Agritourism is the combination of agriculture and tourism. It’s having access to experience what farm life is really like. It’s picking your own produce from the fields at its peak time. It’s touring the local winery and tasting wines produced right here at home.
Agritourism is an industry that gives both kids and adults a newfound respect for the unknown aspects of growing and raising the food that nourishes our bodies everyday.
Knox County has a variety of different ways to explore our Agritourism industry! Listed below are markets, orchards, food stands and centers to visit in Knox County to find fresh produce and dive into Agritourism, locally!
“Vincennes Historic Farmers Market” – Riverfront Pavilion, Vincennes
Enjoy browsing through items ranging from the season’s best fresh produce to baked goods to perennials. Food, produce and artisan vendors are on site offering everything from snacks, to fresh melons to fine needle crafts under the open-air Riverfront Pavilion.
Apple Hill Orchard – Bruceville, IN.
This beautiful orchard features a unique trellis system offering apples, peaches, and nectarines. Watch the orchard staff press fresh apple cider on site. Enjoy their baked goods, including pies, cakes and cookies.
Atkinson Farm Yarns – Vincennes, IN.
With four full rooms of yarns for sale, Atkinson Farm Yarns is a dream come true for the fiber enthusiast. Whether you are coming to the “open knit”, attending a “spinning” or just buying a needle, you will find friendly people there to greet you.
Halter’s Market – Vincennes, IN.
This locally owned and operated Garden Center offers top-notch homegrown produce, beautiful flowers and a wide variety of vegetable plants all raised in the Halter’s family greenhouse.
Mayall’s Market – Oaktown, IN.
This market features garden plants and flowers and locally grown produce including tomatoes, squash, cantaloupes, watermelon and more!
McKinley’s Orchard (Fruit Stand & Restaurant) – Oaktown, IN.
Enjoy fresh peaches, melons straight from the field, ripe sweet corn, tomatoes and more local produce at the roadside market. Stop in for dinner on Friday or Saturday evening for a buffet of delicious home cooking!
The Horrall Family started Melon Acres in 1976. Sophisticated farming methods including high tunnels (greenhouses) provide some of the finest produce in Knox County. Enjoy fresh watermelon, mini watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumbers, asparagus and sweet corn from their farm market!
Prairie Acres Farm Market – Oaktown, IN.
This charming farm market features watermelons in red, yellow and orange meat and locally grown fruits and vegetables.
Southwest Purdue Ag Center – Vincennes, IN.
A research farm featuring grapes, melons and other produce. The farm investigates sustainable agriculture best practices. Stop by to see agriculture in action!
The Big Peach – Bruceville, IN.
The Big Peach is a family owned farm market that is open daily May through October. The market offers a variety of fresh produce, Ice cream, jams & jellies, local honey, embroidery items, homemade pies, gift items, fudge, and more.
The Melon Patch (Fresh Deli & CountryMark Fuel Station) – Oaktown, IN.
The Melon Patch offers fresh local produce, fudge, quick-stop items and unique gifts. You will be delighted at the variety of merchandise available at their gift shop! The Fresh Delish Deli serves breakfast and for lunch, specialty salads and sandwiches.
Windy Knoll Winery – Vincennes, IN.
This local winery produces its wine in small batches to ensure the highest quality and flavor. Drop in this charming winery for a tasting or enjoy a slushy while you are browsing the gift shop!
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