Group Events. Detailed information on all our 65 varieties of apples! A full calendar of everything we do here at the Apple Works. Preserves, dressings, fudge and ice cream shoppes, even primitive furniture and garden decor, come check it out. Our greenhouse is bursting with color, take a look! All you need to plan your trip down to the Apple Works and enjoy the surrounding area.
All the information you need to plan a Field Trip to our orchard. We would be honored to host your wedding. Click here to learn about our packages. Games and pictures for parents and kids. Pictures and recipes for all our delectable varieties. A complete guide for pruning apple trees. Click here to learn the history of our orchard.

8157 South 250 West, Trafalgar, IN 46181
(317) 878-9317

Updated 24 Oct 2014

Hours: Monday thru Saturday 9am to 7pm
Sunday 10am to 7pm

*Fall Weekend Events
2014 Fall Weekend Events*

Dave Miller October 25th & 26th 11:30-2:00

Scott Strange October 26th 2:45-5:45

Weekend Wagon Rides To Pumpkin Patch Have Begun

Weekend Train and Pony Rides Have Begun

Fuji is sweet off the tree, growing sweeter and richer in storage, keeps crisp and juicy up to 8 months, excellent for eating and salads

JonaGold is a sweet apple with just enough acidity to appeal to a wide audience, excellent quality, keeps through Christmas, good for eating, sauces, pies, baking and salads

SunCrisp is pleasantly but not overwhelmingly tart, sweet enough to appeal to a wide audience, excellent for eating, pies, cider, sauces and baking

Melrose is medium tart with exceptional flavor, juiciness, and crispness, excellent storage, if you like Jonathan you will love Melrose, excellent for eating, pies, baking, sauces, cider and salads

Jonamac is similar to McIntosh with a rich appley flavor, spiciness adds zest to salads, sauces, pies and apple butter, great for eating, sauces, pies, salads and apple butter

Jonathan is a standard for a tart, all purpose apple, crisp and juicy, great pies and sauces, a classic apple, one of grandmothers favorites, good for eating, pies, baking and salads

Red Delicious is an old favorite, with distinctive sweet flavor, we grow Red Chief strain, good for eating

Cameo is sweet tart, very aromatic, wonderful keeper, good for eating and salads

Blushing Golden is richly tart/sweet, excellent for pies, eating, baking and salads

Empire is often somewhat tart off the tree, mellows on storage, mild in flavor, good for eating, sauces, pies, baking and salads

Braeburn is richly sweet/tart, very crisp and juicy, excellent for eating, baking, pies, salads and sauces

Stayman Winesap is tart, crisp and juicy with wine-like flavor, excellent eating, salads, pies and baking

Yellow Delicious is long a sweet favorite, versatile apple, stays chunky when cooked, good for eating, sauce, pies, baking, salads, freezing slices and drying

++Our Animals Have Returned++

++Fresh Cut Christmas Trees Will Return The Day After Thanksgiving++

Welcome to The Apple Works

135 Acre Farm

Fresh Cut Christmas Trees Begin the Day After Thanksgiving

The Promise of Nature Image by Asia Durham

Woodland Shelter

5 Acres of Gardens

Best of Indiana Pie

50 Varieties of Apples

Sarah and Halloween Staff

18 Acres of Pumpkins

WEEKEND WITH CELTICA October 18th and 19th

Visit and Feed the Farm Animals

*Dutch Apple Pie, Apple Dumplings, Dutch Apple Bars, Apple Bread, Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Pie*

*Double Crust Apple Pie****Thank You For Your Votes*
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If you would like to download our brochure, and have highspeed internet and Adobe PDF,
Please select
Appleworks Brochure. You may have to use Scale to Fit in order to print.

No Admission Charges
U-Pick Pumpkins
No U-Pick Apples (Maybe Someday, If We Can Plant Enough Trees) General Field Trips Groups & Weddings

**2014 Schedule**

Our Ever Popular Dave Miller Starts Labor Day Weekend August 30th and 31st 11:30-2:00

Vocalist/Guitarist Continues Throughout September and October 11:30-2:00

Dave Miller September 6th 11:30-2:00

Scott Strange September 6th 2:15-4:30

Dave Miller September 13th and 14th 11:30-2:00

Bomar & Ritter September 13th and 14th 2:45-5:45

Dave Miller September 20th 11:30-2:00

Sweet Taters Dulcimers September 20th 2:45-5:45

Dave Miller September 21st 11:30-2:00

*Highland Reign Returns September 27th & 28th* Sat 10:00-4:00;Sun 11:00-4:00
*Shepherds Pie, Scottish Shortbread, Crafts, Much More*
*Artists and Artisans Select 2014 Highland Vendor Form*

