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Peace Be Unto Y’allll! Last Glob of Farm Nonsense for the Season; But, Still Open with Cider, Sprouts, and Apples Til Further Notice.
LOYAL ‘CREEKNIKS: All signs say we are on the downward slope to offseason oblivion. Heck, one sign even harkens back to the days of subprime rates, instructing you to “pay what you think it’s worth.” We can’t slide much further … Continue reading
Donut Birds Take Wing; Empire Apples Hold Pat; a Farmketeer of Extraordinary Credentials; and, a Touching Epistle That Seems to Urge, “Keep Farming.”
EVERYBODY KNOWS that donut birds fly south in November. We ought to be able to steel ourselves. But it hurts. It hurts and it just happened. THE END. Well that was a bit DRAMA QUEENYYY. It’s true that the donuts … Continue reading
Bright Orchard Lights in the Darkening Times; Fresh Cider and U-Pick Sprouts; Big 95¢ Apple Sale; and, Weekend Donuts.
SOME SAY HOORAY; some say, No way! When that single hour of light moves to the morning from the night, you get winners and losers. Should we split it down the middle with the hatchet of compromise? Give 30 minutes … Continue reading
This Farm is Not Dead Yet: Still Open with 95¢ Apple Sale, Cider, Sprouts, Donuts; and, a Deep Question About Your Life.
DEAR LOVER OF LOCAL FOODS: Are you a Farmketeer or ‘Creeknik? Have you ever pondered this existential dilemma? Have you mulled it with cloves and cardamom? A Farmketeer is all business. Always on the move. Flapping her wings. Scoring first … Continue reading
95¢ a Pound Apple Clearance Sale; Fresh Cider, Sprouts, and Donuts; Pumpkins Kaput; Thank You for Flexing Your Brussels Muscles!
DEAR FARMKETEERS: One acre of New York farmland provides an average of 1,000 meals each year. But since the 1980s, New York has lost half a million acres of farmland to development. Those lands could have produced 500 million local … Continue reading
Cram a Bag Full of Pumpkins ($20), Pick the Last Wave of Apples, Go Sprouting to Save Open Space in Finger Lakes Farm Country.
“BORN TIRED, RAISED LAZY.” That’s what folks used to say about people who act like Zorro. But we know better these days. After all, who can say what wild energies and frenetic cogitations are banging around in a big, beautiful … Continue reading
Your Wandering Farm Country Doctor Prescribes Vitamin “P” as the Salve for Early Onset Winter Blues: Pumpkins, Picking, and Pranayamadonutta.
DO NOT BE ASHAMED, Dear Farmketeer. You are not alone. Many people feel it. We fray as the days fly south. Sleep gets spotty. Good people run scared. Farmers, in particular, have mountains of seasonal work to do – but … Continue reading
Holiday Weekend = Pick Sprouts, Pumpkins, 10 Kinds of Apples; Watch Out for Spies on the Farm! Donuts and Slushees for 3 Days!
DEAR ‘CREEKNIKS: Do you remember the collect call? Let us explain for our Generation Z readers. A collect call was when you gave your friend or lover the privilege of hearing your voice on the phone – and the privilege … Continue reading
Deep Thoughts on Apples, Donuts, Tomatoes, Pumpkins; and, Your Local Produce Picking Report for the Turn of October.
DEAR FARMKETEER: Please say apple. Out loud. A few more times: apple, apple, apple. If there is someone who can hear you, no problem, it might start a conversation. If you are alone, even better, let the word-apples bounce off … Continue reading
What Kind of Heart Do You Have? The Answer is in the Apples; Pick 5 Kinds of Pears; Pick Pumpkins; Eat Hot Donuts and Cold Slushees.
YOUR HEART IS AN ANIMAL in a cage. An apple-sized creature pulsing behind your ribs. But what kind of apple? Is your heart a Honeycrisp? Stolen by Farm Kitty, never to be seen again? You won’t find a single Honeycrisp … Continue reading