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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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New This Week: Pick McIntosh, Cortland, and Early Fuji Apples; Pick Last Honeycrisp and Pears; Free Puppet Show on Saturday.

DEAR ‘CREEKNIKS:  This Saturday is International Eat an Apple Day.  You know what that means.  Time for tough love.  Let us dispense with any lingering delusions you may have about peach season in Upstate New York.  Here is the number … Continue reading

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Pick Your Own Honeycrisp Apples, Bartlett Pears, Mutant Blondes, Cider Donuts, and Veggies; Also, Our First Crop of Pianos.

DEAR ‘CREEKNIKS: In retrospect, it might have been a little impulsive. But can’t a farmer just DO something once in a while without planning 7 years ahead, gaming the weather, and groveling for another operating loan? Well, we rolled the … Continue reading

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What You Did to the Peaches… Now Time for Pears and Apples… and Insane Cider Slushees!

LET IT BE KNOWN to future historians that in the year 2017 of the Common Era, you the people, Farmketeers of Indian Creek, did not shirk your solemn duty.  You did not ignore the clarion call for locavores.  You responded … Continue reading

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7,000 Peaches to Pick Right Now; Saturday Sweet Corn Cookout; Purple Pepper ‘Plosion; a Gentle Note to the Next Generation.

DEAR FARMKETEERS:  Please say hello to Tom Ato.  He is here to accept the honor of ‘Creeknik of the Week on behalf of a pair of pickers who shall be named really soon… At the end of this Fresh Crop … Continue reading

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New This Week – Tomato Picking, Second Wave of Juicy Peaches, First Fresh Cider, and Sweeeet Corn! Oh, Lettuce Not Forget Apples.

LOYAL ‘CREEKNIKS:  ‘Tis the time of the Nightshade, for the tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers are ready to pick.  ‘Tis the time of the Dayshade, too, for the sun will be darkened and not a soul in the heavens or principalities … Continue reading

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