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  • IFA Apple Fall Fun

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2016 — By Admin

    Indiana Foodways Alliance has their Top 5 Orchards for Apple, Pumpkins and fall goodies to quench your fall fever.

    McClures Orchard and The Apple Dumplin Inn

    McClures Orchard in Peru, IN gives apple lovers the chance to experience everything from wine tasting, apple dumplings, apple picking, hard cider and more. Sampling the award winning wines and hard cider is a must do this fall. With more than 16 different kinds of hard cider you are sure to find your personal favorite. 5054 N. US 31 Peru, Indiana 46970 Peru, Indiana 46970 (765) 985-9000 http://www.mccluresorchard.com/apple-dumplin-inn.html

    Beasley's Orchard

    It's a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown This popular orchard is participating in the National Celebration of 50 years of Charlie Brown with their annual corn maze featuring Snoopy and Charlie Brown. This family friendly orchard sells apples, pumpkins and scores of other fresh produce and goodies from May until October. The award winning fresh pressed apple cider and caramel apples are a must try while experiencing the corn maze designed by Brett Herbst. 2304 East Main Street Danville, IN 46122 (317) 745-4876 http://www.beasleys-orchard.com/

    Wea Creek Orchard

    Produce galore at this North Central Indiana Orchard, selling peaches, apples and nectarines from July - October. In later fall, pumpkins and honey are abound in their market. Ride a wagon to the u-pick pumpkin patch located on the family-owned farm dating back to the 1855. Biscuit, the dog, and his furry friends will greet you on your journey. Be sure to check out Biscuits blog. 5618 S. 200 East Lafayette, IN 47909 www.weacreekorchard.com (765) 807-6142

    Apple of his Eye Orchard

    Not just for apple picking, this small locally owned orchard in Madison County, IN has an apple cinnamon donut recipe made with help from the Pillsbury Company. Producing a unique twist to traditional apple butter, they make their apple butter with chunks rather than the traditional dark and pasty consistency. Offering 27 different apple varieties, the Pixie Crunch is the newest variety of apples. This hard to find variety is full of zesty, sweet and tart flavor blends. 3185 S. 300 E. Anderson, Indiana. (765) 378-6265 http://www.appleofhiseyeorchard.com/

    Highpoint Orchard

    Pack a picnic, buy lunch, or snack on a u-pick apple while taking in the breathtaking picturesque views from one of the highest points in the county. The historic 18 acre orchard has 20 different varieties of apples, peaches or Asian pears. The most unique apples available are the Mustu, empire, zefstar, and mollies. Be prepared to sample and buy their signature jams, relish and butters all homemade and sold in their gift shop! The Café is open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday until 2pm. 3321 Old US Highway 421 Greensburg, IN 47240 (812) 663-4534 http://www.highpointorchard.com/


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