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Kuhns Orchard in Bremen is Truly a Family Affair

Writer / Matt Keating
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Kuhns OrchardLaMar Kuhns with Kuhns Orchard in Bremen says he enjoys putting in a full day’s work with his family.

It makes him happy. He enjoys the fruits of his labor, offers customers healthy food, and gets a lot of good exercise.

Kuhns owns and operates Kuhns Orchard with his wife Lorene. He says his family stays active making sure their business thrives throughout the year.

“We have three married children, and one son who is still at home,” Kuhns says. “Most of them are still pretty involved with operations around here and help out when they can.”

Kuhns says his parents started Kuhns Orchard, which has always been family owned and operated. It gives him a great feeling to know that the whole family has made the business successful.

“My parents bought this 80-acre farm and orchard back in 1986, when I was still a young teenager,” Kuhns says. “After we got married in 1994, my folks put up another house here, and we moved into the farmhouse. Lorene and I, along with our four children, milked the cows, farmed the land and helped my parents in the fall season.”

Kuhns says the business has grown a lot over the years, and has earned a great reputation for having fresh, healthy food at a good price.

Kuhns says the orchard is filled with great products that customers can choose from.

“We have many varieties of fresh-picked apples, and delicious and sweet unpasteurized cider made here,” Kuhns says. “It all tastes good.”

The cider has earned positive word of mouth over the years.

Kuhns OrchardKuhns adds that the great-tasting food doesn’t stop there.   

“We have many homemade canned goods including jams, jellies, apple butter, applesauce, pickles, salsa, pie fillings, honey, maple syrup and apple cider vinegar,” Kuhns says.

The apple cider vinegar is available in half or full gallons.

Kuhns adds that the tasty food products have made loyal customers very happy, and they often tell their family and friends about Kuhns Orchard.

“We also have bison summer sausage, and snack sticks,” he says. “Everything is locally grown and made. We also have farm-fresh milk and eggs.”

Kuhns notes that the milk flavors include strawberry, chocolate, white, blueberry and more.

The Kuhns Orchard staff has also ventured into offering a new product.

“We have a freeze-dried fruit medley containing strawberries, peaches, apples, blueberries and more,” Kuhns says.

Kuhns Orchard has also become well-known as a place for the whole family to enjoy.

“Families are welcome and we enjoy it when they come here,” Kuhns says. “We don’t have any activities at this time, but some people enjoy strolling around our farm, petting our dogs and cats, and looking at the farm animals.”

Kuhns adds that it’s a nice trip to the orchard for a lot of people, both near and far, and the business is located four miles west of Nappanee.

Kuhns says he thoroughly enjoys his work. His customers are an endless source of happiness for him and his family. They have made a lot of friends through the years.

“The best part of our work is knowing you have a very happy and satisfied customer,” Kuhns says. “We enjoy all of our great customers who inspire us more than they know.”

Kuhns says the orchard also does a strong wholesale business that has become popular through the years.

“We sell most of our products wholesale except fresh cider, which is still our most popular item in the fall,” he says. “We make 500 gallons at a time.”

To get your fresh farm products, visit Kuhns Orchard at 3421 Beech Road in Bremen. Call 574-773-0501 for more info.

Kuhns Orchard

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