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(FISHERS, Ind.) — Indiana’s newest park is a farm.

The AgriPark in Fishers holds its first of 10 “grand openings” Tuesday, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony planned for next Thursday. The park is a 33-acre farm, with a covered three-acre vegetable garden, a cornfield, a livestock area and a tree nursery.

The city acquired the land east of Geist Reservoir when it was under consideration for a housing

development. Instead, Mayor Scott Fadness says the park will tie in with another city initiative, supplying locally sourced farm-to-table vegetables for the chefs at the new Fishers Test Kitchen.

Fadness says the park has already supplied half a ton of food to low-income residents through the Good Samaritan Network. He says the city is also looking at selling produce from the park at the Fishers Farmer’s Market.

Fadness calls the park an educational opportunity, with kids able to see tractors and farm animals up

close, and adults getting a reminder of how food gets to their table.

For now, the park is open only by appointment two evenings a week, due to the pandemic. It’ll add a corn maze and pumpkin patch in the fall.