The Giant 50-Cent Sale Continues and Zorro Gets a Promotion.

PAUSING FOR A MOMENT between sleeping and waking, Zorro reflects on just how far his star has risen.  A few short months ago, it seemed that his career had stalled.  He only had a minor role on the back of the brochure.

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Today his fluffy mug is featured on every bottle of Orchard Ambrosia.  Congratulations, Zorro, and thanks for all your hard work.

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Meanwhile, the farm is turning a corner.  This is the final weekend of the Giant Apple Sale.  See the poster and last week’s post for details.

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Yes, deep autumn is coming around the bend.  We hope you will come out and share the October weather with us—changeable, blustery, and all.

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The u-pick apple sale is kind of a big deal.  Biggest we’ve ever done.  All 3 orchards are included.  The mutsus are superabundant.

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The Dward Orchard is a-dwindling, but needs pickers all the same.  Don’t let these beauties drop.  Pick a peck for even your worst friends at 50¢ per pound.

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The Vintage Orchard is still easy picking.  You’ll find Northern Spy, Red Delicious, Rome Beauty and spots of Cortland and Mac.

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On a boo-hissy note, the pumpkin patch is cleaned out.  All picked!  But it’s a good problem to have—no waste—and we’ll grow more next year.

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The Sprout Patch, on the other hand, is overflowing.  Brussels sprouts are “cruciferous and nutrisherous.”  You heard it here first.

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We’re going to pre-shuck a bunch of stalks for you this week.  When you come to the weekend sale, ask about picking your own.

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Or, technically, lopping your own.  Nothing like u-lop Brussels sprouts.  Feel like a farmer, but quit when you want.

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When you come back down to the stand, you’ll find donuts, late veggies, hot cider, and the cutest thing ever:  little lunchbox apples.

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Also grownup apples… Those Victorians were so naughty!  Their formal facades and fancy names—Claygate, Pearmain—were surely just a cover.

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Anyway, back to our top story:  u-pick apples for 50¢ per pound all weekend.  Thanks to local businesses like Greenstar, Oasis, Agway, Ithaca Bakery, and The Piggery for helping us announce the sale.  Lots of new faces on the farm.

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Come out Saturday or Sunday, October 26-27, to wander and harvest.  If you come before then, just clang the clanger and we’ll magically appear.

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Happy fall colors.  Hope to see you at The ‘Creek.

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2 Responses to The Giant 50-Cent Sale Continues and Zorro Gets a Promotion.

  1. rob champion says:

    love the way you use photographs to tell the story – were on our way and will repost on facebook- admiring fan.

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