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The Myers family first came to North Carolina in the early 1700's from York, Pennsylvania, and settled in the Holly Grove area. One son, David ventured West and purchased several hundred acres in the late 1700's from a soldier, John Booth, who received the property as a land grant for 12.5 cents per acre ( Issued October 10th, 1783). David helped to create what is now the Reeds Community, and began what we know and love today as "Crossings".
One of David's sons, Benjamin helped his father build a log cabin, and placed it at the end of a long driveway off of Hwy 64 (Old Hwy 64). His log cabin, seen on the right, was the birthplace of many children, including James Addison, who built the Crossings home place that still stands today (circa 1874). James, and his siblings, made their mark by building homes almost identical all over present day Reeds. James also made a name for himself by holding the North Carolina state agriculture record many years running for the largest yield per acre of corn.
My great-grandparents, Lessie and Noah Smith, purchased the farm from James Addison's estate in 1928 and raised all of their children on the farm, along with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lessie and Noah farmed every piece of the property with love, determination, and the help from friends and family. I still hear stories today from family about priming tobacco, picking cotton, and coming back home for corn shuckin's
Feeling fortunate to grow up right beside the home place, I spent all of my childhood years roaming across the pastures, playing in the pond, and disappearing for hours riding horses across the fields. Lucky to purchase the home in 2003, I have been exceptionally blessed to be able to raise my children where my family has lived for over 200 years.
Following the practices of Joel Salatin, Wendell Berry, Gene Logsten, and most importantly, Thomas Jefferson - Crossings looks to produce healthy food while preserving the land that my family has cherished for so many years.
Crossings moto: "Bringing family, farming and community together" is more than something printed on a shirt. We believe that farming and the act of working outside together is enjoyable and fulfilling, especially when friends and family come together.
The Crossings family is made up of many hands: Ben and Jennifer, Mackenzie, Keaton and Salem all live and work the farm daily. Raised on the family homeplace, all play an integral parts in the day to day operations of Crossings. Seen not only feeding, watering, processing, you will can find them selling at the Lexington Farmers Market. We are also fortunate to have my two "reluctant farmers" in our lives, my parents (Joyce & Foy), who (for the most part) go along with all of our ideas and requests. We also have several friends and family who come by to help out.
Everyone at Crossings is dedicated to provide the most healthy Honey, Pork and Chicken for the community, all the while, raising each in the most natural manner possible. We believe that a healthy farm can produce great products without chemicals, antibiotics or hormones, given the opportunity.
We hope that this dedication to our products can be experienced with every bite.
JenniferLearn more about this land:Come and stay in our Farm Store loft, which is situated right above our market store. You will enjoy Air Conditioning and heat, hot showers, rocking chairs on the porch, a comfy bed and lovely farm views. The loft is located directly above our market Farm Store. The main floor of the store houses a shared bathroom with a Hot, Hot shower, a wood stove that can be used for wartime or cooking, a Bistro Table, and a vintage porcelain sink. There is also a lovely, deep back porch out the rear door that has 2 comfortable Troutman rocking chairs, a portable fire pit (which can be used a fire or simple grilling). There is unlimited firewood for use while you are staying at our loft. Please note that there is not a door between the main farm store and the loft, but the staircase is curved, which allows for NO visibility to the loft from the main floor. Our farm store is visited around 203 times a day by our loyal and thoughtful customers from the hours of 9am until around 6pm in the afternoon. Our work crew will also come in and re-stock or tidy up each day. Due to this, we ask that you take any showers before 9am or after 6pm each evening, unless arrangements are made prior. In our farm store, you can find a host of pork, chicken, beef and other items to cook on the wood stove or the back porch grill. We supply you with a few basic utensils, plates, bowls and locally made mugs. You will also find a Keurig coffee maker with a variety of different coffees and teas.