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 30+ acre diversified vegetable farm settled in Hatfield, Massachusetts growing over 100 varieties of vegetables year-round in some of the finest Hadley and Winooski silt loams along the Connecticut River. Our main season is May through October and winter production in unheated high tunnels is November through April. Established in 1685, we are proud to cultivate the finest produce and serve the Pioneer Valley through our roadside farm stand, farmers’ markets, CSA farm share, and wholesale distribution services.
We practice sustainability, focusing on soil health while producing a quality product, and leaving less of a footprint on our environment. We tirelessly educate ourselves on new agricultural advances and practices to be both one with the earth and our farm.
”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, and year-round production to sustain the earth and our customers throughout every season.
We implement these practices by building a robust ecosystem lending to healthier, more nutritious vegetables for your dinner table. This system works collectively as a group, earth, air, and people to cultivate a perfect growing season.
Meet The Farmer
Harrison is a 9th generation farmer and his passion for agriculture began with the inspiration of his grandparents and their love of farming. After mentoring with several businesses in the Hatfield area, he found his home at Wendolowski Farm where he was able to hone his skills and build roots within the agricultural community. To further his ambitions, Harrison attended Stockbridge School of Agriculture and obtained an associates degree in Sustainable Food and Farming. In 2016 he continued the family name by becoming the full-time owner and operator of Bardwell Farm.
Early in his career, he learned what was most important, to create a healthy sustainable ecosystem, to cultivate healthy high-quality foods, and to feed communities both near and far.
Harrison has a passion to educate the public on where their food comes from, how it is grown, and the time and effort it takes to run a diversified vegetable farm. Through speaking engagements, school visits, and social media, he does his best to inform the masses about everything agriculture.
“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.”