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Edible Forest Garden Materializes

Over the past couple of days our back hoe operator has been here making the plans painstakingly developed over the last several months become a reality. First he dug a two section pond deep enough for fish to winter over. … Continue reading

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Spring and Holiday Greeting from Cross Island Farms

Dear Friends and Patrons of Cross Island Farms, Spring and Holiday Greetings from Cross Island Farms! FRONT PORCH FARMSTAND OPEN: Just in time for your spring shopping, I have just restocked our self-serve 24/7 front porch farmstand with organic produce. … Continue reading

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Late Winter Update 2013

Dear Friends and Patrons of Cross Island Farms: AN EARLY MORNING SKI: A beautiful sunny day after a frosty night here on Wellesley Island. Got out early for a quick ski on the crusty snow accompanied by our boys, Snow … Continue reading

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Holiday Greetings from Cross Island Farms

Dear Friends and Patrons of Cross Island Farms, As the end of 2012 draws ever closer, David and I here at Cross Island Farms are counting our blessings. We are so grateful for your support and patronage over the past … Continue reading

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A Late Fall Morning

  A LATE FALL MORNING: As I write this at November’s end, looking outside my window I see the first steady snow of the season falling and beginning to accumulate on the not-yet-frozen ground. Earlier, I completed the morning chores, … Continue reading

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Holiday Greetings Newsletter, November 2012

Dear Friends and Patrons of Cross Island Farms, Fall has definitely arrived on Wellesley Island. With the lengthening and colder nights, each following morning reveals frozen ground and waters. In preparation for winter, a thick layer of mulch leaves is … Continue reading

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Press Release – Heritage Breed Ducks and Turkeys for the Holidays

Heritage Breed Ducks and Turkeys Raised on Wellesley Island Wild turkeys are commonly seen in the fields and woods of the Thousand Islands Region. What are not as common are heritage breed poultry raised for food. This holiday season Wellesley … Continue reading

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Late September Newsletter 2012

Dear Friends and Patrons of Cross Island Farms, Fall has arrived on Wellesley Island with gusty winds, cooler air, and some much needed rain. RECLAIMING THE SWAMP: It was so dry during the summer that our fenced-in pastures, once grazed, … Continue reading

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A Late Summer’s Day on the Farm

I actually slept in till 7 this morning. The pace has slowed just a bit with Labor Day passing and the hours of daylight reducing. I went straight out to the garden to pick some chard for this week’s CSA … Continue reading

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Winnowing Black Coco Beans

A couple of days ago, when the breeze was stiff, I transferred all the Black Coco bean pods that I had painstakingly picked, and then spread out to dry in one of our green houses, into large plastic bins. I … Continue reading

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