceeds go to a good cause. Proceeds from Hawkins Family Pizza Night go to an educational non-profit, Hope CSA Inc. Eating well feels good. Knowing our money is invested in something that betters our community feels great, and this Friday night event ticks all the boxes.
3. A Scenic Escape With A Stellar Sunset
Sometimes, you just need a little getaway. If you’re a Wabash local or visitor, Hawkins Farm is about a 20 minute drive. Far from the busyness of town, when you arrive on the farm there’s an excitement and peacefulness that settles around you. The smell of the wood burning in the oven and of fresh pizza being ferried to hungry patrons sets the mood for a beautiful evening. Watching the sunset unhindered by rows of houses and power lines makes you feel like there’s a bit of magic around you.
4. Locally-Sourced, all-Natural Ingredients
Every week there are a few recurring pizzas to choose from including margherita, sausage, ham or pepperoni, and a chef’s special that changes weekly. The chef’s special is a true culinary delight and a wonderful opportunity for those wanting to try something totally new. Every ingredient is selected with care, from the crust to the farm fresh toppings. Hawkins keeps it local, so even a pizza with just three ingredients is teeming with flavor.
5. Unique Kid-Friendly Space
There’s an electricity in the air when you arrive at the farm to place your order as you’re greeted with friendly faces. There’s a couple of picnic tables, but Hawkins encourages you to bring your own picnic ware and drinks. Children run around the expansive green trilling with delight, teenagers roll out their picnic blankets, and families of many generations sprawl out in the sun to savor a slower pace. It’s a space where everyone can make memories, and did I mention there’s pizza?
Just Do It!
Can’t you just imagine a picturesque pizza pie picnic? Seize this beautiful summertime opportunity at Hawkins Family Farm; I promise you won’t regret it.
Hawkins Family Farm Pizza Night happens every Friday right on their farm from 5-7pm.
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Kaleigh Middelkoop is a photographer who primarily uses self portraiture as a means to tell stories and express ideas with the aid of costumes and props she makes by hand. Originally from the eastern coast of Canada, Kaleigh moved to Wabash in 2017 to be with her husband, Matthew. Since then she has been a featured artist at the downtown boutique Bellazo, and enjoys working with local businesses to bring a creative twist to their marketing.