– FRESH CROP ALERT –
U-pick is done for the 2022 season
Apples • Cider • Winter Squash • Brussels Sprouts
See current hours on home page
See map & tips & safety in 2022 Farm Guide
Drive extra carefully on highway & farm
Thank you for being kind & nice
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DEAR FARMKETEERS: This season we grew more apples than you can shake an apple at. More pumpkins than animals on The Ark. More donuts than angels on the head of a pin. AND YOU GOT THEM ALL! Thank you, everyone, for our best u-pick season everrrrrrrrrrrr.
THE U-PICK FIELDS ARE NOW CLOSED, BUT THE FARM STAND IS OPEN SELF-SERVE. We’re guessing the stand will stay open a couple weeks while we still have apples, cider, sprouts, and squash. Please come during daylight hours and use the self-serve box. That will help use every last crop and finish the harvest strong. Meantime, we are turning to our winter work in our fruit tree nursery – you can order trees for your own orchard or buy a gift card for a friend.
FIND APPLES AT THE STAND. Mostly delicious and versatile Mutsu, also known as Crispin.
BRUSSELS SPROUTS! 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!
FRESH PRESSED CIDER! 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.
WINTER SQUASH! 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!
THIS YEAR’S CROP YIELD HAS BEEN FABULOUS! BUT! GO SLOWLY ON YOUR FARM 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.