Culinary Corner Features Local Foods

Seasonal homegrown fruits and vegetables are offered at Kokomo & Greentown Farmers' Markets

Hello Culinary Corner Family!

Enjoy a Saturday afternoon by visiting one of the local U-pick farms, farmers’ markets, wineries, or agritourism destinations in Howard or surrounding counties.  Nationally, farmers’ markets have grown by more than 18% since 1994.

Agritourism destinations, farmers’ markets, and U-pick farms offer anything from apples, asparagus, vine-ripened tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelons, and sweet corn to various varieties of flowers, soaps, honey, and maple syrup, as well as tons of family fun!

The first commercial winery in the United States was established by Swiss settlers in Switzerland County in approximately 1808.  Now there are 36 wineries in Indiana and three wine trails.  Call 800-832-WINE for more information on a wine trail near you.

You’ll find locally grown produce, meats, wines, and a cornucopia of other tasty food products at more than 150 farmers’ markets across Indiana.

The Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market is located downtown on the corner of Union Street and Sycamore Street.  We also have the Greentown Farmers’ Market located at the intersection of Main Street (US 22/35) and Green Street in downtown Greentown.  Both markets are open every Saturday through October 30 from 8am – Noon.

Howard County’s premier U-pick farm is Farlow’s Orchard, located at 6850 West 250 South in Russiaville, Indiana.  Call (765) 883-7028 for hours.  They have U-pick strawberries in June and U-pick apples in October.

Support local foods by visiting your local agritourism destination!

Kim Morgan
Kokomo Visitors Bureau

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