Welcome August!

August is upon us and our Summer bounty is in full swing! This means fresh fruits and vegetables for every meal - gladly gathered around family, friends and community members alike. 

This week we're excited to welcome melons, green and orange fleshed, to the farm stands. Along with Pennsylvania peaches, Vermont plums and Upper Valley blueberries our tummies are full of sweet fruit! For veggies, we're welcoming fresh red and yellow onions and a variety of peppers. And of course, we're reveling in the season of sweet corn!

This weekend, Friday 8/3, Saturday 8/4 and Sunday 8/5 we will be offering a Special Tomato Sale, both in Post Mills and Norwich! Come on in and buy 5 lbs. or more of our Big Red Tomatoes and pay $3.00 per pound!! This is the perfect opportunity for canning, freezing or prepping for large parties. 

Lastly, check out the recipe below for a Crossroad Farm Frittata. Sarah and Kathleen in Norwich crafted this up for Saturday morning samples; it's just perfect for a quick, easy, fresh and local meal! All ingredients can be found at our farm stands! 

Produce Available at our Farm Stands:

  • Arugula
  • Beets - chioggia, gold & red
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage - green, red, savoy
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower - cheddar, romanesco, white, purple occasionally
  • Chard
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers - pickling, slicing
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Fresh Onions - red, sweet & sweet
  • Garlic
  • Green & Yellow Beans
  • Green & Purple Peppers
  • Herbs - Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Parsley, Mint & more
  • Hot Peppers - mixed variety
  • Kale - green, red & lacinato
  • Lazy Lettuce
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce Heads - 5 Varieties
  • Melon - green & orange fleshed
  • Mesclun Mix
  • Potatoes - white, gold, reds, blues, fingerlings
  • Spicy Mix
  • Summer Squash
  • Tomatoes - big red, cherry & heirlooms
  • Zucchini - green & costata romanesco

Coming Soon:

  • Colored Sweet Peppers - red & yellow
  • Watermelon

Specialty & Local Items Available as well - a few include:

  • Eggs
  • Fruit - apricots, blueberries, peaches, plums & raspberries (may vary between Norwich & Post Mills)
  • Maplebrook Mozzarella
  • Red Hen Bread - Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

Tomatoes, Beans and a Sneak Peak of Corn!

We are really into the swing of summer - the perfect time to be thinking and eating local!! Vital Communities had this quote in their weekly newsletter, and it's just too good not to pass forward...

"To be local to a place includes two things primarily: it is to be involved—anxiously engaged in the goings on—and to be there, able to actually look upon the landscape, to care about a place enough that you are physically present... The definition of local I offer is simple, and rooted in the same emotion as the rugged individual myth: love. In loving a place, you tie your fate to its fate. It's a big risk to take to become a local." —Ky Osguthorpe, '19, COA Magazine

Here at Crossroad Farm eating locally and seasonally is so important! We appreciate the ebbs and flows of what the land provides for us - each week of the season we welcome new produce while saying goodbye to others. 

This week we are bidding farewell to shell peas while welcoming the start of green beans. Cucumbers, both pickling and slicing are full on! We're also steadily harvesting broccoli and white cauliflower. Then of course, our delicious tomatoes are available - big reds, heirlooms and even some cherries!  

Coming soon we'll have sweet peppers, eggplant and corn! If you stop by the Norwich Stand this weekend, you may see a sneak peak of early Killdeer corn - grown with lots of love and care from the folks at Killdeer Farm. 

Produce Available at our Farm Stands:

  • Arugula
  • Beets - chioggia, gold & red
  • Beet Greens
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage - green, red, savoy
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Cucumbers - pickling, slicing and tasty jade
  • Fennel
  • Garlic Scapes
  • Green Garlic
  • Green Onions
  • Herbs - Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Parsley, Mint, and more
  • Hot Peppers - mixed variety
  • Kale - green, red & lacinato
  • Lazy Lettuce
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce Heads - 5 Varieties
  • Mesclun Mix
  • Peas, sugar snap
  • Potatoes, new - 4 varieties of red, white and blue
  • Spinach
  • Summer Squash
  • Tomatoes - big red, cherry & heirlooms
  • Zucchini - green & costata romanesco

Coming Soon:

  • Corn
  • Eggplant
  • Green Beans - will be steady soon!
  • Onions - fresh and cooking
  • Sweet Peppers - early green peppers at Post Mills 

Specialty & Local Items Available as well - a few include:

  • Eggs
  • Fruit - blueberries, cherries, apricots (may vary between Norwich & Post Mills)
  • Maplebrook Mozzarella
  • Red Hen Bread - Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

PEAS are Here!

