Welcome to Adrian Orchards
We are now open for our 89th Season!
Mon-Sat: 9am - 6pm and Sundays: 12noon -6pm
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500 West Epler Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46217
_The Orchard Nearest the Heart of Indianapolis since 1925! Celebrating 89 years of serving the Greater Indianapolis Area!
Established in 1925 by George and Edith Adrian and currently in its 3rd generation of family ownership, Adrian Orchards is still the "Orchard nearest the Heart of Indianapolis" and home to the Guinness Record Holder for "World's Fastest Apple Picker" George J. Adrian. Currently owned and operated by George J. & Monika Adrian, Adrian Orchards is still providing the Crossroads of America with the finest apples, peaches, cider and more for 86 years and counting!
And did you know
Adrian Orchards is home to the Guinness World Record holder for the fastest apple picker?.... It’s true! George J. Adrian picked 365 ½ bushels (15,351.5 lbs) of apples in 8 hours on Sept. 23, 1980. His record still stands today.
HoHoHo here we go!
Shopping for the holidays...Doesn't that sound fun? We would like to be your Santa and take some of that shopping stress away. We have our Holiday display up, the store is decked out for the season, the fire's crackling and the cider is spiced and hot...(cold also available). We can design, wrap, and decorate the perfect gift for family, friends, co-workers, employees, etc...you can't go wrong with fruit...it's the gift that is always the right color, size, and fit.
Here is coupon (above) for you to use...please print and bring it with you.
Take care... Hope to see you soon.. Mrs. A.
Fresh grapefruit and oranges are in, as well as Pink Lady, Braeburn, and Cameo apples. We continue to make cider so that you will have it fresh at all times.
New crop nuts are here as well and we have plenty of persimmon pulp, 2 cup containers, ready for the pudding recipe for Turkey Day.
We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but, will reopen on Friday at 9 am with our usual hours Mon-Sat...9-6 and Sun...12-6.
To you and yours, we wish all of you a SAFE and Happy Thanksgiving.
We have new hours now that it is getting dark earlier.
Monday-Saturday...9-6 and Sunday...noon-6pm
You would think we would keep the same time as summer now that we need the daytime light but, I don't make the rules...darn :-)
Also, Fuji and Granny Smith are available now to go home with you. One sweet and one tart and oh so good. Our Granny Smith are not those uber sour blue green apples you find in the stores,those just ain't right. We have a great type that is just the right amount of tart to light up your world, you Granny lovers.
We have the fireplace going on those chilly days and hot cider, too!
Don't forget we'll be here and open until mid February.
Take care and hope to see you soon....stay warm!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!! ...Things have been rather hectic around here and now I want to catch up with the postings.
Golden Delicious, Idared, Cameo and Winesap are available now along with Red Delicious, Jonathan, Empire, Jonagold and Macintosh. All terrific eating apples and great for cooking and baking. Just because it's Halloween remember we are here till February 2015 with apples and fresh cider continuously.
George has also started harvesting President Bush's (1st) favorite vegetable, BROCCOLI. Many of you love this fresh from the garden vegetable. If you have not tasted ours, you are missing out, even President Bush would love this!!! Since we're chatting vegetables, we have a huge assortment of fall/winter squash at the amazing price of $1 each for most. So eat up, get healthy so you can keep coming for apples and cider too!
If you are on the persimmon pulp hunt, hunt no more. We have a freezer full but don't delay, it won't last forever. I can smell the puddings now...yum!
Take care, stay warm hope to see you soon.
ps Reminder Nov 1 is parents day to eat up all the kids candy!
We would like to thank all our vendors and sponsors for making this years' Harvest Fest a success!
A special thanks to our event co-coordinator, Elizabeth Holloway, for all her effort...she did an amazing job.
Please help us support those that help others in their local community.
2014 Harvest Fest Sponsors
· Laura Kopetsky Tri*Ax Inc. in memory of George F. Kopetsky
· Old National Bank
· George and E. M. Adrian
· Ehlen Heldman & Company
· Mainstyle Flooring
· Kroger on Southport and Bluff
· Walgreens on Southport and Madison
· The Straubinger Family
· The Southsider Voice
· Boyden’s Bakery
· The Southside Times
· Direct Connect Printing
· Heidenreich Greenhouses
· Court’sYard and Greenhouse
· In memory of Berta Liese
· The Hanisch Family
· Jane and her Girls
Thanks again to all for their help in our annual Harvest Fest ventures. I hope a good time was had by all that attended and participated.
Take care and hope to see you soon...Mrs. A
Everybody ready for October? OMG! We've added a third variety of apples just this week alone. EMPIRE apples are now ready to eat, bake, etc., this delightful apple is a cross between Red Delicious and Macintosh. I made my best pie ever with this variety so, give 'em a try.
Just another reminder that HARVEST FEST is this weekend. There is no admission or parking charge.
Hope to see you...take care...Mrs. A
We've started RED DELICIOUS and JONAGOLD. They are on the bench now. If you like Honey Crisp, you need to try JONAGOLD, similar and more flavor. Even the people who don't like RED DELICIOUS, like ours because they have great flavor!
