Author Archives: Indian Creek Farm

Big Tomato Sale, 3 New Kinds of Apples to Pick, and Rumors of the First Cider Pressing!

LOYAL CREEKNIKS:  You are patient and you are kind.  You are soft but you are firm. You are quick to praise and slow to criticize.  You are always wise and often wonderful. Time to reap what you sow.  Cash in … Continue reading

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Tomato Time! Ginger Gold Apples! And 1,000 Veggies on the Vine; Come Pick Summer Food.

DEAR FARMKETEER, if you have been a Farmketeer for a few years, you know that the tomatoes hold a secret August caucus.  No people, no farm dogs.  Tomatoes only. Last night the tomatoes convened.  A midnight leak revealed the agenda:  … Continue reading

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Bring Your VEGGIE Dreams to FRUITion; Open Every Day for U-Pick Vegetables & Apples.

DEAR FARMKETEERS: A little rain does a lotta good.  Oh sure, it slakes the crops and softens your lawn underfoot.  But water from the sky magically… alchemically… turns one thing into another.  Behold the transformation. Just last week, you saw … Continue reading

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Apples, Flowers, Tomatoes, Squash, Peaches, Peppers, Berries, Melons, Eggplants, Herbs, Honey…

THE EGGPLANTS were born here.  The peaches are from PA.  So the eggplants are grooming the peaches, teaching them about local social mores and how to be a ‘Creeknik. Peach says, “How do Ithacans pronounce the phrase public swimming laws?”  … Continue reading

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Pick Apples, Berries, and Vegetables to Become a Varsity Foodie with Finger Lakes Pride.

DEAR ‘CREEKNIKS:  One of us farmers made a foray down to Hudson Valley apple country this week.  Aren’t you insane with curiosity about what we discovered there in the mountains? First we confirmed the rumor:  We got gorges, but they … Continue reading

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Pick Your Own Raspberries, Veggies, Herbs, and Flowers; Get Peaches and Blueberries, Too!

WHEN PIGS FLY.  When doves cry.  When heck freezes over.  Even frosh Farmketeers know what these old phrases mean.  But only veteran ‘Creekniks know what it means “when the chicken plays the keys…” It means farm season proper!  We are … Continue reading

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Pick Your Own Raspberries in the Cool Mornings & Evenings; Buy Cut Flowers at the Farm Stand.

DEAR FARMKETEER:  Every July 6th you must ask yourself, “Am I a rabid raspbopotamus?” If the answer is yes, come pick now!  Hot days and sunshine have summoned the first wave of raspberries. Please don’t leave ’em hanging!  These berries … Continue reading

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The Farm Will Open in Mid-July with Vegetables and More; Now, a Short Story and Fruit Report.

Once upon a time there was an apple. Her name was Edelborsdorfer. ‘Twas a dandy name for a girl. Dorf was famously smart. She was prettier than a store-bought doll. She was quick to praise, slow to criticize. She always … Continue reading

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Big Sale: 25% Off Fruit Trees for Planting in Your Backyard or Upstate Country Manor.

DEAR CREEKNIKS:  “Tell the truth, shame the Devil.”  That’s what Mom says.  So we are going to give you the straight dope.  Old Screwface can put THAT in his Pipe of Pain and smoke it.  With a molten lava chaser.  … Continue reading

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First Farm to Harvest Gravity Waves; a Big Month Generally for Science at the ‘Creek.

DEAR FARMKETEERS:  The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists sets the Doomsday Clock.  It is 3 minutes to midnight.  That means we are closer to a global calamity than when the clock says 4 minutes before doom. It is a dark … Continue reading

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