Tasty farm to fork, pick your own at IN’s Deere Farms [classic article]

Right now, southern Indiana’s Deere Farms is doing what farms do in winter: zzzzz. But you can be making your plans for late spring, summer, fall plans for farm to fork treats and pick your own rare varieties! The farm is part of the Louisville, Kentucky metro area, giving people the flavor of what farm-fresh really tastes like.

Though Deere Farms leans toward the kiddies with its corn mazes, pig races, hayrides . . . but there’s plenty of interest for adults. If you care about where your food comes from — and you should — you’ll be interested in all of the pick-your-own and buy what they pick opportunities. Think classic Midwestern American favorites, like sweet corn and pumpkins. Deere Farms specializes in amazing pumpkins in different colors: blue, white, pink for breast cancer research.

I’ve learned that the concession stand is going to be developing even more offerings for 2015, making it one of the top farm draws in the region. This year, Deere Farms has gotten off to a formidable start with apple cider slushes and pumpkin caramel cheesecake. They’ve got savory things, too. After all, would it be the Midwest without pork chops and brats?

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