Nestled in the heart of Indiana, Madison County offers a cornucopia of agritourism experiences that promise a blend of countryside charm and wholesome family fun. From picturesque orchards to vibrant nurseries and bustling farms, let’s explore what makes these destinations so special!
76 E 1300 N Alexandria, IN 46001
Michael and Jennifer Hodge, farmers for five years, sell what they produce on their 20 acres: pumpkins, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, squash, and cucumbers. Working with an honor system, customers can choose and purchase the fresh produce offered paying in cash, by check, or scanning the Venmo app that is available. In the early fall, festivities come to life and the site becomes an attraction that will delight the entire family. Starting mid-September, 46 varieties of pumpkins will be for sale, a corn maze will be ready to explore and perhaps get lost in, hayrides are available for the taking, and antique tractors will be on display!
2650 E State Rd. 236 Anderson, IN 46017
Arriving at Slyfork Valley, you will find a feast for the eyes. Hundreds of mums in every size, color, and combination, whimsical metal art for your yard and garden, pumpkins of many colors, whites, blues, greens and of course, orange come in equally as many varieties from “babies to big,” as the owner Jay says. Pie pumpkins to Cinderellas, and Jack-o-Lanterns to “Warties” abound. Ornamental gourds, squash, Indian corn, and so much more is available to create the perfect autumn setting for your home.
7055 W 675 S Pendleton, IN 46064
Pumpkins, mini straw bales, and corn shucks, along with many other items, are for sale at the farm. There is a full playground for the kids to enjoy, a petting zoo with favorite animal friends, donkeys, cows, goats, and rabbits. Enjoy yummy food including fresh cooked burgers, hot nachos, and delicious caramel apples, then enjoy pony rides, hayrides, and a corn maze!
6397 S IN-13 Pendleton, IN 46064
At the Crabby Apple, you can find more than a typical orchard. Bounce houses dot the landscape, farm animals wait to be petted and fed, and the market features not only apples and cider, but peaches, peppers, corn and all manners of produce. Partners provide an array of products such as goat milk soaps from Simple Goodness Soaps, Abboo Candles, Hoosier-made maple syrup and a mouth-watering selection of jellies, jams and marmalades. Don’t forget pumpkins for carving or baking, and the decorative gourds and squash for your home!