23 S. Main Street, Sunderland, MA 01375 Google Map 413 665 8331
Banner
banner

Our Growing Practices

As a 10th generation family farm, we understand the importance of growing practices that nourish the soil and that promote the health and biodiversity of the land we farm and the surrounding area. We have been feeding our community the freshest, healthiest, and purest produce since 1720 and we have protected that legacy by preserving our 70 acres through the Massachusetts Agricultural Preservation Restriction Program.

We implement a variety of sustainable growing practices on our farm, ranging from USDA Certified Organic methods to Integrated Pest Management systems. We have 17 acres in Certified Organic production as well as several additional fields currently in the three-year transition period to become certified. In order to promote our soil's fertility, we implement crop rotations and a zone tillage program that alleviates weed pressure, keeps nutrients in the soil, prevents soil erosion, improves field drainage, and reduces our use of fossil fuels on the farm.

In our non-organic fields we use a preventative approach to weeds, pests, and diseases with a carefully planned IPM program. This includes implementing well-planned crop rotations, protecting and releasing beneficial insects, weekly scouting for pest and disease threats, and application of the safest pesticides only if crop failure becomes a threat.

Sign up by SUNDAY to get 5% off your CSA!February 25th, 2015

  Greetings from Warner Farm! Just a friendly reminder that you have until this Sunday, March 1st to sign up and pay in full for your CSA farm share, in order to get 5% off your order! 

2015 CSA at Warner Farm! Sign Up Now! January 21st, 2015

Greetings from Warner Farm! It's still cold and blustery on the farm, but we are thinking about spring. And guess what?    2015 CSA sign ups are open!   I don't know about you, bu

Thank you for a spectacular season!October 29th, 2014

The season is winding down, and what a season it was! From the ripe strawberries and tender asparagus in June, to the never-ending summertime sweet corn, all the way to the plethora of winter squashes

Mike's Maze 2013