Indiana has thousands of farms and is ranked in the top ten national production of ducks, eggs, and soybeans. Indiana is also known for the production of popcorn nationally. Indiana exports millions of dollars of agricultural goods each year. The second main industry in Indiana is tourism. Tourism dollars total more that 6 billion dollars per year and so many businesses and business owners depend on these two industries in the state. This is why the Indiana state government is always looking for ways to combine these two industries to aid in the growth and sustainability of these industries. Many of tourists come to Indiana for the small orchards and farms that provide many of the foods that are exported out. Here are a few of the best family or local owned businesses that combine the agritourism business.
Traders Point Creamery
Traders Point Creamery is one of the best family owned dairy farms in Indiana. The cattle here are 100 % grass-fed which allows the beef to be considered organic. They offer all sorts of dairy products such as yogurt, milk and other items. They serve meals at the Loft Restaurant located on the farm and you will find many delicious foods served here. Traders Point is located on Moore Road in Zionsville, Indiana.
Joe Huber Family Farm
Joe Huber Family Farm offers a winery, restaurant, and a barnyard. Everything served in the restaurant is made from scratch with a spacious dining room with an exciting view of the lake, flower garden, and the mini farm which offers a playground for the children as well. The farm offers activities such as feeding the ducks, fishing, and exploring the farm for the children, which makes this a great family tourist attraction. Huber Farm is located in Starlight, Indiana on Scottville Road.
Indiana may not be known as being a top bee area, but at Hoosier Honey in Bloomington, Indiana. Hoosier Honey is known for their wide variety of honey spreads, beeswax candles, honey with combs, bee pollen and many lotions and soaps that are made with the beeswax that is collected here.
Hunter’s Honey Farm
Another family honey farm is located north of Hoosier Honey at Hunter’s Honey Farm located in Martinsville, Indiana. This family owned and operated farm has produced honey in Indiana for over 90 years. The farm offers tours and tasting, candle making, honey bottling, honey extracting, and many discussions on beekeeping. Anyone working here will be more than welcome to discuss the many aspects of beekeeping and how many products can be derived from bees and their wax.
Carley Elk Farm
Another very interesting farm in Indiana offers products that most people would not think was common to Indiana farms. Products like elk meat are offered at Carley Elk Farm in Atlanta, Indiana. Here you will see a growing herd of Rocky Mountain Elk and take a tour of the farm while taking a nature walk and feeding the elk. Men will enjoy this farm as well as they also offer mounts and antlers available for sale.
As with other states, Indiana has many tourists’ attractions and a variety of things that tourists can be interested in. The tourism that abounds here can be thankful for the flat farmland that Indiana offers and the variety of foods and animals that can be raised here.