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Traders Point Creamery

Tucked in a littler corner on Indy’s northwest side is Traders Point Creamery. While it is literally minutes from downtown, once you step onto their grounds you immediately feel like you are a hundred miles away from any city. I think you can see why …Traders Point Creamery is a family-owned, organic dairy farm and artisan creamery. It started in 2003 with 150 acres of family farmland and has transformed into quite a destination.The feather in the Creamery’s hat so to speak is that it is Indiana’s first USDA-certified organic dairy farm in Indiana. Their farming practices combine time-honored techniques with current innovations in sustainable agriculture. But that is only part of the reason visitors keep coming back. Here are a few of the others …

  1. The Loft Restaurant: Open for lunch and dinner (as well as Sunday brunch), the restaurant features a strong organic emphasis. Many ingredients –like their garden-fresh produce, artisan cheeses, organic dairy products, grassfed beef and pastured pork –travel only a short distance from their land to their kitchen. Plus the menu changes seasonally.
  2. Private and Self-Guided Tours: If you have a group of 12 or more, Traders Point Creamery will provide a private 45-minute tour ($6/person) where you can get up close and personal with the animals, see the daily processes of the farm and learn about how their award-winning products are made. The tours are custom designed to meet the interest level of each group. If you don’t have a group, for $2/person you can stroll the grounds and enjoy the beauty of the farm. It includes a 1.3 mile hiking trail. (Limited hours do apply to the self-guided tour.)
  3. Cow-milking! Each day at 6pm visitors are invited into the milking parlor to experience the cows up close – for no fee! Unfortunately we didn’t visit at the right time, but could still get a feel for the operation!
  4. The Dairy Bar: From 11am-5pm daily you can enjoy whole milk ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies and more. (We highly recommend the blackberry shake if it is available!)
  5. The Green Market: Depending on the season, either Friday night or Saturday morning you can find local vendors using sustainable practices to create the most healthful products.
  6. The Store: If you live in the Indy area you will find Traders Point Creamery products available in several stores. If not, you can visit their store on-site or order from their website!
  7. Events: Throughout the summer, Traders Point Creamery offers “Dinner on the Deck” and live music. Check out their events page for more details.

A great destination with a great purpose. Check it out!

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Written by : Living in Indianapolis for over 10 years now, Carrie is no stranger to traveling throughout the state. She has worked at Conner Prairie and at the Indiana Office of Tourism. Now being at home with her four-year-old daughter, Carrie has even more opportunities to take advantage of Indiana's many attractions. Carrie receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.