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Hi, Instagrammers around the world! I’m Jeff reporting from @indiancreekfarmithaca for this week’s takeover. Here at “The Creek,” just 3 minutes from downtown Ithaca, you can pick your own apples, peaches, pears, plums, apricots, veggies, pumpkins, flowers, donuts, and jugs of cider! Autumn weekends on the farm are livelier than a two tailed puppy — crowd control in the orchards is like putting socks on a rooster. Please come join the fun. * * * We are open every day to everybody. * * * It makes us feel happy to share the farm with people of all stripes. We have the best, most easygoing customers — our Beloved Farmketeers and Loyal Creekniks. * * * This week I will show you some farmy things and outdoor places in the bountiful, beautiful Finger Lakes foodshed of farms, cideries, wineries, and open spaces. * * * When I’m not at the farm, I have the privilege of helping small, dynamic, local organizations to develop their strategies and tell their stories. In my consulting practice I’ve worked with… * * * @fingerlakeslandtrust , a fantastic nonprofit that has saved over 21,000 acres of our most treasured gorges, forests, wetlands, and lakeshores; @gofingerlakes , a project to promote conservation through low impact outdoor recreation; @gimmecoffee , our hometown world-class neighborhood coffee to go; @evescidery , the nationally renowned artisan cider makers who are credited with inspiring and teaching so many others in the cider boom; @kiteandstringcider and @flciderhouse , the cidery and tasting room just 20 minutes north of Ithaca; and @edibleflx , which celebrates our people and culinary products. * * * I speak with pride about these local ventures to my out-of-town clients who similarly work in conservation, farm & food policy, and hunger relief. * * * Thank you for tuning in this week, and hope to see you at The ‘Creek. * * * #ithacaispeople #visitithaca #ithacaisarts #iloveny #nylovesfall @iloveny #ithaca #cornell #trumansburg #smallfarm #localfood #eatlocal #drinklocal #tompkins #cayuga #fingerlakes @finger_lakes #flx #cny #upstateny #iloveny #apples #ithacalove #ithacanewyork * * * Thanks to @topher.ray for staging this first photo.