Apple Butter Days - October 21 & 22, 2017


As part of Batesville’s premier fall event we cut wood for the fires, hauled tents and chairs, peeled and sliced 66 bushels of apples, stirred, prepared and served breakfast, canned, labelled, and cleaned up – and every other task. We used two 100 gallon kettles - and produced 180 gallons of butter. As a result, we have enough this year for the Batesville Market to offer it for sale FOR A LIMITED TIME.

Many long-time regulars participated as did newer locals and “greater Batesvillians” - and the youth of Batesville made a HUGE contribution. The apple peeling and grinding team met the 5:00 pm deadline; there were more evening and early morning stirrers.  The breakfast was again a great success. Local musicians sang for our breakfast to great acclaim. The canning and jarring production was finished by noon.  Everyone from near (and some from afar) joined in the peeling, stirring and canning – thank you all!

All monies raised from the event go to support local groups. 

Many thanks to Crown Orchard for donating the apples. Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie again provided nighttime pizzas for the stirrers.  Twin Oaks Community Foods gave us wonderful veggie sausage for breakfast. A friend donated pumpkins and squash for sale.  The Batesville Market is our mainstay with much support (and coffee!) 

And we are SO appreciative of Charlie Page’s and Leslie Andrus’ generous use of their field year after year.

Batesville residents have been making apple butter as a fundraising endeavor since 1975. It is the community’s premier fall event.

Dan Johnson 2012

Diane Lewis 2011

Diane Lewis 2013