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Welcome to the Indiana Foodways, a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to the celebration, promotion and preservation of the authentic food culture of Indiana. We are a membership organization of inquisitive eaters, good cooks, culinary historians, chefs, food journalists, restaurateurs, culinary tourists, artisans and manufacturers.

Our membership encompasses a field to table spectrum from agriculture to fine dining, with emphasis on all the specialty foods, farm markets, diners and hands-on restaurants in between that are so dear to the hearts of Midwesterners who love real food.

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Tales from the Trails Blog

  • Summer Food and Fun

    Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

    We know Summer hasn't officially started however, our Farm To Table Trail has something for everyone. Make your plans now to feed the mind and belly!

    Strawberry Day at Tuttle Orchards

    Enjoy everything Strawberry on Saturday, June 9th at Tuttle Orchards, located in Greenfield. The café will be cooking up everything Strawberry! Strawberry Pizza Cookie Decorating for Kids, Kid's Craft, Tractor Town Adventure Farm, Hayrides around the Farm. Times and prices vary so please check out their facebook page here

    Highlights of Tuttle's Strawberry Day Menu in the Cafe Includes: Strawberry Spinach Salad, Turkey & Brie with Strawberry, Creamy Chicken Salad with Fresh Strawberries, Locally Raised BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with Tuttle's Apple Butter BBQ Sauce, Strawberry & Nutella Crepes, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Strawberry Donuts, Strawberry Nachos, and a myriad of Strawberry Drinks.

    Please Note: They do NOT have pick your own strawberries at the orchard so be sure to pre-order your strawberries to take home. Due to the high demand pre-ordering is highly suggested. Click here for ordering.

    Hunter's Honey Farm Looking for for an activity to occupy the kids? Take a drive to Morgan County and tour the 100 year old Honey Farm. Hunter's Honey Farm has several different tour options to include Beehive Tour, Honey Barn Tour, bottling your own Honey Bear, rolling your Beeswax Candle, The Worker Special Tour, and many other combined options. https://www.huntershoneyfarm.com/tours/

    Fair Oaks Farms is hosting our fourth annual Dog-A-Palooza on June 9, 2018 from 5:00pm until 10:00pm CST. The Dogs Days of Summer are just ahead so start them right with Dog A Palooza . The whole day is filled with fun! From 2k Dog Glow Walk, Dog Show, and a Dog Obstacle Course, it is a fun way to celebrate summer! Cool off with treats from Fair Oaks Farms Café or Bakery! Many vendors will be on hand for more treats! IFA gives ap"paws"se to this cause, 50% of proceeds of the 2K Glow in the Dark goes to Shelter of the Year. For more details http://fofarms.com/dogapalooza

    McClure's Orchard

    Come celebrate summer!! Enjoy some delicious food and a pint of cider while listening to some tunes played by Mike Almon. The outdoor fun starts at 5pm and lasts until 8pm on Saturday, June 23rd! McClure's Winery & Orchard tours will also be offered during this time. For more information, click here.

    Beasley's Orchard

    Take the kids to Beasley's Orchard in Hendricks County to experience u-picking at its finest. Strawberries are in season but due to high demand, be sure to call first for u-pick availability. Strawberries are also available in the market, as well as, South Carolina peaches, tomatoes, and MUCH more! Indiana Rhubarb and Asparagus are in full swing too, so plan your farm to table meal with all the available delicious produce! For more info - Click here The Big Peach

    Swing by The Big Peach in Bruceville for all your locally grown produce. The Big Peach is a family owned farm market that is open daily May through October. The market offers a variety of fresh produce, jams & jellies, local honey, embroidery items, homemade pies, gift items, fudge, and more. In season are strawberries, peaches, asparagus, tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash and potatoes. Don't forget to the photo op at the Big Peach Tower.

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  • Tuttle Orchards, Rich in Soil and in History

    Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018

    Located northeast of Indianapolis in Hancock County sits a family business that is bountiful in soil, in fruit and in history. Tuttle Orchards is a farm destination and remains a constant in Indiana as they turn 90 this year.

    In 1928, Roy Tuttle began his fruitful journey when he purchased enough apple trees to fill 10 acres. At that time in history, Roy kept the apples growing through hard times during the depression and WWI/WWII then sold wholesale to the larger cities such as Indy and Chicago. Over the past 90 years, they expanded the farm store which leads their sales. Apples are big business and has been passed down four generations of Tuttle/Roney Family.

    The Cafe and Sweet Shop is open all year and offers seasonal lunch menus highlighting some of Indiana's most delicious locally grown food. The Cafe uses the freshest ingredients grown onsite and sold right in their farm store! Now that's Farm to Table.

    Bring the entire family for a day of fun! Whether enjoying a sweet treat from the Farm Cafe or a day of U-Picking in the Fall Season, delicious hands on fun is overflowing with every season. They host school groups, adult groups, tours, luncheons, and so much more. To find out how they can be a part of your life click here.

