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Teens pitching in to help at Crossroads farm (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Teens pitching in to help at Crossroads farm in Malverne. (July 31, 2013)

Crossroads Farm at Grossman's

At Crossroads Farm, there are 150 active volunteers who dedicate hundred of hours seasonally to the revived three-year-old farm run by the conservation nonprofit Nassau Land Trust. With only five employed staffers on the 4.5 acre farm, director Meaghan Corcoran says the majority of the work needed for a successful growing season falls on volunteers. The farm stand sells seasonal produce grown there -- such as carrots and tomatoes -- but also organic goods such as honey from nearby growers.

Teens from the town visit to learn and
(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Teens from the town visit to learn and work at Crossroads farm in Malverne. (July 31, 2013)

Crossroads farm is the only operational organic farm
(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Crossroads farm is the only operational organic farm in Southern Nassau. Here, Christopher Dacosta and Frank Genti taste honey from a bee hive. (July 31, 2013)

Sisters Mckenzie and Meegan Young plant flowers at
(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Sisters Mckenzie and Meegan Young plant flowers at Crossroads farm in Malverne. (July 31, 2013)

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Ivan Epps waters newly planted flowers at Crossroads
(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Ivan Epps waters newly planted flowers at Crossroads farm in Malverne. (July 31, 2013)

Ivan Epps learns about the bee nest from
(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Ivan Epps learns about the bee nest from beekeeper Bruce Travins at Crossroads farm in Malverne. (July 31, 2013)

Teens visit Crossroads farm in Malverne. (July 31,
(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Teens visit Crossroads farm in Malverne. (July 31, 2013)

Teens pitching in to help at Crossroads farm
(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Teens pitching in to help at Crossroads farm in Malverne. (July 31, 2013)

Jasmine Epps and Kira LaBorde look at flowers
(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Jasmine Epps and Kira LaBorde look at flowers to learn about pollination at Crossroads farm in Malverne. (July 31, 2013)

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