Breaking New Ground this Winter, and Apple Cider in the Polar Vortex.

WITH A NAME like Polar Vortex, it’s gotta be cold.  But with a name like Tundra, you just know she loves it.  Yes, the old girl knows how to handle winter:  she lounges around on the cold hard ground.

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As you can see, Tundra is not quite as pure and white as the driven snow, but who is?  Farmers talk like sailors which rules us out.

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Certainly not Zorro or Balto.  Those world-class loafers have hearts of coal—unless you’re holding a hunk of food, then it’s all kissy kissy.

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Even Katrina, despite her heart of Gold(en Delicious), can’t match the gleam of Indian Creek snow or Rembrandt-brand teeth.

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But our humble herd of mutts has inspired us all the same.  “Don’t cower in winter,” they seem to say.  “STAY OPEN!”

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{ Farm stand = open. }

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So, we’re breaking new ground:  We’ll be open self-serve every day through February and maybe longer!  As long as the cider flows.

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This Saturday, the stand will be staffed 11 AM to 4 PM.  Come then to get 4 gallons of cider for just $5 each, and 5# totes of Honeycrisps for only $5!

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Also cash in on Saturday’s Mutsu special:  Only $20/bushel!  If you can’t make it Saturday, call the Cidermeister at (607) 793-3560.

Farm Buzz.

{ Community. }

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Round the nation, folks are tuning into the charms of cider.  See this nifty infographic about how hard cider is becoming the new beer.

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Right downtown, kids at New Roots Charter School are tuning into local food.  See how Indian Creek Mutsus beat grocery apples in a taste test!

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Soon after, the enterprising young locavores made apple butter from our Mutsus.  Bravo, lads and lasses, and bon appétit!

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This week’s final entry in the “Community” section pertains to YOU:  Please send us your ideas for how to improve the farm. Thanks and hope to see you at The ‘Creek.

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