Autumn harvests are many and varied, but a favorite crop of the fall is apples. Whether bobbing for apples, enjoying freshly made applesauce (link for recipe), cider or apple butter on bread out of the oven, apples are a welcome addition to the pantry.
Autumn treks to local orchards to choose the best variety for the task at hand date back to the days of Johnny Appleseed. A visit to local orchards can be a great source of adventure for families with little ones.
This year, the local apple trees have done very well. While some of our local orchards have passed into history, there are still some local options.
Wea Creek Orchard (link) is south of town near the old Wea Creek High School. They have a number of apple varieties. The store also offers locally produced jams, jellies and various other items. Currently pumpkins can be purchased either pre-picked or handpicked. They also have a popular facility for weddings and gatherings.
Open: Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun noon to 6 p.m.
Skiles Market, near Rossville, has a well stocked store with large variety of apples. They also carry canning goods, homemade items and other vegetables. Skiles makes their own excellent apple cider. Open Wens.-Sat. 11-5, hours may vary, so call ahead during the week to make sure of their hours that day. 765-379-2339.
Skiles does not have a website, but Little Indiana’s article has their location and a greater description (link to article)