New things are coming in every day! We're now steadily harvesting tomatoes, shelling peas and baby carrots, while we patiently watch the cucumbers and summer squash grow. That's right, Tomatoes, Shelling Peas and Baby Carrots have arrived!! We're fully stocked, both in Post Mills and Norwich, so come on by and get your fill. 

We're also steadily picking beautiful red strawberries, which are available at both farm stands as well. In addition to our own, we're fortunate to provide other Upper Valley grown strawberries, making sure your weekend grocery-needs are filled! We even have King Arthur shortcakes and Strafford Whipping Cream down in Norwich!
 
Check out the gorgeous shelling pea photos below, accompanied by the perfect early Summer recipe! Below that you'll also find this week's full list of available vegetables. 

Fresh Pea Pasta Salad
Ingredients:
all can be found at our farm stands!
- 4 cups fresh peas, shelled
- 8 oz. your favorite pasta, cooked
- 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
- 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
- 2 tbsp basil, chopped
- 2 tbsp dill, chopped
optional: 1/2 cup carrots, chopped
              2 cups cooked chicken, chopped


Prep all the veggies and toss together! If desired, add your favorite dressing with a little bit of salt and pepper. 

Recipe inspired by and adjusted from this online recipe. 

Produce you'll find at Both Crossroad Farm Stands: 
open 7 days a week, 9 AM - 6 PM everday

  • Arugula
  • Beet Greens
  • Carrots, baby
  • Fennel
  • Green Onions
  • Herbs: Basil, Chives Cilantro, Dill, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme
  • Kale: baby & bunched
  • Lazy Lettuce
  • Leeks, baby
  • Lettuce Heads: Romaine, Leaf & Boston
  • Mesclun Mix
  • Peas, shelling
  • Radishes: French Breakfast & Red Cherriette
  • Rhubarb
  • Scallions
  • Spicy Mix
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes: Big Guy & Cherry

 
NEXT TO ARRIVE

  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Garlic Scapes
  • New Potatoes
  • Peas, snap

Produce You'll Find at our Farm Stands

Both Farm Stands are now Open!! Swing by 7 days a week, 9 AM - 6 PM everyday, to get your fill of locally grown, sustainable produce. Below is a list of what you'll find at our farm stands this week. Availability is always subject to change - please call ahead should you have specific questions or requests. 

  • Arugula
  • Baby Kale
  • Beet Greens
  • Green Onions
  • Lazy Lettuce
  • Lettuce Heads: Romaine, Leaf & Boston
  • Mesclun Mix
  • Radishes: French Breakfast & Red Cherriette
  • Rhubarb
  • Scallions
  • Spicy Mix
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries - most of the time and may be from other Upper Valley farms
  • Tomatoes - Big Guy and Cherry

Our New Website!

Hello and Welcome! We're so excited to share this new website with you! 

Often times the cold, snowy winter can be the perfect break to dream, plan and make big changes. This season we did just that and set a goal to better our outreach, extending not only our fruits and veggies to the local community, but also our knowledge and care for sustainable agriculture. What better way to achieve this goal than re-designing our website? 

Take a look around - a few things have changed, but all the same, great information is here! We've got a new page, Philosophy and Practices, where you can learn all about our growing practices and why we make the choices we do. You can also virtually Meet the Crew and read about who helps grow your delicious, nutritious produce. Then don't forget about the Photos, they'll help you get through this funky start to Spring, we promise!

Once you've taken a tour, let us know what you think! What do you love? Did we miss anything? Do you need more information on something? Fill out the form below and we'll get right on it!

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Thanks for visiting! Check in here frequently as we'll be posting farm news, happenings and produce availability, once the season starts of course. And as always, don't hesitate to reach out - Contact Us here.