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We hope this message finds you and yours well and having a nice summery spring!
We are offering nursery plants for pickup downtown Jeffersonville or at the farm in Johnson, in the Old North End of Burlington, and possibly delivery to limited locations in Southern VT or Western MA.
We presently intend to offer our 14th annual Permaculture Design Certification course July 18- July 30 in person and hands-on, at Willow Crossing Farm, at the intersections of the Lamoille River, the Long Trail, and the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. The course will run with a limited group size, ensure your space by registering now! As always, we can offer full scholarships for income-eligible VT state residents and are happy to work with folks from out of state to make the course more accessible.
We’re excited to offer the following plants from our nursery- as always please ask if you are looking for anything in particular, and search through past years plant sale pages for more information on varieties and a sampling of the many things we offer different years. With Covid complicating many endeavors on the farm and in our community, we greatly appreciate your patience with this year’s list and getting orders together. We will have an expanded menu of options (including wholesale quantity pricing) available for spring 2022, and can begin taking reservations, now. (We also really need help updating our web and social media presence!)
With limited capacity this spring we expect to sell out of most offerings. Pick up starts Tuesday April 27.
All proceeds support floodplain reforestation, resilience, productive habitat stewardship, and insect and wildlife sanctuary at Willow Crossing Farm.
Please inquire about ‘bulk’ pricing (10 or more plants in any combination) or ‘wholesale pricing’ (10x or 100x etc of the same variety). This is great for folks establishing hedgerows, windbreaks, shelterbelts, orchards, vineyards, or looking to begin commercial production of these Vermont-proven fruits, nuts, berries, and vines.
BARE ROOT is a naked tree and wants to be planted as soon as possible, prices are determined by size (diameter caliper or ~height) and rarity of tree or variety. Please arrange pickup as soon as possible.
POTS are ONE GALLON and $20 EACH unless otherwise stated. They would love to be planted into their permanent home sooner than later but can ‘hang out’ for several weeks if necessary.
Please reserve your quantities ASAP, as we imagine most of these will sell out quickly.
Plants are available for pickup BY APPOINTMENT- with contact free transactions. Pickup can be arranged in Johnson, Jeffersonville, or the ONE in Burlington. Because some plants are at the farm, or in greenhouses, or cold storage- please call or email to confirm availability and arrange a time and ensure the right location to get your plants, and allow me time to gather your order- I’m available by phone or email to make an appointment.
We will try to hold trees, but without cash in hand (venmo: @earthsurfing) there are no guarantees- first come first served, especially with bare root as we want them planted asap. Feel free to PayPal Friends and Family or Facebook Messenger money for a guaranteed reservation.
A beautiful, super early flowering cold hardy edible dogwood- with beautiful flowers and delicious pest-free fruit. Large 3-5′ bare root plants $40 each “Elegant”, “Pioneer”, “Red Star”, “Red Dawn”, “Yellow” need more than one variety for cross-pollination
HONEYBERRIES / HASKAPS: All $20 Each
A very hardy and unique shrub, Honeyberry is an edible species of Honeysuckle with sweet and tasty fruit- presently being developed as a commercial crop through the coldest parts of the world. Valued for its tasty, blueberry-like fruit, its extremely early ripening, often two weeks before strawberries, and its exceptional hardiness, to minus 40 degrees F., or below. Great for fresh eating, juicing, and preserves. Has approximately 5x the anti-oxidants of blueberries!
“Arora”, “Czech 17”, “Indigo Gem”, “Indigo Treat” (requires more than one variety for pollination)
This is the earliest of all nut trees to bear nuts. One of our favorites for a future crop in VT, now well into production here at Willow Crossing, these multi-stemmed trees will begin to bear nuts in as little as 3 years from planting. They also make nice hedges, living fences, privacy screens, or snow fence, and have attractive fall foliage.
Pollen-Controlled Cross (bare root): $20 each
BLACK WALNUTS- The most valuable lumber tree in the the northeastern forest, and long-lived producer of delicious nuts. Mature trees can be tapped for syrup, a favorite for silvopasture design. Not recommended near areas where tomatoes or potatoes are grown. Proven VT Hardy 3-4′ Bare Root Tree $25
BUTTERNUT– Our native and endangered ‘white walnut’ Bare Root seedling trees 2-3′ $25
CARPATHIAN WALNUT (Juglans regia) 2-3′ bare root: $25 (*experimental in Lamoille county, proven in champlain and CT river)
SHAGBARK HICKORY: 6-12″ bare root $15-20
NORTHERN PECAN: 1-2′ bare root $25 (*experimental in Lamoille county, proven in champlain and CT river)
American Chestnut: 6-12′ bare root $15-20
Black Locust: 2-3′ bare root $15-20 Super fast growing Nitrogen Fixer, edible flowers, rot resistant wood, high btu firewood.
