Curious about where that delicious fresh food that you enjoy eating comes from? Take a tour of Noble County farms and orchards to learn more, from planting seeds in the soil to serving up on your plate. Noble County had deep roots in agriculture and is home to more 1,000 acre farm than any other county in the region.
Tour to learn how food is grown and enjoy tastings of locally produced products. Make arrangements directly with any of the local producers below or contact us to assist with setting up multi-site group tours:
Blossom Hill Orchard
421 E. Weimer Road, Avilla, IN 46710
Hours: Seasonal in June and July with days according to availability, generally 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tours: Advance request, contact Blossom Hill for information.
Blossom Hill Orchard is a pick-your-own cherry farm. The farm grows 12 varieties of sweet cherries and four varieties of tart cherries. Visitors may pick their own cherries or choose from the selection of pre-picked cherries in the retail market.
Cook’s Bison Ranch
5645 E. 600 S., Wolcottville, IN 46795
This working bison ranch was established in 1999. This family-owned and operated farm uses no growth hormones or stimulants and raises almost all of its own hay and grain for feed. Visit the website for a complete listing of tour and meal options.
1165 N. 75 E., Albion, IN 46701
Hours: Open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Evening hours available.
Tours: Offered year-round. Large or small group tours by appointment
DeCamp Gardens is located 2 miles north of Chain O’Lakes State Park in the rolling hills of Noble County. Enjoy family-fun adventures, monthly workshops, educational activities in the Garden Adventures program, annual plant sale and annual Tomato Tasting Festival. Our year-round market store, the “Veggie Bin” sells fresh organic, in-season vegetables plus popcorn, dry soup beans and herbs grown on our farm. Pastured brown eggs, honey, preserves, gluten-free cornmeal, microgreens, fresh bread and noodles are also available. An organic vegetable delivery program is available June through September throughout surrounding counties. Contact us for details or check our Facebook page.
3343 N. 900 W.
Cromwell, IN 46732
(260) 215-2292 or (260) 856-3059
Tours: Call for an appointment.
Freedom Acres is an interactive farm experience near the Lincoln Highway and Lake Wawasee. The farm offers basic horse handling, farm tours, animal feedings and caretaking, wooded walking tours, countryside picnics, horse boarding and bookings for 4-H events, and field trips.
Mast Strawberry Farm
9193 N. 125 W.
Wawaka, IN 46794
Grab your boots, visit the farm, and pick your own strawberries while the season lasts! No appointment is necessary to pick your own strawberries. If you want more than 15-20 pounds, please call in advance. You may also purchase pre-picked strawberries.
Orchard Hill Farms
11061 E. 415 N.
Kendallville, IN 46755
Tours: Offered year-round by appointment only; check the website for tour options. Tours begin with a wagon ride in the orchard to learn how fruit is grown, and then move indoors to show what happens after the fruit is harvested. Cost is $3 per person. Tours typically take 1 to 1 ½ hours but adult tours may take longer. Group tours are offered weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for groups of 20 or more.
Orchard Hill Farms offers fresh-picked apples and an orchard market store that features locally produced honey, maple syrup, apple cider, apple butter, apple syrup, apple jelly, apple cider vinegar and apple spice. Dried apple chips and dried sweet cherries are new to the farm market. A 750-tree cherry farm is available in July for pick-your-own cherries. Already-picked cherries or frozen cherries are available at the farm market. Fresh organic vegetables and herbs from the farm are available in summer and fall. Dick and Hertha Meyer, along with their children Rick, Hertha and Kurt, established the orchard in 1969 and opened the market store in 1995. The farm offers 31 varieties of apples as well as peaches, pears, plums and both sweet and tart cherries.
Schaller Greenhouse and Farm
1825 S Old State Rd 3
Avilla, IN 46710
This family-owned and operated farm grows a beautiful array of flowers. Here you can purchase annual baskets, planters, potted perennials, vegetable starts, and fresh veggies!