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 farmers' markets.
SIGN UPS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR THE 2013 GROWING SEASON. Please call us or email to get a spot on the CSA list! We have half shares (feed 1-2 people/week) and full shares (feeds up to 4 people/week) available. We look forward to growing your food! 2013 will be Big Lick's sixth year to offer community members our products. (more...)
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. (more...)
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. (more...)
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. (more...)
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. (more...)
Local is best, but Fresh AND Local is even better! Biodynamically grown vegetable shares are available for the 2014 season. Details are on our website. (more...)