Don't forget the HARVEST FEST this coming SATURDAY and SUNDAY Oct 4 & 5! It's going to be a lot of fun! Saturday 11-6 and Sunday 12-5. BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!!!! :-).
Hope to see you...take care...Mrs. A.
Starting tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 13, we will start fresh cider, Jonathan, and Macintosh apples.
We've managed to get a few freestone white peaches...they won't last long and there is a limited supply.
We also have plums, mums, pears and lots of other goodies.
We've been cleaning and decorating for Fall and I have to admit, my staff did us proud...it's looking pretty spiffy.
Hope to see you soon...Mrs. A.
ps. If you are coming for a specific item, please call first for availability...784-0550.
For any and all additional information, my staff is available to assist you.
It is that time of year again!! Adrian Orchards is hosting our annual Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 4, and Sunday, October 5, 2014.
We are making a few changes this year, including expanding the activities for children, making room for more vendors under the Big Top, and an outside food cart or two and some musicians. Parking is available on our grounds and at Courts’ Yard and Greenhouse, just a few steps away from Adrian’s.
The hours of the Harvest Fest are on S...aturday 11am – 6pm, and on Sunday Noon – 5pm
Please visit our website for more information!
Hi Everybody, The apple so many of you have been waiting for on our shelf now...HONEY CRISP.... Hope you have a good Labor Day...Take care... Stay cool (and dry)....Mrs. A
Okay, the heat is on and we have peaches, tomatoes and sweet corn available in 1/2 bushel quantities.
The peaches are yellow freestone, full of flavor and great for canning or freezing and of course eating. A bright treat in the depths of a cold winter. The price is $35 for 24 lbs and $60 for 48 lbs.
The tomatoes from our farm in Waverly are easy to freeze and great for canning, juicing, etc...price is $15 for 1/2 bushel = 25 lbs.
The sweet corn is coming in all at once so for 5 doz or more...$4.
Please realize that this is a limited time offer. Please call ahead to have them ready when you arrive. We want you to have the freshest available every single time so, we don't have them sitting around.
Our number is 784-7783 or 784-0550 for more info or anytime. My staff will be glad to answer any questions you might have.
Have a great day...take care...hope to see you soon...stay cool!
ps. hours..M-Sat = 9-6 and Sun 12noon-5pm....LABOR DAY...9am-2pm
For those of you who have been asking for NECTARINES, you're in luck...we have them now! Great flavor, great in everything you would use a peach for...and NO PEELING...EVER...love, love, love 'em!
Starting this Saturday, we will start GALA apples and Dawn PEARS...a high quality dessert pear that is just luscious.
Just as a reminder, we have our own sweet corn, tomatoes, zucchini, cantaloupe and watermelon, too!
Hope to see you soon...take care!
Stay cool....Mrs. A.
This is a reminder to mark your calendar for Saturday and Sunday,October 4 & 5 for our annual HARVEST FEST. We are working hard to make this an enjoyable event for everyone.
We will have food, arts and crafts vendors, pony cart rides, working on a kid's fun zone, mini hayrides, 1st day of the pumpkin patch, music, etc.
If you or someone you know is interested in being a vendor or sponsor for this event, please contact Elizabeth Holloway, our co-coordinator, at 317-413-9881 or email@example.com.
Thanks and have a great day...Mrs. A
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It's that time......our absolutely humongous, luscious blackberries are in now! You know they don't last too long, so don't miss out. George and the men pick these from our own vines at least every other day, so you know they're FRESH, they are big and beautiful this year...HUMONGOLICIOUS!
We also have Paula Red (similar to MacIntosh), Redfree (similar to Jonathan), and Pristine apples now. Indiana plums, terrific sweet corn, green beans and field ripened tomatoes, just to mention a few of the other produce items available.
Take care...hope to see you soon...enjoy the weather.
Yes...big, juicy, sweet, yellow, freestone, peaches are in...they are from South Carolina as in years past and this grower is doing a terrific job. Great out of hand or in a cobbler, crisp, or pie...try them on the grill...soooo good..!!
Vincennes cantaloupe have started and they are fresh from the fields and just delicious.
Sweet corn has finally started as well and as usual you can make a meal out of just picked super sweet corn.
Hope to see you soon...don't eat before you come, though....you'll want everything...lol
Take care and stay cool...heat's a'risin'
How are ya?...WE ARE OPEN!!!
After a very long, hard winter and wet, difficult spring we've geared up and are ready for our 89 th season.
We don't feel a day over 88...seriously though, we are glad to be open.
We start the apple season with LODI apples, frozen cider and slush, sweet corn, tomatoes, hand picked green beans, cantaloupe, Indiana raspberries and blueberries, zukes, cukes, etc., etc., etc.
Our hours are Mon-Sat: 9am - 6pm and Sundays: 12noon -5pm
Take care and hope to see you soon... Mrs. A