Yearly Archives: 2018

Controlled Chaos in Apple Country as Whole Heirloom Orchard is Suddenly Opened to U-Pickers; Meanwhile Pumpkins & Sprouts Threaten to Steal Thunder from Donuts; “We Just Have to Keep Things Balanced,” Says Sed.

DEAR FARMKETEERS & CONVIVIAL ‘CREEKNIKS:   Have you met Sed here at the farmstand?  Even when Sed is trapped in a torrent of donut-addled shoppers, Sed is nice and steady.  Nice and “seddy,” as we say.  Sed is very balanced.  Can … Continue reading

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Jumbo October Sales on U-Pick Pumpkins, Apple & Pear Packs, and Cider for Homebrew Moonshine; Rare Monday Donuts(!), Everything You Need for “Fire Cider,” and, Ten Great Women in Science.

BELOVED FARMKETEERS & LOYAL ‘CREEKNIKS:  Welcome to the “Women in Science” issue of Fresh Crop Alerts & Farm Buzz.  Two Nobel prizes awarded this week, physics and chemistry, were shared by women.  This is all too rare.  The physics prize, … Continue reading

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Donut Robot Lands on Commons; Fifteen Reasons to Pick Apples & Pumpkins Now, Each Paired with One of George Washington’s Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior; $1.95/lb for U-Pick Farm Dog.

BELOVED FARMKEETEERS & LOYAL ‘CREEKNIKS:  The Fresh Crop Alerts get simpler this time of year.  Peaches are kaput.  Pears picked.  Strawberries a hazy memory.  Veggies are packing for Vegas.  That leaves apples.  It is apple season.  And pumpkin season.  Little … Continue reading

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High Appleeee Season Beginssss! Pick Honeycrisp, Fuji, Cortland, Mac, Pears, Pumpkins, Veggies, Flowers, Lastttt Peaches (Srsly!); Donuts; Cider; and, 16 Biscuits of Wisdom from the Farmer’s Cupboard of Knowledge.

DEAR FARMKETEERS:  Kids are back in school.  Teachers, too.  Everybody’s getting real smartlike.  But there’s learning to be got right here in Farm School.  Heavy reasonin’ and lofty waxin’.  In today’s Fresh Crop Alert, we share 16 tidbits of erudition … Continue reading

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Lastttt Weekend to Pick Peaches! First Chance to Pick HONEYCRISP & McIntosh Apples, Exotic Pears, Dream Pumpkins! Go Time for Tomatoes & Peppers; Bulk Cider Pressing for Your Homebrew.

LOYAL ‘CREEKNIKS… BELOVED FARMKETEERS:  Can you tell by the headline that it is Boom-Boom-Boom around the farm right now? Boom.  This is the LAST WEEKEND of u-pick peaches.  They will soon be as scarce as deviled eggs after a church … Continue reading

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Peach & Flower Sales Thru Friday; Your Final Hack at Peach Picking Begins Nowww; Pick 31 Kinds of Tomatoes, 4+ Kinds of Apples; Juicy Pears & Savory Veggies; Indian Creek Space Force.

TO BE HONEST, Dear Farmketeers, we are not really foodies.  Oh sure, we grow 31 kinds of tomatoes, 477 types of fruit trees, and 76 varieties of apples – some of them more exotic, dare we say recherché, than a … Continue reading

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Summer Crops = Busting Loose! Pick Ya Boxes of Tomatoes, Peaches, Pears, Apples, Veggies; First Sweet Cider & Asian Pears; Dusky’s Corn & Fresh Flowers; and, the MEANING of These Foods?

DEAR FARMKETEER:  Are you a meaning junkie?   Are you you always asking, “What is the meaning of all this?  What does that even meannnn?”  Not to worry!  We can help.  In this week’s Fresh Crop Alert, we decipher the … Continue reading

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PEACH PANDEMONIUM: You “Peachple” Are the Peachiest Pickers Everrr! As a Thank You, Cut Your Own BOGO Bouquets! Also Pick Tomatoes, Apples, Peaches, and First Pears of the Year!

DEAR PEACHNIKS:  Thursday morning.  A quiet August morning for a couple old peaches down at the lake. This is the quiet AFTER the storm.  Earlier this week, during the flash BOGO peach sale, you wholly stripped the donut peaches and … Continue reading

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Donut Peaches Open for U-Picking & Big-Time Peach Picking Begins; Irresistible Baby Eggplants for Perfect Pickling; Sweet Corn Keeps Getting Sweeter; Your New Loo.

DEAR FARMKETEERS, everybody always wants to know:  “What have you done for me lately?  What will you do for me next?”  Our answer to both is:  “Donuts.” What have we done for you lately?  Opened the donut peaches for u-picking.  … Continue reading

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Pick Peaches, Veggies, and Flowers; Eat Dusky’s Delicious Sweet Corn; Say Hi to Your Deluxe New Potty; First 4 Trees of Donut Peaches; ¡¿Esmeralda Mystery Apples?!

WHO IS THE BEST PERSON to be stuck on a desert island with? A dreamy star like Tom Selleck or Morgan Fairchild? A brilliant doctor to save you from mosquito bites? A Wall Street lawyer to help you milk that … Continue reading

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