5 Reasons for Joining the Summer Tote Program

It’s that time of year again, sign ups are now open for the summer Tuttle’s Tote Program.   For those of you who are newer to the Tuttle’s family, this is a weekly box of produce program we offer in the summer (and winter).  Think of it as Tuttle’s staff selecting the best items from […]

10 Thanksgiving Ideas from the Tuttle Family to Yours:

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10 Thanksgiving Ideas from the Tuttle Family to Yours: Fall Harvest Salad: we use the mixed winter lettuce greens and head lettuce from our high tunnels and include the following toppings:  cubed and sauteed butternut squash, dried cranberries, apple slices, sugared walnuts, apple chips, hard boiled eggs, feta cheese.  We like to use the Rhubarb […]

Our favorite places to pick your own Strawberries in Indianapolis area

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Where you can pick your own Strawberries in Indianapolis area: Tuttles + Indiana Strawberries: Every year in late May and early June (the season varies a bit each year due to the weather), we are excited to welcome Indiana strawberries to our Farm Store here at Tuttles.  Most of our strawberries come from Spencer Farm […]

Where can I find Black Raspberries in the Indianapolis area?

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Where can I find Black Raspberries in the Indianapolis area? Black Raspberries are a much sought after summer treat.  They are popular for eating fresh, making jam, and our favorite…making black raspberry pie.  Grandma Virginia Tuttle said hands down Black Raspberry Pie was the best pie there was. Black Raspberries are smaller then blackberries, very […]

Tuttle’s Wins Indiana Cider Competition

During the Indiana Hort Congress this year, Tuttle’s apple cider was judged along with ciders from orchards all over Indiana.  We were awarded the “One of Top Three Ciders in Indiana Award” this year. We are proud to continue to make some of the best apple cider in Indiana here at Tuttle Orchards!

Which hanging basket do I choose?

Bermuda Beach Petunia Basket

It’s Mother’s Day week, and there are lots of people walking through our greenhouses trying to choose hanging baskets.  Some for their moms, some for their houses.  I hear a lot, “You have so many nice ones, I don’t know what to choose.”  So… I thought I’d share a few tips on how to choose […]

Bowl or Fridge? How to best store your apples.

Paula Red Apples

Where should I keep my apples? The age old question: should I put my apples in a bowl to make that adorable centerpiece on my kitchen table or should they be relegated to the crisper in the refrigerator? From the number of glossy magazine covers picturing beautiful bowls of apples you would think that the […]

Cutting out the Corn Maze: How we make it into the maze.

How do you make a corn maze anyways? Well, there are many different ways to make a maze…some farms use GPS systems on their tractors to plant the corn in just the right place. Here at Tuttle’s we do ours by hand. You can read about how they plant the maze here. After the corn […]

Planting the Agrimaze: How it’s Done.

We begin thinking about the maze each year the first part of June. First, we must select a good field to use for the maze. It’s important to rotate the crops since corn takes a lot of nitrogen out of the soil…so we try to alternate between corn and pumpkins each year in the fields. […]