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Welcome to Adrian Orchards
We are now open for our 91st Season!
Closed on major Holidays
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500 West Epler Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46217
The Orchard Nearest the Heart of Indianapolis since 1925! Celebrating 91 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.
We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family. Also that everyone traveled to and from safely.
We are now taking orders for gift fruit baskets and boxes...come see our display. We have lots of new items.
Texas citrus, Ruby Red grapefruit and navel oranges (seedless) are available now and boy are they good.
Also, in just today are FRESH PECANS. The variety name is DESIRABLE and they are that...paper shell, easy to crack, and just darn right yummy.
We have 15 varieties of apples available and still making cider, too!
The staff have done a wonderful job of decorating the store and it is so charming! The fireplace is lit and the chairs are waiting for you to sit and enjoy the ambience.
Hope to see you soon...take care..Mrs. A
For those that are looking for PERSIMMON pulp for the holidays, we have replenished our supply. Don't wait too long though 'cause persimmons are limited this year therefor pulp will be limited as well...This is an Indiana product.
Also, we have delicious broccoli and cauliflower available. Grown on our farm in Waverly...it's beautiful...sooooo good!
Take care and hope to see you soon...enjoy the glorious weather.
Did You Know...
*Adrians is OPEN Every Year thru Mid-February *
with Fresh Apples and Cider
* In Mid-November Adrians will have *
Citrus from Texas and Florida
* We make your Holiday Shopping Simple… *
just Point and Pay…We do the rest!
* In December Adrians begins taking orders for *
Custom Fruit Baskets
Check out our Display in early December
* Place your Order Early for later Pickup *
* Come In or Call for more information: *
317-784-0550 or 317-784-7783
Okay, George just brought in a load of fresh picked BROCCOLI, they are huge heads and very tender, quick cooking and oh so go-o-o-d...good for your dinner.
Also available now is STAYMAN WINESAP and MUTSU for your eating and cooking pleasure, along with 7 other varieties. There's something to meat everybody's taste buds.
Wer'e open everyday until 6 pm, even Sunday
Take care...hope to see you soon...Mrs. A.
Stay warm, safe and enjoy this beautiful weather while it lasts....
What a week...whew and what a weekend it's gonna be...HARVEST FEST this Saturday and Sunday for starters and we have started EMPIRE apples this week.
Starting Saturday we will have Red and Golden Delicious along with JONAGOLD.
We still have Jonathan, Gala, Golden Supreme and Macintosh...when these other varieties start we will have a veritable smorgasbord of apples...something for everyone.
We hope you can come and join us this weekend for the Harvest Fest...the tent is already up...it'll be open Saturday at 11am till 6pm and Sunday 12noon till 5pm...there will be lots to do...help us make it a great one.
If you'll be looking for me...I'm the red headed chicken with my head cut off.
Hope to see you soon...Take care...Mrs. A
ps. Pumpkin Patch opens on Saturday, too!
Well, we're off and running with fresh cider, Jonathan, Macintosh and Honey Crisp apples. A lot coming all at once for these old(er) bones. I guess that means fall is coming fast...I just move too slow !!!
Please remember our cider is not pasteurized, no preservatives, only pure juice, healthy and delicious, too! It must be treated like fresh milk and will last 7-10 days in the fridge.
The apples are freshly hand picked from the field to you. Can't be any better n' that. And with those fresh Jonathan, we made our scrumptious caramel apples...ready for you to enjoy!
As always, we appreciate your business!
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Harvest Fest is a mere 3 weeks away!! If you are interested in being a vendor, there are a few spots still open. Information is available on our website, in the store, or email Elizabeth Holloway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also contact Elizabeth if you would be interested in volunteering for the event.
Take care and hope to see you soon...Mrs. A
It's that time of year again...George has started picking GALA apples. They are sweet and crunchy...ready for you to gobble up. We've just started them, so they are really, really, really, did I say really? GOOD They've had plenty of sunshine which means the sugars are there.
Also, we will have a few CONCORD GRAPES late Tuesday for a short time...great for jam, jelly, and juice!
Hope to see you soon...Take care..
Stay cool...Mrs. A.
White Peaches will now be available for just a short time. A true delicacy, white fleshed, sweet, and freestone, too! What more could you ask for? They make a beautiful pink jam and topping. Don't miss them, this is the last of the season for them.
Hope all are safe and well in light of recent storms.
