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Traders Point: Nourishing The Land That Nourishes Us All

By Megan Tempest in Food on Apr 13, 2010 4:00PM

We recently took a stroll down to Zionsville, Indiana, just outside of Indianapolis, to visit Traders Point Creamery. This small family-owned dairy farm has been churning out high-quality milk, yogurt, cheese, ice cream and 100% grass-fed beef since 2003. What’s unique about Traders Point?

“We believe in 'nourishing the land that nourishes us all. This means preserving the family farm and continuing our grandparents' legacy of sensible, sustainable, low-input agriculture… We never use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides on our land and our cows never receive antibiotics or synthetic hormones…We let our cows graze on 320 acres of pesticide free pasture, which results in milk with more healthy fats like Omega 3 and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). Grassfed milk also contains more nutrients like beta carotene and vitamins A and E than milk produced using standard feeds. To all of us this means more nourishment and a better immune system for our bodies.”

Traders Point is open to the public for $2 tours every day from 9am to 5pm. If you’re up for it, opt for the “trail walk” tour which leads you on a 1.3 mile scenic walk around the pasture and along the encompassing Eagle Creek. You’ll get up close and personal with the chickens and cattle and get to observe the production process first-hand. Be sure to swing by their on-site farm store, Saturday farmers market, and have lunch overlooking the farm at the The Loft Restaurant and Dairy Bar.