Fall Fun with Indiana Agritourism

This blog was written by Jeannie Keating, Manager of Media Relations at the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.

Fall weekends are a fantastic time to get out and experience Indiana agriculture.  From orchards to pumpkin patches to corn mazes – fun autumn festivities are everywhere. So throw on an extra sweatshirt, pack up the family and explore Indiana’s fall agritourism destinations!

You can conveniently find one close to you on the Indiana Farmers’ Market, U-Pick and Agritourism Directory available exclusively on the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) Web site www.in.gov/isda. The site has interactive capabilities that will allow easy searches for theagritourism destination you are looking for — farmers’ markets, u-pick orchards, local wineries and much more. And no one says that you HAVE to visit a pumpkin patch—go find where the buffalo roam in Indiana. (Seriously, there are five buffalo farms in Indiana.)

The Directory is available through a partnership with ISDA and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (Tourism) and is designed to help reach the growing market of tourists and consumers interested in locally grown food and agricultural destinations. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

ISDA and Tourism is proud to offer the 2010 Indiana Farmers’ Market, U-Pick and Agritourism Directory. We hope that you enjoy and explore our many Hoosier agritourism destinations!