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Grossmann's Farm extends its hours

Bill Walsh waters some of the flowers for

Bill Walsh waters some of the flowers for sale at Grossmann's Farm in Malverne Village. The 105-year-old farm reopened its doors after more than three years of lying fallow. (April 30, 2011) Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

The historic Grossmann’s Farm in Malverne Village, until recently open only on weekends, has extended its schedule to Tuesday through Sunday.

The 105-year-old farm on Ocean Avenue will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The 5.2-acre vegetable farm opened in late April for the 2011 growing season after having laid fallow for more than three years.

The farm is offering locally grown strawberries, greenhouse tomatoes, asparagus, lettuce and bedding plants. For a limited time, people can also buy coupons, for $50 and $100, that offer a 10 percent discount on future farm stand purchases.

Nassau Land Trust, which helps manage the farm, is seeking volunteers with vans to make occasional trips to pick up produce from local farms to stock the farm stand, as well as someone with sign-making skills.

Nassau County acquired the formerly family-owned farm last year for $6.5 million through the county’s Environmental Bond Act. The county, in partnership with Nassau Land Trust, manages the farm as part of the “Grown on Long Island” campaign.

For more information, email Nassau Land Trust at info@nassaulandtrust.org or call 888-547-5757.

Above, Bill Walsh waters some of the flowers for sale at Grossmann's Farm in Malverne Village. The 105-year-old farm reopened its doors after more than three years of lying fallow. (April 30, 2011)
 

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