Take care and hope to see you soon...Stay cool...Mrs. A
Our own DAWN pears are ripe and ready now. These pears are a high quality dessert pear that is not available in the grocery store. Creamy, sweet, juicy...my favorite of all the varieties...they won't be here for very long...don't miss out.
ALBERTA peaches are also in now. A yellow freestone from Southern Indiana. Probably the last Indiana variety that we will have this year...very meaty and delicious.
Frozen Fruit and vegetable orders must be in and paid for by Aug. 25...that's this Thursday...pick up is Sept.1.
Take care and hope to see you soon.
Enjoy this glorious weather....Mrs. A
RED GOLD nectarines are available right now! Yellow fleshed and freestone, these gems are an all purpose fruit. Anywhere you use a peach you can use a nectarine and, there is NO need to peel. In a pie or cobbler, it's like peach with a punch..POW on the flavor...they won't be here long so don't miss out.
Just a reminder: This is also the last week to order frozen fruits and vegetables...order must be in by Aug. 25.
Take care...hope to see you soon...stay cool...Mrs. A
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 available. Lodi will be available on request...they will be kept in the cooler full time now.
Don't miss out on the luscious BLACKBERRIES...they're almost finished.
Take care...hope to see you soon...Mrs.A
Some of you have asked for WHITE peaches. They are freestone and are in. I have a very limited supply, so come early and fast...don't wait. Best thing is to call us and make sure we still have some. On this rare occasion we will hold them for you for 1 day or until you get here, whichever comes first.
Take care...hope to see you soon...stay cool Mrs. A
Just short and sweet today...our own humongolicious BLACKBERRIES are buy one, get one. 12 pts/$21.00 or 2 pts/$3.50...a great deal! They've come on so fast due to the heat, you have to help me eat them...my teeth are already blackish.
Also, the last of the Indiana BLUEBERRIES is in sight...5lb box/$19.50...don't miss out.
Sunglo nectarines are in now.
Pristine apples are also available...tart, crunchy, decent eating, too. Take care...hope to see you soon..Stay cool....Mrs. A
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 Pristine apples, 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...Stay cool. Mrs. A
Do we have a deal for you!!! While they last we have Indiana Red Haven peaches available by the half bushel...24 lbs. for $30.00. They are beautiful! As you know Red Haven do not brown after cutting and are a great jam, pie, freezing and canning peach. We have seen the adds for Georgia peaches for a 25 lb box for $39.00 so this is a great offer. Don't miss out, this offer is not in our print ads. I wanted YOU to be the first to know!
Take care...stay cool...Mrs. A
For all you plum lovers...Earligold Plums are in and ready for you to enjoy. These little beauties are just a mouthful of pleasure. Come and try some.
Black Raspberries are available also, .they are sooooo tasty! Best thing, all these products are from INDIANA.
Take care and hope to see you soon...Mrs. A
PS: INDIANA Blueberry Special...5lbs. $19.50...while they last.
While they last we will offer Lodi #2's for $10.00 a half bushel.. These apples are great for applesauce and pies...NO NEED TO PEEL! Makes a silky sauce...great with any meal...yum yumm!!!
Take care ....hope to see you soon...Mrs A
We are starting to get in the swing of things...fast!!!! We now have bi-color-sweet corn, green beans, RED and BLACK RASPBERRIES, IN Blueberries, IN cantaloupe, summer squash, fresh cabbage, potatoes, onions, zukes and cukes, etc.
That should fill your grocery cart, along with peaches and Lodi apples and there's more to come. Just a hint Earligold Plums on Saturday.
Take care...hope to see you soon...Mrs. A
Here we go again on our 91st year. Hard to believe. I don't feel a day over 89...just kidding. The girls and I have been sprucing up for the last couple of days and getting the barn all ready for another season.
We'll open on Friday at 10 am with a "soft" opening" That means we don't have a set closing time for Friday. Saturday will be 9am to 6pm and Sunday 12noon to 5pm..as long as we don't run out of everything. We'll start off with Lodi apples, for sauce and pie, frozen cider, green beans, blueberries, zucchini, tomatoes and freestone PEACHES.
Next week we will try to have red and black raspberries and more really fresh produce..
I will not be advertising until next week in the papers, this will give all our loyal customers a big heads up on the first of the season.
Glad we're back. Hope to see you soon...Take care....Mrs. A
PS: We will be closed July 4 and reopen on Tues at 9am - 6pm. Mon-Sat and 12 noon-5pm on Sundays.