HARDY KIWIS- Hardy, Fuzzless, and even Sweeter! One Gallon Pots $20
-FEMALES: “KEN”S RED”, “Geneva 3”, “MICHIGAN STATE”, ANNA, CHANGBAI, Requires at least one male.
-‘CLARK’ and ‘MEADER’ MALE- 1 gallon pots. $20 3/5″ potted males $15 1 male needed for every 8 females, depending on pattern.
SCHISANDRA: Eastern Prince: gallon pots $20, ~self-fertile
The ‘Five Flavor Berry’- selection of self-fertile Magnolia Vine from the Vavilov Institute at Vladivostok, Eastern Prince Schisandra Vine™ bears good crops of large, tasty fruit. Eastern Prince™ Schisandra Vine is hardy to minus 35 degrees F., USDA Zone 3. This particular variety is bears clusters of lightly fragrant, magnolia-like flowers. The snow-white flowers are followed by striking, crimson berries which have a tart and very distinctive taste and aroma. The fruit makes tasty, vitamin-rich juice and preserves, and the dried leaves, shoots, and roots are used to make a refreshing and stimulating tea.
HOPS: 3.5″ pots $12 “Alpha Aroma” or “Brewer’s Gold”
FRUIT TREES/ BUSHES:
ELDERBERRIES a favorite native for its medicinally valuable delicious berries and showy flowers. Source of syrups, wine, pies, and fritters 3.5″ pots $12: “Adams”, “Ranch”, “Bob Gordon”, “Wyldwood”, and “Wild”.
Paw Paw: 1-2′ bare root $20
SEA BERRIES: Nitrogen-fixing hardy superfood fruit! “Amber Dawn” 1 gallon pots,
FIGS: 3.5″ potted rooted cuttings $10 ‘LSU’; One Gallon Pots ‘Chicago Hardy’ $25
‘JOSTABERRY’ BLACK CURRANT x GOOSEBERRY- One gallon pots
A unique cross of Gooseberry and Black Currant, Jostaberry is the most vigorous of all our Currant varieties. A very disease resistant and easy to grow small shrub, Jostaberry produces very large, jet black, sweet-tart fruit, high in Vitamin C and good for fresh eating and excellent for jams and jellies.
GOJI BERRY: Crimson Star: Gallon Pots $20, Phoenix Tears small pots $10 ~zone 5 hardy. Commercial variety, edible leaves also! ~self-fertile
ARONIA- One Gallon Pots $20 “Nero” and “Viking”
An easy to grow, productive small shrub, Nero grows 3- 4 ft. in height and bears abundant crops of large, jet-black berries, good for juice and wine. A beautiful ornamental, you’ll enjoy Nero’s abundant clusters of very dark blue fruit and striking, bright red, fall foliage.
8-10′ Seedling Rootstock Plums, Pears, Antanovka Apples available $200 and up. FALL
PEARS: 1 gallon pot grafted trees ‘Bartlett’ $30
SEA BERRY: A Nitrogen Fixing Fruit Tree- know for its medicine/ super-food / nutraceutical properties.
BLACK LOCUST: 2-3′ $15-20
Inquire about wholesale pricing (10x plants or 100x plants) for orchards, windbreaks, Shelterbelts, and production systems. Inquire about Lemons and other citrus, Tea and Maté plants, and other unique plants.
CANNABIS: Please contact us for seeds, seedlings, clones, or flats of starts of CBD hemp. We also have organic flower and pre-rolls. We are offering cloning services for a limited number of ‘adult use’ strains for legal grows (21+, please) $25 each cloning fee Durban Kush x Venom OG; DK x Pineapple Punch; Gelato; Forbidden Fruit x Gelato; Granola Funk; Starfighter Wookie; Blueberry Muffins x Runtz; Garlic Cookies.
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE? Let us know- we have more than is listed here, including scionwood and seed. Feel free to reserve things for fall 2021 or spring 22
HOW TO ORDER? The best way to ask questions is to send an email to KEITH@PROSPECTROCK.ORG, TEXT, or CALL (802) 734-1129. The best way to send money is Venmo (@earthsurfing), Paypal Friends and Family, Check, or Paypal purchase, Credit Card over the phone (in order of preference).
– ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT ECOLOGICAL REGENERATION –
A reminder- enrollment is open for our 14th ANNUAL FARM AND WILDERNESS IMMERSION PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATION and full scholarships available for income-eligible Vermont State Residents. Please invite friends and family members who may be interested in immersing for two weeks in Vermont!
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR FAMILY FARM and SHARING THIS!
Wishing you and yours health and resilience!
Keith and Family
Willow Crossing Farm is Vermont’s Longest Running Permaculture and Agroforestry Research and Demonstration Farm- Contact us for Design Consultations and Design/ Build Services.
The information below is from previous years- these varieties and MANY MORE are available for pre-order with plant pick ups beginning April 23 for the 2016 season.
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We will have a large variety of select fruits, nuts, berries, and vines proven in the Lamoille Valley of Northern Vermont. At this time, we do not ship plants. Plants area available for pickup at the farm in Johnson, VT or our barn in Jeffersonville, VT starting Earth Day- April 22, 2015, and celebrating with Special Events for International Permaculture Day- May 3, 2015.
Please send an email with specific requests- especially if you are looking for wholesale/ orchard/ production/ hedgerow quantities. Plants are available in bundles of 10 of the same variety for wholesale or farm production planting pricing.
Available as Bare-Root Plants Picked up in Northern Vermont:
Apples Pears Walnuts Hazelnuts Chestnuts Hickories and Pecans Currants and other Ribes Kiwis Sea Berries and other N Fixers Strawberries Asparagus Hops Plums Cherries Peaches and Apricots Hops Medicinal Herbs and Companion Plants Grapes Schisandra Tobacco Paw Paws Honey Berries
Please see below for some examples of the varieties we had for previous seasons. We should have all (or most) of these and are looking forward to introducing several more!
We have a limited number of plants.
Black Locusts ~2′ tall potted $20. The exceptionally fast growing Nitrogen Fixing Tree has delicious edible flowers loved by bees. Its also exceptionally rot resistant and hot burning fire-wood.
Aurora Pear ~6+’ tall grafted Fruit Tree, XL pot- $50
Grafted Paw Paws ~1′ tall in deep pots. ‘Pennsylvania Golden’ and ‘NC-1’ varieties.
$25 Various Nut Trees ~2′ tall in deep and/ or large pots. Walnuts, Hazelnuts, Carpathian Walnuts, Butternuts, Buartnuts $40 each! Sugar Maples ~5+’ tall potted trees
$30 Kiwis potted, assorted varieties
$25 Siberian Pea Shrub ~2-4′ tall potted trees. Beautiful N Fixer with edible flowers and small peas often used as chicken fodder and/ or living fence. Please stay tuned and follow the blog- our availability and pre-orders for spring 2015 will be announced soon!
(for reference only- most of these plants will be available for similar prices Spring 2015)
Hey All! Thanks everyone for your support of our most successful plant sale to date! By last count we’ve helped place several hundred fruits, nuts, berries, vines, and other useful plants throughout the northeast just this spring! All plants are available for pickup ASAP in Jeffersonville, VT or at Willow Crossing Farm by appointment, unless otherwise noted. All trees are potted in organic compost potting mix. For the best prices on trees, please subscribe for details about our late April / early May Bare Root Plant Sales. We still have nice, well branched PIXWELL GOOSEBERRIES $20/ plant- make a small deliciously fruiting, mildly thorny hedge around your garden to keep the critters back! SIBERIAN PEA SHRUB- One of our favorite Nitrogen Fixers, this plant feeds bees, has delicious edible flowers (for people), and its small edible peas are traditionally grown as a chicken feed. $20/ Plant CONSTORT BLACK CURRANT- widely adaptable, shade-fruiting, delicious- White Pine Blister Rust immune- yum! $20/ Plant HYBRID HAZELS- One of our favorites for a future crop in VT, now well into production here at Willow Crossing, these multi-stemmed trees will begin to bear nuts in as little as 3 years from planting. They also make nice hedges, living fences, privacy screens, or snow fence. $30/ tree. (Available for Pickup this weekend by appointment). SILVER MAPLES- 3-4′ bare root trees. Stately! $15/ Plant SOLD OUT SUGAR MAPLES- 4-5′ bare root trees. The classic! $25/ Plant LODI GREEN APPLE- 3/4″ truck caliper (over 6′ tall) bare root trees- $30/ plant SOLD OUT NIJISEIKI ASIAN PEAR- 3/4″ truck diameter (~5′ plant) bare root- $30/ Plant. SOLD OUT AURORA RED BLUSHED PEAR- 3/4″ truck diameter (over 6′ tall)- $50/ Plant. ONE LEFT- BIG TREE! BLACK LOCUST- 18″- Permaculture stacking function ‘superhero’: the fastest growing, most rot resistant, hottest burning, thorny, Nitrogen Fixing, bee-supporting, edible flowers. $20/ Plant
