Farming over 400 acres of fresh market vegetables in the rich soils of Eden Valley, New York.
We incorporate the latest in growing, harvesting and post-harvest cooling methods to maximize the quality, freshness and safety of our produce. Additionally, we regularly work with university researchers, seed breeders and crop consultants to select farming practices that are best suited for our fields. From July to October, we offer over a dozen fresh vegetables, available in different grades and pack styles.
W.D. Henry & Sons, Inc. also sells and distributes wholesale produce throughout the East Coast and Midwestern United States. Our centralized location enables us to deliver to many major markets within one day of harvest, giving our customers a steady supply of only the freshest vegetables. Please contact our office for availability and current pricing.
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM)
We utilize Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to monitor the presence of harmful pests and diseases in our fields.
The IPM program allows for early detection and the use of acceptable thresholds to minimize the use of agricultural pesticides. In recent years, W.D. Henry & Sons has been implementing the use of beneficial insects on our farm such as ladybugs.
These “good bugs” prey on insect pests that cause damage to our vegetable crops, thus significantly reducing the need for chemical sprays.
At W.D. Henry & Sons, Inc., food safety is our highest priority.
We pride ourselves on producing only the safest and highest quality fresh produce we can. As a result, we continuously improve our Food Safety Program to exceed the latest industry standards.
That is why our farm is certified by the USDA Harmonized GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices) program. The Good Agricultural Practices program includes routine third party audits, water testing and on-going internal audits. Therefore, this ensures our vegetables are produced, packed, handled, and stored in the safest manner possible.
As stewards of our land for over 125 years,
it is our goal to help future generations understand the importance of agricultural and environmental responsibility, just as our ancestors have done for us.
Therefore, W.D. Henry & Sons, Inc. uses sustainability practices such as:
Planting cover crops to improve soil organic matter and prevent erosion
Using plastic mulches and drip irrigation to reduce water use and evaporation
Using GPS and precision farming equipment to place fertilizers exactly where our plants need them, thus reducing nutrient leaching into our water systems
Implementing new ways to reduce the amount of pesticides used on our crops