- Indiana’s First Organic Dairy Farm
- Produces milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream
- The Loft Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Over 100 Brown Swiss grass fed cows
- Music outside on Friday evenings
To the Kuntz family, farming at Traders Point Creamery is a noble endeavor
Just minutes away from the high-speed hustle of Interstate 465 in Indianapolis, Moore Road treks north between wide swaths of leafy green trees. A short distance up this road, the trees give way to a picturesque dairy farm, lazily sprawling across 160 acres.
Although interstate traffic is not far away, the only sounds heard here are birds chirping, children laughing, adults chatting and, if you’re lucky, the lowing of this farm’s stars: 100 or so Brown Swiss cows. Those gentle bovine residents are the heart of Traders Point Creamery, a family-owned organic dairy farm and artisan creamery.
The recent new full commercial kitchen expansion has enabled the addition of an elegant private event venue on the floor above — 1,000 new feet of space total. The large new upstairs room overlooks the grazing fields to the east and, to the south, the organic garden that supplies fresh produce for chef Brandon Camfield’s seasonal Loft menus. (Tomato season and the bacon-packed BLT are especially anticipated.)
The restaurant’s original outdoor balcony dining space has increased in size, now accommodating more diners and a tiered herb garden. Below, a second dairy bar with a walk-up window has been added for the convenience of guests lounging on the welcoming outdoor patio space, which has doubled in size.
Despite the accolades and sales successes, the expansions and additions, Traders Point remains true to its humble beginnings.
This unique combination of soothing setting, healthful products, education, enter- tainment and inventive meals draws some100,000 visitors annually to Traders Point, many arriving from far-flung locations. On weekends, locals flock to special events, such as the popular Dinners on the Deck on summer Fridays, complete with live music and the ever-faithful farmers market booths.
The farm and its offerings, Arden said, have become “a place where people celebrate the food…. So much work and love go into it.”
Traders Point Creamery
9101 Moore Road
Story by Julie Cope Saetre
Photography by Josh Marshall