Soil and Human Health
Learn more about the science and art behind soil health and how it impacts our food. Soil is essential to growing the food we eat. Creating healthy soils is a complex and beautiful task that has a direct effect on human health.
Feeding Our Neighbors
Gain a deeper understanding into food insecurity and different ways that farms and community groups are working together to provide people access to fresh, affordable food.
A Walk in the Woods
Learn about the interconnected web of life that lives above and beneath the forest floor. Take a walk on our beautiful trails in our forest that borders the White River. Dig a little dipper into the biology and ecology that makes up the forest ecosystem.
Pollinators and Bees - Our Insect Friends
Bees and other insects are important to many of the vegetables we grow and natural world we enjoy. Learn more about honey bees, native pollinators, and their relationship with plants.
How Plants Grow!
A fascinating look into the invisible processes that take place during the life of a plant. We will learn about the biology and mystery behind the life of a plant. Learn about how plants communicate with each other, adapt for survival, and fight off pests.
Farm and Forest: Rooted in Faith
Explore the connections between farming, forest ecology, and faith. This is a great way for Church groups to explore how their faith connects to stewardship of the natural world.
Come to Teter Organic Farm for a fun and interactive educational farm tour!
We invite groups of all ages including garden clubs, school groups, summer camps, church groups, after school programs, daycare centers, Girl Scout Troops, Boy Scout Troops, 4-H, and FFA.
Our beautiful 120-acre property is located along the White River in Noblesville, Indiana. Enjoy a walk or wagon ride around the farm, where we will talk about the connection between farms, land, and the food we eat. Learn about the history of the Teter property, food insecurity, organic farming, soil health, composting, honey bees, and chickens.
After the tour, feel free to hang out for lunch and enjoy our children's playground, picnic tables, the peace garden, and walking trails along the White River.
About the tour
- Interactive, educational farm tour for a variety of ages.
- A great field trip for home school groups, summer camps, garden clubs, school groups, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, FFA, and 4-H!
- A unique venue for your business and corporate retreats.
- Group tours are 2 hours and include a wagon ride (weather permitting), six stations, and a focused program on the topic of your choice.
- Guided hikes for small groups are 1 hour long with a focus on farm or forest.
- Reservations should be made at least two weeks out from planned visit.
Options and pricing
Groups of 25 people or less. Cost is $215. Children ages 2 and under are free. A $50 deposit is required to book a tour. The balance of the cost must be paid before beginning the tour. We accept check, cash, and all major credit cards. For groups of children, 1 adult is FREE. The fee breaks down to $8.60/person.
Groups of 50 or fewer. Cost is $340. Children ages 2 and under are free. A $50 deposit is required to book a tour. The balance of the cost must be paid before beginning the tour. We accept check, cash, and all major credit cards. For groups of children, 1 adult is FREE. The fee breaks down to $6.80/person. Groups greater than 50 attendees should contact us directly for special pricing and scheduling.
Enjoy our Farm Property. No Additional Cost. For day-time tours, we invite you to hang out after the tour and eat lunch at our picnic benches, enjoy the play structure, or walk along our woodland trails. Because we often have multiple events at the farm during the same time, please let us know in advance if you plan on staying after your tour.
Service Projects. Did you know that service projects can be great team building events? Service projects are only available for high-school age and older. We have a limited number of service projects that are available seasonally. If you are interested in doing a project after your tour, please ask in advance to see if we have any projects available that match your group's age range and skill set. Volunteers help us serve our community by donating vegetables to local food pantries and help keep our 120 acre property beautiful and accessible.
Groups greater than 50. Groups greater than 50 attendees should contact us directly for special pricing and scheduling.
Summer Programs and Overnight Stays. We have cabins, lodge, and camping right here at Teter Farm. This can be a great overnight activity for summer camps and other youth groups. You can book our on farm retreat center facilities and we will work with you to incorporate our on-farm farm educational curriculum into your programming! Contact us to find out more about our custom programming.
