Orchard Hill Farms

Orchard Hill Farms We're a family-run apple orchard located in northeastern Indiana. We grow almost 30 varieties of apples. While we do not have U-pick facilities, we do have a retail market on the farm where we sell locally-grown fruit and other local farm products.

We are a family-owned and -operated orchard in northeast Indiana, established in 1969. We grow over 30 different varieties of apples, but also have pears, cherries and peaches, as well as locally-grown vegetables from our garden and others. We sell a number of processed products like apple butter, apple jelly and apple syrup that are made to order with our apples and contain no sugar, preservative

We are a family-owned and -operated orchard in northeast Indiana, established in 1969. We grow over 30 different varieties of apples, but also have pears, cherries and peaches, as well as locally-grown vegetables from our garden and others. We sell a number of processed products like apple butter, apple jelly and apple syrup that are made to order with our apples and contain no sugar, preservative

Operating as usual

Phones have been fixed!  Apologies to anyone who has tried to call since Tuesday, when we lost all of our phone lines AN...
10/09/2021

Phones have been fixed!
Apologies to anyone who has tried to call since Tuesday, when we lost all of our phone lines AND internet connection. We were able to take questions on Facebook, at least.

Four new varieties in the store this week:

Suncrisp
Shizuka
Crimson Topaz
Crimson Crisp

Three new varieties are now available in the retail market: SnowsweetEmpireEarly FujiOther varieties include:HoneycrispC...
10/05/2021

Three new varieties are now available in the retail market:

Snowsweet
Empire
Early Fuji

Other varieties include:

Honeycrisp
Cortland
McIntosh
Jonathan
Red Delicious
Gold Delicious

Three new varieties are now available in the retail market:

Snowsweet
Empire
Early Fuji

Other varieties include:

Honeycrisp
Cortland
McIntosh
Jonathan
Red Delicious
Gold Delicious

Apple Festival weekend!We have apples, cider and more ready for all the festival-goers this weekend.  Apple varieties in...
10/02/2021

Apple Festival weekend!

We have apples, cider and more ready for all the festival-goers this weekend.

Apple varieties include:

Honeycrisp
Cortland (new this week)
Golden Delicious
Red Delicious
Jonathan
McIntosh
Gala

We also still have pumpkins, squash, and now bittersweet for fall decorating.

Apple Festival weekend!

We have apples, cider and more ready for all the festival-goers this weekend.

Apple varieties include:

Honeycrisp
Cortland (new this week)
Golden Delicious
Red Delicious
Jonathan
McIntosh
Gala

We also still have pumpkins, squash, and now bittersweet for fall decorating.

Honeycrisp and Cider are now available! Other varieties include: McIntoshGalaJonathan (new this week!)We'll be picking G...
09/24/2021

Honeycrisp and Cider are now available!

Other varieties include:

McIntosh
Gala
Jonathan (new this week!)

We'll be picking Golden Delicious and Red Delicious next, then Cortland.

We also still have plums, pears and grapes. Fall pumpkins, squash, gourds and Indian corn are also available.

Like most businesses, we have a labor shortage. Looking for people who can work full-time or part-time in a variety of r...
09/14/2021

Like most businesses, we have a labor shortage. Looking for people who can work full-time or part-time in a variety of roles. Pay is $10/hour, more than the state minimum for agriculture. Please send us a private message or stop by the farm if interested.

Like most businesses, we have a labor shortage. Looking for people who can work full-time or part-time in a variety of roles. Pay is $10/hour, more than the state minimum for agriculture. Please send us a private message or stop by the farm if interested.

We have picked the Concord grapes.  $1.50/lb
09/12/2021

We have picked the Concord grapes. $1.50/lb

We have picked the Concord grapes. $1.50/lb

Happy Fall!  Doing a little fall decorating?One of our farmer friends brought his pumpkins and gourds in -- they are abs...
09/11/2021

Happy Fall! Doing a little fall decorating?

