Beasley's Orchard and Gardens
Backstory and Context
Beasley’s Orchard and Gardens began as a family farm that raised livestock and grain; specifically hogs, cattle, and chickens. The Beasley’s had three children, who also had an interest in the world of farming. The creation of the modern farm you see today, selling tomatoes, apples, sweet corn, cucumbers, green beans, eggplant, peppers, squash, cantaloupe, pumpkins and watermelon. The farm picks all of the produce by hand, rather than using machinery. The farmers market is held in a huge barn that was built shortly after the civil war and was built through the old fashion, peg and beam construction. The barn has been used for nearly every situation imaginable for a farm over the years, such as hay storage, dairying, horses, and now a retail market. The farm holds the Heartland Apple Festival which is held the first two weekend in October, as well as a pumpkin patch, hay ride, and corn maze that is open every weekend in October. The farm won best Indiana Apple Cider of the year in 2019 by Purdue University. Beasley’s Orchard and Gardens is also home to a gorgeous venue that is open to catering events such as weddings, class reunions, or baby showers.
Beasley, Debra. “Our Story.” beasleys. Beasley's Orchard and Gardens. Accessed April 7, 2020. https://www.beasleys-orchard.com/about-us.