– FRESH CROP ALERT –
Mutsu, Ashmeads, Newtown Pippin, Winecrisp, Splendour, Goldrush apples • Brussels Sprouts
Fresh donuts Thu-Sun 11:00 to 5:00 • Hot Cider • Cold Cider • Apples • Pears • Winter Squash • Garlic • Slushies • Coffee • Mugs • Honey • Beeswax • Syrup • Pottery
– FULL STORY –
DEAR FARMKETEERS: This will be the final weekend of regular farm business. Last call for u-pick adventures. We will be open through Sunday, October 30, at 7:00 PM. Please come take a crack at picking your own apples and sprouts. It would be nice to see you. Especially in costume!
FREE HOT CIDER TO ANYONE IN COSTUME! That’s right, just come to the farmstand and say, “I AM MY OWN COUPON.” A cup of hot cider will be yours.
U-PICK GOLDRUSH APPLES! Last chance, pick now!
U-PICK SPLENDOUR APPLES! Last chance, pick now!
U-PICK MUTSU APPLES! Last chance, pick now!
U-PICK WINECRISP APPLES! Last chance, pick now!
U-PICK ASHMEAD’S KERNEL APPLES. Last chance, pick now!
FRESH CIDER! At the farmstand you can get jugs of “Orchard Ambrosia” – that’s 100% unsweetened, unpasteurized juice of apples and sometimes a few pears. Nothing added. It’s like the old days. Freezes great for the off-season. Pour a little off the top before freezing to keep it from going boom.
FRESH DONUTS! Served Thursday through Sunday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. With ever more vim and verve and vigor as the last day approaches, the Mark 2 Donut Robot churns out fresh fried toroids of fructotic splendor – sprinkled, if you like, with cinnamon sugar. “A SPRINKLE OF SIN, SUGAR,” is all you have to say. Last chance donuts!
U-PICK BRUSSELS SPROUTS = LAST CHANCE! These massively nutritious spheroids of cruciferous craving are your ticket to a happy moment of plant appreciation. We call them BROUTS for short because they are just so darn broutish! Cut a fresh stalk in the field, pop off the sprouts in the kitchen, chop in half, stir fry with bacon or fakin’. ALERT: Cut the whole stalk; don’t pick individual sprouts since that wrecks the plant. Do not be a plant wrecker. Be a sprout lover! Be a brout!
HEFTY SQUASH HAUL! You can shop at the farm stand for Butternut, Blue Hubbard, Carnival, and Delicata! A great crop this year and we picked them for you!
BUS STOP = INDIAN CREEK! You can 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!
THIS YEAR’S CROP YIELD HAS BEEN FABULOUS! BUT! GO SLOWLY ON YOUR U-PICK ADVENTURE! We have witnessed several terrible, high-speed collisions on Route 96 by the farm in recent years. Approach the farm carefully, exit the farm carefully, and drive SLOWwwwwly when you are on the farm! Here is a free driver’s education reminder.
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.