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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.


Current Events:

Of Note...

Spring Meeting:New York Nut Growers Association meeting, Sat. April 18, 2015
Sullivan County Cornell Cooperative Extension office 64 Ferndale Loomis Road, Liberty, NY 12754 (845) 292 – 6180

Program

8:30 – 9:00 registration, breakfast, exhibits, networking

9:00 – 9:30 hazelnut cultivars for New York State Peter Haarmann (owner of a nut tree farm in Aquebogue, NY, on Suffolk County; contributor to Northern Nut Growers Association and New York Nut Growers Association publications on farming techniques)

9:30 – 10:00 pawpaws, persimmons Lee Reich (lecturer and author of numerous books on gardening and landscaping; grows berries, nuts, and fruits on his “farmden” in New Paltz, NY) Pawpaw and persimmon are two native fruits that have much to recommend them for backyards, even local markets. Both are very easy to grow and bear reliable crops with little or no effort as far as pest control or pruning. They are hardy to Zone 4 and taste delicious.

10:00 – 10:15 BREAK

10:15 – 10:40 marketing and running a farm business Keith Stewart (organic farmer from Westtown, NY; vendor at the Union Square Green Market on 14th Street in Manhattan; author of “It’s a Long Road to a Tomato” and “Growing Organic Vegetables and Herbs for Markets”.)

10:40 -- 11:10 nut trees as part of forestry Randy Kelly and Ryan Trapani (Both are foresters in the Catskills. Randy is an entrepreneur; Ryan works for the Catskill Forest Association as an Education Forester)

11:10 – 11:40 planting bare root nut trees, led by Peter Haarmann [bring work clothes and tools]

11:40 – 12:45 LUNCH, NYNGA business meeting, distribution of nut trees

12:45 – 3:00 drive to Patrik Schumann’s land, 4 West Brook Road, Route 42, Forestburgh, NY 12777

(Tour and discussion of forest planning, including nut and fruit trees. Patrik Schumann and his father own a total of 130 acres in Forestburgh. Their goal is to create a "climactically-resilient ecologically-healthy family-livelihood forest portfolio and forestry operation.")


Registration Send a check or money order for $18.00, made payable to “NYNGA”, to Jerry Henkin, NYNGA Vice President, 501 Riverdale Ave., 4J, Yonkers, NY 10705. Please indicate your e-mail address and phone number. Price includes a light breakfast, lunch, nut trees, and handouts. Questions -- contact Jerry (914) 282 – 1371; sproutnut@aol.com. Please include your e-mail address and phone number.


Overnight accommodations are available at a discount for those who would like to arrive on Friday night, April 17. Contact the Lazy Pond Bed and Breakfast, 79 Old Loomis Rd, Liberty, NY 12754, (845) 292-3362, lazypondbandb@aol.com. Speak with the owner, Jeanne Tulp, and mention you are coming to the nut growing meeting at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office. Rates are $70 for an individual and $100 for two people.


Directions to Sullivan County Cornell Cooperative Extension office,

64 Ferndale Loomis Road, Liberty, NY 12754


From the east: Take I 87 and merge onto NY-17 W via EXIT 16 toward US-6/Harriman 53.7 mi

Take EXIT 101 toward Ferndale/Swan Lake. 0.2 mi

Turn right onto Sullivan Ave/County Hwy-175. Continue to follow Sullivan Ave. 0.3 mi

Sullivan Ave becomes Ferndale Rd/County Hwy-71. 0.2 mi

Turn right onto Ferndale Loomis Rd. Ferndale Loomis Rd is just past Station Hill Rd 2.3 mi

64 FERNDALE LOOMIS RD. is 0.4 miles past Kelly Bridge Rd


From the west: Take I-81 S toward Binghamton

Keep left to take NY-17 E toward New York. 77.8 mi

Merge onto Ferndale Rd/County Hwy-71 via EXIT 101 toward Ferndale/Swan Lake. 0.5 mi

Turn right onto Ferndale Loomis Rd. Ferndale Loomis Rd is just past Station Hill Rd 2.3 mi

64 FERNDALE LOOMIS RD. is 0.4 miles past Kelly Bridge Rd

• 2015 Nut Tree Grafting Apprenticeship Program
This year's program will be held April 30 and May 1 at Daring Drake Farm, Ovid NY.
Click here for more information and application (PDF)

 Want to become a member of NYNGA?
Click here for Membership Form

• Constitution / By-Laws
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