Guided Nature or Farm Hike. $30 for up to 6 people, $5 per additional person. This is a one hour guided walking hike led by an Interpretive Naturalist. The hike will focus on either the nature trails or the farm, to be determined by the guest at the time of the reservation.
Our standard educational farm tour is 2 hours. See "Options and Pricing" for other options.
Introduction - 15 min - Overview about the interesting history, products, and activities that we do on the farm.
Walking Tour or Wagon Ride - 80 min - Enjoy an educational interactive hay wagon tour of the farm. Tour stops vary seasonally and include vegetable fields, hay fields, honey bees, chickens, greenhouse, compost pile, and woods.
"Dig a Little Deeper" - 25 min - We'll spend about 25 minutes digging a little deeper into a topic of your choice. Choose from one of the following topics:
- Mammals of Indiana. Learn about some of the mammals that live in our area. See some special adaptations they have which help them to survive in the wild. This program allows folks to encounter furs of the animals which are otherwise untouchable.
- A Walk in the Woods. Experience the interconnected web of life that lives above and beneath the forest floor. Take a walk on our beaurtiful trail which borders the White River. Dig a little deeper into the biology and ecology that makes up the forest ecosystem.
- Soil and Human Health. Learn more about the science and art behind soil health and how it impacts our food. Soil is essential to growing the food we eat. Creating healthy soils is a complex and beautiful task that has a direct effect on human health.
- Teter Organic Farm has indoor bathrooms available for visitors to use.
- Our wagon cannot accommodate strollers or wheelchairs, but the wagon is outfitted with wooden bench seats. If you have questions about accessibility, see below.
- We are a working farm and some of the areas that we will tour together can be muddy, rocky, and bumpy.
All tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance of the planned visit.
- Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the tour begins to allow for parking and assembly.
- For groups of elementary school aged children, we recommend 2 adults for every 10 children.
- For groups of middle school and high school students, we recommend 2 adults for every 20 students.
- If your group is going to be late, contact the Farm Manager at 317-318-3169.
- Tours that are more than 30 minutes late will be re-scheduled for another day.
- If you have not already paid your balance online, have payment ready.
- Please stay with the tour and do not wander from designated tour stops. The farm is also our home, so please be respectful of the place where we work and live.
- When you arrive, you will be greeted by the Tour Guide or Farm Manager. If you are not greeted upon arrival, contact the Farm Manager 317-318-3169.
- Teter Organic Farm reserves the right to cancel any tour due to severe weather conditions. Should cancellation by Teter Organic Farm be necessary, we will try to reschedule the tour. If this is not possible, a full refund of the deposit will be issued.
Things to bring
- Water bottles.
- Wet wipes, antiseptic gel, or soap and clean towels.
- Sack lunches if you want to have lunch on the farm afterwards.
- Bug-Spray (Especially during the summer)
- Due to pandemic, facemasks may be required; please check prior to visit
What to wear
- Closed toed shoes or boots that can get a little dirty are ideal.
- Check the weather forecast and dress appropriately.
- It can be windy out on the farm, so we recommend always bringing a jacket or windbreaker (especially in the spring and fall).
- If you are doing a service project, please make sure that you are dressed appropriately for the type of project you will be working on.
Fun and safety
We plan our farm tours to be fun and educational! We are a working farm and retreat center, so often there are multiple activities and events happening at the same time. Please follow these rules in order to makes sure you have a fun and safe time.
- Stay with the tour guide and at designated tour stops at all times.
- Do not go near tractors, mowers, or other heavy equipment.
- We use electric fencing in order to stop deer from eating the crops. During tour times we turn off these fences, but please do not touch the fences.
- Our livelihood is dependent on the vegetables and flowers that we grow, so please be respectful of only touching plants as instructed by the tour guide.
At Teter Farm, it is important to us that people of all abilities are able to enjoy the benefits and fun of our farm tours. Because the farm can have areas of rough terrain, we are not always able to accommodate all visitors. That being said, we are often able to make tours accessible, if we know in advance. If you have questions about accessibility, please contact our Farm Manager at 317-318-3169.