5 Best Farm Stores
Goat’s-milk candy, artisan cheeses, and the freshest produce you can get are all reasons to throw on some boots and head out to the farm.
Farmers markets are a fun way to spend a Saturday morning, but with so many vendors in one place, they can get a little overwhelming, too. Instead of hopping from table to table hunting down items at markets, go straight to the source. Switch up your farm-to-table shopping by visiting stores located directly on the farm.
Trader’s Point Creamery
This rustic farm store has all the charm (and all the cheese) you could want. When it opened in 2003, Trader’s Point was the first USDA-certified organic dairy farm in Indiana. The farm store carries meats and creamy artisan cheeses freshly made on the farm. Trader’s Point also stocks the shelves with organic products, like raw honey and nut butters, from other local sustainable farms. Open daily, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. 9101 Moore Rd., Zionsville, 317-733-1700
Dugger Family Farm
The Dugger Family Farm store has a country vintage vibe that will transport you to an old-time general store. They sell their own farm-fresh eggs along with Amish cheeses and cute home decor. Open Thursday–Friday, 4 p.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, noon–6 p.m. 6559 E. 1200 N, Morristown, 317-371-2970
With a name that gets right to the point, Goat Milk Stuff’s Sweet Shoppe offers lots of things made with goat’s-milk: cheese, several types of candy, and soaps that soften and soothe skin. Open Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Friday–Saturday, 8 a.m.–7 p.m. 76 S. Lake Road N, Scottsburg, 812-752-0622
Family-owned and refreshingly old-fashioned, Tuttle Orchards offers a quaint grocery store stocked with gifts, produce, and farm-fresh goodies. Along with the farm’s own produce, you can find products from vendors like Indiana Pickle Company and Good’s Candy Shop on the shelves. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. 5717 N. 300 W, Greenfield, 317-326-2278
Silverthorn Farm has an “on-the-farmer’s market” every Saturday morning. You can peruse plants, vegetables, meat and other food plucked right from the field. Saturdays this summer, 9 a.m.–noon. 4485 W. CR 1000 N, Rossville, 765-230-0735