Source: Indys Child Parenting Magazine

Apple Orchards

September 01, 2013

Tuttle Orchards

5717 N. 300 West

Greenfield, IN 46140

Hancock County

Phone: (317) 326-2278

Open: Year 'round. May-October: Monday-Wednesday, 9am-6pm; Thursday - Saturday 9am-7pm Closed Sundays. Nov

Description: Tuttle Orchards is a family owned and operated business established in 1928. Located 15 miles east of downtown Indianapolis in Hancock County, Indiana. They offer: Greenhouses and Garden Center, Summer Homegrown vegetables and fruits, Fall Activities, U-pick apples and pumpkins, school tours, children's play center, hayrides, Christmas fruit baskets, and apple shipping to the US and Canada Year round farm market store.

Apples: Lodi, Red Free, Early Blaze, Paula Red, Ginger Gold, Gala, Ozark Gold, Jonathan, Cortland, Jonalicious, Grimes Golden, Jonagold, Red Delicious, Empire, King David, Golden Delicious, Idared, Stayman Winesap (Tuttle 'strain), Fuji, Braeburn, Gold Rush

Website: CLICK HERE

Tranbarger's Apple Barn

6256 W. Fall Creek Dr.

Pendleton, IN 46064-9768

Madison County

Phone: (765) 778-2869

Open: Monday thru Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. -- Closed Sundays

Description: Open August 15 through November 15 *Crop permitting* Fresh Unpasteurized Natural Cider Fresh Local Honey *hives are on our property* Indiana Sorghum from Camden, Indiana

Apples: Lodi, Tydeman Red, Paula Red, Ginger Gold, Red Free, Gala, Mollies Delicious, Honey Crisp, McIntosh, Spartan, Cortland, Jonathan, Red Delicious, Fuji, Empire, Bushing Golden/Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Mutsu/Crispin, Gold Rush, Stayman Winesap, Braeburn and Granny Smith

Apple of His Eye

3185 S. 300 E.

Anderson, IN 46017

Madison County

Phone: (765) 378-6265

Open: June - November; Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 7:00pm. Closed Sundays. Call for special orders!

Description: They not only have fresh crisp apples, but also have a friendly spirit! Come get homemade apple butter, applesauce and apple pie filling. You will enjoy homemade apple cinnamon donuts, (there is a secret ingredient put in the apple butter) tasty cider, and cider slushies, honey, giant caramel apples, & caramel puff corn! Call ahead for special orders. They also create gift baskets, which make the perfect gift.

Apples: Transparent, Pristine, Honeycrisp, Cortland, Mutsu, Ruby Jon, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Grimes Golden, Jonathan, Jonamac, Jonagold, Gala-Fulford, Gala, Sun-Fuji, Shizuka, Northern Spy, Williams Pride, Red Free, Sun-Crisp, Goldrush, Royal Cort, Granny Smith, and our Mystery Apple.

Other Fruit: Peaches, Pears, Sweet Corn, Green Beans, & Tomatoes when in season.

Website: CLICK HERE

Stuckey Farms

19975 Hamilton Boone Rd.

Sheridan, IN 46069

Hamilton County

Phone: (317) 769-4172

Open: 3rd week of June until Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Description: Stuckey Farms has an enormous apple orchard, which visitors can wander and pick their own apples from many different varieties. In the fall, squash and pumpkins are also available. In addition, their large "autumn themed" store has a selection of various fresh fruits and vegetables, several varieties of fresh honey, and Stuckey brand apple cider which is made right there in the store.

Apples: Tons of varieties to choose from, including cross varieties such as Jonamac.

Website: CLICK HERE

Anderson Orchard Pleasant View

10721 N. 850 W.

Fairland, IN 46126

Shelby County

Phone: (317) 861-4025

Open: Late July thru Early November; 9:00am - 6:00pm, 7 days a week.

Description: Pick your own apple orchard. Pick your own pumpkins and corn maze during the month of October with wagon rides to the patch. Apple cider, cider slush, caramel apples, apple butter, preserves, and fresh vegetables. Concession stand open on weekends serving elephant ears, hot dogs, fried biscuits, and other tasty items.

Apples: Golden Supreme, Akane, Hawaii, Rambo, Mollie's Delicious, McIntosh, Gala, Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Cortland, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Melrose, Idared, Turley Winesap, Mutsu, Braeburn, Stayman Winesap, Fuji, Granny Smith, Blacktwig

Other Fruit: Pumpkins

Website: CLICK HERE

Ditzler Orchard

8902 South, 625 West

Rosedale, IN 47874

Parke County

Phone: (765) 548-2308

Email: cherrywoodfarm@gmail.com

Open: May - December, Monday- Saturday, hours vary

Description: Ditzler Orchard has been in operation for over 30 years. They have a large variety of apples and feature fresh apple cider all fall. Guests are welcome to stay and picnic on the grounds. They also offer school tours and Saturday pic- your-own. Ditzler Orchard is also affiliated with Cherrywood Farm a pick-your-own berry patch.

Apples: Jonathan, Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Jonagold, Jonalicious, Grimes Golden, HoneyCrisp, Fuji, Braeburn, Green Granny and many more.

Other Fruit: Sweet cherries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, some plums and peaches.

Website: CLICK HERE

Beasley's Orchard and Gardens

2304 E. Main St.

Danville, IN 46122

Hendricks County

Phone: (317) 745-4876

Open: July thru Mid December. Weekends in January and February. Hours: July-October - Mon-Sat, 9-6, Sun, 1

Description: A 165 acre apple farm, featuring over 25 varieties of apples, 15 acres of pumpkins, and assorted vegetables. Beasley’s is celebrating their 20th Annual Heartland Apple Festival this year on October 7, 8, 14, and 15th. The market is housed in a Civil-War era barn, which is also home to the bakery and Cider Bar. Beasley's apple cider, made from an old family recipe, has won the first place honors at the Indiana State Cider contest for the past two years. The farm also features an 8-acre cornfield maze. Please see our web site for the picture and details. Groups are welcome, but please call ahead. School group tours are also given by appointment only.

Apples: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, Gala, Empire, Melrose, Cortland, McIntosh, Idared and later in October, Mutsu, Braeburn and Fuji.

Other Fruit: Cantaloupe and Watermelon during the summer months. A large assortment of pumpkins, squash and gourds is also available during October.

Website: CLICK HERE