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The Story of Warner Farm

The story of our farm begins over 300 years ago, in 1718. Warner Farm is one of the oldest and longest running family farms in New England. Since that time, ten generations of Warners have farmed in Sunderland.

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The Warner’s, originally from England, migrated to America in the 1620s and settled in Sunderland (then called Swampfield) in the late 1710s.

Eleaser Warner1694-1776
Seth Warner1729-1769
Gideon Warner1757-1837
Chester Warner1791-1875
Levi Warner1818-1896
Chester Warner1854-1940
Raymond Warner1893-1974
Charles Warner1922-2003
Kim Warner & Mike Wissemann1955-Present
David Wissemann1987-Present
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David in 1995 celebrating 275 years of farming in Sunderland.

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Now, Mike Wissemann and his son, David continue that tradition by growing a wide range of crops, while following strict guidelines to maintain the land.  The farm now consists of 150 acres of fertile river valley soil. This allows the Warner Farm family to offer CSA shares, wholesale and fresh retail produce throughout Massachusetts.

Our Legacy

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. We have been feeding our community the freshest, healthiest, and purest produce for over 300 years.

We believe in preserving that legacy for future generations.  Seventy acres of the farm are preserved through the Massachusetts Agricultural Preservation Restriction Program.

Learn about our farming philosophy.

New for 2024!

Head on over to the Corn Cafe in Sunderland on Saturdays and Sundays, where will be offering delicious strawberry treats: shortcake, slushies, donuts, and soft serve ice cream with strawberry topping! Other snacks like cookies, chips and bottled beverages also available.