Davis and Devitt October 4th and 5th 12:00-3:00

The Great Pumpkin Run Indianapolis 2014
October 11th at The AppleWorks
Supporting Habitat for Humanity

Dave Miller October 11th and 12th 11:30-2:00

Bomar & Ritter October 11th and 12th 2:45-5:45

*Weekend with Celtica October 18th & 19th* 12:00-4:00

Dave Miller October 25th & 26th 11:30-2:00

Scott Strange October 26th 2:45-5:45


+Super Slide+
Fast, Dark, & Fun

+Baffling Bamboo Maze+
It's a Challenge to Solve


*The Apple Works Express Will Return*

*U-Pick Pumpkins Will Begin September 27th & 28th*

+14 Acres of U-Pick Pumpkins+

+Wagon Rides to Pumpkin Patch+

+Apple Shots Begin 28 Sep 2013+

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+Corn Maze+


Conservation, Sustainability, and Biodiversity

The Apple Works has always invested significant amount of time and money in conservation,
sustainability, and biodiversity. Our goal at The Apple Works is to promote health
for our customers by producing healthy food in clean and healthy soil. We support
apple biodiversity with over 55 varieties of apples that ripen from July through November.
We disappoint gleaner organizations because we do not have produce for them:
apples with visual defects are utilized in our baked goods or cider.
We frequently reevaluate our agricultural practices and utilize sustainable practices
that build the soil, conserve water, and keep the air and water clean. From the beginning
we have invested large amounts of money and time restoring once eroded fields to
permanently planted orchard interspaced with carefully maintained grass; we have utilized
a disperse, slow and detain approach to control water runoff and water quality
and installed over 8 acres of retention ponds with balanced fish populations.
The Apple Works shreds brush and branches from pruning in the rows to regenerate the soil.
We closely monitor tree health, using carefully selected applications while not injuring
non-target organism and beneficials. We provide tours to all to experience the care
of nature that we practice. Finally, we partner with other Indiana growers who also
practice conservation and sustainability, always striving to obtain that produce that
we do not grow as close to home as possible.

We're glad you could join us.
Scroll down for a brief introduction to our orchard or
select one of the links above for more information.

You have reached the homepage for the Apple Works orchard, featuring over 50
varieties of apples, asian pears and beautiful pumpkins, squashes and gourds.
During the summer we carry local home-grown peaches, berries, melons, tomatoes,
green beans, onions, potatoes and sweet corn
when in season. We also have a barn
filled to the brim with exotic spreads, salsas, baking mixes, and our huge selection
of jams, jellies, dressings and fruit butters. We are located off of
County Road 250 W in Trafalgar IN, just a short drive away from
Indianapolis, historic Nashville and Brown County, the world famous
architecture of Columbus IN, and Bean Blossom,
the home of bluegrass legend Bill Monroe.

Stop on by our country store for a taste of our delectable
made-from-scratch baked goods fresh from our oven. We have old
favorites like Apple Dumplings, Apple Pies, Dutch Apple Bars, and Apple Bread
as well as special holiday desserts when in season. And don't forget, you
can make that pie ala mode at our Ice Cream Shoppe or sample some of our
homemade fudge.

We hope you plan to stay awhile when you come visit. Just outside
our barn is a picnic area where you can enjoy a cool cider slush and
the sounds of the waterfall across the pond. Our gazebo is a great place
for a quiet chat or family photos. Take the kids across the way to visit the
animals at the farm animal exhibit or take a ride through the orchard in one of our
tractor-drawn wagons.

When Spring is in bloom, our greenhouse is bursting with
flowers and our friendly staff will help you find exactly
what you need. We carry Indiana Mums in a wide variety of colors
all through the summer. We also offer Christmas trees and wreaths
after Thanksgiving as well as our beautiful Williamsburg fans.
No matter what the season we're always busy here on the farm!

So come on by the Apple Works. We'll have some cold cider
waiting for you when you arrive.
We have bushels of information at the links above,
or you can scroll down to
learn more about our orchard and its history.
Thanks for visiting!
-The Apple Works

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The Apple Works Orchard
8157 South 250 West Trafalgar, IN 46181
(317) 878-9317