“The Flowers Before the Fruits” – Come Pick Your Own Flowers Now at Peak Season in the Quiet Time Before the Release of Our August Peach & Veggie Collection; Fresh Donuts Thursday Thru Sunday.



Flowers • Herbs • Peppers • Okra • Limited & scattered eggplant, tomatoes, donut peaches – details below


Peaches • Apples • Eggplant • Peppers • Flowers • Garlic • Scapes • Blueberries • Slushies • Coffee • Mugs • Honey • Lip balm • Lotion • Beeswax • Syrup • Pottery • Potted herbs • Potted fruit trees • Fresh donuts served Thursday-Sunday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM


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DEAR FARMKETEERS:  When somebody advises you, “Good things come to those who wait,” wait a moment before buying into their program. Take that time to consider whether waiting will leave you a day late and a dollar short – and whether now is actually the time to act.

OUR ADVICE FOR THIS WEEK IS: Wait til about August 10th to come pick peaches en masse. Similarly wait a week or two to come pick the best tomatoes and eggplant. Meanwhile come pick FLOWERS now while the blossom fields are peaking – you can hunt for zinnias, dahlias, celosia, gomphrena, snapdragons, strawflowers, ageratum, pincushion, verbena…

OF COURSE WE KNOW FROM LONG EXPERIENCE that if we even mention the word “peach” in a Fresh Crop Alert, we risk an orchard bumrush. We know that people don’t have much time for subtle, nonbinary messages these days. And we know that you shouldn’t take just anyone’s advice about waiting for good things. But that’s our advice: WAIT a week or two for peach and vegetable picking to kick in; PICK flowers now.

THERE ARE TWO FIELDS OF FLOWERS THIS YEAR. One is right next to the farm stand and parking lot. Please ask at the stand for directions to the other one. Use scissors instead of ripping and tearing at flowers with your bare hands. Thanks!

THERE ARE, TRUTH BE TOLD, A FEW U-PICK DONUT PEACHES IN ROWS 2 & 3. Ask at the stand for directions, but be warned – this is the very beginning of donut peach season, they are wildly popular, so it’s first come, first get. There are really no “regular” round peaches to pick right now. Farmer Steve says come between August 10 and September 1 to pick pecks of peaches.

THERE ARE PLENTY OF FRESH DONUTS! Served Thursday through Sunday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 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,” is all you have to say. No donuts served on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, when the Mark 2 Donut Robot observes its lavish Cyborg Sabbath. Amen.

U-PICK SWEET PEPPERS AND HOT PEPPERS. Come browse the pepper patch. Currently ready are sweet peppers and the first of the hot peppers – jalapeños and Hungarians and more. Other hots will be ripening in the weeks ahead.

VERY LIMITED U-PICK EGGPLANT & TOMATOES. Some pickers will get a few, but eggplant and tomatoes are not in the “alert” spirit of this Fresh Crop Alert. Stay tuned. 

NEW: POTTED FRUIT TREES. Plant your own orchard and send us a newsletter. We’ll come picking at your place. Please have the donuts ready by 11:00 AM sharp. Among the trees you can buy are apple heavyweights Honeycrisp, Enterprise, Liberty, Cox’s Orange Pippin, and a handful of nectarines and cherries. Fruit in the backyard is food security!

COFFEE! First time ever, you can get a cup of coffee at the farmstand. We are brewing from hometown roaster, Ithaca Coffee Company, and you can serve yourself. No lattes, no pumpkin spice, no ice. Just a simple cuppa for your agritourism adventure. Self-serve kiosk next to the hole-in-the-wall donut shoppe. (New tumblers keep stuff hot or cold forever!)

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!

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 farm 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 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.

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