Farm to Fork

Curious about where that food comes from that we all enjoy eating so much of? Welcome to Indiana’s first Farm to Fork and Feast Experience. The Noble County Visitors Bureau has teamed up with our great agricultural producers to take you on a journey to tell the story of food.

You will learn how it is raised, and even get a taste (if you like) of real and fresh food products that are raised right here in Noble County.

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  • Pick your own strawberries near Wawaka. Call LeCount’s Strawberries at 260-761-2013.
  • Enjoy a farmer’s market in one of our communities, or explore how the third generation of the Owen family near Avilla continues to be one of Indiana’s largest Maple Syrup producers.
  • Bison is still the main attraction at Cook’s Bison Ranch in Wolcottville, and Dawn McCreery of Lavender Lane in Rome City is growing lavender to soothe your palette.
  • Stop by Orchard Hill Farms just outside Kendallville for fresh picked apples, or shop their market store for locally produced honey, apple butter and more. With over 10,000 apple trees, this family-owned and operated farm is the single biggest apple producer in Noble County.
  • The DeCamp Gardens still raise produce the old fashioned way at their garden outside Albion, and Fashion Farm in Ligonier transforms into Pumpkin Fantasyland every October. This family operation is home to Pumpkin Charlie, and one visit during this magical time of year will tell you why.
  • Country Heritage Winery and Vineyard in LaOtto adds to northern Indiana’s growing winemakers and producers, and rich diversity that is Noble County farms and producers.

Group tours are available to educate visitors on the products and processes of the farms in our area. Get a behind the scenes experience of the preparation and production of locally grown food and products. Pre-arranged groups can opt for a special treat with a home cooked Farm Feast made from Noble County products at unique locations throughout Noble County.

For more information or to reserve your group tour, contact the Noble County Visitors Bureau at 260-854-2115 (phone and fax); or email

Cook’s Bison Ranch

This historical treasure is located in beautiful northern Indiana Amish country. This “working” bison ranch was established in 1999 and is now home to over 300 head of bison.

Country Heritage Winery And Vineyard

This winery and vineyard are located on a homestead farm that has been in the family for over 100 years. Its wines are made from fruit at on-site facilities. The 7-acre vineyard has seven different varieties of grapes, 45 acres of blueberries, 10 acres of raspberries, 30 acres of sweet corn, five acres of melons and one acre of pumpkins.

DeCamp Gardens

You will find DeCamp Gardens among the rolling hills of Noble County just two miles north of Chain O’Lakes State Park in Albion. Visitors experience a relaxed atmosphere as they walk among a variety of vegetable and flower gardens. For over 30 years, all vegetables, fruit and flowers are grown naturally without the use of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers.

Fox Trail Farm

Situated on 25 acres of rolling farmland in Noble County, Indiana, the farm has been under development as a model of small scale sustainable farming. The farm features an heirloom apple orchard, 2.5-acre stocked pond maintained for natural aquaculture, organic hay operation, vegetable, herb and flower gardens, various fruits and berries and a small apiary.

Freedom Acres

Freedom Acres is an interactive farm experience. Stroll wooded walking paths, have a picnic, fish alongside the spacious pond, or interact with many animals. The farm is an ideal place to bring a family, classroom, or group for a leisurely day on an authentic mini farmstead.

Maple Acres

This family loves to share the story of syrup making. While syrup is only produced during the late winter and early spring in February and March, the saying goes…”if the steam is rising from the sugar house stacks, stop by and sit a spell. Smell the wonderful aroma of the pure sweet maple, and taste the gift only Mother Nature can give.”

Orchard Hill Farms

Stop by Orchard Hill Farms just outside of Kendallville for fresh-picked apples or shop their market store for locally produced honey, maple syrup, apple butter and more. Fresh organic vegetables and herbs from the farm are available during summer and fall. With over 10,000 apple trees this family owned and operated farm is the single biggest apple producer in Noble County.

The Lavender Lane

The Lavender Lane is a small, family-owned and operated lavender farm in rural northeast Indiana. The farm has more than 300 lavender plants, which include 12 different varieties of lavender. The farm sells fresh and dried lavender; bath salts; bath fizzies; lavender oil; eye pillows filled with lavender and flax seed; various potpourris; handmade, all-natural lavender soap; and sachets filled with wonderfully scented lavender.