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This Weekend’s Made-to-Order Weather for Your Farm-to-Table Adventure; Pick Your Own Apples, Pumpkins, and Brazzle Sprozzles; Sweet Cider & Donuts; Seed Garlic for Your Garden; High Harvest for U-Pick Heirloom Apples!
DEAR FARMKETEERS: Which one of these words does not belong? Shilly-shally, dilly-dally, helter-skelter, hoity-toity, higgledy-piggledy, pell-mell, pall-mall, zig-zag, wing-ding, ding-dong, mish-mash, argle-bargle, itsy-bitsy, easy-peasy, hanky-panky, okey-dokey, namby-pamby, bric-a-brac, flim-flam, handy-dandy, heebie-jeebies, hokey-pokey, hurdy-gurdy, loosey-goosey, twiddle-twaddle, willy-nilly, yadda-yadda. Do you know … Continue reading
Diamonds Are Forever, but Donuts Are for NOW; Come Pick Your Own Apples & Pumpkins & Brouts; Drink Sweet Cider & Hot Mulled Cider; Open Monday Holiday & Every Day; Moonshine Sale Ends Sunday.
DEAR FARMKETEERS: Little Bobby will become Bummed Out Bobby if you wait til the final week before Halloween to come pick your dream pumpkins. Just a heads-up. You don’t want to have to tell Little Bobby that her jack-o-lantern is … Continue reading
Top 11 Reasons to Hit “The Creek” This Week; Pick Apples & Pumpkins & Sprussel Brouts; Fresh Donuts & Hot Mulled Cider; Cut Your Own Sunflowers in the Maze; Huge Bulk Cider Sale; Got Honeycrisp?
DEAR FARMKETEERS: Breaking news – The president’s personal lawyer has just hired a former Watergate prosecutor to be his personal lawyer. Isn’t THAT a love triangle for the ages? Who knew democracy could be so cozy? So tidy and sweet? … Continue reading
Pick 15 Kinds of Autumn Apples, Knock Back Fresh Donuts with a Cider Chaser, Cut Sunflowers in the Maze, and – New This Week! – Control the Universe with Ginger, Radishes, and Brussels Sprouts!
DEAR FARMKETEERS: The days are getting shorter, but do not fear! Your to-do list is shrinking even faster. Yes, intrepid locavores! You have already picked ALL the strawberries, raspberries, peaches, pears, plums, nectarines, apricots, and garlic that we could grow … Continue reading
How to Make a Love Apple; Orchard Season Hits Stride with Honeycrisp, Gala, Mac, Cortland; Urgent Weekday Sale – Pick Vintage Apples for Less Than $0.99/lb; Weekend Donuts and (New!) Radical Radishes.
DEAR FARMKETEER: You could continue to be an average lover. Yes, like millions before you, you could send roses to your sweetheart every Hallmark holiday. You could leave a trail of chocolate bon-bons from the bedside to the breakfast nook, … Continue reading
Double Your Pleasure – Pick the Final Rows of Peach Season AND a Bangin’ Croppa Honeycrisp Apples! Also Pick Gala, McIntosh, Jonamac; Secret Tomato Deal; Secret Cidery Dinner; Fresh Weekend Donuts.
ESTEEMED FARMKETEERS: Have you ever said this to yourself? “Wow, I’m amazing.” If you have said it, three cheers for you. You probably really are amazing. If you have not said it, don’t worry. Let us help. It’s pretty easy. … Continue reading
Big Timeeeee Peach Timeeeee: Come Pick Your Own Peaches & Tomatoes & Apples; Pick Bartlett Pears & Asian Pears; Get Sweet Cider Daily; Eat Li’l Donuts on Weekends; Free Playground.
DEAR FARMKETEERS: You’ve often heard us say, “Even a broken clock is right twice a day.” But what do you call a clock that tocks 3 different times at once? That’s the ‘Creek Clock. Yes, our jankety old farm chronometer … Continue reading
High Time to Pick Your Peaches, First Pears, Four Kinds of Apples, and Buckets of Flowers; Also Pick Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplants; Cider Getting Gooder; Weekend Donutsssss.
DEAR FARMKETEERS: For pagans and astronomers, summer begins on the solstice, June 21. But for us Finger Lakes fruit farmers, summer begins when the mystical triad of tree orbs comes into transcendental alignment – when peaches, pears, and apples are … Continue reading
Sound the Horn, er, Hen of Plenty! Pick Your Own Apples, Peaches, Vegetables, and Flowers; Come to Saturday Class on Medicinal & Traditional Uses of Peaches; Get Sweet Cider & Fresh Donuts.
DEAR FARMKETEERS: Uni means “one,” and corn means “horn.” Thus unicorn means “one horn.” Meanwhile copia means “plenty,” as in copious. So cornucopia means “horn of plenty,” from the Classical Latin. But words slip and slide over the eons. Nowadays, … Continue reading
Why Sh*t Happens and What You Can Do About It; the Occult Power of Alabaster Platypus; Pick Your Own Apples, Tomatoes, Eggplants, Peppers, and Flowers; Sweet Fresh Cider and Weekend Donuts.
DEAR FARMKETEERS: Three-year-old kids are the world’s top Why Machines. “Why, Mommy?” “Why, Papa?” “Why why why why?” You give your best shot at an appropriate answer each time, only to secure another “Why?” in return. Then one day you … Continue reading