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New Local Apple Gift Boxes! And a Warm Farm Weekend.

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, but apples are for NOW. Just ask Katrina.  She couldn’t care less about your precious stones, but hold out an apple, and you have her undivided attention. So, something new for you and yours:  A Local Apple … Continue reading

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Pear Sale, Extended Apple Sale, and November Farm Hours.

RAISE YOUR GLASS of apple spider.  Today we are subverting the dominant paradigm.  Everybody knows that we ran out of pumpkins early.  We were the dopes in that farm flop; but, now we are turning our slackjaws into smirk-o-lanterns with … Continue reading

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The Giant 50-Cent Sale Continues and Zorro Gets a Promotion.

PAUSING FOR A MOMENT between sleeping and waking, Zorro reflects on just how far his star has risen.  A few short months ago, it seemed that his career had stalled.  He only had a minor role on the back of … Continue reading

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Huge U-Pick Apple Sale… Only 50¢ Per Pound… Bring Friends!

LOYAL FARMKETEERS, we are going to be straight with you in this week’s Crop Alert.  None of our customary gobbledygook.  No cheap Photoshop pranks.  Just the facts of the case, so to speak. But first, we will ask you to … Continue reading

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Apple Picking, Pumpkin Patching, and a Special Deal for College Students.

THIS WEEK, a few lucky apples and a jug of cider climbed Libe Slope for a hilltop tour of Cornell.  We wanted them to get comfortable with the campus experience.  They and many of their friends will say goodbye to … Continue reading

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Cider Sale, Honeycrisp Sale, Mini-Pies, and Apple Butter.

PLAINSPEAK this week—the picking is copacetic and the stand is cornucopic.  So we’re skipping the usual nonsense like marrying berries and newscasting vegetables.  Just the dope is reported below. The turn of October means two big sales—cider and Honeycrisp—and two … Continue reading

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Crossing Bartlett Bridge:  Last Call for Peaches and Pears!

IT IS A JOURNEY that we take every year—from Peachtown to Appleville across Bartlett Pear Bridge. While peach season is winding down and apple season is warming up, a humble little pear crop gives us something to go on. Yes, … Continue reading

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Peaches, Apples, Pears and a Big Party with the Pigs.

THE BREEZE THAT TICKLES the farm today is a different kind of breeze—a fall breeze.  That means only one more week of peach season, but new fruits to pick, especially Bartlett pears and a rolling selection of delicious boutique apples. … Continue reading

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Peach Pickers Needed Now!

THE FARM STAND is a no-holds-barred Battle Royale right now.  It is standing room only and every piece of produce is fighting for your attention. Andre the Giant Eggplant has Husk Hogan lifted high for a body slam.  Fans are … Continue reading

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How to Pick an Apple, and Something Kind of Amazing.

IN A SURPRISE MOVE that rattled stakeholders, the Tomato Council declined to issue a press release with details on the tardy tomato crop. “No comment,” said Cherry Roma, VP for Heirloom Compliance.  Roma had previously gone on record saying, “You … Continue reading

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