Indiana has roughly 23.3 million acres of farm land that exports about $4.5 billion in products, according to the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. Yet, farmers account for only 2 percent of the American workforce.
Learn about some of East Central Indiana’s most productive and accessible farms and festivals that invite you to purchase and learn more about this critical industry feeding our nation, our world.
Kyle and Emily Becker started Becker Farms in 2007. They began their journey because they had a desire to create “an avenue to provide customers with high-quality, safe freezer beef.” They have expanded to chickens, turkeys, pigs, rabbits and hens since opening their farm 10 years ago. You can visit their booth at the Minnetrista Farmer’s Market, where they sell a variety of meats and farm fresh eggs!
- 7392 N Wilbur Wright Rd, Mooreland, IN 47386
- (765) 524-8697
All Wright Farms
All Wright Farms is a fourth-generation dairy farm run by Dan Wright and his four sons. It sits on more than 2,800 acres. The family owns more than 200 dairy cows, which are all descendants of the cows they purchased when they began the farm 60 years ago!
- 11590 S State Road 3, Muncie, IN 47302
- (765) 288-1710
Landess Farms is located in Daleville, Indiana and has family-centered values. They pride themselves on growing a variety of clean, fresh and nutritious produce, including sweet corn, watermelon, tomatoes, cucumbers, apples and more. The farm hosts a variety of fun events each season, including an annual strawberry festival in the summer and a corn maze and pumpkin patch in the fall.
- 6000 WCR 700 South, Daleville, IN 47334
Blue Barn Shrimp
Blue Barn Shrimp is run by Lisa and David Dykhoff, their daughter Joanna, and son-in-law Jason. Lisa and David decided to start a shrimp farm when they saw an article in The Wall Street Journal indicating a rise in shrimp farming in the Midwest. After doing research they bought a farm near Muncie, Indiana and began the process of starting a shrimp farm. They connected with RDM Aquaculture in Fowler, Indiana to get started and to make sure they got started on the right foot. A variety of tours are offered at the farm!
- 1290 W Co Rd 400 S, Muncie, IN 47302
- (765) 288-2402
Christopher Farms is a small family farm in Randolph county. They are “committed to growing fresh, high quality produce without the use of synthetic herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers.” The first Christopher moved to Randolph county in 1800 and the family now lives in the original house on the property. They sell their products to several local restaurants and are active at Minnetrista’s Farmer’s Market.
- 5305 W. 500 S. Modoc, IN 47358
- (812) 459-4475
Festivals and You-Pick Farms
Landess Farm has an annual Strawberry Festival, which takes place in June. They offer wagon rides, live music, face painting, field activities and more!
They also host an event that they call Fall Fun on the Farm. This event takes place September through October and they offer hayrides, a maze shaped like a beehive, and more! Their address and contact information can be found above.
Jacob’s Family Orchard
Jacob’s Family Orchard mainly produces apples, but they also offer other produce as well. The Jacobs offer Agritourism tours in the fall to give parents and children a way to enjoy the season. They offer pumpkin and gourd picking, as well as fruits! They also have an inflated haunted house and wagon rides. They also offer school tours.
- 4676 North 75 West New Castle Indiana 47362
- (765) 836-4681 OR (877) 309-3111
Piney Acres Farm
Piney Acres offers a number of activities throughout the year, including an Easter egg hunt in the spring, pumpkins and hayrides in the fall, u-pick Christmas trees, field trips, and more. No matter what time of year it is, they have plenty to offer!
- 1115 E 1000 N Fortville, IN 46040
- (317) 326-1700
Tuttle Orchards has events throughout the year that include Cherry Day, Fairy & Young Farmer Day, Caramel Apple Baking Contest, and so much more. They have a cafe and offer field trips/tours throughout the year too!
- 5717 N 300 W, Greenfield, IN 46140