One of our farmer friends brought his pumpkins and gourds in -- they are absolutely beautiful this year! Some of the white pumpkins weigh more than 75 lbs.

And Bartlett Pears have been picked! Those of you on the list will get a call, but feel free to come on out to get your order.

Apple varieties currently available include:

Ginger Gold
Golden Supreme
Gala
Macintosh
Redfree
Prima
Blondee

THREE new varieties are available: Ginger Gold -- crisp and a little spicy-sweet. A wonderful eating and sauce apple. Pr...
09/03/2021

THREE new varieties are available:

Ginger Gold -- crisp and a little spicy-sweet. A wonderful eating and sauce apple.

Prima -- very crisp, extremely tart. A wonderful pie apple!

Zestar -- very sweet, medium texture. Great for fresh eating!

THREE new varieties are available:

Ginger Gold -- crisp and a little spicy-sweet. A wonderful eating and sauce apple.

Prima -- very crisp, extremely tart. A wonderful pie apple!

Zestar -- very sweet, medium texture. Great for fresh eating!

One of early apple varieties -- Redfree --  has been picked and is now available in our retail market! These are a sweet...
08/26/2021

One of early apple varieties -- Redfree -- has been picked and is now available in our retail market!

These are a sweet, medium-textured apple that's good for fresh eating but is also very popular for apple sauce.

One of early apple varieties -- Redfree -- has been picked and is now available in our retail market!

These are a sweet, medium-textured apple that's good for fresh eating but is also very popular for apple sauce.

Allstar™ peaches are in! This is a large, round, firm peach with yellow flesh. Not a lot of fuzz. Excellent for freezing...
08/21/2021

Allstar™ peaches are in!

This is a large, round, firm peach with yellow flesh. Not a lot of fuzz. Excellent for freezing and canning!

Allstar™ peaches are in!

This is a large, round, firm peach with yellow flesh. Not a lot of fuzz. Excellent for freezing and canning!

We have the freestone peaches now!  Also sweet corn, tomatoes and other vegetables. Open Monday through Saturday 8am - 5...
08/07/2021

We have the freestone peaches now! Also sweet corn, tomatoes and other vegetables.

Open Monday through Saturday 8am - 5pm and Sunday 1pm - 5pm.

We have the freestone peaches now! Also sweet corn, tomatoes and other vegetables.

Open Monday through Saturday 8am - 5pm and Sunday 1pm - 5pm.

Peaches are in!  We have the early-season Glenglo variety right now. It's not free-stone (cling free) but it is a good e...
07/24/2021

Peaches are in! We have the early-season Glenglo variety right now. It's not free-stone (cling free) but it is a good eating peach.

Open tomorrow, Sunday, 1pm - 5pm.

Throughout the week, we will be open 8am - 5pm (Monday through Saturday).

Peaches are in! We have the early-season Glenglo variety right now. It's not free-stone (cling free) but it is a good eating peach.

Open tomorrow, Sunday, 1pm - 5pm.

Throughout the week, we will be open 8am - 5pm (Monday through Saturday).

07/06/2021

Cherry season is coming to an end. All cherries have been picked and only the sweet yellow (white) cherries are available now. There are still tart / sour cherries available too, but call to get on the list for those.

We'll be updating on peaches soon!

06/20/2021

Cherries are available now at Blossom Hill Orchard in Avilla. Open Thursday - Saturday this week.

Another year!!! Where did it go, and so fast!!! So many strange events everywhere – weather, politics, disease, etc.  In...
01/01/2021

Another year!!! Where did it go, and so fast!!! So many strange events everywhere – weather, politics, disease, etc. In spite of it all, I feel very blessed to be here in Indiana with all the wonderful people I’ve talked with over the years. You all know I love what I do and to live here is my “heaven on earth.”

