DO YOU REMEMBER that time Grandpa kicked everybody’s butt at picking Mutsu apples? We caught it on tape.
Watch the crew get schooled by the gentleman in the nifty brown hat. He appears at 8 seconds. By 54 seconds, you can tell he’s going to rescue more apples from the freeze than anyone else. He has seen more days than 3 of the crew members combined. Three cheers for the Greatest Generation.
All ages can pick Mutsu apples. Bring the family. The weather is cool and the picking is easy. It is prime time for these awesome, versatile, giant apples. Great stuff.
Last week’s heroes: Folks who came from Whitney Point to pick 100 pounds of Mutsus in the blowing snow! Turns out the orchard survived the frost in perfect shape for picking. Please pick them NOW, we don’t have space to store them.
New this week: 99¢ sale on famous pie apples. For baking pies, there is no better apple in the world than Northern Spy. You can get them for 99¢ a pound. We stripped the trees and set aside the #2 specimens for your yummy bakings. The apples are big and blemished and perfect.
The sprouts are speaking to you. We have tons of Brussels sprouts that you can lop yourself. Get loppers at the stand. These make wonderful gifts because they are cheap and weird.
Last chance for dream pumpkins. Two years running, we’ve run out of pumpkins before Halloween, and this year we’re on target for a threepeat! The race is on. Pick yours at the playground or farm stand.
The fresh cider has been getting great reviews. You can get gallons and half-gallons at the stand. We are pressing fresh every week. Get your baggies of cider donuts on Saturday and Sunday 11 AM – 4 PM. Hot mulled cider, too.
Our neighbor’s daughter tends the bees. You can get their local honey right here at the stand.
Weekday shoppers take note: “Picking for Puppies” is next week, Mon-Thu. Come pick Mutsu apples and we will donate to the Tompkins County SPCA. It is a 4-day benefit, rain or shine! Join the Facebook event and invite friends. All you have to do is pick apples. You keep the fruit. We write a check. SPCA cares for the animals.
More heroes from last week: Shane and Taylor. Cold, blustery day. Gray skies. Only a few customers around. These two went picking then chilled out on the swing and sipped hot cider. Unfazed by October gloom. Nice work.
Well, Farmketeers, the season is winding down. The next week or so is your last chance for easy apple picking. Get out here for a fun fall weekend. We are open every day til dark, rain or shine. Or snow. Hope to see you at The ‘Creek.