On a recent Saturday, my family planned a trip to Hunter’s Honey Farm in Martinsville, Indiana. The first thing you should know when heading to visit the farm is that the journey is as beautiful as the destination. It is about a 10-15 minute drive outside of downtown Martinsville, and it’s very picturesque through the rolling hills of southern Indiana. Here’s a little bit about a day at the farm:
Once you arrive, stop into the gift shop and request a tour. I recommend calling in advance of your visit and let them know you’re coming. The number is 765.537.9430. In the summer months, you’ll get to explore the hives and see the bees in action. (If you’re too afraid, you can observe an enclosed hive inside the gift shop.)
Year round, you can take a tour of the honey house and watch the honey being extracted from the honeycomb. You’ll also get a candle-making demonstration. There are several tour options depending on your interests.
Don’t leave without purchasing some of the honey in the gift shop. My 3-year-0ld was a huge fan of the honey sticks, a perfectly porportioned sweet treat. We’ve been grilling out for the last few weeks using the Honey Mustard they make. It really is nature’s best sweetener!
There is also a hiking trail if you just want to enjoy the beautiful scenery on the farm’s property.
More info if you want to visit:
6501 W. Honey Lane, Martinsville
Open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.