About our farm
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 long 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.