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Welcome to Adrian Orchards
We are now open for our 90th Season!
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500 West Epler Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46217
_The Orchard Nearest the Heart of Indianapolis since 1925! Celebrating 90 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 90 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.
They're here !!!!!
I didn't want to send e-mail until I saw the yellow of their skins...you never know these days. For those that don't know.TEXAS citrus is much sweeter than Florida or California. The navels are seedless, thin skinned and just downright delicious.
The grapefruit are just as good with just a few seeds but, thin skinned and refreshing...just love 'em.
Pecans and other nuts are available just in time for the Thanksgiving Feast.
Take care and hope to see you soon...Mrs. A
PS: The fireplace is burning nicely and we have the chairs ready for you. We will be closed on Thursday for the Gobble, Gobble followed by the Wobble, Wobble and will reopen on Friday at 9 am. ENJOY!
Now that the ghoulies are back where they belong and the kids are coming down from the sugar high, it's time for some good, fresh, local apples.
WE WILL BE OPEN INTO MID FEBRUARY 2016.
The last of the apple varieties are still being picked, so no need to head to Kroger or Meijer. Pink Lady, Granny Smith, Braeburn, Fuji, Melrose, Cameo, and Gold Rush are now available along with Red & Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Macs, Jonathan, Empire, etc. This is an awesome time for apples. Easy to use a multiple variety of ways...and just plain great to snack...heart healthy, too!
We have persimmon pulp loaded in the freezer for your puddings, cakes, and cookies for your holiday meals. Frozen cherries are still available, a real time saver and an excellent product.
We are shipping apples via UPS to out of state friends, family, business associates.
Please ask for details 784-7783 Our hours are now Mon-Sat...9am-6pm and Sunday 12noon-6pm
Stay well...hope to see you soon...Mrs. A
PS. We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day..George wants to gobble, gobble, Turkey, pie, and football.
Well, we have another variety on the bench for you...STAYMAN WINESAP. A great all purpose favorite for many years. A spicy, tart crisp apple, dense flesh and a great baker. Yummy with a piece of cheese, too.
As you can tell the varieties are not coming as fast and furious as before. They're slowing down like me:)
Harvesting is not over though, we will have more varieties to come, the long storage ones. Also in is our favorite cheese, Bottema Farms Edam Ball. You haven't lived until you've tried this gem. Once you start on it you'll not be able to quit. Out the window with diet, cholesterol, etc...it's to die for and many give these as gifts, or just hide them for themselves. I'm one of the latter ...you have to some vices, right?
REMINDER: our NOT SO SPOOKY HALLOWEEN NIGHTS takes place Friday and Saturday...23rd and 24th from 6-9pm Geared to the younger children and designed for smiles and laughter, not tears and screams. All who come in costume receive a prize!
Take care...Hope to see you soon...Mrs. A
PS. The store will be open till 9 pm on those two days...loaded with charm and ambiance.
Golden Delicious are ripe and ready now. This most popular apple is a great multi-tasker. It's great to eat fresh, makes an absolutely delicious pie, stews well, fries great, makes wonderful apple butter, is naturally sweet and in any recipe you can use a lot less sugar. What more could you ask for?
Also, our magical PUMPKIN PATCH is now open for u-pick...7 days a week...same hours as the store...Mon-Sat= 9-7 and Sunday 12-noon-6pm...on weekends, weather permitting there are also mini hayrides...no admission charge to the pumpkin patch and as always, free parking..
Take care...hope to see you soon....Mrs. A.
PS. We thank all our vendors and customers for making our Harvest Fest a great success last weekend. A special shout out to our sponsors for your support.
It's heeeeere...persimmon pulp! Ready to bake persimmon pudding and cookies? We have plenty on hand but you never know, you might want to stock up now. Same price as last year...how rare is that?
Also on the shelf now are Jonagold and Empire. Awesome eating and cooking apples. Best pie I ever made was with Empire. Both varieties are so good for EVERYTHING.
Remember, the Harvest Fest is this weekend. We're looking forward to all the festivities...hope to see you. As they say, be there or be square. I'm showing my age, I'm sure.
