June 30: Cherry Saturday @ Tuttles

Cherry Saturday at Tuttles

{June 30, 2018 }

Farm Store and Cafe open at 9AM but activities, sampling, meals, hayrides do not begin until 10AM.

It’s a day to celebrate sweet cherries!  What’s a better way to celebrate 4th of July weekend than with a cherry pie.

Here’s some of what we have planned:

Farm Store: 

We will be getting fresh SWEET cherries to have available this Saturday (available 9am until sold out…should have cherries most of the day….we order a LOT).  They will be available in pints, quarts, and 2lb containers.

This year fresh cherries will are from an orchard in western New York.  Due to an extreme amount of rain in southern Michigan this past weekend which affected the cherries that would have been ripe this weekend, we are partnering with an orchard in western New York to bring you the best cherries we could find for Cherry Day this year. They are fresh picked off the tree and look really nice.   The variety will be Teitin.   Prices are $2.95/pint $5.95/quart $10/2lb box.  We also get some Rainier Cherries from Washington State.  Price for Rainier is $3.95 pint, $7.95 quart, $12/2lb tub.

Cherry Update as of Noon:  We are out of red sweet cherries.  We have been busy.  We do have plenty of rainier cherries left.  

Please note:  we do NOT have pick your own cherries at Tuttles!

Sweet Cherries

These will be sweet cherries.  In the world of cherries, SWEET = eating  TART = baking.

If you are interested in fresh TART cherries, we will not have any fresh tart cherries available by the quart, but we are bringing in 10lb containers of tart cherries the third or fourth week of July (cherry day is a bit too early for tart cherries).  Click here to order TART CHERRIES.  These will be already pitted (yeah!) and will be just cherries with nothing added so you can bake with them easily.  We will not have any tart cherries available on cherry day by the quart.  

OTHER CHERRY ITEMS:

We are also partnering with Seaquist Orchards in Door County Wisconsin to provide us with lots of great cherry products including cherry pie filling, cherry jam, and cherry salsa!  They are an amazing family farm we visited last year, and we are excited to bring some of their cherry goodness to Indiana.  These items are available this year…no need to pre-order.

SAMPLING:  we’ll be sampling:

  • Chocolate Covered Cherries
  • Cherry Preserves
  • Cherry Products from Sequist Orchard
  • Cherry Salsa
  • and other cherry products…

In addition, you can pre-order 4lb boxes of Michigan tart cherries and chocolate covered cherries (click to order below):

If you have not had a chance to pre-order, no worries…we have extra available that day.

We will also be sampling our all natural, clean label Cherry Pie.  These pies are available frozen to take and bake for your 4th of July celebrations.  They will be on sale for $12 this day (regular $13.95).  These pies are made with only a few all natural, non gmo ingredients.  Made the way your grandma would make cherry pie.

Cafe Cherry Items:

Meal Options (served 10Am-6PM or while supplies last…) :

  • Cherry BBQ Baby Back Ribs:  half slab of ribs.  Served with baked beans and potato salad.  $13.95 (while supplies last…)
  • Rosemary Crusted Pork Loin with Fresh Cherry Compote on Baguette.  Served with one side. $8.95
  • Turkey Bacon Brie Ciabatta with Cherry Salsa and Arugula.  Served with one side.  $7.95
  • Chicken Salad with Fresh Cherries, Apples, Toasted Almonds and Rosemary Mayo on Croissant.  Served with one side.   $7.95
  • BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich.  Served with one side.  $7.95
  • Tomato Mozzarella Pesto Sandwich.  Served with one side.  $6.95

Sides Options:  potato salad, chips, pasta salad, applesauce

Kid’s Meal Options:  Pulled Pork Slider, PB and Cherry Preserves Slider, or Turkey & Cheese Slider

Treat Items (served 9AM-6PM or while supplies last…):

Cherry Crisp $4.95
Cherry Limeade Slushie  $2.50
Chocolate Cherry Smoothie $3.95
Black Forest Brownies $3.95
Chocolate Chip Cherry Cheesecake $4.95
Rustic Cherry Tart $4.95

Activities for Cherry Day:

Narrated Tractor Wagon Rides – 1 activity ticket for child and adult 10AM-4PM
Tractor Town Kid’s Farm Area – 10AM-5PM – 1 activity ticket per child. Adult no charge. Kids 1 and under free.

Kid’s Face Painting – 1 activity ticket 10AM-4PM
Kid’s Craft: Chair Fairy Headbands – 1 activity ticket 10AM-4PM
Kid’s Craft: Butterfly Making – 1 activity ticket 10AM-4PM
Kid’s Food Art: 4th of July Fruit Kebab – 1 activity ticket 10AM-4PM

Activity tickets are $2.50 each and can be purchased from the sample cash register or the greenhouse register. All kids activities will be located in the area next to the greenhouse.

  • Please note:  tractor town and outdoor activities are subject to weather but the rest of the festival will happen rain or shine.