We were fortunate to have a crop this year, when so many did not. Now we begin to wind down this year and plan for the coming year. It’s been fun having customers try various mystery apples as we consider new varieties. We’ve seen customers use all our products in new, innovative ways. And more people came out to buy the freshly-grown vegetables and eggs that other small, local farms bring to sell in our little market.

As of tomorrow, January 1st, we will be switching to our “winter” hours. Those are Monday – Saturday 8:30am – 5:00pm and Sunday 1:00pm – 5:00pm.

We still have the following varieties available in our retail market, along with fresh cider.

Honeycrisp
Cameo
Cortland
Fuji
Gala
Gold Delicious
Goldrush
Ida Red
Jonagold
Jonathan
Red Delicious
Winesap

Happy new year, everyone!

We put up a number of gift baskets yesterday. There's something in every price range, but we can also customize with you...
12/19/2020

We put up a number of gift baskets yesterday. There's something in every price range, but we can also customize with your favorites.

Open 8am - 6pm Saturday, 1pm - 5pm Sunday.

Fresh cider on the shelves!

10/31/2020

Horse / Deer / Hog Apples
are now available in 15-bushel bins.
Call or message for more information.

Later varieties are now picked!  We now have these in the store: HoneycrispMacintoshJonathanGalaGolden DeliciousRed Deli...
10/31/2020

Later varieties are now picked! We now have these in the store:

Honeycrisp
Macintosh
Jonathan
Gala
Golden Delicious
Red Delicious
Cortland
Fuji
Empire
Rome
Winesap
Ida Red

And we're picking the Cameo, Goldrush and a few of the late varieties so those will be available soon!

10/16/2020
Purdue Extension- Steuben County

This year, since most school tours were cancelled, the Northeast Indiana Farm to School team put together this video so kids could have a 'virtual tour' of the orchard. We think it's pretty neat!

https://www.facebook.com/SteubenCounty/videos/888067984934436/

Did you know that October is National Farm to School Month? To celebrate, the Northeast Indiana Farm to School team has released our first Harvest of the Month video. This video features apples grown at Orchard Hill Farm in Kendallville! To celebrate, you can participate in the Great Apple Crunch and share your experience at #NEIAppleCrunch
#PurdueExtension #ParkviewHealth #NortheastIndianaLocalFoods

10/14/2020

Cider is available again!

Just picked some of the small-quantity varieties!  We now have these varieties in our store: HoneycrispMacintoshJonathan...
10/10/2020

Just picked some of the small-quantity varieties! We now have these varieties in our store:

Honeycrisp
Macintosh
Jonathan
Gala
Golden Delicious
Red Delicious
Cortland
Early Fuji
Snowsweet
Shizuka
Crimson Topaz

Hours are 8am - 6pm Monday through Saturday
1pm - 5pm on Sunday

Cortland apples are in! We now have these varieties in our store: HoneycrispMacintoshJonathanGalaGolden DeliciousHours a...
10/09/2020

Cortland apples are in!

We now have these varieties in our store:

Honeycrisp
Macintosh
Jonathan
Gala
Golden Delicious

Hours are 8am - 6pm Monday through Saturday
1pm - 5pm on Sunday

Happy Fall! On what would have been Apple Festival weekend, we're busy with apples and cider.  Current varieties include...
10/03/2020

Happy Fall!

On what would have been Apple Festival weekend, we're busy with apples and cider. Current varieties include:

Honeycrisp
Gala
Jonathan
Macintosh
Gold Delicious

We also have Bartlett pears and a variety of fall decorations -- pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, etc.

09/26/2020

Cider is ready!

HONEYCRISP ARE IN!We got a few of the Honeycrisp picked, just in time for the weekend. Apple cider will start next weeke...
09/25/2020

HONEYCRISP ARE IN!

We got a few of the Honeycrisp picked, just in time for the weekend. Apple cider will start next weekend, hopefully. Prices are the same as last year.

Hours are 8am - 6pm Mon - Sat, 1pm - 5pm Sun.