Take care...as always, Mrs. A
LAST CHANCE..while they last...peach season is coming to an end. If you have not eaten yourself silly on this summer treat, you still have a little time. They are yellow freestone from Michigan. They're ripe and ready to eat now...this time next week, they'll only be a sweet memory...don't miss out!!!!
Remember to save the date, OCT 3rd - 4th for our annual HARVEST FEST! Lots of fun for everyone and as always...FREE ADMISSION Please pass the word.
Enjoy this gorgeous weather.
Take care and hope to see you soon...Mrs. A
Fresh cider and caramel apples will start tomorrow, Saturday, September 12th
Just a reminder, we do not pasteurize our cider, therefor you must keep it refrigerated. It will keep for a week-10 days. We don't add sugar or preservatives, so you can expect a healthy treat. The caramel apples are made with Jonathan, creamy caramel, and slightly salted, fresh roasted peanuts. WOW and YUM.
We will have both these yummy treats until we close in February.
We also have Senshu apples now. They are a sister variety to Fuji, an early taste for all you Fuji lovers.
Our hours are Mon-Sat...9-6 and Sunday...12noon-5 this week.
Take care and hope to see you soon...Mrs. A
We've just put Jonathan and McIntosh on the bench. Because of the very warm weather they are riper just a bit early. These two varieties are multi purpose and good for just about anything. McIntosh is the last variety that will cook up completely, smooth into sauce. Jonathan will keep it's shape when cooked or baked.
Next Saturday we will start FRESH cider, providing the "Lord's willing and the creek don't rise"...we're getting everything scrubbed and ready to "START THE PRESSES!".
I'll send out an update letting you know it's a go as soon as we can.
Probably the last week for peaches. If you haven't eaten yourself silly yet, you still have this week.
We will be open 9 - 2 on Labor Day.
In the meantime, take care of yourselves in this awful heat and please watch out for the elderly in your community.
Hope to see you soon...Mrs. A
Today was frozen fruit order pick up day and in our "delirium" we over ordered on pie cherries. These beauties are individually quick frozen. That means they are frozen solid but will pour like marbles. They are packaged in 2 pound bags for $7. Perfect for a pie, cobbler, crisp, muffins, smoothies, etc. They are just great. Think about them for your freezer for the winter when a warm cherry pie or cobbler would warm "the cockles of your heart". Just give me a call and I'll be right over to help devour it!
For larger quantities, please inquire...317.784.7783 or 317.784.0550
Take care...hope to see you soon...Mrs. A
Okay, all you Honey Crisp lovers...put your running shoes on and run right on over. They are fresh picked from our Waverly farm and waiting for you. We have a decent crop of these this year, thank the Lord, but don't wait too long, everybody LOVES these. We also have our own cantaloupe now...those that survived the flood, that is and boy are they yummo. Great chilled for breakfast, lunch, or anytime...healthy, too!
Take care and hope to see you soon...Mrs. A
It's GALA time...sweet, crunchy, and delicious! Almost everybody loves this delightful apple...good to eat and a fair baking apple, too. To keep your apples in top condition, remember to keep all apples refrigerated!
Some of you have been waiting for pears to start...our first variety is a luscious beauty named DAWN, a wonderful, creamy textured dessert pear. Come in and ask for a sample to set your taste buds on alert...they are truly divine...my all time favorite pear.
Take care...enjoy this fabulous weather...hope to see you soon.
PS: Feel free to share
For you sweet apple lovers, Mollies Delicious is the first sweet apple of the season. Red, crunchy and sweet, great eating only, not so much for cooking.
For you nectarine lovers, Red Gold from southern Indiana are here. There are HUGE, freestone and luscious Everything you can do with a peach, you can do with a nectarine except one thing...NO NEED TO PEEL...the peeling adds extra flavor to any recipe.
Time to try something new. Substitute nectarines for peaches and be prepared to be amazed and be prepared for the compliments! YUM YUM!
