A 1920s Farmstead Highlighting Sustainable Agriculture, Homesteading, Heirloom Gardening, and Farm to Table Cooking
Located outside of West Lafayette near Battle Ground, Indiana inside the beautiful Prophetstown State Park, The Farm at Prophetstown offers a unique experience to visitors on all aspects of farm life in the 1920s. Programs, events and classes revolve around topics like baking, blacksmithing, gardening, canning, animal care, and era-specific family entertainment and crafts. Farm-to-table cooking is highlighted with The Farm’s popular multi-course dinners served on beautiful china from the early 1900s. The Farm practices aspects of sustainable agriculture and offers a variety of heritage breed animals that would have been found on farms during this time period. Two farmhouses on the property serve as museums and offer a glimpse into how families lived in the 1920s, with additional buildings that include a magnificent barn, a blacksmith shop, a corn crib, chicken coops and other facilities for visitors to explore and enjoy. The Farm draws on a wide range of resources such as beekeepers, master gardeners, farm professionals, and home economics experts. Animals guests can visit on The Farm include; horses, cows, sheep, pigs, donkeys, chickens, ducks and turkeys.
The staff is dedicated to showing, sharing, and teaching about historic agriculture and the homesteading arts, as well as outstanding animal care and excellent customer service. Admission is free with state park entry except for special programming and workshops. We welcome you to visit us and fall in love with The Farm at Prophetstown!
For a full list of events for 2022, please download the PDF linked below!
Discover The Farm and celebrate farm life in the 1920s!
Nourish yourself and your family with the best ingredients, straight from our farm to your table! The Farm takes great pride in the care we give to our animals, grass fed and supplemented with grains grown on The Farm. There is nothing like the quality and taste of our pork and beef products! The all natural meat and eggs are sold year round. Also, fresh fruits and vegetables are offered for sale as they are available in our gardens.
Come to the Gibson Farmhouse to purchase meat, eggs, seasonal produce, and other items. We encourage you to call ahead at (765) 567-4700 with any questions on our items for sale and on the availability of items you might be interested in. We can have your products gathered and ready for pick up!
You may want to consider purchasing a membership to The Farm if you enjoy our meat, eggs and produce and plan to visit us often. A $55 membership provides you free park admission to all state parks PLUS a 10% discount on your meat purchases! It’s a great deal!
YOUR donations = memories! Generous donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations fund a large portion of our operations. Your dollars help us give our animals the best care possible, and maintain our beautiful farmstead. We wouldn’t exist without the amazing generosity of donors! The Farm receives $7 from every Farm membership sold, and meat, egg and produce sales help supplement our budget. Most programming and special events at The Farm are offered free of charge so we can be accessible to all who want to visit. Please consider a donation to The Farm! Every donation, no matter the size, makes a difference.
Thank you to our friends and partners who have supported us in 2021.
Thank you Duke Energy! Duke Energy is always giving to help keep our community strong. Duke Energy has given a grant to The Farm to update and add signage across the property. Work is now underway to create new signage and will be installed in the fall of 2021. This new signage will add to the educational aspects of The Farm and we know visitors will greatly enjoy it. We’re excited for this project! Thank you Duke Energy!
Thank you to The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette! The Farm will be replacing our old chicken coop in the summer of 2021 with support from CFGL. Our poultry family will be protected and happy thanks to CFGL We’re grateful to have such a wonderful partner in the Greater Lafayette area.
Thank you US Aggregates! Always a generous donor and wonderful neighbor! US Aggregates has been amazing in donating stone that we have used in various ways across the farmstead throughout the years. This past spring they donated ALL of the gravel to resurface our driveways and parking area. The project has been beneficial in giving us all a smoother drive in, but has also made The Farm even more beautiful! We love our friends at US Aggregates and can’t say THANK YOU enough!
Thank you Tipmont REMC! The Farm at Prophetstown is thrilled to have been chosen as a recipient of Tipmont’s 2020 Operation Round Up Fund! Thank you so much to Tipmont REMC for being such a generous donor in our local community and thank you to all of those who select to round up their Timpont REMC bills.
Ned Derhammer and his late wife Nola Gentry have given The Farm more than we can list….including an amazing new tractor! Not only have they given us their financial support, but also their time and friendship. We are forever grateful and blessed to have had both of them in The Farm family.
The list could go on and on of individuals who continue to support us in various ways. To each of you, you are always welcome at our Farm table. We are honored to have such a fabulous circle of amazing people who support us and help us share this special place with all who visit! There’s no place like the Midwest for giving, caring, and generous people. Thanks to you all!