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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

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Last Week of Prime Apple Picking; 99¢ Special on Famous Pie Apples; Pumpkins Going Fast!

DO YOU REMEMBER that time Grandpa kicked everybody’s butt at picking Mutsu apples?  We caught it on tape. Watch the crew get schooled by the gentleman in the nifty brown hat.  He appears at 8 seconds. By 54 seconds, you … Continue reading

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Do You Mutsu?  Famous Giant Apples are Ready; You Can Dream Big and Pick Bigger.

IN YOUR DREAMS, do you jump like Lebron? Or do you get higher with a little help from your friends? In your dreams, bundled warm against an autumn drizzle, do you pick apples as big as pumpkins? You do?  Farmketeers, … Continue reading

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Cheap Honeycrisp Apples, Plentiful Pumpkins, and More Fun Reasons to Visit The ‘Creek This Week.

THIS WEEK WE CELEBRATE the apple harvest with a leap into agricultural hyperspace… also known as Instagram.  All photos are therefore square. Yes, Courageous Creek-O-Nauts!  Time to embrace the future of farming on your phone, @indiancreekfarmithaca. You can pick 14 … Continue reading

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Peach Picking Begins with 26 Jars of Whoopass and a $10 Special on ‘Creek Crates.

DEAR FARM FANS:  Everybody’s great.  Everyone gets a trophy.  As it is in life, so it is on the farm.  But peach season has begun and, truth be told, some of you will come out ahead while some of you … Continue reading

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5,000 Redheads Can’t Be Wrong; Come Get Fresh Raspberries, Flowers, Cukes, and Zukes.

DEAR FARMILY MEMBERS:  You can find the new farm booklet at the stand.  Please take a copy.  The pumpkin-haired strawberry-ginger on the cover, acting as official mascot of the 2015 season, urges you to study the map inside. Many of … Continue reading

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We Hold These Fruits to Be Self-Evident; Raspberry Picking; and, Summer Squash.

WE HOLD THESE FRUITS to be self evident, that all berries are NOT created equal.  Fresh off the vine is WAY better than boxed in plastic at the supermarket! Just ask this platoon of pickers.  They found gobs of perfect … 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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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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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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