A local family farm operation in Noblesville is celebrating 100 years in business and looks forward to continued success. Gatewood Vegetable Farm & Greenhouses, 9555 E. 206th St., was honored by the state of Indiana earlier this year with the Governor’s Century Business Award, which recognizes a company’s longevity and service to its employees, community, and the state.
Gatewood has been a part of the family-run establishment since he was a child and ran the business alongside his mother, Nancy, his wife, Chelse, and his sister, Kelli Balke.
Bruce’s father, Billy, had owned and operated the business since 1971 before his passing in 2013 and moved it to its current location from where it originated just up the road. However, Bruce’s great-grandfather James started the farm with an orchard and a hatchery that sold chickens, eggs, and apple cider before eventually adding fruits and vegetables, according to Bruce Gatewood.
Eventually, Bruce Gatewood’s grandfather, Bill, continued running the farm before his parents took over the business, which sources goods found inside the store from local Indiana farms. Now, Bruce Gatewood is an important part of making sure things run smoothly, and he took over the family business when his father passed away.
The business, which is open from March 1 until mid-December, sells a variety of items, such as local honey, meat, plants, flowers, furniture, pumpkins, wreaths, and Christmas trees. Nancy Gatewood said what has made it most special for her, knowing the business has been passed on from generation to generation, is the people who have visited the business.
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