WATERMAN BERRY FARM ERICOID MYCORRHIZA INNOCULATED MATURE BLUEBERRIES magic mushrooms for blueberry roots! MEADER, BLUE GLOD, ELLIOT $35/ Large Potted Plant CONCORD GRAPES– The classic hardy blue grape known for its vigor and disease resistance, and delicious fresh grapes, juices, wine, jams, and preserves. $20/ pot BLACK WALNUTS- 2-3′ bare root trees. $30 BUTTERNUTS- 12-18″ bare root trees- $25 *CARPATHIAN/ ENGLISH WALNUTS- 2-3′ bare root trees, $40 XANTHOCERAS- 3-4′ bare root trees, $25 SOLD OUT Still just a few potted: KIWIS, SEA BERRIES, ARONIA, ROSES, ARTICHOKES, and some VIKING ASPARAGUS! More details on the plant sale are available here. If you want something left bare root for you let us know! Thanks so much! Keith, Family, and Crew Only a few spaces remain in this summer’s Permaculture Design Certification Course, and we’re able to offer full scholarships to income eligible Vermonters and Women Farmers. Two spaces will be reserved for ‘second PDC’ students looking to deepen their practice and experience. Happy spring- get planting!
Hope you’re enjoying the nice long days and melting snow! We’re getting ready and have been working with the trees- while the orchard is still under feet of snow, it doesn’t look like it will last through this next week of warm weather that’s finally arrived…
Happy to announce that our 3rd Anual Grafting Workshop and Vermont Scionwood Swap will has been rescheduled for Sunday April 13! Here’s to hoping for nice weather and not too much mud!
We hope this date works for as many of you as possible! All participants must register! We’ll need to provide some details and parking information just prior to the event. If you registered for the previously postponed date, please confirm whether you’re still coming or your plans have changed.
Our Spring Plant Sale and Plum Flower Party will be held Saturday, May 3!
While final list and prices will have to wait until we can get through the snow and start digging some plants, we know we’ll have our favorite, VT-proven varieties of Hazelnuts, Hardy Kiwis, Sea Berry, Walnut, Apricot, Plums, Apples, Cherries, Pears, Grapes, Medicinal Herbs, Blueberries, Currants/ Gooseberries, Strawberries, Asparagus, as well as Rootstock for Apples, Pears, and Prunus (Plums, Peaches, Apricots, etc.). Stay tuned for more details to be announced in the next few weeks, and please email me if you’d like to reserve anything in particular. Last year we sold out early, we will most likely only be open at the farm for pick-up of pre-ordered plants. All proceeds support Permaculture Research, Education, and Productive Reforestation.
And finally, we’re excited to announce a few open spaces in this summer’s Permaculture Design Certification Course– the nation’s leading Farm and Wildlife Immersion PDC. Centered on Design and Practice- join a diverse group of students from around the country and the world in collaborative design for Real-World Community projects, hands on at Vermont’s most diverse permaculture farm, research center, and wildlife sanctuary; and gain professional support in developing Designs for Your Own Property! Participants range from total ‘newbies’ to practicing architects and landscape architects; sustainability and conservation professionals; farmers, chefs, ‘foodies’, extension agents; activists; homesteaders; and design, ecology, and food-systems students. Facilitated by a diverse, talented, and most experienced teaching team- we provide a solid, science-based foundation for experiential and experimental ecological design education while cutting-edge information, cross-disciplinary techniques, and 21st Century Integration and Systems Thinking provide new territory for even the most experienced practitioner’s to explore and co-learn with professional peers. REGISTER NOW TO HOLD YOUR SPACE. As the only fully-accredited Permaculture Institute in Vermont, Vermont State residents are eligible for a full scholarship. This PDC can also be taken for 5 fully transferable credits from the University of Vermont.
We’ll begin announcing more open houses and farm tours starting in May! Look forward to seeing you all this season!
Keith, Family, and Team
Willow Crossing Farm- Johnson, VT
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