INDIANAPOLIS — In the fall, it's one of the most popular spots on the Indianapolis south side. Adrian Orchards with its quaint little store where folks stock up on cider, apples, peaches, berries and assorted treats.
It's been in the same family since 1925. George and Monika Adrian own it. George's grandfather began the business 95 years ago.
But, as Monika explains, she and George are up there in years and need to cut back. They are putting the orchard at 500 West Epler Avenue up for sale on March 1. Along with the store comes five acres of orchard land and 65 additional acres in Morgan County. That's where much of what is sold in Indianapolis is grown.
George and Monika hope they can find a buyer who will keep the operation going, but there are no guarantees. On Facebook they wrote:
We have no family succession and so we have decided to sell our business in hopes that someone else will continue the tradition of Adrian Orchards. If you, or anyone you may know is seriously interested in this venture, please do not hesitate to contact us. There are several options to consider which we will be happy to discuss with you.
If a sale isn't completed quickly, the Adrians may run the business again this year. It's closed now for the season, but an inventory clearance sale will take place starting February 14 and lasting no longer than February 29. The store will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and closed on Sunday.