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Warner Farm
Contact: David Wissemann
Address: 23 S. Main Street Sunderland, MA, 01375
Email Address: david@warnerfarm.com
Phone: 413-665-8331
Website: warnerfarm.com
About Us
Warner Farm is proud to be one of the oldest and longest running family farms in New England. Ten generations of Warners have farmed here in Sunderland since the 1720’s. Father and son, Mike and David Wissemann continue that legacy by sustainably growing a wide range of crops on 150 acres of fertile river valley soil. We specialize in growing perennial crops, such as asparagus, strawberries, blueberries, and peaches as well as summer staples like sweet corn, peas, beans, and tomatoes.

We are also the home of Mike’s Maze, an eight-acre corn maze that attracts over 8000 visitors to the farm each year. The Maze is open weekends and holidays September through early November.
Practices
We implement a variety of sustainable growing practices on our farm, ranging from USDA Certified Organic methods to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) systems. Warner Farm maintains 17 acres in Certified Organic production. 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, while protecting and releasing beneficial insects. By careful scouting for pest and disease threats we can help keep our crops safe. An application of the safest pesticides are used only if crop failure becomes a threat.