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Wood Farms New Year's Day Breakfast  2017

New Year's Day farm breakfast at Wood Farms

Wood Farms in Fort Wayne, Indiana, hosted a New Year's Day Farm Breakfast to, in the words of farmers Dennis and Kristen Wood, "Celebrate the achievements of the Farm's past year, to embrace the opportunities of the upcoming year, and to express gratitude to everyone who has supported us to this point: our customers, employees, landowners, suppliers, friends and neighbors."

Below is a gallery of images from the event on January 1, 2017. Hovering your cursor or finger over images displays captions.

Wood Farms New Year's Day Farm Breakfast

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    January 1, 2017 dawned crisp and clear and ready for a full-on farm breakfast at Wood Farms.

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    Dennis Wood seasons the potatoes for 60 guests.

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    The steam rises in the cold winter air as Matt Wood fries another batch of potatoes for the guests on his family's farm.

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    Dan Wood prepares sausage links for the New Year's Day farm breakfast.

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    Breakfast guests gather in the tractor shed repurposed as the dining hall.

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    Incoming! Wood Farms employee Dominic Snyder brings in another batched of grilled sausages for the hungry guests.

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    Dennis Wood proposes a toast of thanks to all who have come to his farm this morning.

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    Wood family friend John Shank assists in making sure everyone is properly hydrated.

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    There is no shortage of food at this hearty farm breakfast.

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    About 60 customers, employees, landowners, suppliers, friends and neighbors of Wood Farms gathered for the breakfast.

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    Dennis consults with family friend Brent Goldschmidt and son Dan about the proper grilling of the morning's sausage links.

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    You can never have enough potatoes. Matt Wood continues to fry them as the guests eat 'em.

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    And Brent Goldschmidt and Dan Wood continue to grill more links as the guests come and go.

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    Guests dig in to the hearty farm breakfast.

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    Elsewhere on the Wood Farm fresh bales of corn stalks are brought in to become bedding for the farm's Angus herd during the cold winter months.

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    Bales of corn stalks that will become bedding for the farm's Angus cattle during the cold winter.

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    While the farm's guests eat breakfast, ground corn awaits the Angus herd in a nearby paddock. The corn is added to the diet of the Wood Farms cattle that go to Bravas Burgers for its non-GMO and antibiotic-free beef. www.bravasfood.com

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    Sixty people came to the Wood Farms Breakfast on New Year's Day 2017.

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    Dennis cuts more fresh-off-the-grill sausage for the guests.

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    Matt Wood adds more potatoes to the breakfast buffet.

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    The toasts of gratitude continue on Wood Farms.

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    Breakfast served by Dennis himself.

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    Sampling the sausage links at Wood Farms New Year's Day farm breakfast.

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    Dennis thanks friend Jill Queener for helping with breakfast preparations and cleanup.

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    Bo Gonzalez of Bravas Food and his family are guests at the breakfast. Wood Farms supplies Bravas Burgers with its non-GMO and antibiotic-free beef. www.bravasfood.com

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    Fruit, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, and scrambled eggs were just part of the food offered in the buffet line. There was also grilled sausages, sauerkraut, oatmeal, etc.

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    Kristen Wood talks with customer Bo Gonzalez of Bravas Food and his family. Wood Farms supplies Bravas Burgers with its non-GMO and antibiotic-free beef. www.bravasfood.com

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    Kristen Wood catches a moment with a neighbor of the Wood Farm.

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    Wood Farms staff and friends of staff.

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    Dennis talks with the Gonzalez family of Bravas Burgers and with Aaron Butts of The Golden Restaurant, both of whom are customers of Wood Farms.

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    Wood Farms employee Cathy Bartz converses in the food line with friends of the Farm's from the Southwest Allen County Fire Department.

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    Friends of the Wood family, Nate and Sara Hoeffel .

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    Friends of the Wood family, Tim Ryan and Sarah Shank.

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    More fruit, please.

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