Farms is located in Hanover Center, New York which is halfway between
Buffalo and Erie, PA. We are within site of Lake Erie in the northeastern
corner of Chautauqua county. See
county is the heart of the Lake Erie grape belt, one of three distinct
growing regions in New York State. This county traditionally grows
60% of the grapes grown in the state.
farm consists of 230 acres of bearing concord grapes, 15 more that
are not yet in production, 5 acres of strawberries as well as some
50% of our grapes are delivered to Welch while the remaining 50% is
split between Canandaigua Wine Company, Cliffstar, Growers Grape Cooperative
strawberries, apples and produce are marketed at our Sunrise Farms
are considered progressive growers usually testing materials/technique
before offering them to the public. Cultural practices include conventional
as well as more abstract procedures. Current "experiments" include
longer trellis stakes (posts), micronutritional trials, sprayer efficiency
as well as others.