Bardwell Farm is committed to growing a quality product that has a positive impact on the environment and local community. Growing food here in the healthy soil of the Pioneer Valley is just as important to us as educating the public about the benefits of eating and shopping close to home.
We are a twenty acre diversified vegetable farm established on the finest Hadley and Winooski silt loams, growing over one hundred varieties of vegetables from May through October. We distribute our produce through our retail farmstand, CSA farm share, and supply local restaurants, inns, and stores.
We believe in sustainability and are always researching, learning, and teaching new agricultural practices and updating techniques in the field. We continue to look for ways to improve our product and be more efficient, while leaving less of a footprint on our environment.
”Sustainability is the act of conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources.”
Our yearly crop plan gives back to the earth through diversification, crop rotation, limited tillage or no till, cover cropping, natural fertilizer amendments and more.
We implement these practices by building robust ecosystems and conditioning our soils. In return, this will lead to healthier, happier, and more nutritious crops, from his farm to your table.
Meet The Farmer
Harrison’s passion for agriculture began with the inspiration of his grandparents and their love of farming. After mentoring with several businesses in the area he found his home at Wendelowski Farm where he was able to hone his skills and build roots within the agricultural community. In 2016 Harrison continued the family name by becoming the full-time owner and operator of Bardwell Farm.
Currently, Harrison is learning to efficiently manage his business, expand performance in sustainable growing practices, and paving the way as a next generation farmer in the Pioneer Valley. He continues his outreach involvement with local schools and institutions to pursue his love of educating people about agriculture.
Harrison has not only taken-on the role of growing food for the community but also as a caretaker of the land. He feels it is important to give back to the Earth for what it has given him. He has set realistic goals in sustainability and wants to leave the soil and surrounding environment better than the way he found it.
“Farming is a challenging career. You are at the mercy of mother nature, but the ability to feed people, help people survive, it’s one of the most rewarding things you can do as an individual.”