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Hammering in stakes at Cross Island Farms on Wellesley Island

Hammering in stakes at Cross Island Farms on Wellesley Island

David Belding, on the ladder, hammers in a post held straight by Dani Baker, right. They are hammering in the stakes to create lines for planting. Baker & Belding started Cross Island Farms, a certified organic farm, in 2006. They grow over 150 varieties of vegetables, maintain an edible ‘forest garden’, and keep chickens, ducks, […]

Dani Baker picking beans at Cross Island Farms on Wellesley Island

Picking beans at Cross Island Farms on Wellesley Island

Dani Baker, one of the co-founders & operators of Cross Island Farms, displaying freshly picked beans. Cross Island Farms is a certified organic farm started by Baker and David Belding in 2006. Circa 2010s. Wellesley Island, NY. Courtesy of David Belding.

Farming seed potatoes in Saranac Lake

Leavitt Farms is located on Route 86 between Gabriels and Saranac Lake, with high, open fields and stunning views of the Adirondacks.  Lenore Leavitt married into a seed potato farming family. She helped the business grow from just a few acres into the many still used today.

The Oval Wood Dish farm in Tupper Lake

The Oval Wood Dish farm in Tupper Lake

People threshing at the Oval Wood Dish farm. The farm was connected to the Oval Wood Dish mill. Circa 1920. Tupper Lake, NY. Photo courtesy of the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library.

An auction for the H.L. Neverett & Sons Livestock Commission in Chazy

An auction for the H.L. Neverett & Sons Livestock Commission in Chazy

A livestock at the Neverett farm. The man holding the cane behind the cows is Harry Neverett, the founder of H.L. Neverett & Sons Livestock Commission. To the right of him in the jumpsuit is his eldest son, Robert Neverett. In the top right in the booth is the auctioneer, auctioning off cattle, and one of […]

Cars lined up for H.L. Neverett & Sons Livestock Commission auction in Chazy

Cars lined up for H.L. Neverett & Sons Livestock Commission auction in Chazy

Cars parked outside the Neverett farm for a livestock auction. The H.L. Neverett & Sons Livestock Commission held auctions at their home every Thursday, and in Ellenburg Depot every Tuesday. This view shows Route 9; the paddock where the animals were held is on the left. 1946. Chazy, NY. Photo courtesy of Kim Neverett Howley.

The paddock area at H.L. Neverett & Sons Livestock Commission in Chazy

The paddock area at H.L. Neverett & Sons Livestock Commission in Chazy

Cows in a paddock at the Neverett farm. The H.L. Neverett & Sons Livestock Commission would hold an auction there every Thursday. On the right, you can see a chute where the cows would come into the paddock after being delivered by trucks. The auction was held in the barn on the left. 1956. Chazy, […]