Farm-to-Fork Indoor Raised Pacific White Shrimp
Our address is in Walkerton, located in Starke County, between Hamlet and Koontz Lake. We chose the location after purchasing a 95-acre hobby farmstead.
We currently have 16 tanks that hold 5000 gallons of water each, these tanks hold about 6000-7000 shrimp. The water is run through several filters to take out unwanted bacteria, algae, and viruses. We only add water, salt, baking soda, growth bacteria, and lime to the tanks; we never add any hormones, chemicals, or antibiotics. This makes the shrimp an eco-friendly (green) product.
We are one of 19, indoor recirculating saltwater systems in the U.S., and one of 11 in Indiana.
We started with our first 2 tanks of shrimp on September 15th, 2014 and opened our doors for retail sales by the end of January 2015.
We're open to the public on Fridays, 2pm - 6pm CST, and Saturdays, 1pm - 4pm CST. Shrimp can also be purchased through appointment, by calling 317-331-4027. Our shrimp is also being sold to farm-to-table restaurants.
We will also be selling small quantities of fresh produce and berries from our farm. We welcome you to come out and see how we are raising shrimp in northern Indiana!
Why buy locally raised shrimp?
Helps support local business and Economy.
We are a green facility and are environmentally conscious of the product we are raising.
Everyday we conduct over 10 water quality tests, ensuring a healthy, clean, premium product that is free of unwanted chemicals, hormones, and antibiotics.
The taste of these fresh, never frozen, shrimp is unlike any other!
We offer a number of different tours, including a mini 10-minute tour for anyone interested in how shrimp are raised, and a general overview of the process.
We also offer school and group tours, to educate larger groups about the process of raising salt water shrimp in Indiana. Groups of 10 or more are $1 per person.
Not just shrimp.
Besides selling some of the tastiest and sweetest shrimp one will ever eat, Hoosier Shrimp Farm offers a handful of seasonal produce grown in our gardens.
From potatoes, onions, peppers, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, and green beans, to a verity of fall squashes and pumpkins. Looking for something sweet? Seasonal raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries will fill that desire. We even added chickens to our farm, and now offer fresh brown eggs.
Feel free to take a stroll to see all the beautiful perennial flowers throughout our property.