Also labeled the White Walnut, the American Butternut is a long-lived, slow-growing, shade tree that is a member of the Walnut family. This tree grows along the eastern US where the climate produces a sweet and buttery-flavored nut with an incredibly high protein value. The tree also produces other valued commodities, such as sap, wood and nut oil. In 1967, foresters noticed a canker caused by an introduced fungus, which infects butternut trees. This disease spread rapidly throughout its entire range in the eastern US. As a result of this infection, the US Fish and Wildlife Service nominated the American Butternut as the first tree species candidate for the Endangered Species List.
Willow Crossing Farm is an experimental and educational organic family farm. We grow a diversity of nuts, fruit trees, vines, berries, vegetables, medicinal and culinary herbs and teas, sell nursery plants, produce eggs and honey, and host a variety of educational programs. (more...)
We raise heritage livestock breeds and host visitors to the farm, nature area, and 150 year old barn. Livestock are pastured on prairie grasses and there are mowed trails through restored wetland, native prairie, and woodlands. (more...)
Persimmon Pulp; Nut Wizard, Bag A Nut - yard pick up tools; Tree Seed In 1992 our family started a hulling station for Black Walnuts through Hammons Products Company. As a child and teenager I had earned money by picking up black walnuts. Our local station closed a few years earlier and we decided we had room to run the hulling station. (more...)
In mid-April to the end of May we harvest Fiddleheads. And for the rest of the year we pick and sell our own organic Blueberries, Red Raspberries, Black Raspberries, Red Currants, and Elderberries. Along with our organic vegetables, until December. Wholesale only to restaurants, grocery and health food stores. (more...)
Since 1998 New Heritage Farms has been implementing ever increasing sustainable agriculture. We started with simple rotational grazing for the beef. Now, even the pigs are rotational grazed. Pasture Perfect Pork. PiGturesque Pasture Pigs. Registered breeding stock available. (more...)
We are recently again operational after a longer period of recovery from an industrial accident that I expected. Getting back on my feet took a while, little did I know, there is a lot of recovery after that. We have old spots hogs and expect pigs in the early spring. We are preparing to forest finish them. (more...)