Author Archives: Indian Creek Farm

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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Are the Strawberries Chirping Yet? When Can You Pick Them?

HELLO, FARM FANS.  Happy June.  Been busy this spring.  Planted more vegetables than ever.  You can pat us on the back.  Thanks, that felt good.  But we know you really want a report on the strawberries. Picking is slated to … Continue reading

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Plant Your Own Backyard Orchard with Trees from Our Sister.

DID YOU KNOW that Indian Creek Farm has a sister?  A sister business.  Her name is Cummins Nursery.  She is… us! Wearing our Cummins Nursery hats, we grow the fruit trees that get planted here on the farm—and all around … Continue reading

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Last Call for Spring Cider and Apples, and a New Page for News.

FARM FANS, your loyal shopping over the winter allowed us to stretch the season longer than ever.  The Cidermeister estimates that apples and cider will be sold out within 2 weeks.  This is LAST CALLLLL! You can tell things are … Continue reading

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$3 Cider Jugs and Apples for 50¢ a Pound: More Spring Sale Stuff!

THIS IS LIKE one of those circulars you get in the mail with crazy prices that go BAM!  Usually you toss them right into your kindling pile, but please have a look at this one.  It is our 1st Annual … Continue reading

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Big Spring Sale:  10 Pounds of Apples and a Gallon of Cider for $10!

IN CASE YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN what civilized weather looks like, this Crayola masterpiece by a local kid will jog your memory. Doesn’t matter whether you are a good or bad apple—everyone is welcome at our SPRING CIDER & APPLE SALE.  … Continue reading

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Guess What, Chicken Butt! The Apple Show Must Go On.

WHILE YOU FARM FANS have been cozy in your winter hideouts, we farmers have been breaking showbiz records. For the first time ever, we have kept the show going through February.  And guess what—We’ll be open through March! The show … Continue reading

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$50 Booty, 50 Years Fruity, and the Story of Two Appleseeds.

SINCE THE 1890s, fruit breeders up in Geneva, New York, have been tirelessly studying apples.  These days, Cornell scientists there operate the most extensive apple-breeding program in North America. The science has exploded over the years, but the geniuses of … Continue reading

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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. As … Continue reading

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Winter Things to Do… Ideas from You… and the Year in Review.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, ‘CREEKERS.  It has been cold and quiet here in Appleville.  We are still open, believe it or not.  If you want to help us make good use of the slow times, there are a few easy things … Continue reading

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