Wondering what's growing and going on at , Nassau County's very own farm situated in the village of Malverne?
We'll keep you informed with our weekly "On the Farm" column. Here's our latest update from Farmer Bill Walsh, the Nassau Land Trust (the non-profit that operates the farm) and the rest of the crew at Crossroads.
The summer season is in full-swing!
We're beginning to pick the season's first tomatoes and green peppers, and onions and sunflowers will soon be ready for the farmstand. We're also continuing to pick beets, carrots, cabbage, kale, collards, lettuce, and Swiss chard.
We're even starting to prepare for the fall! Cool-weather-loving brussel sprouts & rutabagas have been planted in the fields for autumn.
New This Week:
- Crossroads' own organic green cabbage.
- Organic eggplant,zucchini and lettuces from Hepworth Farm
- Carrots and peppers from Youngs Farm
- Green beans from Wesnofske Farm
- Cherry tomatoes from Wickham's Fruit Farm
- Chocolate coconut cookies from the Bakery at Camphill Village
Grown at Crossroads: This organic produce was harvested from the farm in Malverne and is available for purchase right now at the farm stand.
- Green Cabbage
- Bok Choy
- Yellow Summer Squash
- Pattypan/Sunburst Squash
- Swiss Chard
- Kale Mix
- Cut Flowers (Zinnias)
From Other Farms: The following items are being sold at the Crossroads farm stand but were grown or prepared at other Long Island farms.
- Organic okra, Fairytale eggplant, Orient Charm eggplant, Black Bell eggplant, Heirloom and cherry tomatoes, red and green leaf lettuces, and Romaine lettuce from Hepworth Farm in Milton
- Long Island bi-color sweet corn from Rottkamp's Farm in Calverton
- Dill, cilantro, parsley, red beets and golden beets from Schmitt Farm in Riverhead
- Green beans from Wesnofske Farm in Riverhead
- Broccoli and Red Potatoes from Smilie Kozak Farm in Riverhead
- Zucchini and Golden Zuchini from Anderson Farm in Riverhead
- Red and Yellow Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Peaches, Blueberries, Blackberries and Apricots from Wickham's Fruit Farm in Cutchogue
- Wildflower and Clover Honey from Fricke Apiaries in Hicksville
- Red and yellow tomatoes, and homemade jams from Youngs Farm in Old Brookville
Gifts and Gourmet Goodies:
- Assorted Handmade Soaps from Naturally Handmade by Susan in Franklin Square
- Light, Medium and Dark Brown Ground Coffee Beans from Gentle Brew in Long Beach
- Spicy Pickles, Maple Bourbon Bread and Butter Pickles and Whiskey Barrel Sauerkraut from Brooklyn Brine in Brooklyn
- Long Island Potato Chips in Six Flavors (Plain, Salt and Vinegar, Sour Cream and Onion, BBQ, Rosemary & Garlic, Cheddar and Onion) and Sweet Potato Chips from North Fork Potato Chips in Peconic
- Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Coconut and Hazelnut Cookies, and Granola from the Bakery at Champhill Village in Copake
- Muesli from Mu Mu Muesli in Sharon Springs
- Classic Pound Cake, Almond Pound Cake, Orange Cranberry Pound Cake, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Blueberry Pound Cake, Cinnamon Pound Cake and Assorted Muffins from PolkaDot Pound Cake in Rockville Centre
Volunteer at Crossroads Farm
Would you like to learn more about local food and organic agriculture? Consider volunteering at Crossroads Farm at Grossmann's!
Volunteers work side-by-side with our farmer and staff to learn about organic growing methods, plant care, and local food systems.
You can sign up for a weekly 2-hour shift, or adapt volunteering times based on your schedule. All ages are welcome, but children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
If you're interested in volunteering at the farm, be sure to check out our online Volunteer Sign-Up Form.
Farm Stand Hours: Mondays to Fridays 10 a.m.-6p.m., Saturdays 9a.m.-5p.m. and Sundays 10a.m.-3p.m.