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Welcome to NY Nut Growers!

Our Purpose

The New York Nut Growers Association is an all volunteer, non-profit organization that promotes nut tree growing in New York state. Our mission is to educate people on the benefits of nut trees and to provide cultural information to assist in growing nut trees for crops and timber.

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Of Note...

NYNGA Summer Meeting

The summer meeting of the New York Nut Growers Association will be held at the Finger Lakes Nut Farm of Marvin Russell, 5287 Booth Hill Rd., Locke, NY 13092, on Saturday, August 26, from 8:30 to 3:00. The meeting is open to the public.

We'll hear talks about the NYNGA English Walnut Project; highlights of the NAFEX/NNGA fruit and nut conference in Georgia; a comparison of the two species of commercial chestnuts grown in the US; the use of Cilus Plus, a product that is based on a phosphate solubalizing bacterium that promotes plant growth; and the constituents of soil for nut growing.

Roger Ort, of Ort Family Farm will talk about the common and unusual fruiting plants he and his family grow, including blueberries, blackberries, dewberries, elderberries, ligonberries, raspberries, marionberries, ollallieberries, tayberries, kiwi, figs, bush cherries, currants, gooseberries, and jostaberries, Many of these can be interplanted with nut trees to generate income until the trees bear a marketable crop. He will be bringing potted plants and an assortment of jams and jellies to sell.

After a brief business meeting and lunch we will tour the chestnut and hazelnut plantings of Mr. Russell.

Please bring a chair. The registration fee is $18.00 and includes a light breakfast, lunch, and handouts. Please made checks payable to NYNGA and mail to Jim Darling, NYNGA Treasurer, 1300 Spring St. Ext, Groton, NY 13073-8711. For questions or concerns about the meeting, contact Jerry Henkin, NYNGA Vice Pres., sproutnut@aol.com, (914) 282 - 1371.

Directions to the Finger Lakes Nut Farm

From I-81 (North or South)
Take Exit 12 (Homer exit)
Follow exit until T intersection of 281.
Turn Right/North onto 281 and turn Left at the first light in ½ mile onto Rt 90
Follow Rt 90 all the way into Locke (15 minutes)
Turn Left on Rt 38 South.
Go 3 miles and turn Left onto Booth Hill Road.
3rd driveway on left, you will see the deer fence and big rock.

From Route 38 (Dryden/Cortland/Ithaca)
Follow 38 North up through Groton.
From the four corners in Groton, it is 4 miles to Booth Hill Road
Turn Right onto Booth Hill Road
3rd driveway on left, you will see the deer fence and big rock.

From Route 38 (Auburn)
Follow 38 South through Moravia and into Locke
From Locke, it is 3 miles to Booth Hill Road
Turn Left onto Booth Hill
3rd driveway on left, you will see the deer fence and big rock

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