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U-pick strawberries • Local honey, syrup, and potted plants including herbs, flowers, and tomatoes • No donuts or drinks yet – stay tuned • Open Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM rain or shine • Closed Mondays • COVID protocols = (1) All farm stand staff are fully vaccinated, (2) Masks are not required, (3) We recommend that everyone practice social distancing in the farm stand area and that non-vaccinated people wear masks at the farm stand • Drive CAREFULLY when approaching and leaving the farm on Route 96 • Drive slowly on the farm • Thank you for being kind & mindful
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DEAR FARMKETEERS, a daiquiri for your troubles? Will today be the day that the fruits of your labors are… fruits? (Aggregate accessory fruits, to be botanical.)
STRAWBERRY U-PICK = NOW OPEN. Come pick between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM, Tuesday through Sunday, rain or shine. Please ask at the farm stand for a map to the new 2022 strawberry field. The strawberries move every couple years. It’s a crop thing.
NEW THIS YEAR – CLOSED MONDAYS! If you’ve ever seen the farm on a bustling weekend, you’ll understand why Mondays must henceforth be reserved for R&R – restocking and recovery. Please observe this Monday Sabbath with us: The ‘Creek will be closed completely, including u-pick operations, the farm stand, even the playground and picnic spots. The phone will ring and crickets will answer. It’ll be quiet time for farmers, though we’ll be quietly industrious, preparing for your Tuesday visits. Thank you!
NEW THIS YEAR – POTTED HERBS, FLOWERS, TOMATOES. Get them at the farm stand while they last. Start your own ‘Creek, and we’ll come u-pick.
FRESH DONUTS = NOT YET. This is the crop so many of you have been waiting for since October. Stay tuned!
FRESH CIDER = NOT YET. Stay tuned for 100% old-time, unpasteurized Orchard Ambrosia.
NEW BUS STOP = INDIAN CREEK! Take your public transportation right to your u-pick destination. TCAT has moved the bus stop to directly in front of the farm, so anyone can take the #21 from town to our doorstep. You want to avoid using the #14, which ends at the hospital requiring a walk on the highway. Be safe! (Note: Apples are not ripe yet.)
DRIVE SAFELY! We have witnessed several terrible, high-speed collisions on Route 96 by the farm in recent years. Please approach the farm carefully, exit the farm carefully, and drive slowly when you are on the farm!
A Drivers Education
Entering from Ithaca
Indian Creek Farm is 1/2 mile north of the Cayuga Medical Center traffic light. We are on the left, just after the Dubois Road intersection, as you come over the rise. The entrance comes up quickly.
There is no need to increase speed to 55 MPH. Stay slow to keep the cars behind you slow.
Use your left TURN SIGNAL well before the turn. We have watched people stop to turn into the farm without using their signal.
While on Farm
Please drive slowly. There is no hurry. You are on vacation while on the farm. There are kids and folks of all ages walking around the farm. Take it easy.
Do not pull out if you can even see a car coming. Assume the car is speeding and that you will get hit.
Be patient, an opening will come.
Love to y’all. Hope to see you at The ‘Creek.