Tag Archives: Food Art

99¢ U-Pick Peaches, $3 Lavish Lillies, and a $4 Pesto Power Pack.

DEAR FARMKETEERS:  The Golden Rule has been stated so many different ways.  In farm country, we say, “Do unto peaches as you would have people do unto you.”  That means treat every peach with dignity—even the humble, early specimens that … Continue reading

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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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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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An Epic Farm Fail, and a Winter Lesson in Winning.

LIFE IS NOT a zero-sum game, but when somebody messes up, you can usually seize the chance to profit from their blunder.  “Outrageous!” you cry.  “Repugnant!”  Maybe.  But, still. Last week all 3,000 of you messed up.  All except one—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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Fresh-Spilled Xmas Cider, 3 Words About Mutsus, and 2 Gifts for the Apple of Your Eye.

YESTERDAY THE GANG shipped out heaps of Apple Gift Boxes.  Each box will go over the river and through the woods, carrying 18 tasty Finger Lakes fruits toward an apple-friendly home somewhere across our country tis-of-thee. Meanwhile, the Cidermeister is … 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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Local Thanksgiving Supplies, a Big Cider “Carboy” Sale, and Hard Cider Home Delivery.

HI, FARMIES!  Just a quick reminder that the farm stand is OPEN.  We are committed to being your eleventh-hour source of farm-fresh holiday victuals.  To wit: apples, sprouts, cider, and squash. Everyone is going to bumrush the place when we … Continue reading

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