Nestled in Finger Lakes wine country, and blessed with dreamy soil for growing fruit trees, Indian Creek Farm is a 100-year-old orchard and u-pick spot. Come visit the farm for seasonal picking of apples, peaches, pumpkins, berries, and vegetables. We are just 3 minutes from downtown Ithaca, New York. See the Visit page.
If you want country air and a sense of accomplishment, wander the farm to try your hand at picking. The orchards, veggie fields, and berry patches are your “grocery aisles” with a view. You can see our annual crop calendar and we can email you Fresh Crop Alerts so you don’t miss you favorite local foods.
In our Vintage Orchard, you will find the classic varieties McIntosh, Cortland, Rome Beauty, Red Delicious and Northern Spy. Growing on 100-year-old trees that have weathered the ages, these apples are fresh and familiar at the same time.
The new Dwarf Orchard puts an incredible 60 varieties of apples within arm’s reach—and right at eye-level for kids! Lots of weird apples to try out, and no junkfood in sight.
Speaking of sweets, you can pick the quintessential pie apple in the Mutsu Orchard. These gigantic, green beauties with a rosy blush hold their structure when baked. They are a sweet and crunchy dessert apple, too, perfect for eating out of hand.
Leading up to apple season, you can pick peaches and strawberries and raspberries and a dozen vegetables. In October you can pick your magic pumpkin. Crops come and go fast on a small farm, so we send out weekly updates to our email subscribers.
Ithaca’s Orchard Playground.
You can think of Indian Creek Farm as the state park with free admission. Eight dollars gets you into a state park—it costs nothing to visit the farm. Stroll around, have a picnic, grill out, use the free wifi. Why do we offer this? We love sharing farm.
There are fun spots scattered around, and each month from May through November brings fresh local foods. Come see the seasons at Indian Creek. Bring the kids or bring a date. Hide from the world, read a book, take in the foliage. You can bark at the farm dogs and chickens. Just keep an eye on your haul.
During our busy workdays, it makes us happy to see folks enjoying the farm. There are just a few things that we ask. Please “pack in and pack out,” because it helps keep the farm beautiful. Please pay for what you pick. Everything is based on trust and your honesty keeps us open. Finally, be safe! Indian Creek is a working farm, so there are tools around and ruts in the ground. Use good sense.
A couple years ago we invited everyone out to the farm for one big party. Maybe you can join us for the annual Pigs-n-Apples Party. It is on a Saturday in early October when the apple harvest is peaking and people are feeling festive. There are always old-fashioned games for kids and farm-fresh food for all.
Fresh-pressed juice! We make it all season. In this world of processed food we are proud to offer the real thing.
At Indian Creek Farm, we call it “Orchard Ambrosia,” the crisp and delicious, unpasteurized beverage made exclusively from apples (and sometimes a few pears). What we offer is freshly squeezed juice straight from apples that were picked from the tree, not the ground. As basic and refreshing as there is.
Want our recipe? Sure! We pick 3 or more varieties, grind them into pulp, and squeeze the pulp. Juice flows. We bottle it. Done! Please feel free to watch the operation when you’re down at the farm stand. It’s pretty neat. Ask for a free taste of chilled Ambrosia. We make it every week through apple season, so you can buy jugs starting in August and continuing into winter.
Hope to See You at The ‘Creek.
To all you customers who sustain us with your visits, thanks for becoming friends of the farm.