Fall is one of the best times of year for Hoosier farmers. After months of hard work, they can finally see the fruits of their labor during harvest time.

This means a wide variety of local farms and orchards will soon be open to explore. From picking out a pumpkin to enjoying some fresh-pressed apple cider, there’s fun for everyone in the family.

To find a local farm offering tours near you, Indiana Tourism and the Indiana Department of Agriculture have teamed up to put together the Indiana Agritourism Guide and the Indiana Brewery & Winery Guide.

More than 80 percent of our state is farmland, forests and woodland, so it is clear that agriculture plays an important role in Indiana’s economic development.

In addition to visiting local farms, you can support Indiana farmers by buying locally grown products in your neighborhood grocery store. Just look for the Indiana Grown label to support local producers while you’re grocery shopping.