Farm crawl to open up a world of agriculture in Boone and Hamilton counties


For the final two months Judi Weston has been organizing The primary-ever North Indy Farm Crawl scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 25.

Ten native farms – Starting from crops and flowers to wines and honey – will welcome visitors.

“So many events people go to farmers’ markets, So as that they meet farmers however they by no means get to see the place farmers Are actually dwelling and what they do on their farms,” Weston, who owns West Household Farms in Zionsville, said. “Meet the chickens that lay their eggs and the pigs that produce their bacon.”

Mimicking completely different group events she’d seen, Weston decided to get completely different farms involved for this free event.

“All by way of That time You will Have The power to go to any farm, they’ll all be open,” Weston said. “Every farm will get To Search out out what they do – excursions, actions, no matter They Want to do.”

Collectively with seeing the place their meals comes from, Weston said she hopes people can get some good ideas about assets and The biggest Method to do issues. Current Acre Farms is a family farm specializing in aquaponics, Whereas Inexperienced Growers supplys organically grown produce and elderberry syrup. Fortunate 3 Homestead farm raises sheep, chickens, quail, rabbits, turkeys, pigs, honeybees and supplys handcrafted knives And jewelry.

She additionally hopes It is going to encourage people To buy native.

“People don’t actually Discover out about This stuff,” she said.

All 10 farms are inside a six-mile radius of Zionsville, and eight are inside Boone County. Weston said her farm focuses on education And might supply excursions. The subsequent farms are open to The general public Through the crawl:

Weston Household Farms, 1581 N. County Road 1100 E., Sheridan;

Fortunate 3 Homestead, 514 N. C.R. 1100 E., Zionsville;

Covenant Hill Farm, 90 N. C.R. 1100 E., Zionsville;

Dandy Breeze Creamery, 2317 N. C.R. 1100 E., Sheridan;

Eagle Creek Apiary, 10330 E. C.R. 100 N., Sheridan;

Current Acre Farms, 2175 N. U.S. 421, Whitestown;

Inexperienced Growers, 2335 W. 211th St., Sheridan;

Eagleson Outdoors, 2195 W. 211th St., Sheridan;

WonderTree Farm, 2280 S. U.S. 421, Zionsville; and

Hopwood Cellars Winery, 2055 S. U.S. 421, Zionsville.