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Thanksgiving Greetings from Cross Island Farms

Dear Friends and Patrons of Cross Island Farms, PREPPING FOR THE NEXT SEASONS – Still busy here buttoning up things for the cold weather ahead, although judging by the 10 day forecast, we are going to have fairly mild temperatures … Continue reading

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Hoo Dini (not original name)

Dear Friends and Patrons of Cross Island Farms, It’s mid-October and many fall projects are underway here at Cross Island Farms. Today David is heading for a friend’s stand of black locust trees that had a major blow-down during the … Continue reading

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Newsletter 8/27/12

Dear Friends and Patrons of Cross Island Farms, It’s hard to believe it’s already Labor Day Week – the summer has just flown by. BABY PIGLETS: We are happy to announce the birth of nine baby piglets this week. They … Continue reading

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Preparing for this week’s CSA and sales to a chef

This morning before the sun rose I picked Rainbow, Redbor, and Red Winterbor Kale, Romaine lettuce, Bellesque Endive, Escarole, Red Ace and Early Wonder Beets, and did some spot weeding and turned on the drip irrigation. I pick the leafy … Continue reading

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Goat Nuptial Performed at Cross Island Farms Wellesley Island

Coverage: T.I. Sun, Channel 7 [[http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/No-Kid-ing–Goats-Get-Married-On-Wellesley-Island-161812725.html]] Goat Nuptial Performed at Cross Island Farms Wellesley Island – The union of goats Artemis and Mustard in holy matrimony took place on Tuesday, July 3, at Cross Island Farms. The parents of the … Continue reading

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County-wide Agricultural Open House Weekend Planned

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE County-wide Agricultural Open House Weekend Planned Jefferson County, NY, March 2, 2012. Planning is underway for Jefferson County’s first Farm, Food and Family open house weekend scheduled for July 21 and 22, 2012. The public will … Continue reading

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Heritage Breeds and Heirlooms Specialties of Cross Island Farms

Heritage Breeds and Heirlooms  Specialties of Cross Island Farms After a busy morning laying three huge eggs, Cross Island Farms’ five strikingly large ducks seek out shade for the remainder of the day.  The ducks’ abnormally hefty size is not … Continue reading

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Greetings from Cross Island Farms

Dear Friends and Patrons of Cross Island Farms, SPRING has finally sprung here on Wellesley Island after a false start in late winter PLANTS:  Our pear trees and blueberry bushes are blooming.  The peas, which I planted in March, are finally … Continue reading

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PIG PARADE, EASTER EGG SPECIAL, CSA SIGN UP, etc.

Dear Friends and Patrons of  Cross Island Farms: Hope you had a good winter and are enjoying the arrival of spring. THE PIG PARADE:  Today’s main event was the trial run of our six 200+ pound feeder pigs thru the chute where … Continue reading

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Holiday Greetings from Cross Island Farms

Dear Friends and Patrons of Cross Island Farms, Holiday Greetings to you! HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: In the spirit of the season, we are holding a HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE Thursday, December 15 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. with FREE educational … Continue reading

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