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U-pick raspberries • Fresh donuts 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM • Coffee • Garlic scapes • Sweet cherries • Tart cherries • Blueberries • Lemonade • Slushies • Local honey, syrup, and potted plants including herbs, flowers, and tomatoes • 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 distancing in the farm stand and that non-vaccinated people wear masks at the stand • Drive carefully when approaching and leaving the farm on Trumansburg Road • Drive slowly on the farm • NO DOGS in the vegetable fields and berry patches • Thank you for bringing your personal magic
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DEAR FARMKETEERS, say hello to Berry Potter.
YES, ‘CREEKNIKS, IT’S BEEN 25 YEARS THIS WEEK since The ‘Creek got going in its modern form, and since Potter & Friends descended upon Planet Earth, our magical home.
SO COME PICK YOUR OWN RASPBERRIES. The berry patches are seeing a lot of action, while the rain has been scant, so the abundance of raspberries varies day to day, while strawberries are done for the year. But you can come picking, hunt for berries, and get many goodies at the farm stand during this period of relative quiet before we see the cornucopia of harvest season over the next few months. Assuming we are hit with the ultimate spell – Rainus Soonus.
NEW – COFFEE POTTER! First time ever, you can get a cup of coffee at the farmstand whenever we are open. We are brewing from hometown roaster, Ithaca Coffee Company, and you can serve yourself. No lattes, no pumpkin spice, no ice. Just a simple coffee for your agritourism adventure.erer
NEW – GOBLETS OF FIRE! And ice. You can take these nifty insulated travel tumblers on your daily commute between your own Chamber of Secrets and your big job at Azkaban. Notwithstanding the dog in the logo – we’ve loved our herd of farm dogs – please see our updated dog policy below.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT WE KNOW YOU LOVE YOUR FURRY HOUSE ELF. Best. Elf. Ever. But our updated policy is in pretty much everyone’s interest. It will be published in our 2022 Farm Guide in a couple weeks. Thank you very much for helping us keep the farm clean and safe.
FRESH DONUTS = 4 DAYS A WEEK. Served Thursday through Sunday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Yes, the Mark 2 Donut Robot is magically churning out fresh fried rings of fructotic splendor – sprinkled, if you like, with cinnamon sugar. “A sprinkle of sin, sugar,” is all you have to say. No donuts on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, when the Mark 2 Donut Robot observes its Cyborg Sabbath.
CLOSED MONDAY JULY 4TH and EVERY MONDAY – Please observe this new Monday Sabbath with us as The ‘Creek will be closed completely, including u-pick operations, the farm stand, the playground, and picnic spots. The phone will ring and crickets will answer. It will be quiet time for farmers, though we’ll be quietly industrious, preparing for your Tuesday visits. Thank you very much.
NEW – SWEET & TART CHERRIES. Get them at the stand while the season lasts
NEW – GARLIC SCAPES. Get them for stirfry or make scape oil for your garlicky bread. So delicious.
NEW THIS YEAR – POTTERED HERBS, FLOWERS, TOMATOES. Get them at the farm stand while they last. Start your own ‘Creek. Send us a newsletter. We’ll come picking and cidering and donutting and herbing. Geminio Plantae!
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.