Agriculture & Specialty Farms

Indians and traders were the initial visitors to Indiana County, followed by the native Americans who traveled along War and Game paths such as the North-South Catabwa Path and the traders traversing the East-West Kittanning Trail.

It was along the Kittanning Trail in Indiana County that Colonel John Armstrong led his expedition of 300 frontiersmen to overwhelm the Indians at Kittanning after first encamping at Cherry Tree and stopping at the Indiana Spring which today can be visited on the IUP campus.

Peace with the Native Americans was ultimately reached largely through the Purchase of 1776 in which the Great Nations ceded the land south of “Purchase Line” leaving nearly all of the county free for settlement.

From that frontier wilderness in the eighteenth century, Indiana County had its initial growth as an agricultural county and prospered as a power center in the modern era. Indiana County thrives with an economic base combining education, agriculture, energy production and commerce into an outstanding quality of life.

Fun Fact: Indiana County is touted as “The Christmas Tree Capital of the World”!

Indiana County Christmas Tree Growers’ Association

The Association is comprised of local tree growers dedicated to the promotion of Christmas tree farming in Indiana County. During the holiday season, these farmers open up their fields and precut tree lots for visitors to choose their Christmas trees.

Gregg Van Horn’s Christmas Tree Farm

Find your perfect Christmas tree from the field of this Christmas tree farm or in a lot filled with freshly-cut trees. Holiday wreaths are also available.

Indiana County Farmers’ Market

Come see what's in season! The Indiana County Farmers' Market is a producer-only market offering fresh local vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, flowers and more! Markets are held Wednesdays and Saturdays June - October. Follow us: @indianafarmmarket on Facebook…

Andy’s Own Pure Maple Syrup

Andy's produces over 300 gallons of pure maple syrup and other related items from the 800 trees on their farm using modern equipment and traditional values!

Twolick Valley Nursery & Gift Shoppe

Family-owned garden center, nursery & gift shoppe. Come tour our display gardens & shop for the perfect gifts & home decor in our gift shoppe. Hours vary by season.

Nature Works Farm & Nursery

We are a small-scale farm & nursery specializing in a wide selection of garden plants including flowers, herbs, vegetables and hanging baskets. As part of our commitment to local agriculture, we also produce and sell seasonal produce, cut flowers, eggs,…

Leap’s Farm

We offer fresh ground flour and cornmeal as well as honey and produce as the seasons permit. We do not have an onsite store. We set up a booth most weekends at local Farmer's Markets, craft shows and holiday events.…

Stutzman Farms

Stutzman Farms is a pick-your-own and ready-picked blueberry farm located on Highway 422 East near Indiana, Pennsylvania. At our farm, we understand the value of health and family, so we found a way to combine the two in the form…

Mytrysak Family Tree Farm and Greenhouse

Regular business hours: Mon - Fri: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Sat & Sun: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM November & December: Christmas Store & Horse Drawn Wagon Rides on the weekends. Cut your own tree in our fields.