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Father's Day on the Farm

Head to Dugger Family Farm in Morristown, Indiana on Sunday, June 18, for a laid-back, fun-filled day the whole family will enjoy. While this event is BYOD (Bring Your Own Dad), Dads are not required for attendance. Anyone is welcome; this relaxed and agenda-free event is the perfect way to celebrate family, friends, and tasty local food. 

Father's Day on the Farm is a family-friendly day, offering farm tours, a potluck feast Slow Food-style and some great company. Taxman Brewing Company (Bargersville, Indiana) will be sending some of its local beer to keep the adults refreshed. Heritage Meadow Farms will provide meat for the grill. Bring a dish or dessert to share. 

About the Farm: Established in 2016, Snail of Approval honoree Dugger Family Farm is part animal rescue, part farm store, and 100 percent home. An agritourism destination where local food, animal welfare, environmental preservation, and transparent relationships are paramount, Dugger Family Farm offers events and initiatives that speak to Randy and Sherri Dugger’s passions and to their desire to provide service to others. The Duggers provide a home for alpacas, goats, chickens, honeybees, more than a dozen farm cats, and a dog on their property, and they operate a small on-farm store where local foods from approximately 40 Indiana farms and food makers are sold. The Dugger Family Farm store, which features products from the farm as well as many other local artisan products, will be open during the event. Casual tours of the farm, which will allow guests to meet the resident alpacas, dogs, cats, and chickens, will be ongoing throughout the day. For more information, visit 

About the Chef: Ryan Kernodle has been with Taxman since its opening in 2014. He will serve as Head Chef at Taxman's Fortville location, which opens in July. Like the Bargersville Gastropub, Taxman Fortville will feature local farm-to-table fare. Prior to joining Taxman, Ryan was Head Chef at The Indigo Duck in Franklin, Indiana.

About the Meat: Established in 2013, Snail honoree Heritage Meadows Farm is a small family farm dedicated to saving many rare breeds of livestock. The farm specializes in humanely raised, pastured Large Black Hogs for pork or breeding programs, as well as sheep, ducks, and other farm products.

Tickets: $10 for those eating meat; free for those not eating meat. To get tickets, visit the Eventbrite page

Potluck Details: If you would provide a list of ingredients used in your dish to display, it would much appreciated.

Parking at the farm is available but somewhat limited. If carpooling is an option, we encourage you to do so!

Other things to bring with you for an enjoyable day:

Dishes & utensils; chairs or picnic blankets to sit on; beverages of your choice (adult or otherwise). Water will be provided. Sunscreen & all natural insect repellent, if you choose. Yard games (Frisbees, soccer balls, etc.)

Location: 6559 E. 1200 N, Morristown, IN 46161. For more info and questions, email