This Week’s Farm Update – May 12, 2017


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Save The Date
Fundraiser Friday Evening June 16th!

Calling all country folk! Come join us for an evening of food, beer and wine, music, games, hayrides, and family fun. More details to follow soon on our Facebook page and in our next email blast!

 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.


Sunshine Days Summer Program is Back this August

Registration has begun! 

Early bird pricing: $180.00 per week (if registered before May 31) 

Standard pricing: $195.00 per week

Payment must be made in full upon registration.

  • To register and pay on-line, go to: –  (Available Soon!)
  • To register and pay by check, mail your registration form and check to:
Crossroads Farm
480 Hempstead Ave.
Malverne, NY 11565
Attn: Education Coordinator

Or come to the farm and register in person!

For more details see our flier below:


Creative Mothers Day Gift Ideas at the Farmstand!

Get a gift that shows your mother that you appreciate her.

For the mom that enjoys cooking we have beautiful and unusual spices from Crimson and Clove and spice rubs and marinades from Wally’s Spotted Dog Organics. For those mothers that enjoy a little pampering we have artisanal soaps, balms and lotions from Karmic Alchemy. For the gardener, (I hope my daughter is reading this), purchase some of Crossroads own beautiful organic herb and vegetable starts for the homestead. For the mom that loves a little sweet treat, we have apple fritters, apple cider doughnuts, pies and cakes from Papa’s Country Porch.  Of course, if she loves to shop purchase Crossroads CSA booklets in $50 and $100 denominations. These are perfect for the thrifty mothers too! You get $55 worth of coupons for your $50 purchase and $110 worth of coupons for your $100 purchase. Plus you get 10% off all your farmstand purchases when using the booklets.

If you need local produce and products for your dinner table, we have that too!


Roses, Hanging Baskets, and Annuals Available Mothers Day Weekend

Many plants and flowers available at the farm this weekend, purchase 2 gal. size roses, annuals including  impatiens, marigolds, begonias, pansies, and more. Buy annuals by the flat or single cell. We also have a variety of hanging baskets including impatiens, petunias, and fuschias.  Please stop in to purchase these beautiful Spring flowers for your home and garden. They’re a great gift for the mother who gardens or for the mother that just enjoys their natural beauty and fragrance!

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.  Our next volunteer orientation is on May 13th at 10:00 AM.

Note: This weekend’s orientation starts at 10:00 it was incorrectly stated in last week’s email.

Welcome back all of our veteran 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.

Spring Seedlings: Cool Weather and Warm Weather Varieties Now Available!

As always we are selling our own organic seedlings at the farm this spring.  We have many varieties to share with you.


Available Varieties Include:

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 Farmstand is open for the season!

Open Memorial Day Monday, May 29th: 10 AM – 3 PM

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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