Author Archives: Indian Creek Farm

An Epic Farm Fail, and a Winter Lesson in Winning.

LIFE IS NOT a zero-sum game, but when somebody messes up, you can usually seize the chance to profit from their blunder.  “Outrageous!” you cry.  “Repugnant!”  Maybe.  But, still. Last week all 3,000 of you messed up.  All except one—the … Continue reading

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Farm Year in Photos:  Your Local Food Zeal Means The ‘Creek is Rising.

DEAR FARMKETEERS, you ate everything we grew in 2014.  It was our best year ever.  That’s the good news. The bad news:  Now the bar is set really high.  In 2015, how will we top the worldwide debut of the … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time in Agrarian America, Homemade Apple Cider Was the “Default Buzz.”

DEAR ‘CREEKERS, happy almost new year.  We are still open every day.  You can get cider, apples, and squash.  Sprouts are dwindling.  And now for a wee history lesson from our winter reading, Apples of Uncommon Character by Rowan Jacobsen. … Continue reading

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Fresh-Spilled Xmas Cider, 3 Words About Mutsus, and 2 Gifts for the Apple of Your Eye.

YESTERDAY THE GANG shipped out heaps of Apple Gift Boxes.  Each box will go over the river and through the woods, carrying 18 tasty Finger Lakes fruits toward an apple-friendly home somewhere across our country tis-of-thee. Meanwhile, the Cidermeister is … Continue reading

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Nudity in the Orchard, Foul-Weather Friends, and Our Drive for Five.

IT’S PRETTY SIMPLE:  You got local foodies and local foodists.  The foodies talk the talk.  They yammer on about parsnips and capons.  But local foodists, they simply eat lots of stuff from local farms.  Part of their daily routine.  Come … Continue reading

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How to Be a Winter Farmie, How to Compute Your Sprouts, and What is a “Carboy,” Anyway?

YOU DESERVE a local food commendation if you shop at the farm in December.  (Trophies are reserved for January diehards.)  Come get apples, sprouts, and squash.  Bulk cider is only $5 a gallon. You got the run of the place … Continue reading

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Local Thanksgiving Supplies, a Big Cider “Carboy” Sale, and Hard Cider Home Delivery.

HI, FARMIES!  Just a quick reminder that the farm stand is OPEN.  We are committed to being your eleventh-hour source of farm-fresh holiday victuals.  To wit: apples, sprouts, cider, and squash. Everyone is going to bumrush the place when we … Continue reading

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A Call to Action for Farm Fans: Get America’s Best Hard Ciders Online from Our Friends’ Local Orchard.

PRETTY SLOW news day on the farm, so this week we start with big news from our old friends at Eve’s Cidery:  You can now buy their amazing hard cider online for home delivery!  What a perfect holiday gift for … Continue reading

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Last Call — Thanksgiving Apple Boxes, Magnetic Farm Poetry, and What’s Left in the Orchards?

DEAR APPLE NUTS, it is going to be minus 50,000 degrees soon, so consider this your official farmer’s warning:  Come treasure hunting now for the last u-pick apples. All that’s left in the orchards is a smattering of Rome Beauty … Continue reading

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We Will Put the Farm in a Box and Send It to Your People; There are Still Many Juicy Apples to Pick.

YOU KNOW that we farmers are not the sharpest blades in the barn.  We are not going to sprain our backs toting our brains around.  And we’re not shortlisted for any 4-H awards. But once in a while we come … Continue reading

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