produce in farm store

Today's Produce

What's in Farm Store Today.

Updated 10/24/20

Reminder: A reservation is required to visit the farm on Saturdays in October until October 31st.

Tuttle’s Produce:

  • Tomatoes
  • Mixed Winter Greens

Seasonal Items:

  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Acorn Squash
  • Butternut Squash
  • Parsnips
  • Turnips

Other Produce:

  • Pears (Bartlett, Starkkrimson)
  • Rainbow Carrots (regular, baby)
  • Carrots
  • Red Onions
  • Sweet Onions
  • Red Potatoes (3lb and 5lb)
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Russet Potatoes
  • Garlic
  • Radish

Click here to see produce page for curbside pickup ordering. 

Apples Farm Store

What's in Farm Store Today.

Today's Apples

The late freeze in May impacted the apple crop this year. In addition to our apples, we have partnered with other local orchards in the Midwest to provide you with your favorite apples. Check back frequently because availability will change, and we will update as we know.
Now available in the farm store:
  • Honeycrisp- large, blocky, yellow green with brick-red streaks. More expensive because they are difficult to grow and are in demand.
    • Flavor: Sweet
    • Texture: Very crisp
    • Uses: Eating
  • Michigan Gala- fine, firm and crisp texture good for all purposes including raw in salads.
    • Flavor: Sweet
    • Texture: Crisp
    • Suggested uses: eating, baking, sauce, salads
  • McIntosh “Old Fashioned Favorite”- tart balanced with sweet, with some acidity and a mix of berry and spice.
    • Flavor: Mild
    • Texture: Firm
    • Suggested Uses: Eating, baking, sauce and salads
  • Jonathan “Children’s Apple”– beloved by kids of all ages for its tart flavor and small size.
    • Flavor: tart
    • Texture: Crisp
    • Suggested uses: Eating, baking, sauce and salads
  • Cortland “Applesauce Princess”- juicy with a tender, snow white flesh. Wonderful for kabobs, fruit salads and garnishes because they do not brown quickly.
    • Flavor: Mild
    • Texture: Soft
    • Suggested uses: Eating, baking, sauce, salads
  • Jonagold “Jonathan/Golden mix”- orange-red blush over a yellow background. Excellent all purpose apple.
    • Flavor: Tangy
    • Texture: Firm
    • Suggested Uses: Eating, baking, sauce, salads
  • Red Delicious “Handsome Apple”– the North American symbol of the apple. Yellow flesh that is mildly sweet.
    • Flavor: Sweet
    • Texture: Firm
    • Suggested Uses: Eating
  • Golden Delicious “Old Faithful”– Rich mellow flavor and thin, tender skin that doesn’t require peeling in most recipes. Preferred “all purpose” cooking apple.
    • Flavor: Sweet
    • Texture: Crisp
    • Suggested Uses: Eating, Baking, Sauce, Salads
  • Early Fuji- Spicy, crisp sweetness makes it excellent out of hand or as an applesauce. Varies from yellow-green with red highlights to very red.
    • Flavor: Sweet
    • Texture: Hard
    • Suggested Uses: Eating, baking, sauce, salads

These are the dates we anticipate possibly having other apples:

  • Possibly available in November (too early to say): Gold Rush, Enterprise, York Imperial
  • Done for the year: Lodi, Early Blaze, Paula Red, Ginger Gold
  • We will not have for 2020: Grimes Golden, Jonalicious, King David, Empire, Braeburn
fishers apple picking

What's Ripe in the Orchard Today

Today's Upick

Pick Your Own:

Upick Apples were VERY LIMITED for this year due to May freeze (5% of normal crop).

As of 10/1, the orchard is completely picked.  If you would like to walk through the orchard and hunt for any remaining apples you are welcome to, but know that there are almost no apples left for picking.

Plenty of apples in Farm Store.

IMPORTANT:  online reservations will be REQUIRED for Saturdays this year.

Pumpkin Patch opened on Saturday, Sep 26th.  Reservations will be REQUIRED for Saturdays this year.

Cafe Menu

Menu is subject to change based on availability.

Current Cafe Menu (Weekdays Only)

*Note: We do our best to keep this as accurate as possible, but at times we are very busy and availability may change throughout the day.  Feel free to call our farm store 317-326-2278 if you are coming a long distance for a specific item.

