It now feels like spring. Mild weather and rain. That is a sure sign of the coming of spring and the growing season. There is a lot that can be learned about your food and where it comes from by visiting a farm.
With the rise of convenience food, the average American has lost some touch with how their food is grown and how it gets to the store. Some people have no idea. No matter how much you know about food there might be ingredients or processes that would shock you. Getting to a farm and seeing some of these processes first hand is an important part of making good food choices.
Visiting a farm
Decide what you want to know more about and look for a farm that does that specific type of farming. This isn’t a drop by and say hi kind of adventure. Be sure to reach out and make sure that the farm offers this and has time to accommodate your visit. Some farms offer events or volunteer opportunities that allow you to get up close and learn about how they farm. Here are a few in Indiana to look at if you want to make a visit this summer. Each one of these farms offers something different so be sure to check out their websites for more information.
Farms near Indianapolis
- Brandywine Creek Farm – Greenfield
- Dugger Family Farm – Morrisville
- Fair Oaks Farms – Fair Oak (north of Lafayette on I-65)
- Growing Places Indy – Indianapolis
- South Circle Farm – Indianapolis
- Traders Point Creamery – Zionsville
- Tyner Pond – Greenfield
- This is a great way to show kids how food grows and to pick your own berries for jam. This article lists most of the farms in Indiana that offer this option.