Welcome to Adrian Orchards
We are now open for our 89th Season!
Closed until July 2015
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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.
We just managed to get everything put away and cleaned up for this season. I wanted to tell all of you THANK YOU for your business in 2014 and this January and February.
I hope you stay well, enjoy the coming spring, and please, pray for a no-frost season for us. It would be nice to have a "no drama" season for a change.
Take care, we'll see you in July when we open again with Lodi apples, frozen cider, cider slush, and hopefully peaches.....until then...be well and stay safe.
I wanted to remind you that we are coming to the end of our season. We will be closing Mon., Feb. 9, 2015. We will be in the store packing up, putting away and winterizing the store until about 1:00 pm or so. We still have apples and select dry goods on buy 1, get 1 free sale. George is still making cider, so there is still time to stock up your freezer and fridge with apples and cider. Don't forget the apple butter, too! Hot biscuits & apple butter on a cold winters' morning...yum!.. oh, back to my message.
Thank you for your business this past season. We are blessed to have such loyal customers. Without you there is no us...so again, THANK YOU.
We hope you have a safe winter, pleasant spring, and we hope to see you again in early July 2015 when we open with Lodi apples, peaches, (we hope) and frozen cider and slush.
Take care...travel safely...stay warm.
Mrs. A., George and the Dream Team, too!
Just to let you know that we have set a date for our last day of this season...FEBRUARY 9... We will re-open again in early July with summer apples, cider, peaches, etc.
In the meantime you still have time to take advantage of the 2 for 1 sales on apples, nuts, and other dry goods, that we have going on now. George is still pressing cider and if you are running out of firewood, we still have SEASONED firewood available.
Take care...Hope to see you soon...stay warm.
I hope you are keeping warm. The older I get the less I like the super cold. I used to love it, but then I USED to be young and beautiful :) since we have had numerous requests for firewood I thought I'd send out some news...Yes, we have several ricks .
(a full 4 ft x 8 ft) of seasoned firewood available here at the market. Cost is $75 per rick FOB, seasoned is the key word here.
Also, in the market we still have the apple sale going on and have also included selected dry goods, such as nuts, caramel corn, corn nuts, just to name a few, in our buy 1 get 1 free sale, time to stock up as we will be closing for the season in February 2015 (we will open again in July 2015).
Hope to see you soon...stay warm...please check on elderly friends and neighbors during these vicious cold days...you'll earn some extra karma points.
Take care, Mrs. A
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Hope you enjoyed the holidays. Here's hoping for a safe and healthy 2015.
Starting Monday, January 5th, we will start our apple sale. This year we will include all package sizes...3#, 5#, 10#, and 1/2 bu. boxes...all will be buy one, get one.
All those who receive this notice will have a head start on varieties because selection is limited and the ad will not appear in the paper until Wednesday and Thursday. So, if you have a favorite and you want to stock up on, this is the time.
While we were making gift baskets, George discovered a small treasure trove...a few bushels of HONEYCRISP that had been set aside for shipping and gift packages. These extras will also be available but NOT at the buy 1 get 1 price but at the regular price.
George is still making fresh cider and will continue until we close for the season.
Our winter store hours are now Mon-Sat...10am-6pm and Sunday...12noon-5pm.
Our last shipping week will be the week of January 5...so if you need to send a healthy New Years wish to someone, that will be the time.
In the meantime stay warm, travel safely, and hope to see you soon.
PS: We anticipate closing for the season around February 9th or 10th.
Hope you have your shopping done, However, if not we will be here Christmas eve from 9am-2pm, just in case! We will be closed Christmas Day and re-open December 26th at 10am. That will be the beginning of our winter hours, Mon-Sat 10am-6pm and Sun 12pm-5pm.
We are still making fresh cider and have a large assortment of apples for eating and cooking. I will be available on Christmas Eve to make custom fruit baskets on the spot, 'just in case.'
We also have fresh new crop DESIRABLE pecans and English walnuts. We have a good assortment of goodies... jams, popcorn, teas, relishes, plus wonderful oranges, grapefruit and tangerines. So stop in and see us.
George, my dream team and I want to wish you all a very Merry and Happy Christmas. May the reason for the season fill your hearts with joy and peace.
Hope to see you soon...travel safely...Mrs. A.
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