Ralph A. and Mary Adams buy Fairacre Farm in Poughkeepsie, NY on the old Pleasant Valley Road at the top of Brickyard Hill.
The farm is successful enough to sell produce at a central market in Clinton Square in Poughkeepsie, which was frequented by local grocers.
Ralph A. builds a farmstand on the front of the property and puts up a wooden sign: Adams’ Market. They also give customers the option to pick their own raspberries and strawberries right from the fields. By now they have purchased additional farmland in Salt Point that includes apple trees,…
Adams Fairacre Farms—the next generation. Sons Ralph and Donald Adams take over the business, building a small store and began offering milk and eggs in addition to produce.
The Garden Center is Planted. Adams’ first Garden Center is added to the Poughkeepsie operation.