There are plenty of fun fall activities and weekend getaways to take advantage of in the Hoosier state. Whether it’s visiting a local orchard or exploring an elaborate corn maze, there is so much to do this fall for people of all ages.
“The fall season brings about new options to explore in Indiana,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “There is no shortage of things to do, and with our beautiful landscape, it’s the perfect time to get out in our state and experience everything Indiana has to offer – especially the u-pick orchards.”
Indiana Grown orchards are family-friendly and offer a wide variety of activities, from hay rides to pumpkin patches to full-blown fall festivals. Along with picking fruit right off the trees, many of these locations offer handmade snacks and seasonal drinks for purchase as well.
“We invite the community to explore farm life on a fruit and vegetable growing enterprise – to learn, experience, and fall in love with agriculture in Indiana,” stated Maureen Kercher, of Kercher’s Sunrise Orchards, an Indiana Grown member located in Goshen, Indiana.
“This fall could be the start of a new family tradition,” said Bruce Kettler, Indiana State Department of Agriculture director. “These locations really showcase the diversity of agriculture and how amazing our state truly is this time of year.”
These Indiana Grown orchards will be open throughout the fall:
- Adrian Orchards – Indianapolis, Marion County
- Anderson Orchard – Mooresville, Morgan County
- Applacres Inc – Bedford, Lawrence County
- Appleseed Farm – Fairbanks, Sullivan County
- Beasley’s Orchard – Danville, Hendricks County
- Bell’s Strawberry Farm – Hagerstown, Wayne County
- Berry Best Farms – Nabb, Clark County
- Cass-Hankins Greenhouse and Orchard LLC – Crawfordsville, Montgomery County
- Coffing Brothers Orchard – Covington, Fountain County
- Doll’s Orchards LLC – Oldenburg, Franklin County
- Dougherty Orchards – Cambridge City, Wayne County
- Garwood Orchards – La Porte, LaPorte County
- Harker Family Farms & Orchard – Waldron, Shelby County
- Huber’s Orchard and Winery – Starlight, Clark County
- Jacobs’ Family Orchard – New Castle, Henry County
- Kercher’s Sunrise Orchards – Goshen, Elkhart County
- McClure’s Orchard and Winery – Peru, Miami County
- Orchard Hill Farms – Kendallville, Noble County
- Pete’s Peaches – Washington, Daviess County
- Rainfield Farm – New Carlisle, St. Joseph County
- Smith Farms – Frankfort, Clinton County
- The Apple Works – Trafalgar, Johnson County
- Tuttle Orchards – Greenfield, Hancock County
For more information about Indiana Grown visit www.indianagrown.org.
Source: Indiana State Department of Agriculture