Author Archives: Indian Creek Farm

Pick the Best of Summer and Fall with 3 Kinds of Apples, 5 Kinds of Tomatoes, and Sweet Cider.

“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

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Apple Season Begins with U-Pick Macs and 1st Cider of the Year; Big Tomato Sale Continues Apace.

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

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Now Picking! Bartlett Pears, Big Tomato Sales, and Everything You Need for Fruit & Veggie Meals.

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

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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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