    Tuttle's Farm Store is open all year long featuring more than 2000 Indiana made/grown products. Locally raised meats and honey are a big seller and of course, baked goods, 25 Varieties of Apples, Fresh Squeezed Cider, and 50 varieties of produce. Their meat section in the Farm Store is a big draw too. They partner with local meat producers to source great ingredients. Some partners include Miller Poultry, Rhim Foods, Broad Ripple Chip Company and Caprini Creamery.

    Tuttle's Apple Cider is uber popular, winning awards such as, Best Cider in Indiana, 2nd Place in 2018, and 3rd Place 2017 in the National Cider Competition.

    Be sure to check out their greenhouses filled with Annuals, Perennials, and other beautiful plants.

    Locals and visitors in the State look to Tuttle Orchards as their "Must Do" during many seasons. Their U-pick option is a given, so be sure to check back on prime picking times! Fall Harvest Fun surrounds you when visiting Tuttle Orchards.

    Tuttle Orchards celebrates "fruit days" with special activities and events. June 9th is Strawberry Day, June 30 is Cherry Day, July 14 Blueberry Day, and July 21 Peach Day. Check out all their events https://www.indianapolisorchard.com/current-events/

    We are proud to have Tuttle Orchards on our Farm to Table and Sweet Temptations Trails.

    Contact Info

    5717 N 300 W, Greenfield, IN 46140 Phone: 317-326-2278 Fax: 317-326-8674

    Web: www.tuttleorchards.com

    Blog written by Lindsey Skeen

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  • 21 North Eatery + Cellar

    Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018

    In Morgan County, the downtown is receiving a massive overhaul. Have you been there lately? This downtown is under a transformation and 21 North Eatery is front and center. The new gastropub (a British term meaning a pub that features high quality food) is Martinsville's first of its kind.

    We have been hearing so many inspiring stories of restaurant owners that are making dreams a reality! This one is no different! Owner, Connie Musgrave, has had different careers in the past but has always come back to her passion of food. She is woman, hear her roar. Connie had a plan and turned her motto of "doing the if" into action. She took a chance on an old diplapidated building and with much elbow grease and determination, turned the place into a cozy downtown gastropub. Connie's motto is doing the "If". We love it!

    Alt Text Matt Harakal is the French trained chef that spearheads the menu in conjunction with Connie Musgrave. This multi-generational gathering spot is rich in history dating back to 1898. The exposed brick walls gives a histoical feel with arched walls and wooden tables which give a this place a cozy, warm, and inviting ambiance.

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    Do you know the term - Amuse-Bouche? Literally the meaning is "amuse the mouth". It is a small sampling of food served to whet your palate. How to say it: uh-muse boosh. This is the ultimate "Amuse-Bouche" in our opinion. Chef's Cured Meat & Assorted Cheese Tray features baby gherkins, fig preserves, local honeycomb, red onion jam & house made mustard. It's superb way to start out your experience or "whet the palate".

    Alt Text Grilled Herb Chicken Breast is one of their most popular sandwiches. A funky spin on the chicken sandwich. Topped with handcrafted fig aioli, fresh arugula, brie cheese, and fresh brioche bun. The additional toppings are what we love about this sandwich! Choose from oyster mushrooms, cheddar, provolone, goat cheese, fried egg, Cotswold Cheddar Cheese or their special handcrafted Red Onion Jam.

    Lightly Seasoned Pan Seared Filet Steak w/cabernet jus. Tender is an understatement and as a friend always states "it's all about the sauce". How true with this decadent cabernet mushroom au jus.

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    The desserts at 21 North are hand made daily and vary depending on the baking schedule. Some of the most popular desserts are the apple cinnamon cake with vanilla ice cream and the pumpkin cheesecake with caramel topping.

    21 North + Eatery is an impressive place not only on the belly but ambiance is such an important piece to any dining experience. It is the place to go for warm comfortable casual with expertly prepared food. Side Note: 21 North has been featured on "Out Here Having a Pint Podcast" part of The Hopped Network. Click here to listen to the podcast. They serve a variety of mixed drinks, local beer, and wine created and served by expert mixologists!

    21 North Eatery + Cellar is located at 21 North Jefferson St., Martinsville, Indiana 46151 (765) 315-0767. The are members of Indiana Foodways Alliance and featured on A Cut Above, Sweet Temptations, and the Soup, Salad & Sandwich Trails.

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  • More Tails for the Trails:

    1/8/18 - Wherever I May Roam Blog
    11/28/17 - Name That Soda Trail!
    11/15/17 - IFA and Edible Indy
    9/11/17 - Mecca of Food
    9/8/17 - Celebrate The Sandwich All Year Long