Wednesday, 02 September 2009 04:07
Sign up for the Final 2009 Homegrown Indiana Farm Tour - Sunday October 4 1:15 - 7:30 pm
On the last Indiana Homegrown Farm Tour for 2009, we will visit Olde Lane Orchard and Graber’s Produce. Enjoy a simple dinner that includes soup made with local ingredients, by Middle Way Food Works.
The cost is $14 per person, free for children 2 years and under. Register by September 28, using code 26507-A, at www.bloomington.in.gov/parks
For more information visit the City of Bloomington website or call 812-349-3700.
The 2009 Homegrown Indiana Farm Tours are cosponsored by Bloomingfoods Market and Deli, City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation, Local Growers Guild, Slow Food® Bloomington.
Olde Lane Orchard, in Oden, Indiana, sells apples, peaches, pears, plums, vegetables, bedding plants, and baked goods (at the Winter Market), with a presence at the Bloomington Community Farmers Market on Saturdays and some Tuesdays, and at Bloomingfoods East Market on Wednesdays from June through October, Bloomington Winter Farmers Market, and Restaurant Tallent. Owners
Chester and Janice Lehman say: "In 2002 we purchased a 10–acre orchard off State Road 231 in northern Daviess County. Both our home and the orchard are accessed by long-standing farm lanes—hence the name “Olde Lane Orchard.” Ours is a family business. Our children learn responsibility and life skills as they help prune, thin peaches, mow around the trees, and harvest fruit. Our homemade greenhouse, one acre vegetable patch, and small bakery operation fill the off-season with activity. Although most of our products are distributed through farm markets, local customers visit our house regularly."Graber’s Produce is a small family operation, farming 88 acres with Pereheron horses. Although they raise a variety of produce, their main items are peaches, tomatoes and strawberries. Daniel and Fannie Mae Graber and their eight children look forward to hosting the farm tour dinner, giving wagon rides and sharing peach ice cream.