Peaches are done for the season!  Hope you got some, as they were absolutely wonderful this year.  Moving on to apples n...
08/28/2020

Peaches are done for the season! Hope you got some, as they were absolutely wonderful this year.

Moving on to apples now. We picked the Redfree and have them available in our market. Bushels of seconds are available for those of you who love these for applesauce, but there aren't many this year, so come out early tomorrow if you want some!

We have green beans!  We've heard people are looking. $2.50/lb, picked this morning.  Yes, we still have peaches.
08/22/2020

We have green beans! We've heard people are looking.

$2.50/lb, picked this morning. Yes, we still have peaches.

Freestone peaches for canning & freezing are in!  The varieties we have are Starfire and Allstar. We have some beautiful...
08/18/2020

Freestone peaches for canning & freezing are in! The varieties we have are Starfire and Allstar.

We have some beautiful, fresh vegetables from local growers, too. Sweet corn, melons, green beans, tomatoes, peppers. A nice selection right now!

We have just a few Pristine apples, but expect to start picking Redfree in the next 10 days or so.

Hours are 8am-6pm Mon-Sat and 1pm-5pm Sun.

Peaches are in! We have early-season Summer Serenade and Glenglo peaches. Both are excellent fresh eating, but like many...
08/01/2020

Peaches are in!

We have early-season Summer Serenade and Glenglo peaches. Both are excellent fresh eating, but like many early varieties do not come off the pit. Canning peaches will be in next week. Same prices as last year: $7.50 for a 5lb box, $60/bushel.

We also have a nice bi-color sweet corn. $5.50/dozen, $25.00/bushel.

Locally-grown vegetables and melons are also available now.

06/12/2020

Just a reminder - we have frozen apple cider, perfect for cider slushies on those hot, summer days!

06/02/2020

Halfway through the year! Good morning! Hope everyone had a good winter and stayed healthy. The bees spent almost a full month trying to pollinate the bloom in really ccld weather. The petals have finished falling and we see apples starting to show on the trees. It was the first time in 50 years we had serious cold weather.

The garden is planted, the orchard has been mowed once already, Rick has been spraying to keep insects away and we are all healthy. It's wait and watch time now when we're outdoors in God's world.

Will keep everyone up to date on orchard happenings. Looking forward to seeing all of you again. Stay safe and healthy.

04/09/2020

Started this post to let everyone know that we are COMPLETELY out of apples. Instead, memories of those 50 years invaded my head.. But we still have frozen cider and the apple butter, jelly and syrup. And maple syrup, hullless popcorn, cider vinegar, and. more. Have a beautiful spring and a wonderful summer.

04/09/2020

It seems like years since I've posted anything, but we've been busy winding down the 2019 season. Can you believe it!!!! 50 years of planting, nurturing trees, meeting wonderful people who became friends. Yes, those 50 years have gone too fast - and I've enjoyed every moment.!

Cleaning out the cooler and getting to end of the season. To help those wanting to stock up on apples, we're offering ha...
03/22/2020

Cleaning out the cooler and getting to end of the season. To help those wanting to stock up on apples, we're offering half bushels (20 lbs) of Cameo and Fuji "Schoolboy Apples" for $17.00 -- that's less than $1 / lb!

Schoolboys are smaller than regular apples, but perfect for snacking, kids and older people. Limited quantities are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Hours are 8am - 5pm, Monday through Saturday. Sunday is 1pm - 5pm.

We just made the LAST batch of fresh cider for the season!  Rick has several gallons jugged up for fresh sale, but the r...
02/09/2020

We just made the LAST batch of fresh cider for the season! Rick has several gallons jugged up for fresh sale, but the rest will be put in the freezer and we'll sell it frozen until it's gone (usually mid-summer).

Hours:
Monday - Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Address

11061 E 415 N
Kendallville, IN
46755

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm

Telephone

(260) 347-3682

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