Sharon O’Connell and her hammered dulcimer followed the Butler choral group and long lines waited for an old Beasley’s favorite, the cider.
“We served hot spiced cider, with a spice made especially for us,” Beasley said, noting that the cider can be bought chilled as well throughout the holiday season.
Buck Creek Winery, which hails from the southeast side of Indianapolis, was also there offering samples.
Children had a chance to take advantage of the nice weather at a bounce. There were also samples of fudge, free tastings of traditional favorite items, and unique toys on display.
The winter months haven’t totally sapped the apple crop either, as Beasley said a nice array of apples are still available at the orchard, including the popular Granny Smiths.
“We also have citrus in now, and that’s a big item for the holidays,” she said. “We do a lot with bird baskets and gift box fruits. We’ll be taking orders. Some of the other featured holiday foods are the Amish cheese, summer sausages, both regular and one that’s jalepeno cheese and that’s pretty hot and spicy. We have our medjool dates, that’s an item that a lot of the gals like to use for holiday baking ... put in breads, muffins, and cakes.”
Beasley’s Orchard is at 2304 E. Main St., Danville. For more information about the orchard’s holiday schedule, visit the website at beasleys-orchard.com.