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U-pick raspberries • U-pick herbs • U-pick first flowers • Open daily 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM rain or shine • Fresh donuts EVERY DAY (except Monday) 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM • Garlic scapes • Sweet cherries • Lemon & tart cherry slushees • Flower bouquets • Blueberries • Local honey • Local syrup • Local pottery • COVID: Farm stand staff are vaccinated, and current protocols include: (1) The farm is an outdoor experience and we are not requiring masks, (2) We recommend that non-vaccinated people wear masks, (3) Practice social distancing inside the covered farm stand area, (4) These protocols could change during the season • Drive slowwwly on the farm • Thank you
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DEAR FARMKETEERS: Most people want to choose their own hat. Fair enough. But if there ever was a time to obey your local farmer, it is now: Please put on your RASPBERRY HAT. Don’t trifle with your strawberry hat – strawberries are so yesterday. Don’t dust off your peach hat; you won’t need that for a couple weeks. And for those who have written to ask whether it’s time to wear your Honeycrisp hat, well, let’s just say you don’t want to be THAT GUY, wearing your new fall outfit in early July. It is raspberry season, there’s a huge crop, and we need you all PROPERLY HATTED ASAP.
U-PICK RASPBERRIES = Come pick now! There are several raspberry patches on the farm. They recharge with each day of heat and rain. If you arrive just after a bumrush of pickers, do not despair. Look under the leaves! Check the next row! We provide picking containers for berry season because we sell u-pick berries by quarts and pints (by volume, not weight). Of course you can bring your own buckets or boxes for taking the berries home after you have checked out. For other crops later in the season (most of which go by weight) you can bring your own totes and boxes for picking.
U-PICK HERBS = Basil, parsley (flat and curly), dill, cilantro, thyme, sage, oregano. The garden is at the farm stand. This is a modest patch suitable for the middling home chef who would pick a bag of mixed herbs for seasoning and dressing – not big enough for hordes of ambitious pesto pickers! U-pick herbs are $3 for a brown paper sandwich bag full, the kind the donuts used to go in. Which might suggest we should experiment with herbed donut sandwiches…?
U-PICK FLOWERS = Still in the early part of our flower season, but picking is open. Some are in full flower, more coming along each day. Zinnia, snapdragon, scabiosa (pincushion), ageratum, ammi, dianthus, celosia, statice, gomphrena, marigold, strawflower, dahlia, aster. U-pick flowers are $8 handful, vases available for $2 or bring your own. The flower garden is right next to the farmstand.
FRESH DONUTS = Every day 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM except Monday. We’ve said it before, and it still might be true: This is a revolution in small farm fryer logistics. The Mark 2 Donut Robot is churning out fresh fried rings of fructotic splendor – sprinkled, if you like, with cinnamon sugar. “A sprinkle of sin, sugar,” will get you the sweets. Again, no donuts on Mondays, when the Mark 2 Donut Robot observes its Cyborg Sabbath.
COLD SLUSHEES = Lemon and tart-cherry. Find them swishing round and round and round in the Donut Hole.
GARLIC SCAPES = Greg’s perennial annual attraction. Delicious in stirfry. Stupendous for pickling. And a harbinger of the garlic harvest to come.
SWEET CHERRIES = Find them at the farm stand, they are really good and the season is short.
FLOWER BOUQUETS = Arranged by farmers and looking for a home. Find them at the farm stand. So pretty.
Love to y’all. Hope to see you at The ‘Creek.