2020 PRODUCE GENERAL INFORMATION

FRUITS

GENERAL INFO

PRE-ORDER or NO?

strawberries farm to table tuttles cafe

Indiana Strawberries

The Indiana crop is very limited for 2020 due to may freeze. We will have Northern Indiana strawberries as they are available.  Deliveries are typically late Tuesday and late Friday.

No pre-order is available.  Check website or call for updates.

Sweet Cherries

Sweet Cherries

(cherries for eating)

This year we are hoping to have fresh sweet cherries available mid July. Most likely from Michigan (sweet cherries don’t grow well in central Indiana). We will have in Farm Store as we are able.

Once we have more info on the cherry crop we will update if pre-order in bulk will be available.

10 lb tun of tart michigan cherries

Tart Cherries

(cherries for pie)

We get 10lb buckets of tart cherries (pitted in cherry juice, not frozen) in Mid-July. Pickup Date TBD. These buckets are ONLY available for pre-order

Yes. You MUST pre-order by July 3rd. Pre-payment is required. Cost is $30 for 10lb.  ORDER HERE.

Blueberries

Coming from Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan.  Available in Farm Store Mid July to August.

If interested in 2lb or 5lb tubs, you must pre-order for pickup in late July.  Click here to see available dates.

Indiana Black Raspberries

Black Raspberries

Typically early July from a farm in Northern Indiana.  Only available by pre-order. Very perishable.  Pickup is Tuesday/Friday PM for select weeks in early July when ripe.

Pre-order is required.  Ordering only opens a couple days before ready.  To be notified about availability, you can join the black raspberry email list here.

Indianapolis Pick Your Own Blackberries

Blackberries

We try to get some fresh blackberries from a local farm in late July and early August.

No pre-order.  Available in Farm Store for a couple weeks when ripe.

south carolina freestone peaches

South Carolina Peaches

We will have cling peaches now through early July (cling do not separate from pit).  Freestone Peaches (those that separate from the pit will be available beginning mid July through mid August.  They are available by bag, peck and half bushel once we start to have freestone peaches.  If you’d like peck or half bushel, you can pre-order.

Click here to pre-order your peck or half bushel of freestone peaches for July/August.

Picking Apples in Orchard

Lodi Apples 

for sauce not for eating

We do not anticipate having a Tuttle’s Lodi crop this year due to frost in May.  We are working to get some from an orchard in Michigan in mid-July.

No pre-order is available until we have more info.

Indiana Watermelon

Watermelon

Yellow watermelon ripen in late July.  Then red watermelon in early August followed by seedless red in mid-August.

No.

Cantaloupe

We will have some from the south as we are able to get them until our own are ripe in late July and August.

No.

VEGETABLES

indiana Tomatoes

Slicing Tomatoes

We have great Tennessee tomatoes, and have begun harvesting a very few of our own.  As more ripen we will have them available in farm store.  Cherry Tomatoes start mid July.  Roma start in August.

No.  Have all the time by the pound.

Indianapolis Canning Tomatoes

Canning Tomatoes

Canning tomatoes do not really start until we have a large quantity of field tomatoes in August through early September.  They are sold in peck (12lb) or half bushel (25lb).

NOTE:  as of August 20, 2020 we are NO LONGER TAKING ORDERS for 2020 as at this point the list is long and we will be unable to fill all the orders that remain.

Indiana Sweet Corn

Sweet Corn

For June and early July we will be sourcing corn from south as we are able.  Currently in June price is very high and availability very limited so we only have on days we can get it in limited supply.

Tuttle’s Corn around July 20th this year.  We’ve planted white and bicolor corn.  All corn for summer is non GMO.   Freezing corn is sold in bushel bag which holds 50 ears.  Bushels must be pre-ordered.

For ears/dozens, no need to pre-order.  Only need to pre-order if you are wanting bushels for freezing.  Ordering opens a few days before in our online store.  

Canning Blue Lake green beans

Green Beans

Looks like we will start picking around July 4th this year.  By the pound available in the Farm Store most days once we start picking.  We are getting from other locations until ours are ripe as we are able.

By the pound, no need to pre-order.  NOTE:  as of August 3, 2020 we are NO LONGER TAKING ORDERS for 2020 as at this point the list is long and we will be unable to fill all the orders that remain.

Indianapolis Cucumbers for Making Pickles

Pickles

For those wanting cucumbers for making pickles we expect to start picking in early July.  They are available in small bags, peck boxes and half bushels once they are ripe.

NOTE:  as of August 3, 2020 we are NO LONGER TAKING ORDERS for 2020 as at this point the list is long and we will be unable to fill all the orders that remain.