Most people think Fall when they think of apples. But Events
here at the Apple Works we have something going on
year-round. We've organized this page by season so you can
see what's happening now and what you have to look forward to.
As the snow melts and the sun returns our orchard comes back to life.
Pretty soon we're bringing in the honeybees to pollinate the apple
blossoms and the orchard is bathed in the soft white of delicate
flowers that will grow into all the wonderful apple varieties we love.
Our Greenhouse opens the third weekend of April. We start the
season with cold-hardy Pansies and Violas. The Greenhouse season peaks
at Mother's Day with a bountiful selection of bedding plants, perennials
and hanging baskets. We have a wide variety of favorites as well as
a few new proven winners each year.
Around the end of May through the 1st three week in June we have
fresh local strawberries with blueberries and our own homegrown
blackberries soon to follow.
Our apples actually start coming off the tree in June and early July
beginning with varieties like Pristine, a wonderfully crisp apple
that is full of flavor and great for eating. Summer apples make
excellent pies, apple butter and sauce. Check our Apples page
for some great recipes.
July doesn't just mean fireworks and cookouts, it means
fresh Indiana produce like peaches, sweet corn and melons.
We carry all of the freshest local fruits and vegetables full
of flavor you just can't find at the grocery store.
Just about the time the produce season ends we start picking the
Ginger Golds which are the harbinger for the Fall apples. From here
on out people's favorite varieties start coming off the trees one
after the other. In fact, we have dates on our Pick the Perfect
Apple Index which you can find on our Apples page. So look up
your favorite varieties!
When September rolls around we gear up for our Field Trips.
We pride ourselves on hosting trips that are both fun and
educational, helping children with basic skills as well as
introducing them to the joys of science and nature in our orchard
and farm animal exhibit. They tour the kitchen, chill room and cider machine,
pick an apple or pumpkin, and then have snack out in our picnic area.
If you are interested in scheduling a field trip, you
can get our prices and plans by clicking here.
Parents, your child doesn't have to come on a Field Trip to
have an educational experience at the Apple Works! We have created
learning centers to teach kids about all the wonderful things that
happen on our farm. We have centers dedicated to Apples, Apple Trees,
Bees, Beekeeping and Nutrition.
In 2012 we will have a variety of entertainment, including music and/or storytelling and/or chili fest every weekend in from mid-September thru Halloween. Check the calendar on the home page
October is a special month at the Apple Works. All of our best apple
varieties are down from the tree and ready to eat. Moms and Dads can take lots
of pictures of the kids by the Pumpkin House. Thanks for making us a
part of your memories!
October is also when we harvest more than 15 varieties of pumpkins,
winter squashes, and gourds.
If you'd like to learn more we have pictures and descriptions of each plus
some new and creative winter squash recipes.
Click here for our Guide to Gourds!
Winter is a fun time around here. Bring the Family down to choose a beautiful
fresh cut tree from a large assortment of Frazier Fir, Douglas Fir, as well as
Scotch Pine. Afterwards enjoy hot cider by the fire and shop for unique gifts
and Christmas decorations. We light up the fireplace in the barn and decorate
the inside with loads of holiday gifts. If you're in a pinch for time you can
head down to the barn, get a tree, gifts for family and friends and a few
holiday decorations to spruce up your home.
We also carry a whole line of holiday deserts in November and December like
Persimmon Pudding, Sticky Buns, Pumpkin, Pecan and Cherry Pies and Pumpkin
Rolls. You can place orders with us for pies made fresh just before your
Need some gift ideas for tough to shop for friends and family?
Our gift baskets are packed full of delicous gourmet food items from
sugar-free peanut brittle to speical baked goods. Send a gift that lasts
all through the holiday season. Give us a call and we'll put together
a beautiful package in a tasteful basket filled with goodies.
During the holidays we ship quite a few apples UPS to friends and family.
Apples are a great gift idea, especially for folks down south who can't get
cold weather fruit like this. Call for more details.
Or, if you want to give a gift that lasts for years, get one of our Williamsburg Fans
We'll refill it every year with fresh apples, cedar and magnolia leaves.
So there you have it, a whole year at the Apple Works. We thank you for
all this reading and hope to see you soon!
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