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Come Dressed to Pick & Play! Wizarding Weekend Downtown and On the Farm; Pumpkin Sales and Apple Picking Rush to Finale.
DEAR FARMKETEERS: Abra cadabra… Harrius doublus! Poof, now you have twice as much Harry Potter. This Saturday and Sunday, the farm will be pottering proper. (If you can’t bear to hear more about that snide little pagan Potter, skip to … Continue reading
EVERY HARVEST SEASON, foodies come out of their kitchens to kibbitz in Franglish (terroir, anyone?) and gossip about pairings. “This booze gels with that bologna. This Velveeta shines with that saltine.” It’s a heady business. If you can stomach it. … Continue reading
The Pumpkin Patch Has Twins While Mutsus Get the Greenlight; You Can Pick Green Pumpkin-Sized Apples, Famous for Eating & Pies.
DEAR FARMKETEERS: The changing light of autumn focuses the brain. Simplifies the message. Distills the plan. Time to pick apples. Time to pick pumpkins. Both are abundant and ready for you. Distractions can wait. The harvest won’t. Please come pick … Continue reading
LOYAL FARMKETEERS: Remember how we lost the entire peach, plum, and apricot crop this year? It hurt. But you have rallied to salvage the season by coming to the farm for apples, pumpkins, cider, and donuts. We need a few … Continue reading
DEAR FARMKETEERS: Water levels are historically low, but The ‘Creek is running all the way downtown. That’s right, our unruly band of farmhands and ciderlings will be at the 34th Apple Harvest Festival on the Ithaca Commons, Friday through Sunday! … Continue reading
DEAR CREEKNIKS, this Fresh Crop Alert is sponsored by the autumnal equinox. Such a lovely word, equinox. Tacked on the end is nox, night. But the dark times are not yet nigh. And they are farther still if you expaaaaand … Continue reading
“CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN PEAR.” That’s what one of our best Amandas calls her latest still life: Hidden pear, indeed. If you didn’t pick Bartletts when we first sounded the horn, you’ve missed pear picking season. But you can get them … Continue reading
DEAR ‘CREEKNIKS: High apple season starts today! You can pick McIntoshes off century-old trees in the Vintage Orchard and drink the first cider of the year. Yes, Orchard Ambrosia is here! Gallons and halfers chilled at the stand. McIntosh apples … Continue reading
DEAR FARMKETEERS, if you get only 1 thing out of this fresh crop alert, it should be these 2 things: pears and tomatoes. We are in the season of pears and tomatoes. And tomatoes. And tomatoes. And pears and tomatoes. … Continue reading
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