We have some new items on our shelves this season: Moonshine Jelly, Moonshine BBQ Sauce, Pot Roast Starter, Balsamic Sweet Onion Jam, Tex Mex Chili Starter, Traffic Jam, Hot BBQ Sauce, Jalapeno Ketchup, Bacon Ketchup, Habanero Ketchup and Blackberry and Cherry Cobbler in a jar and ready to eat. So be adventurous and try something new.
Take care, enjoy this gorgeous weather...hope to see you soon
We now have Ginger Gold (my favorite summer apple), "there's a drink in every bite". We have had a lot of requests for this delicious eating apple. Not much for cooking but GREAT fresh...can you tell I like them?
Redfree (similar to Jonathan) and Paula Red (similar to McIntosh) are also still available. Lodi will be available on request, they will be kept in the cooler full time now. For a limited time we will have a yellow freestone peach called Contender. They are from the 6 trees we have on our farm in Waverly. They are beautiful and delicious, But are in very limited supply! George is very proud of these as they have been frozen out the last several years. These trees are on a ridge and the tops of the trees had these beauties.
Honey Select sweet corn is also still available, it's the only yellow corn we grow....why?...because it's just "killer".
Take care...hope to see you soon...stay cool
PS: Feel free to forward to friends and family. We appreciate your patronage.
Are you hungry for some apple eating? We now have Paula Red, similar to a MacIntosh and Red free, an early Jonathan type that's great for eating if you like a somewhat tart apple. They are also great for all cooking applications.
Take care...hope to see you soon...stay cool!
FRIENDS, ROMANS AND COUNTRYMEN, LEND US YOUR EAR....
Since we have had this jungle weather our "humongolicious" BLACKBERRIES have ripened all at once...we are offering a 12 pint flat for 35.00. If you want to freeze, be jammin', or just gorge on them, NOW is the time. This offer is available while supplies last.
We are also offering a special on SWEET CORN, with 10 dozen purchase the cost drops to $2.75 a dozen. So band together your friends, Romans, and countrymen and have a CORN PARTY. This offer is available while supplies last.
Take care...Hope to see you soon...stay cool
This week we add 3 new items to entice your appetite, MONARK apples, red, tart, good eating and cooking. Our own "humongolicious" Blackberries are huge and luscious. And our own HONEY SELECT sweet corn aka "killer corn" It will blow you away how good and sweet it is. By far our favorite variety worth waiting all year for. You'll want more before you finish what you have. Great to freeze, too!
Hope to see you soon...take care...stay cool!
PS: We also have freestone peaches, plums, cukes, green beans, tomatoes, etc.
We now have Yellow Freestone Carolina Peaches, Indiana Red and Black Raspberries, IN Blueberries, IN Queen Anne Cherries, IN Earli Gold Plums (oh my, super yummy), and Red Seedless Southern Indiana Watermelon.
A true summer feast!! We hope to have IN Cantaloupe this afternoon. We have fresh green beans, tomatoes, cukes, zukes, pickles, and, of course, sweet corn.
With all the rain we've had, we hope you'll understand if we can't get into the fields. 12 inches in a week! We've talked to other growers in the same "boat" Maybe we can have an "orchard trail" by canoe if this keeps up.
Hope to see you soon...take care...stay cool and DRY!!!
PS: I say the Rain God should go on vacation...maybe to California...I'll book the hotel.
Hi Everyone,ARE YA READY? we are!
We open officially today with our Lodi apples, frozen cider and slush, sweet corn, Indiana blueberries, some green beans, zukes and cukes.
Georgia peaches and Indiana cantaloupe will be available late Tuesday afternoon.
The winter was long and hard, spring was wet and cool, May was dry, June was really wet for us, sound familiar? Farmers are never happy with the weather, are they? Despite all those situations, we are open again for our 90th year, praise be!!!! I don't feel a day over 85.
Hope to see you soon...take care...stay cool
PS. Coming soon...raspberries, plums, blackberries, etc.
Hours: Mon-Sat = 9 am-5pm and Sunday 12 noon-5pm
Tel.# = 317.784.7783 or 317.784.0550