February 2020

February 2020

Farewell to Weddings on the Farm! Many blushing brides and exuberant grooms have danced across the floors of our emporium over the years, celebrating the beginning of their lives together. Wedding parties and honored guests enjoyed sweet and savory treats while taking in the beautiful sunsets over the Fox Valley. Many happy memories were made among the twinkling lights and warm reclaimed wood surrounding the party in our Emporium. On numerous weekend days our staff worked tirelessly, but happily, to create each and every bride and groom’s special vision for their wedding day. Being a part of so many newly-married couple’s first celebration together with their friends and family has truly been an honor and pleasure. Countless couples have expressed their gratitude to us for our role in making their wedding day truly unique and memorable. Our mission has been to make every wedding reception personalized to each couple. During this process we inevitably developed relationships with the happy couples, and as one bride put it, “I was sad for the end of the day, partly because I had such a great time planning all the details with you — I felt so supported and special!” We at Abbey Farms loved getting to know our various couples and feel a connection to each and every one of them. As we conclude our days of hosting weddings we are reaching out to our newlyweds to share photos of their wonderful memories from here at Abbey Farms. With your permission we would love to feature you online and in social media — some happy couples will win passes to our annual Pumpkin Daze! Please share your memories at AbbeyFarmsMemories@gmail.com. Again, it is with sincere gratitude that we thank you for spending your special day with us at Abbey Farms and we will miss having these celebrations of love and commitment moving forward.

Oh So Satisfying!

There’s nothing like the snap of a warm tortilla chip covered in the cheesy goodness of the Abbey Farms Salsa con Queso dip! Our online store is open and full of goodies to liven up your next spread. From our hot sauces to our ready-to-sprinkle seasonings, your taste buds will be in for a treat - shop now!

Marmion Abbey Ale – We’re Sold Out

Thank you to everyone who enjoyed our first batch of Marmion Abbey Ale! The highly-rated 2019 Belgian-style craft brew was a hit, and now we’re looking ahead with great expectation for what we will brew next. (Keep an eye out for announcements!) Thank you to the masters at Energy City Brewery and Church Street Brewing who worked with the monks of Marmion Abbey on our first recipe, the Marmion Abbey Quadruple Ale. You all made our holiday season extra special!

We’re Growing…Apple Trees, That Is!

We’ve just planted 3,000 trees! Our new orchard will feature more than 25 varieties of apples once complete. Honeycrisp? Yes, so yummy and sweet! Granny Smith? Your pie’s delight! You’ll actually be able to see the orchard from Hart Road, which will be in clear view from the Farmstead Emporium. The Abbey Farms capital campaign to raise money for this endeavor continues. Customers may sponsor their own tree with their tax-deductible donation. Multiple levels of larger donations and corporate sponsorships are available for shelters, arbors and entire groves, as well. Come grow with us and leave a legacy with Abbey Farms' Apple Orchard, your neighborhood farm!

Recipe of the Month:

The Best White Chicken Chili In All The Land

The title says it all – this is the only white chicken chili recipe you will ever need

Living Green at Abbey Farms

Sustainability is becoming a way of life at Abbey Farms. From our farming to our operations we continue to work sustainable practices into our processes. To learn more about our initiatives, visit our website!

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