– FRESH CROP ALERT –
Donut peaches • Round peaches (small crop) • Flowers • Herbs • Some eggplant, peppers • Limited tomatoes
Huge Peach Peck Sale, only $26/peck while supplies last • Apples • Eggplant • Peppers • Flowers • Garlic • Scapes • Blueberries • Slushies • Coffee • Mugs • Honey • Lip balm • Lotion • Beeswax • Syrup • Pottery • Potted herbs • Potted fruit trees • Fresh donuts Thursday-Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM
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DEAR FARMKETEERS: The donut peach, also called pan tao, peento, saucer, Saturn – or toroidalpeach if you are an armchair topologist and differential geometer – might soon become your favorite fruit. Though new to many Americans, the pan tao peach has been known in China since at least the 12th century B.C.E. (That’s over 2,000 years and one-third the age of Planet Earth depending your personal brand of science!) Read more about these venerable tree fruits, and come pick yours as soon as you can. Note that we call them flat peaches sometimes, just to further confound matters with a ‘Creeknik nickname.
U-PICK DONUT PEACHES: Come now. Beat the weekend rush on Thursday and Friday. If you come on Saturday or Sunday, come early and pick fast! Farming is a fast song!
ROUND PEACH PECK SALE: ONLY $26/PECK for PREPICKED PEACHES AT THE STAND. That works out to about $2/pound, cheaper than the u-pick price for a peck! All the drool, none of the work. Note that the weight of pecks will vary a little, but they’re full and ready to take home. A peck is something like 2 dry gallons or 8 dry quarts or 16 dry pints. Sale while supplies last. That would seem to go without saying but inevitably someone will show up and, upon hearing that we are out of peach pecks, demand a peck of peaches that physically does not exist. A metaphysical quandary for the modern farmer.
ROUND PEACH U-PICK? Yes there is a small flurry of round peaches to pick, though they could get gotten quickly. It is a smaller crop than last year’s bumper, and the drought means our cup does not runneth over this year.
U-PICK FLOWERS. Ask at the stand, for there are two fields of beautiful flowers this year. One is right next to the farm stand and parking lot. Use scissors instead of ripping and tearing at flowers with your bare hands. Thanks!
FRESH DONUTS! Served Thursday through Sunday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Yes, with ever more zeal, 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. Also get yours at the farm stand.
LIMITED U-PICK TOMATOES. A few beefsteak, heirloom, cherry to pick. Not enough u-pick tomatoes for bulk picking.
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 SLOWwwLY 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.