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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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2015: From Chicken to Chicken, the Farm Year in Review.

BELOVED FARMKETEERS, we welcome every new year with the Indian Creek theme song, rendered most delicately by our own Archie the Chicken: A catchy number, to be sure… and the farmer’s sentimental favorite.  But it was never bound for the … Continue reading

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When the Farm Gets Naked and Loopy, the Winter Solstice is Nigh; Last Call for Apple Boxes.

THE FARM HAS SHED its heavy summer coat.  Winter is four days away.  ‘Tis the season to get naked. Naked APPLE TREES.  They drop all pretense and reveal their craggly, shaggly underbodies. Naked PEACH TREES.  Did you know that peach … Continue reading

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Pop-Up Farm at Press Bay Alley, Apple Boxes Ready for Xmas, Still Open Every Day.

WE FARMERS aren’t going to hurt our backs totin’ our brains around.  But we make every effort to hurt ourselves for your entertainment. To wit, a new piano.  Dragged in from the suburbs by 4 aging farmhands.  Destined for the … Continue reading

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Deep Autumn Cider Is Still Flowing and the Farm Is Open; Balto and Natasha Are Being Exemplary.

DAYS ARE GETTING SHORTER; people are getting crabbier.  But Balto and Natasha, ever the model citizens, are making an effort to speak each other’s language.  Isn’t that the least we can do when things get f*cky? Yes, Dear ‘Creekniks, we’re … Continue reading

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Get Free Hooch This Friday at the Cider House; Order Apple Gift Boxes Now for Thanksgiving.

LOYAL FARMKETEERS:  We are still open every day til 5 PM.  If you are trapped at the office all day, please come see us on the weekend.  Rain or shine, sleet or snow, sh*t or Shinola. The rest of you … Continue reading

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