Category Archives: Newsletters 2010

Email news from 2010

The Season is a’ Changin at Cross Island Farms

Dear Friend and Patrons of Cross Island Farms, The season is a’changin here at Cross Island Farms.  On October 31 we had our first thick, wet snowfall – no accumulation.  The next morning, on the first of November, I fired up the … Continue reading

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Fall Festival, Farm Tour, Soil Health Field Day

Dear Friends and Patrons of Cross Island Farms, Just a quick note this glorious fall day to let you know that Cross Island Farms will have a table at the Fall Festival tomorrow, Saturday, at the Minna Anthony Nature Center, … Continue reading

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Backhoe trenching, BEEF and PORK, FARMSTAND open till Columbus Day, Pumpkin Picking Day at Cross Island Farms September 18

Dear Friends and Patrons of Cross Island Farms, Is it really September already? We hope you have enjoyed your summer. Here at the farm we are busy as ever. David has rented a backhoe for a week to, among other … Continue reading

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Piglets, Wind (not original title!!)

Dear Friends and Patrons of Cross Island Farms, Once again it has been far too long between epistles, for all at Cross Island Farms have been extremely busy. Briefly, we have the following news: BABY PIGLETS:  Last week our sow, … Continue reading

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SPARED HAIL AND WIND, FULL ASSORTMENT AT FARMSTAND, Coyote Moon Winery Anniversary Party Saturday

Dear Friends and Patrons of Cross Island Farms, It is high season and the summer harvest has begun!  At the farmstand we now have an abundance of tomatoes, peppers, cukes, eggplant, basil, onions, garlic, potatoes, rhubarb, beans and greens.  If you don’t … Continue reading

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Cross Island Farms update: Guinea hatchlings, baby calf, the dissappearing biting fly mystery, SNAP PEAS AT THE STAND, farm tours by reservation

Dear Friends and Patrons of Cross Island Farms, It’s time for an update from the only working farm on Wellesley Island. When we last left our 41 incubated Guinea Hen eggs, two had hatched, one was hatching, and we wondered … Continue reading

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Ahead of the Curve

June?? Dear Friends and Patrons of Cross Island Farms, It’s been a while since I have written, and I apologize for the delay, but it has been an extremely busy time here at Cross Island Farms.  We just completed the main … Continue reading

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Farm casualties, good news, rhubarb recipe

DATE?? Dear Friends and Patrons of Cross Island Farms, Here’s the news from the farm: It’s Sunday morning and the skies are spitting sparse wet snowdrops.  A hard frost is predicted for tonight so Dave and I will place a wide rowcover … Continue reading

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Let it Snow, Greenhouse opens May 1, another episode of “pigs on the loose”

Dear Friends and Patrons of Cross Island Farms, As I write this the morning of April 27, thick white flakes are blowing and falling outside my window and accumulating on the green grass below. The goats, pigs and chickens have … Continue reading

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STAND IS OPEN AND WE HAVE GREENS!

(Original Publish Date April 9, 2010)  Dear Friends and Patrons of Cross Island Farms,   Just a quick note to let you know that the Hoop House has exceeded all expectations and we have been harvesting fresh greens from … Continue reading

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