Apple Butter Days - October 19 & 20, 2019


In 2018, 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 around 180 gallons of butter. We filled 1,400 pint jars, most of which have been sold. A limited supply is available at The Batesville Market

Many long-time regulars participated as did newer locals and “greater Batesvillians” - and the youth of Batesville make a HUGE contribution. The apple peeling and grinding team finished before 5:00 pm;  the evening and early morning stirrers were the best ever - despite gale force winds, rain and cold.

The breakfast was as popular as ever - workers ate FREE. The canning and jarring production finished by noon.  Everyone from near (and some from afar) joined in the peeling, stirring and canning – the Batesville Apple Butter crew grew substantially. Welcome to all newcomers - we expect you back in force next year.

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 for nighttime pizzas for the stirrers.  Twin Oaks Community Foods gives us wonderful veggie sausage for breakfast. A friend donated pumpkins and gourds 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