Author Archives: Indian Creek Farm

Peach Picking Begins with 26 Jars of Whoopass and a $10 Special on ‘Creek Crates.

DEAR FARM FANS:  Everybody’s great.  Everyone gets a trophy.  As it is in life, so it is on the farm.  But peach season has begun and, truth be told, some of you will come out ahead while some of you … Continue reading

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99¢ U-Pick Peaches, $3 Lavish Lillies, and a $4 Pesto Power Pack.

DEAR FARMKETEERS:  The Golden Rule has been stated so many different ways.  In farm country, we say, “Do unto peaches as you would have people do unto you.”  That means treat every peach with dignity—even the humble, early specimens that … Continue reading

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Flowers, Berries, Apples, Herbs, Peaches, Veggies, and More!

TAKE A SPIN through this week’s crop catalog, including stuff you can pick and goodies you’ll find at the stand. Farmer Alice has created a phantasmagoria of cut-your-own flower options.  Walk around the farm.  See and snip.  (And check out … Continue reading

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5,000 Redheads Can’t Be Wrong; Come Get Fresh Raspberries, Flowers, Cukes, and Zukes.

DEAR FARMILY MEMBERS:  You can find the new farm booklet at the stand.  Please take a copy.  The pumpkin-haired strawberry-ginger on the cover, acting as official mascot of the 2015 season, urges you to study the map inside. Many of … Continue reading

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We Hold These Fruits to Be Self-Evident; Raspberry Picking; and, Summer Squash.

WE HOLD THESE FRUITS to be self evident, that all berries are NOT created equal.  Fresh off the vine is WAY better than boxed in plastic at the supermarket! Just ask this platoon of pickers.  They found gobs of perfect … Continue reading

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What the Puppy Found in the Peach Orchard, and Encouraging Words from the Crops.

DEAR FARM FANS:  Our new summer intern, called Turbo by humans and Woof by dogs, is finding tons of baby peaches rotting on the ground. Which is a good thing!  We’re “thinning” down a bountiful crop to help the remainders … Continue reading

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Berry Report and Crop Calendar: “At least you are not a strawberry…”

LOYAL FARMKETEERS:  This year we look to the children for signs and omens.  Will we have a crop?  Will life be buttercups or bitter cups?  In the guileless, apple-cheeked faces of our young, much is foretold. Of all the oracles, … Continue reading

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Oh, What We Have in Store for You! Big Spring Ideas from The ‘Creek.

DEAR ‘CREEKERS, let’s catch you up on farm country news.  Basically, farm country has become a real HUSTLE.  Everyone is manic about local food.  There is a constant hubbub about field-to-table stuff.  And certain farms are always one-upping us with … Continue reading

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All Hail the Most Important Person in the County; News of the Farm Stand’s Hibernation.

THERE ARE LOTS of hardworking folks here in farm country.  And like Farmer Steve says, whoever is working on the farm RIGHT NOW is doing the most important work of all.  Yes, we are all important people doing important work. … Continue reading

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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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