This Week’s Farm Update – April 7, 2017


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Our Opening Day Earth Day Celebration Fundraiser is on Saturday, April 22nd at Crossroads

Join us to open the Farm for the 2017 season at our Earth Day Celebration Fundraiser Saturday April 22nd  from 12 – 5 PM. It will be a family fun day of celebrating our Earth, each other and raising funds for the farm. For your $20 family entry fee (or $5.00 for individual), each child in your family will receive an Earth Day passport. There will be educational activities, recycle games, crafts, scavenger hunts, and so much more.

With your entry fee you’ll also receive a gift from the Farm. Stay tuned for more details.

Live music , local craft beer by Lithology Brewing Co., and others, wine, food trucks, hayrides, bounce house and tons of farm fun! Always a great time for a great cause.

Here are the details:

Purchase your tickets in Advance. Click here!

April 22nd (12 -5 PM) – Light to no rain.

Rain Date: April 23rd (12 -5 PM) In case of a TOTAL Wash Out on the 22nd.

$20/Family – (Up to 6 Immediate Family Members) $5/Person

Crossroads Farm is operated by the  all volunteer board of the nonprofit Nassau Land Trust Inc. 501(c)(3). We receive no public funding. We rely solely on your support, farm stand sales, donations, grants, and fundraiser events to keep the operation going with the support of many great volunteers! #togetherwegrow To make a donation or get involved at the farm please visit our website.


Crossroads Farm Beautification Initiative is Underway!

Joseph DeVito owner and operator of White House Home in Malverne is heading up Crossroads Farm Beautification Initiative.  Joseph in conjunction with the Farm Advisory Council is working on many innovative and exciting projects for Crossroads Farm.

With the help and generosity of Benny of Elite Painting Services Plus the farm store has been freshened up with a new coat of paint and will be enhanced with track lighting by Jimmy and Nick of St. Johns Electric. Additionally, the outside of the barn will be painted in a new color palette by Elite Painting Services Plus giving it a fresh and clean feel.  A new patio will be installed by Vinnie of VDM Mason Corp. and the parking lot and driveway will be leveled and updated with new blue chip gravel by Joseph DeVito and Manuel Alvarez Landscaping Design Services. Additionally, Joseph and Manuel will be planting grasses, hydrangeas and other perennials along the fence on Hempstead Ave. and re-landscaping the entrance.

To learn more about the Crossroads Farm Beautification Initiative, and to make donations, please visit or contact Joseph DeVito at White House Home 288 Hempstead Avenue Malverne NY 11565 917.226.3732.

All of this could not be done without the generosity of the surrounding communities. We are very grateful for all the donations coming in for this and other projects.  We just received a very generous donation of $5000 from a member of our Malverne community! Many thanks to them and to all who support the farm.


The Farm Stand will be Open Thursday through Sunday this Week

The store is stocked with a new selection of items and some of your old favorites. We’ll have organic juices and soda from Pulp Kitchen, pies and some tasty new dessert items from Papa’s Country Porch, there’s a large assortment of jams from Really Good Jams, new spice rubs and mixes from Crimson & Clove, dog biscuits from Lexi’s Barkery and much more. We still carry your old favorites including local honey, Braggs vinegar and Fire Cider.

Store Hours:
Thursday, April 13th: 10 AM – 6 PM
Friday: April 14th: 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: April 15th: 10 AM – 6 PM
Easter Sunday: April 16th: 10 AM – 3 PM
Please stop by and meet our new store manager Martha and say hello to Sara who is returning to the farm stand again this season.


Flowers and Plants On Sale Starting Thursday Easter Week
Beautiful plants and bouquets available at the farm including Tulips, Hyacinths, Daffodils, Easter Lilies, Gardenias, Azaleas, Hydrangeas and fresh cut flower bouquets. Please stop in to purchase these beautiful Spring flowers for your home and garden.

New Kitchen Building:  We Broke Ground!


The blueprints are off the drawing board, the foundation is poured, and we are underway! The farm will have a new warming kitchen and rest room building in 2017 — with your help.

We still need to raise some funds.

This is a great way to make a difference with a financial contribution to something tangible and permanent.  This structure will upgrade our physical plant and will allow us to host catered affairs, do light food and meal prep for the store and events, provide the modern conveniences for staff and visitors, and more.

Click the link below to help us build in 2017! 

You can also mail a check to the Nassau Land Trust, 2417 Jericho Turnpike, Garden City Park, NY 11040.  All contributions are 100% tax deductible.  The NLT is a New York State 501(c)(3) non-profit.  We receive no public money for running the farm and must therefore raise all funds necessary for operations and capital improvements.  Our break-even annual operating budget is about $250,000.


Want to get involved?  Want to make a difference at the farm and in your community?  We have a vibrant and well organized volunteer program.  Maybe this is the year for you to get get your hands in the dirt and to help sustain this unique and exciting project.  Without volunteers, we couldn’t get all the work done.  We are truly a community effort!

Click below for more information and to sign up.  Join us at our first volunteer orientation in 2017 on April 8th at 10 AM.

And welcome back all of our veteran volunteers!  Feel free to join us that day to help us welcome the new volunteers.

Attention Landscapers and Home Gardeners: We Have Compost!

We produce high-quality organic compost at Crossroads Farm in conjunction with the New York Equestrian Center.

We have large volumes available at very competitive pricing.  Please email us for more information.

Support Crossroads Farm and Purchase Your 2017 CSA Booklets Today!

Support your local farm by providing revenue before the next growing season. This revenue goes towards the purchase of soil, seeds, and other farming supplies.

Here’s how Crossroads Farm Consumer Supported Agriculture (CSA) works:

  • Purchase your CSA booklet at $50 and receive $55 worth of coupons.
  • Purchase your CSA booklet at $100 and receive $110 worth of coupons.
  • Use your CSA coupons for purchases in the farm stand.

Additionally, customers using their CSA booklets get a 10% discount on all their farm stand purchases.

You may purchase your CSA booklets on-line by by clicking the link below or in the store at Ground Hog Day on February 2nd or in the store when we open in the spring.

Spring Seedlings

As always we will be selling our own organic seedlings at the farm in the spring.  The number of varieties will be bigger than ever.

Are you a professional gardener, a school garden manager, a landscaper, or just an avid home gardener?   We are now taking wholesale pre-orders of 24 or more seedlings.   We will grow the plants you need for delivery when you need them!  For more information and inquiries, please email us and let us know what you need.

Available Varieties:

Flowers: Calendula, Cosmos, Zinnias, Celosia, Sunflowers, Bachelor Buttons, & Nasturtium

Herbs: Chamomile, Basil, Parsley, Dill, Mint, Lemon Balm, Oregano, Thyme, Sage, Garlic Chives, Rosemary

Vegetables:Tomatoes, Eggplants, Peppers, Cucumber, Squashes, Zucchinis, Lettuces, Arugula, Kale, Swiss Chard, Carrots, Onions, Snow Peas, Broccoli, Garlic, Cauliflower, Cabbages, String Beans, Radishes

The store will be open Easter Week: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday from 10 AM – 6 PM and Easter Sunday from 10 AM – 3 PM


The Farm store’s Season Opening is Saturday, April 22nd.

Store Hours:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday – Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM


480 Hempstead Avenue – Malverne – NY – 11565 – google map – 516-881-7700 – – Store Hours

Click donate to make a fully tax-deductible contribution.  Or click volunteer to offer your time.  Our success depends on you, our extended farm family!


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