Seven places where the food is as fresh as it gets

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

Say cheese!

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

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

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

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


Sweet tooths unite!

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


Yes, we can

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

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