Tag Archives: crops

Flowers, Berries, Apples, Herbs, Peaches, Veggies, and More!

TAKE A SPIN through this week’s crop catalog, including stuff you can pick and goodies you’ll find at the stand. Farmer Alice has created a phantasmagoria of cut-your-own flower options.  Walk around the farm.  See and snip.  (And check out … Continue reading

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What the Puppy Found in the Peach Orchard, and Encouraging Words from the Crops.

DEAR FARM FANS:  Our new summer intern, called Turbo by humans and Woof by dogs, is finding tons of baby peaches rotting on the ground. Which is a good thing!  We’re “thinning” down a bountiful crop to help the remainders … Continue reading

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Berry Report and Crop Calendar: “At least you are not a strawberry…”

LOYAL FARMKETEERS:  This year we look to the children for signs and omens.  Will we have a crop?  Will life be buttercups or bitter cups?  In the guileless, apple-cheeked faces of our young, much is foretold. Of all the oracles, … Continue reading

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Oh, What We Have in Store for You! Big Spring Ideas from The ‘Creek.

DEAR ‘CREEKERS, let’s catch you up on farm country news.  Basically, farm country has become a real HUSTLE.  Everyone is manic about local food.  There is a constant hubbub about field-to-table stuff.  And certain farms are always one-upping us with … Continue reading

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All Hail the Most Important Person in the County; News of the Farm Stand’s Hibernation.

THERE ARE LOTS of hardworking folks here in farm country.  And like Farmer Steve says, whoever is working on the farm RIGHT NOW is doing the most important work of all.  Yes, we are all important people doing important work. … Continue reading

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Farm Year in Photos:  Your Local Food Zeal Means The ‘Creek is Rising.

DEAR FARMKETEERS, you ate everything we grew in 2014.  It was our best year ever.  That’s the good news. The bad news:  Now the bar is set really high.  In 2015, how will we top the worldwide debut of the … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time in Agrarian America, Homemade Apple Cider Was the “Default Buzz.”

DEAR ‘CREEKERS, happy almost new year.  We are still open every day.  You can get cider, apples, and squash.  Sprouts are dwindling.  And now for a wee history lesson from our winter reading, Apples of Uncommon Character by Rowan Jacobsen. … Continue reading

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Nudity in the Orchard, Foul-Weather Friends, and Our Drive for Five.

IT’S PRETTY SIMPLE:  You got local foodies and local foodists.  The foodies talk the talk.  They yammer on about parsnips and capons.  But local foodists, they simply eat lots of stuff from local farms.  Part of their daily routine.  Come … Continue reading

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How to Be a Winter Farmie, How to Compute Your Sprouts, and What is a “Carboy,” Anyway?

YOU DESERVE a local food commendation if you shop at the farm in December.  (Trophies are reserved for January diehards.)  Come get apples, sprouts, and squash.  Bulk cider is only $5 a gallon. You got the run of the place … Continue reading

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A Call to Action for Farm Fans: Get America’s Best Hard Ciders Online from Our Friends’ Local Orchard.

PRETTY SLOW news day on the farm, so this week we start with big news from our old friends at Eve’s Cidery:  You can now buy their amazing hard cider online for home delivery!  What a perfect holiday gift for … Continue reading

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