Oliver Crane developed the Crane Melon in the early 1900s by crossing
several varieties of melons, including a Japanese melon, a white melon, a
Persian melon and an ambrosia melon among others. The Crane melon averages
4-7 pounds, is round like a soccer ball, and has a light orange flesh that
is highly aromatic. The fruit is exceptionally sweet and juicy.
Unfortunately, the melon is rarely available in conventional markets, so
avid followers buy Cranes from the Crane Family Melon Barn and at local
Beechwood Orchards is a fifth generation sustainable family farm. We have always grown many varieties of tree fruits (apples, peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines) but have recently added more small fruits (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries), vegetables, and herbs to diversify our crops and provide more selection for our market customers.
We use a variety of methods to remain sustainable; cover crops, crop rotation, monitor and trap pests, ect.
We are a family run farm located in the Southern Missouri / Northern Arkansas area. Our area of the country is rich in heritage. People of the Ozarks are known for Folk Art and creating things out of necessity. Gardening is also something done in this area out of necessity.
Our art and farm are our only means of support for our family. It is not a hobby for us. We take pride in what we do. We farm and create our art with love and passion.
Eat Healthy and TRUST the People you buy from! Support Local whenever you can! We are a small family homestead, naturally caring for and raising or livestock. We've got Jersey milk cow's, beef cattle, pigs, lambs and free grazing chickens both broilers and laying hens. We've added a large garden to the mix and are trying to produce everything we eat all the while trying to share it with you! Thank you for trusting us. Amy & Dan Saunders and Family
We run this small operation ourselves and raise Boer goats for meat and show, chickens, vegetables and fruits as naturally as possible. We love the variety of heirloom seeds that are available from all over the world. This year we have over 15 varieties of melons, more than 18 varieties of heirloom tomatoes along with 5 varieties of potatoes and 6 kinds of onions. We love variety! Neighbors have been buying our produce, meat and eggs since we moved to this location.
May 26: Yes, we still have shares available! Local is best, but Fresh AND Local is even better! Biodynamically grown vegetable shares are available for the 2013 season. Details are on our website. Fresh and Local CSA is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project dedicated to serving as a model of sustainability while providing the freshest, most nutritious produce possible to households in the Metro Washington, D.C. and the Shepherdstown area.