Seven places where the food is as fresh as it gets

Summer is the absolute best time of the year for farm-fresh food in Elkhart County. Here’s some fresh and tasty dishes you can find at local restaurants, bakeries, and farmers markets:

Say cheese!

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Pair made-fresh-daily mozzarella, great dough and a wood-fire oven to get certified Neopolitan pizza at Pizzeria Venturi / Goshen


Power through your day

Orange-colored juice in a glass jar in front of a service counter filled with fruits and vegetables

Take nutrient-packed greens, organic peanut butter and/or fresh fruit and what do you get? A flavorful Superfood Smoothie from The Moringa Tree


Noodles made before your eyes

Shelves full of a homemade noodles all with a label that says Dutch Country Market

Pick up a bag of Katie’s egg noodles and see how they’re made on-site at Dutch Country Market, Middlebury


Meet the farmers

Wooden squares on a table holding vegetables and fruit, including cucumbers, snap peas and tomatoes

Browse stalls piled high with fresh-from-the-field produce and meet the growers at the Goshen Farmer’s Market /Goshen


Sweet tooths unite!

Wide shot of a bakery with people in coats browsing displays of bread and cookies

Delve into a loaf of cinnamon-laced, made-that-morning raisin bread from the Nappanee Bakery & Treat Shoppe, Coppes Commons, Nappanee


Yes, we can

Close-up of people standing in front of and behind a table filled with produce at a produce auction as an auctioneer points out the next item for bid

You’ll want to can or share these bushels of seasonal bounty from local farmers at the Wakarusa Produce Auction, Wakarusa. Call (574) 862-2740 for days and hours.


Fresh and creamy

A man and woman standing in front of a window that looks into a cheese production factory. The woman is holding a container of cheese

Get a cheesy education watching locally sourced milk become prize-winning pepper-jack at Heritage Ridge Creamery, Middlebury.