Farm Update: 2/8/2016

February 9, 2016

Valentine's Day at the Farm

 

The farm is open this weekend.  We will be selling beautiful flowers.  We will have mixed bouquets ranging from $20 to $50 and a dozen long-stemmed roses for $49.99, a great value.

 

Come by the farm, pick up flowers for someone special, and support your local farm!

Store hours:

  • Friday, February 12th, 1 to 6

  • Saturday, February 13th, 10 to 6

  • Sunday, February 14th, 9 to 5

Back In Action

 

The year round hoop house was badly damaged in the blizzard.  But on Saturday, thanks to donations from many of you and thanks to our good friend Carl Demarest from Sep's Farm, the repairs were made and growing can continue!

Repairing the house; weathering the storm today; struts and metal strapping.

 

Thanks to all who helped and donated!

 

Our store is (mostly) closed until spring.  But we will be doing a monthly Buyers Club through our online portal.  There is an order open right now.  If you haven't yet joined the buyers club, please click here for more information and to sign up or email us if you have questions. This is a great opportunity to buy healthy food items and natural products at a discount.  Your purchase is pooled with other buyers to achieve a measure of bulk pricing.  As we move into the spring season, you will see fresh produce items added as they become available.  Many items in the club are now in stock which means they are instantly available and do not require an aggregated muti-buyer minimum.  The in-stock items are now also steeply discouted for winter clearance.

This is the winter schedule for the club:

  • Order open now; closing February 9th for pick up at the farm on Saturday, February 13th from 9 AM to noon.

  • Order open February 14th; closing March 8th for pick up the farm on Saturday, March 12th from 9 AM to noon.

  • Order open March 13th; closing April 12th for pick up the farm on Saturday, April 16th from 9 AM to noon.

Order open April 13th; closing May 10th for pick up the farm on Saturday, May 14th from 9 AM to noon. 

 

Upcoming Events at the Farm

 

Farm Opening Day:  May 1st

 

Details to come!

 

The Second Annual Crossroads Folk Festival Featuring Tom Chapin:  June 12th

 

We are pleased to announce the date for the second annual Crossroads Folk Festival:  June 12th from 1 to 8.  The headliner will be Tom Chapin.  Tickets will be available soon.  Visit the festival web site for more information and join the event on Facebook

 

2016 CSA Books Now Available

 

As always, CSA books are a great way to support the farm and get a discount in the store at the same time.  Books are available for $50 and $100 and hold store vouchers worth $55 and $110 respectively.  We sell these books at the beginning of the season to help us pay for farm start up costs.  Please visit our web site to purchase your book now!

 

The Crossroads Farmers Market Is Now On Saturdays!

 

Great news for fans of the weekly Crossroads Farmers market:  the market day will be moving from Thursdays to Saturdays.  Stay tuned for news on vendors who will be participating in 2016.  

 

We are looking to add mor vendors to the market this year.  If you produce and sell locally made food items or crafts, and are interested in participating, please click here to submit an application.

 

When you come to an event or buy in the store, you are not only having fun, filling your table with healthy produce, and enjoying one of the most precious assets in our community, but you are also supporting the farm financially. We receive no financial support from Nassau County, nor do we receive any public funding.  Please help support your local organic farm! 

 

Volunteering at Crossroads Farm

 

The project at Crossroads Farm depends on volunteers.  Volunteers come from our community in Nassau County and beyond.  This is truly a group effort.  Folks get involved and give their time to make the farm a better and stronger place.  But they also come to be part of a larger purpose and to feel personal and social fulfillment.  And there are many ways to lend a hand.  We will help tailor your experience to suit your ability, interests, and skill sets.  We have over 200 registered volunteers.  If you haven't volunteered, think about attending one of our orientations.  Help grow our project and help grow local organic food!  Click here for more information.

 

All of us look forward to seeing you around the farm!

 

With gratitude,

Rick White, NLT, Farm Advisory Committee, Chair


Leonore Russell, Education Director
Stephanie Kane, Field Manager
Judi Consigli, Operations Manager
Danielle Phair, Famstand Coordinator

 

 

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