I was out in the field the other day cutting oregano when I stumbled upon a pretty purple flower. To my surprise, this blossom was a chive. Known for their mild peppery onion flavor, chives work in almost every dish as a main ingredient or garnish. The chive flower, also edible, is violet and makes a beautiful garnish. Chives only flower for a short period of time, late Spring to early Summer, so enjoy them while you can. There are many edible flowers; pansies, orchids, carnations and borage to name a few. Borage is my personal favorite, it is luminescent in appearance and crisp in flavor. Young leaves of the plant can be added to salad and the flowers can be candied, frozen in ice cube tray

Get Pickled

It's spring and the weather if finally starting to show it! It is the season for leafy greens like kale lettuce and swiss chard. The store is stocked with lettuce and chard from our fields as well as organic kale, tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage and baby bok choy from L:ady Moon farm. Spring is also the time for planting. We have organic seedlings from flowers to herbs to vegetables. Get you tomato seedlings in the ground now so you can enjoy ripe, juicy heirloom and beefsteak and cherry tomatoes by late July. Perfect on their own, in salads and homemade sauce. Preserving your garden's bounty by pickling allows you to enjoy the flavors of each season weeks or months after the season is over. Pick

New to the Farm-stand

If you haven't been to the store in awhile, you're missing out on some delicious new additions as well as the return of some favorites. New to the store are assorted spices and salt blends from Crimson&Clove. Their "Quick Pickle" pickle making kit and "Make your own mustard" kit are perfect gifts for the foodie in your life. We are happy to welcome back Catapano goat cheese and spa soap, Really good jam, North fork potato chips, and Hidden orchard farm duck eggs. Most people don't know that duck eggs are an alkaline producing, anti cancer food. Duck eggs have twice the nutritional value of chicken eggs and stay fresh longer. Because they are richer in Albumen, duck eggs are the preferred egg

Mother's Day

Nothing says I love you like flowers! Come down to the farm to pick up something special for that someone special. We will be selling mixed bouquets, a variety of flats, dahlias, impatiens, hanging baskets and much much more. Be sure to pick up some of our organic veggie starts, from our greenhouse to your garden we have available black bell eggplant, green and red lettuce, red bell peppers, tam jalapeno, dill, kale, market more cucumbers, black star broccoli, green cabbage and several varieties of tomato starts.

Mysterious Ramps

Have you ever heard of ramps? They're a little bit mysterious and not everyone has heard of them. You can only harvest them for a very short time in the spring. They're strongly scented but milder and sweeter in flavor than their onion or garlic counterparts. Not really garlic and not quite an onion or leek, they're beautiful roasted on their own or as a compliment to any dish that requires the addition of onions or garlic. They're especially delicious sautéed in butter. Guess what? You're in luck, they're available at our farm-stand this week. If you mention you read about them here, we'll give you 10% off the purchase of them. So stop in and give ramps a try, I promise you won't be dis

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Crossroads Farm at Grossmann's
480 Hempstead Avenue
Malverne, NY 11565