Author Archives: Indian Creek Farm

Very Special Apples, a New Wave of Peaches, and Summer Bounty.

THIS JUST IN—The fruits and vegetables of Indian Creek have a message to share with you.  A message of inspiration amidst the cynicism of American politics.  You heard it here first. Okay, But What’s the Food? { Picking and picked. … Continue reading

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Summer Fruits and Vegetables Go Swinging into August; Lots to Pick and Find at Stand.

A SUDDEN SQUALL hit the farm this week.  All the customers went scampering off.   A few sneaky fruits and vegetables seized the moment to give the new porch swing a whirl. You can swing, too.  There are 3 swings at … Continue reading

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Now Picking — Peaches, Apples, Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Raspberries and More.

THE MOST AMAZING FAMILY came to the farm this week:  four persons in all, and each one picked 2 PECKS of vegetables.  More fiber than a freighter full of Twinkies.  Go, kids! August brings the first true sense of bounty.  … Continue reading

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New This Week — First Apples, Eggplant Sale, Pepper Picking, and a Stumphenge Mystery.

IF YOUR REPUBLICAN FRIEND SAID, “I just picked ripe apples in July,” wouldn’t you jump on your soapbox and spout your climate change harangue?  Wouldn’t you give them the business? Just this once you can give it a rest.  Come … Continue reading

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Pick Your Own Veggies, Berries, and Herbs, and Shop at the Freshly Stocked Farm Stand.

DEAR ‘CREEKERS, the farm stand is officially open!  We will be staffed and stocked for the rest of the season—7 days a week.  Vegetable picking begins today, so help us ring in the summer! Our Juilliard-trained, free-range bird will get … Continue reading

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A New Raspberry Field, and the First Vegetables of the Season.

WELL, GOSH, you have all been very patient.  It is summer and the weather is primo and you are being gracious about our quiet start.  So far, no tantrums or farmer-bashing.  Good stuff is coming soon. You can find light … Continue reading

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Raspberries In, Strawberries Out, and the Secret of the Crop Alerts.

DEAR FARM FAITHFUL, it is time to let you in on a secret.  As you know, we send out these weekly Crop Alerts to give you first crack at the best stuff.  And if you have been reading since the … Continue reading

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Strawberries, Raspberries, and 100 Crops That Taste Like Rocks.

KIND OF SOGGY in farm town this week.  Strawberries get squooshed if you pick them in the rain, but pick them after a few hours of sun and you’ll do okay.  The “get muddy” experience is free at Indian Creek, … Continue reading

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Our Inspiring Underdog of a Strawberry Patch Has Outlasted the Spanish World Cup Team.

DEAR FARM FANS, these strawberry fields are not forever.  They get picked clean before noon each day.  Indeed the crop is thin, but it has lasted deeper into June than the reigning soccer champs, and lucky pickers have been surprised … Continue reading

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Light Strawberry Picking Begins; Mornings Are Your Best Shot.

“The sun will come out tomorrow,” sang the apple-cheeked orphan diva.  Great old song.  But Ithacans have about as much faith in that promise as they do in Reaganomics.  Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow… it’ll be gray. It has … Continue reading

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