Malverne mourned when Grossmann’s Farm closed in 2007 after more than 100 years in business. But through the offices of the Land Trust, local residents and nonprofit environmental groups, the farm was reborn in April as Crossroads Farm at Grossmann's.
SHARES This unconventional CSA offers coupon books instead of a large upfront cost. Purchase a CSA coupon book for $50 or $100, which offers a 10 percent discount at the farm stand on anything it sells, including baked goods, chips, pickles, jellies, jams, eggs, local honey and dairy products from farms across Long Island. Visitors can purchase an unlimited number of coupon books. And coupons are good for the entire season (April through December).
DISTRIBUTION At the farm
ON THE MENU Beets, chard, carrots, fennel, eggplant, peppers, squash, tomatoes, pumpkin, zucchini, lettuces, kales, potatoes, squash blossoms, edamame, peas, black-eyed peas, string beans, sweet corn, eggs, cheese, fruit pies, apple cider, garlic, onions, honey, strawberries; fruit from Wickham's Fruit Farm in Cutchogue; U-Pick strawberries $5 for half a pint, $12 a quart.
ABOUT THE FARM This organic farm is a project administered by the Nassau Land Trust and is in its third growing season. This educational farm also offers classes and workshops and will have a teaching garden. They also donate produce to needy families on Long Island. The farm adheres to organic, sustainable and biodynamic farm practices.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday (closed Monday)