More than 10 years ago now, Jane Elder Kunz (along with her husband Fritz) took 112 acres of heritage-hoosier farm land, and blended it with the philosophy that “nourishing our land will afford us a food source of the highest nutritional qualities.” Sprinkle on some beautiful brown swiss dairy cows and you have the magical place that is Traders Point Creamery.
This week Kelly and I had the pleasure of photographing Traders Point Creamery and touring the farm with Jane and Fritz. Both of us have visited the farm before but this was our first in-depth tour.
The property boasts three large barns, none of which were original to the property. All three were doomed for demolition on their respective farms, before Traders Point salvaged them and moved them to the creamery.
Beyond the barns (which house the enchanting Loft Restaurant, milking rooms, and cheese shop) lies acres of lush green grass and grand blue skies.
We were lucky enough to get into the fields with the sweetest dairy cows you'll ever meet. These cows wander right up to you like the family dog, calm enough to get their noses pet and pose for the camera.
When you visit Traders Point (because you must it is not an option) I highly recommend the self guided tour. It's on foot, at your own pace, and there are ample opportunities to take your own photos! Wander down the gravel and dirt paths that boarder the pastures, and find the hidden river that mimics the beauty of Montana. You could almost forget you're in land locked Indiana.
Near the river is one of the most amazing things on the whole property. At more than 300 years old, and 17 feet around the base of it's trunk, the Burr Oak tree is a silent observer who has been watching over this farm before America was even
There is so much to see on this amazing farm and even more to do. They are currently expanding the restaurant portion of one of the barns with more outdoor seating scheduled to be completed by early summer.