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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
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
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
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
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
Tomato 🍅 Meeting Tonight Will Pinpoint Mass Ripening Date; Peppers, Peaches, Corn, Lettuce, Flowers, Herbs Roll On.
DEAR FARMKETEERS: Four years ago today, the tomatoes of Indian Creek convened a plenary session. It was a gathering without precedent in their inchoate tomatocracy. Even elders and youngsters were consulted. You see, the weather had lost its way. Chilly … Continue reading
DEAREST ‘CREEKNIKS: First, we bring you a “first” – a brand new crop. It’s called corn. You’ve probably heard of it, but it’s new to us. We’re growing our own sweet corn for the first time thanks to The Dusky. … Continue reading
Sunday Garlic Party Needs You; Exercise Your Power to Impeach; Baby Porcupine Devours Fresh Dead Peach Tree; Donuts.
DEAR ‘CREEKNIKS: Donald J., Professor Emeritus of Trump University College of Law, teaches us that he has “complete power to pardon” himself and his family. He failed to mention that YOU have the complete power to impeach. That’s right – … Continue reading
DEAR FARMKETEERS: You know what time it is. It’s THAT time. The one day every year when you let the barnyard beasts host open mic on your family heirloom instruments. Do we hear The Hen of Plenty?! Why yes we … Continue reading
Order Fruit Trees Now for Spring Planting; Hot Winter Fruit Forecast; and, a Big Win for Conservation in Our Neighborhood.
DEAR ‘CREEKNIKS: Times like these call for brilliant new ideas. Fearless innovation. Fresh thinking. Bold moves. So maybe this will be the year you do it: You will secede from the Union and start your own little country. Where every … Continue reading