The Harbes Family

In 1978, two high school sweethearts (Ed & Monica Harbes) married young and decided to try their hand at life on the farm.  Ed learned everything there was to know from his father who taught him the secrets of farming acquired over 13 generations out on the East End.  Equipped with a new corn planter, a bag of seeds and the support of his wife and children, the Harbes Family Farm Stand opened.

Dad grew the corn and built the farm stand, Mom painted the sign, and even before it was dry their ten year old son Jason along with the family dog Queenie, was selling corn to neighbors.

They were humble beginnings to be sure, but people were kind to them, liked what they had to offer and their business steadily grew.Located in the heart of the North Fork of our Long Island we’re proud to share what are farm has to offer, and the methods we farm with.

The Extended Harbes Family

Our Commitment to the Land:

The Harbes Family has been tilling the soil for 13 generations. We’re committed to protecting agricultural land and preserving our heritage as farmers.


We Get our Agricultural Practices from the experts:

We work closely with Cornell University’s integrated pest management system to grow fresh and healthy produce the natural way, with a minimum of other inputs.

Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing

Harbes is proud to be a founding member of the Long Island Sustainable Winegrowers Association. LISW believes that vineyards should work in harmony with our natural world leaving the land we steward in better condition than when we found it. We work to build a community between vineyards, workers and the land.


We have committed over 100 acres of potential housing development into a preserved farmland program, which ensures its agricultural future.

Compost Program

We use locally sourced compost to enrich and protect the soil quality for the long term. Annually we supplement our fields with an average of 80 tons a year.

Crop Rotation

We practice crop rotation and cover cropping which is a method of replenishing the soils nutrients and preventing the erosion of topsoil.

Reduced Tillage

We utilize reduced tillage farming practices that preserves soil quality, reduces the need for crop inputs and conserves water.